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Forget Italy, Visit The Dubious Principality Of Seborga
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Forget Italy, Visit The Dubious Principality Of Seborga

This week marked the untimely passing of Giorgio Carbone, the dubiously-legitimate, yet popularly elected leader/king/sandwich-moocher of the small nation of Seborga, a 2.8 square mile parcel of land located near the French border on the Italian Riviera. Never heard of the country, you say? You’re probably not alone, though it’s […]

Visiting Santa’s Grave
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Visiting Santa’s Grave

If you wander around the southern Italian city of Bari, you will most likely notice intimate, cobblestoned lanes, cafe-choked piazzas, and one of Italy’s best opera houses. Somewhere between it all, is the Basilica di San Nicola, and the actual tomb containing St. Nick’s bones. Built in 1087, the castle-esqe […]

Fear And Bathing In Istanbul
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Fear And Bathing In Istanbul

Seeking a true cultural experience, Cameron immerses himself in some uniquely Turkish hospitality in Istanbul. By Cameron Fergus Face down on the cool, smooth marble slab, I lay hot, sweating and uncomfortable. The air’s humidity has formed into huge balls of condensation which plummet from the domed ceiling high above. […]

Video: Explore Perugia — Much Different Than Your College Town
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Video: Explore Perugia — Much Different Than Your College Town

Perugia, the capital city of the region of Umbria, is home to what you’d expect from Italy: beautiful buildings, world-class art, a rich culinary tradition; but you’ll also find a boatload of students here — 50,000 to be exact. Time to live out that study abroad program you skipped in […]

Indulge Your Inner Rodent At France’s Hamster Hotel
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Indulge Your Inner Rodent At France’s Hamster Hotel

Heavy petting… going nuts… queue the suggestive hamster jokes. Nantes, France has added another “attraction” to its handful of other enticing options, a romantic hamster wheel for two (no… really). Visitors to the La Villa Hamster have the option of dressing up in full rodent garb, nibbling organic grain, sleeping […]

Why Every Skier Must Get To Europe
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Why Every Skier Must Get To Europe

It’s no secret I choose skiing as my winter escape, so naturally I gravitate towards ski destinations this time of year. Recently, Travel & Leisure put together a collection of 16 of the world’s scariest (ahem, gnarliest) ski slopes, convincing me that Europe may just be where it’s at. In […]

Majestic Mountains, Beguiling Towers, And Lawless Bandits, Oh My
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Majestic Mountains, Beguiling Towers, And Lawless Bandits, Oh My

With the disappearance of the lawless bandits and random kidnappings, what’s the most likely reason for not returning home? Try not wanting to leave. By Stephen Bugno Our friend back at the embassy in Tbilisi dutifully passed on warnings from higher-ups advising us not to go or, if we were […]

Athens: A Must See City Once Again
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Athens: A Must See City Once Again

Greece has always been on my list of places to get to. Athens conjures up so many images in my mind. Say it with me, “Athens.” It must be the ancient legends, the great thinkers, and the lightning bolt-toting gods walking around town. Besides, my fondness for toga parties really […]

So What Should You Do In Paris?
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So What Should You Do In Paris?

Don’t see the Mona Lisa, climb the Eiffel Tower, or grab a coffee at Café de Flore? Well, not exactly, but taken from an expert on Paris, there are plenty of ways to get the best out of Paris, without doing what Paris is best known for. For example, want […]

A Cultural Pub Stroll Through Edinburgh
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A Cultural Pub Stroll Through Edinburgh

Despite being voted the best city in Britain by the Observer Travel Awards, Edinburgh seems to be a mysteriously intriguing place. What better way to coax a city out from behind its walls is to, as Ian Rankin discovers, take a walk and get lost, or better yet, go get some […]

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