The Expeditioner’s “Music” Photo Contest Winner: Venice Violinist

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Music is a perfect example of transcendental beauty ripe for a photography contest. Ask people why music is important and you’ll likely be greeted with some pretty outstanding responses: It’s my sanctuary, it cleanses my soul, it’s a universal means of connectedness, music is an outlet for my heart and it’s the color palette that […]

A Walk In Verona [Video]

Thursday, December 22, 2011

I dare you to find me a video that portrays a city in a more stunningly beautiful way than this one does of Verona, Italy. Shot by Roberto Mettifogo and uploaded to our Vimeo Travel Video Group, this video has everything going for it, including  its musical selection. (For Woody Allen fans, you’ll recognized that […]

The Top 10 Most Visited Countries In The World [Infographic]

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

According to the most recent statistics from the World Tourism Organization, the top 10 most visited countries in the world was unchanged in order from 2008, with France leading the way, welcoming 74.2 million international travelers in 2009, a decrease of 6.3% from the previous year. As can be seen in the graphic above, the […]

Turin Steps Up As A Destination City

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Earlier this month Turin, Italy, went off. The red carpet was rolled out for the Italian president, fireworks were lit, two museums opened, and a portion of new metro started rolling. All that was just the pre-party. Similar bashes happened on March 17, 1911, and 1961 — the anniversary of the Italian unification deeming Turin the […]

Rome By The Glass

Monday, October 25, 2010

By Jude Polotan Poor Giordano Bruno. Ten years before Galileo would take the same stance, this former Dominican friar had the temerity to assert that the sun and not the Earth was the center of the universe, earning him a spot front and center in Rome’s Campo di’ Fiore, where he was burned at the […]

Q&A: An Irreverent Interview With David Farley

Monday, September 13, 2010

David Farley’s Quest to Find the Carna Vera Sacra — The Foreskin of Christ By Luke Armstrong We travel for different reasons. The sun and sand. Adventure. To discover something new. To leave something old behind. To conquer fears. To conquer mountains. To learn. To drink. To sober up. To experience other cultures. To find […]

Video: Yup, Venice Still Looking Amazing

Friday, July 2, 2010

Okay ladies, when’s the last time your man sent you a really nice text, let alone composed a visual poem for you, expressing his love using the timeless images of Venice to help express his wordless emotions? Guys, you can blame Rickster for getting you in trouble. Everyone else who is not in the doghouse, […]

How You, Too, Can Get Invited To A Stranger’s House For A Meal In Italy

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Not content with the haute cusisine and celebrity chefs that permeate the dining scene in New York, the NYT’s Frugal Traveler, Matt Gross, headed off to Italy to barge in on some local families for a few but-gusting sit-down lunches and dinners (oh yeah, they were also complete strangers), all without getting kicked out even […]

The Case For Tuscany In Winter

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

On a recent return to Tuscany, Danielle Pergament of the NYT discovers things are a little different in the region come the dead of winter when the tour buses have gone home and the crowds have receded from the piazzas. And what remains in the off-season when things get back to normal? None other than […]

I’m Heading To Italy, Where Should I Go?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Some friends of mine are planning a trip to Italy at the end of the summer, and they recently asked me, “Where should we go?”, which, if you think about it, is quite a loaded question given the scale of the country. It’s kind of like asking, “What should I do with my life?” or […]

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