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

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 […]

A Walk In Verona [Video]
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A Walk In Verona [Video]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Turin Steps Up As A Destination City
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Turin Steps Up As A Destination City

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 […]

Rome By The Glass
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Rome By The Glass

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 […]

Q&A: An Irreverent Interview With David Farley
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Q&A: An Irreverent Interview With David Farley

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 […]

Video: Yup, Venice Still Looking Amazing
Video: Yup, Venice Still Looking Amazing

Video: Yup, Venice Still Looking Amazing

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 […]

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

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 […]

The Case For Tuscany In Winter
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The Case For Tuscany In Winter

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 […]

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

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 […]

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