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Around the World in 42 Days with Contest Winner Marie LeRose: Part 2
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Around the World in 42 Days with Contest Winner Marie LeRose: Part 2

Last week contributor contest winner Marie LeRose shared part one of her story of conceiving and planning her around the world trip with her four young kids. In part two… Read More…

Ask Peter: Smoke-Free Vacations, Choosing a Cruise & More
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Ask Peter: Smoke-Free Vacations, Choosing a Cruise & More

Conversion rates for the euro are improving and it seems like everyone is planning a trip to Europe. Don’t be caught wasting your savings on gondola rides and tourist traps,… Read More…

Ask Peter: Lisbon in a Day, Venice Restaurants & More
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Ask Peter: Lisbon in a Day, Venice Restaurants & More

If you’re in the midst of planning your spring travel and want to know how to find the best food, how to avoid the rainy season, and how to have… Read More…

The Legal ABCs of the Costa Concordia Shipwreck
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The Legal ABCs of the Costa Concordia Shipwreck

As the rescue and the recovery efforts for the Costa Concordia come to a close, the legal implications are just beginning. Legal contributor Nicole Coward breaks down all the “legalese” you… Read More…

The Travel Detective: Beyond the Headlines of the Costa Concordia Disaster
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The Travel Detective: Beyond the Headlines of the Costa Concordia Disaster

The tragedy of the Costa Concordia is dominating the headlines. We know the facts, but what does this incident mean?  The Travel Detective breaks down what’s to come for the… Read More…

Papandreou Steps Down but Greek Tourism Stays Steady
Italy & Greece / Travel News

Papandreou Steps Down but Greek Tourism Stays Steady

Greek Prime Minister George A. Papandreou announced on Sunday that he will resign once an interim government is in place, leaving many to wonder if the country’s growing political and… Read More…

Mozzarella cheese is a typical Italian appetizer, shown here at Marche Locanda Ca’ Andreana restaurant.  Photo credit: Bob Cooper
Culinary Travel / Destinations / Europe / Italy & Greece / Specialized Travel / Travel News

Food & Wine of Italy’s Adriatic Coast: Exploring Marche, Pt. 2

Tuscany is renowned for its food and wine, but the culinary traditions of the Marche region just next door have yet to be discovered by international tourists. While naturally delicious,… Read More…

A replica of the Greek statue, Victorious Youth, discovered by Fano fishermen, is at the end of Fano’s seawall promenade. - Photo credit: Bob Cooper
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Art & Culture In Italy’s Marche Region

While most tourists visiting the Italian countryside head to Tuscany, a few smart travelers aim for the region next door. It’s called Italy’s Marche region (or “Regione Marche” in Italian)…. Read More…

The London Riots and the Lost Art of Conversation
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The London Riots and the Lost Art of Conversation

The London riots caused a stir in the world news, but have they damaged the city’s tourism industry? Matthew Upchurch, CEO of Virtuoso, sits down with Peter to discuss the… Read More…

The Cruise Industry Post Oslo Attacks and Carnival’s Magic Rescue
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The Cruise Industry Post Oslo Attacks and Carnival’s Magic Rescue

From the Olso attacks to a creative rescue in the Mediterranean, the cruise industry is in the headlines this news cycle. Peter spoke with CruiseCritic.com‘s Carolyn Spencer Brown about the… Read More…

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Travel Deals: Hotels Helping Japan, Winter In Italy & Event Ticket Discounts

When Japan was hit with an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown this spring, many travelers from around the world looked for ways to help. Now, some travel companies are devising… Read More…