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A Local’s Guide to Milan
Europe / Italy & Greece

A Local’s Guide to Milan

New York Fashion Week is drawing to a close just as Milan Fashion Week is gearing up. But you don’t have to be fashionista to get the most out of… Read More…

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Travel Tip: How to See the Pope

Pope Francis has announced that he is not traveling for most of the year. So if the Pope isn’t coming to you, well, you’ll just have to go see him… Read More…

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In Honor of Pope Francis: Four Travel Shortcuts in Rome

White smoke is coming from the Sistine Chapel today, indicating that the Cardinals have chosen Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina the 266th pope. In addition to making headlines around… Read More…

Off-Season Adventures in Puglia, Italy
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Off-Season Adventures in Puglia, Italy

Puglia might be on the map recently thanks to the wedding of movie stars Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, but the region has long been a favorite destination for locals… Read More…

Daily Deal: 8 Day & 6 Nights on Italy’s Amalfi Coast
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Daily Deal: 8 Day & 6 Nights on Italy’s Amalfi Coast

Dreaming of Italy? Then stop thinking about the summer and start thinking about the winter. Central Holidays is now offering a 8-day, 6-night air and land package through Italy’s Amalfi… Read More…

Ask Peter: London Fares After the Olympics & Driving Overseas
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Ask Peter: London Fares After the Olympics & Driving Overseas

Overseas travel is only getting more complicated following the London Olympics. With huge shifts in price and ever-changing rates, find out the Olympics’ impact on European travel as well as… Read More…

Austerity in Europe: What to Expect with Summer Travel in the EU
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Austerity in Europe: What to Expect with Summer Travel in the EU

The European buzzword this summer is “austerity.” It has strengthened opposition governments, caused massive rallies and taken down presidents. Angela Merkel of Germany swears by it, and Francois Hollande of… Read More…

Slideshow: 5 Great Italian Beaches to Visit in 2012
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Slideshow: 5 Great Italian Beaches to Visit in 2012

  Are you headed to the beach this weekend but dreaming of the shores of Italy? The Italian coast has some of the world’s best beaches. We asked the editor… Read More…

10 Things I Learned About Traveling to Italy With My Dog
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10 Things I Learned About Traveling to Italy With My Dog

Have you ever dreamed of going to Italy for an extended stay with your best friend? One woman did exactly that: she spent 3 months traveling through Italy – with… Read More…

Travel Deals: Off-Season Value from the Mountains to the Beach
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Travel Deals: Off-Season Value from the Mountains to the Beach

School is out and summer is right around the corner. For added value this year, look beyond the common travel spots for some off season savings. Whether you’re traveling to… Read More…

Tasting the Amalfi Coast
Culinary Travel / Culture / Italy & Greece / Personal Travel Journals / Restaurants

Tasting the Amalfi Coast

For an authentic taste of Italy, get outside the major cities and into the coastal villages. Foodie contributor Jason Kessler shares his experience at home of limoncello on the Amalfi… 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
Travel News / Italy & Greece

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
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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…