Around and About the Amalfi Coast, the Italian Way

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Photo Henrik Ahlen By Jessica Festa Deep red wine. Hearty pastas drizzled with olive oil. Historic architecture. Impressive marble artwork. These are just a few of the images that spring to mind when thinking about Italian culture. For those looking to explore Italy’s Amalfi Coast, there are special cultural experiences to be had, from cooking […]

Take the Ride: A Comprehensive Guide to Bike Touring


Silhouette of Cyclist photo via Shutterstock By Diana Smith Cycling. It’s one of the greenest, most cost efficient ways to travel, and also one of the most liberating. So why not kick things up a bit and take a road trip not by car but by bike? Venture outside your neighborhood or your usual route […]

Nature and Noodles in Penang

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Long Fishing Pier Penang photo via Shutterstock By JJ Fox As the rush hour traffic dies down and the city starts to cool off, an aromatic blend of garlic and spices starts to fill the air. Local food stall owners fire up huge woks and chop away at mountains of fresh vegetables while customers take […]

Around and About Nice, the French Way

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Proménade des Anglais Photo via Shutterstock By Elizabeth Johnson Nice is both easy and difficult to discover: easy, because a tram runs right through the center of the city; difficult because there is so much more to the city than its center. As a relatively large city in the center of historical, artistic and quaint […]

A Boho Chic Guide to Ibiza

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Ibiza openly welcomes all types of visitors: jetsetters, families and clubbers alike. But only few are aware that long before the clubbing boom, Ibiza was a simple island with natural beauty attracting “hippies” and musicians. Rural Ibiza, away from the busy streets, nightclub scene and loud cafés, is pristine and peaceful. The island is blessed […]

The Best Hidden Restaurants Along La Côte d’Azur

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By Elizabeth Johnson French restaurants can be deliciously deceptive, especially for new explorers. Most menus boast similar cuisine, and the country’s brasserie culture—where locals drink apératifs and observe passerby on the patios of every restaurant—presents the illusion that any eatery is both popular and palatable. I have had had the incredible opportunity to spend a […]

Discovering Nepal in 50 Fascinating Ways

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The idea of Nepal is simply fascinating in itself. Even the most traveled of travelers are often missing the country’s entry stamp on their passport. As one of the most difficult places to get to and one of the least covered nations in the world by the media, Nepal remains an anomaly to most of […]