Trip Planning Guide

What to do and where to stay in Lerici 0

What to do and where to stay in Lerici

Liguria is one of the most enjoyable places in Italy for travelers. From glamorous Portofino to sleepy fishing villages, the province offers a wide range of experiences. And wherever you choose to go, you’ll...

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What to do and where to stay in Orvieto

Around 500 BC, the Etruscans discovered a plateau of volcanic tufa high above the valley and founded the town that would become Orvieto.  Today, it has one of the most spectacular settings in the...

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Tips for driving in France

We’ve just finished two weeks of driving around the South of France, and for the most part, it was a very pleasant experience. After picking up our rental car at the TGV station in...

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Wine tasting in Avignon

Avignon is one of the most interesting cities in France. In 1309, Pope Clement V disliked all the politics in Rome and decided to move the Papacy to Avignon. A couple of subsequent Popes...

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Best Italian restaurants in San Francisco

San Francisco is one of America’s best cities for dining. Restaurants here have a bounty of fresh seafood and local produce they use to create innovative menus that change with the seasons. And you’ll...

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Cinque Terre Hiking

Few places in the world offer hiking as spectacular as you’ll find in the Cinque Terre. The Five Towns on the Ligurian coast of Italy are linked by rail and a trail that rewards walkers...

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Things To Do in Malibu California

A gorgeous, 23-mile stretch of beach north of Los Angeles and Santa Monica Beach, Malibu has been an exclusive enclave since the 1920s, when Hollywood celebrities first built homes here to escape the heat in...

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Traveling in Tuscany

We’ve just returned from two-and-a-half weeks in Italy, and traveling in Tuscany was undoubtedly one of the highlights of our trip. The art and architecture are amazing, the rolling hills covered with vineyards and...

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Greek Island Hopping

Anyone who’s ever seen a calendar featuring gorgeous shots of Santorini has likely dreamed of doing a little Greek Island hopping. After all, with fabulous scenery, delicious food, and interesting archeological sites, the Greek...