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Video Travel Bite: Venice, Italy

Rick Steves | Posted 01.14.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

From time to time we share a random video clip to fuel your travel dreams. Join us today as we cruise the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy.

Gondolas Could Ease New York's Looming Subway Nightmare

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business

NEW YORK -- Brooklyn is reeling from news that the L train might stop connecting to Manhattan. As repairs are planned for the subway line's under...

The Season in Review: Top 10 Ski News Stories of 2014-15

Liftopia | Posted 06.10.2015 | Travel

The winter of 2014-15 brought a season of change to the skiing and snowboarding world. More accurately, much of the news involved ownership shifts and agreements that would signal changes for the seasons to come.

It's a Long Way to the Top: Glossary of Ski Lifts

Liftopia | Posted 12.31.2014 | Travel

While chairlifts may be the classic type of ski lift, they are just one way to get high. (Enter quip about Colorado and Washington's laws here.) Here's a rundown of the most common types used at ski areas around the world.

A Little Slice Of Venice In... Turkey?

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 05.26.2014 | Travel

We've seen a good number of fake Venices on our travels, tucked sneakily into all sorts of non-Italian places from Vegas to China to a theme park in S...

These Gondoliers Like To Party

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.27.2013 | Travel

Venice, Las Vegas may soon be the only place you’re allowed to take a Grand Canal gondola ride in the middle of the day. The reason? Gondoliers in V...

An Entrepreneur in Venice: An Interview With Mario Costra

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.12.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Like both his grandfather and father before, Mario Costra has spent the past 20 years navigating the watery streets of Venice on his gondola.

What's So Great About the End of Ski Season?

Kari Haugeto | Posted 07.02.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Although we love to ski and can't wait for the next season to begin, we don't want to wait as long to come back to America's mountain resorts. One of its best-kept secrets is that when the snow disappears, the fun doesn't.

Spend Presidents Day Weekend At Mont Tremblant

The Ski Channel | Posted 04.17.2012 | Travel
The Ski Channel

You'll get to rip down the tube slalom run and be whisked back up by the neighboring magic carpet to do it all over again.

Venice Approves First Female Gondolier

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Venice has broken with nine centuries of tradition by granting a gondoliering license to a woman, according to the Guardian. ANSA reports that the 2...