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I Still Love a Road Trip

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 06.05.2013 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

I'm not sure when my love affair with the road began. Maybe it was the summer my mother and I loaded up my tiny Honda Civic 1200, which had no air conditioner, and drove from our small North Carolina town all the way to Portland, Oregon.

India's Italian Connection

Sunil Sharan | Posted 06.03.2013 | Home
Sunil Sharan

Two Italian marines, who fled to Italy evading trial in India, have been forced to return after the intervention of India's paramount leader, Sonia Gandhi. Try as she might, Gandhi cannot shed her Italian connection.

Europe's Best Attractions & Where To Stay Nearby

Oyster | Posted 06.01.2013 | Travel

Plus, where you should stay to be near these spots.

13 Ways To Make Europe Affordable

EuroCheapo | Posted 05.18.2013 | Travel

Americans love Eurail passes and for a good reason: They're convenient and exciting to hold onto before your trip. They are not necessarily, however, a great deal.

A Big Win For Argentina, Not The Church

Marco Cáceres | Posted 05.14.2013 | Religion
Marco Cáceres

The idea that, by choosing a non-European as pope, the Vatican leadership has signaled that it understands the need for change is laughable.

Catherine New

Retailers Waste No Time Printing Pope Memorabilia | Catherine New | Posted 03.13.2013 | Small Business

The moment Pope Francis I stepped out onto the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican on Wednesday, vendors of all things papal went into over...

Curiosity About Papal Elections, 500 Years Earlier

Brett Foster | Posted 05.13.2013 | Religion
Brett Foster

If you don't like the fellow whom the cardinals elect, then there are always other elections to look forward to. It seems a safe bet that our fascination with the practices and outcome of that future election will be just keen then as it is now -- just as it was 500 years ago.

Roman Holiday

Marisa Churchill | Posted 05.11.2013 | Taste
Marisa Churchill

As I stood in front of the Colosseum eating my bomboloni, the chatter of tourists humming in the air, I thought of Rome, past and present.

5 Rome Museums To Visit While The Sistine Chapel Is Closed

Erica Firpo | Posted 05.11.2013 | Travel
Erica Firpo

Even during the frenzy of a conclave Rome has more art than clergy.

Spending Easter Week In Rome

Viator | Posted 05.10.2013 | Travel

Vatican City generally prepares for large crowds during Easter, but now it's likely there will be enormous crowds of people.

PHOTOS: Unique 1950 Images Reveal Vatican's Secrets

Posted 03.05.2013 | Home

As cardinals from around the world gather in Rome to begin choosing a new Pope following the surprise resignation of Benedict XVI last month,

5 Differences Between A Catholic Pope And An Islamic Khalifa

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 05.03.2013 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

When my parents enrolled me in a Catholic school in Pakistan, our neighbors expressed a concern: Will my faith be at risk because of attending a Catholic school? As it turns out, the Catholic school taught me the lost Muslim value of grappling with disagreements in a non-threatening way.

FAQ: Electing a New Pope

Will Durst | Posted 05.01.2013 | Comedy
Will Durst

Q. Can you please explain what the heck is going on in Rome? A. Well, Pope Benedict XVI retired and now Catholic Cardinals from around the world are congregating to elect a new one.

What's Going On In Italy

Rick Steves | Posted 04.24.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

Formerly presented every other year, the Venice Biennale -- a world-class, contemporary fair -- is now an annual event.

PHOTOS: The Vatican's Florida?

Posted 02.21.2013 | Travel

When Pope Benedict announced that he would resign last week, speculation immediately turned toward who would pick up where he left off, but one of the...

Rome's Gay Community Toasts Pope Benedict XVI's Departure

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

* Vatican helped prevent single-sex partnership law in Italy * Gays criticise pope's influence in developing world * Cam...

PG-Rated Roma

Fodor's | Posted 05.16.2014 | Travel

The cast iron fountain's nose-shaped spouts point downward, making getting a simple drink a fun challenge.

A Church Of Different Speeds

The European Magazine | Posted 04.19.2013 | Religion
The European Magazine

The pope's resignation has broken with the traditions of Roman centralism. The Catholic Church is moving towards a more democratic era.

The Souls Of Our Dogs: A Valentine's Day Tribute To Our Best Friends

Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D. | Posted 04.16.2013 | Religion
Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D.

Prepare your best Saint Valentine's Day cards for them. Our pets are our sisters and our brothers, and they call us to be better people and better stewards of creation than we are now.

Andrew Burmon

Time To Visit The Vatican? | Andrew Burmon | Posted 02.13.2013 | Travel

After the Vatican announced Pope Benedict XVI's decision to abdicate as the head of the Catholic Church on Monday, front-page headlines across the wor...

No More Pope, No More King

Lucia Annunziata | Posted 04.13.2013 | Home
Lucia Annunziata

Whether you are a believer or not, there can be no doubt that the pope's resignation only adds more uncertainty to the general political volatility Italy is experiencing.

A New Magazine for Slow Travel

J. Michael Welton | Posted 04.08.2013 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

After seven years online (and three million views) the first issue of Wayfare magazine is now in print. It's been created by two partners -- a writ...

Where's the Food? My First Trip to an American Grocery Store As a Mom

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 03.31.2013 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

The first time I went to the Kroger here in North Carolina, it was literally dizzying. I had to hold onto the cart. How would I ever find anything, and HOW LONG would this shopping trip take?

Ancient Fortress Yields Two Hoards Of Buried Treasure

Posted 01.11.2013 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 01/10/2013 10:14 AM EST on LiveScience Residents of a town under siege by the Roman army about 2...

The Big Burg Theory

Marian Salzman | Posted 03.12.2013 | Home
Marian Salzman

Megacities create megaproblems. Say "cities" and the negative associations come cascading out: noise, dirt, housing projects, shantytowns, concrete, crowding, crime, drugs, pollution, gridlock, stress, alienation. But they also spur people to figure out megasolutions.