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Memories of Vernazza

Lori Needleman | Posted 03.23.2014 | Travel
Lori Needleman

As each village has its own persona, we chose Vernazza because it has been reported by many to be the loveliest of the villages with an ancient castle, pastel-colored cliff-hanging homes, an inner port and a small intimate seaside church.

Bradenton Area: Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing

Richard Bangs | Posted 02.15.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

The Bradenton Area, on Florida's Gulf Coast, is the enemy of the artificial. It includes the town of Bradenton, Palmetto right across the Manatee River, Ellenton, the barrier island of Anna Maria, and a portion of Longboat Key, all part of Manatee County.

Where To See Dinosaurs In Northern Spain

Lori Needleman | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel
Lori Needleman

How cool are dinosaurs? Spain is one of the richest areas in the world for dinosaur remains, and has devoted many museums and theme parks to their ancient predecessors. If you and your family love dinosaurs, come to Spain for a daring adventure.

Is Albarracín the Most Beautiful Village in Spain?

Lori Needleman | Posted 08.20.2013 | Travel
Lori Needleman

How would you feel if you were transported instantly to the Middle Ages? Thats what happened the first time I visited Albarracín, a small town 30 minutes from Teruel and two hours from Valencia, Spain.

PHOTOS: Spain's Biggest Holiday

Lori Needleman | Posted 03.07.2013 | Travel
Lori Needleman

El Día de Los Reyes Magos (The Day of the Three Kings) is the most anticipated holiday of the year for Spanish children. Also known as Epiphany, it's celebrated 12 days after Christmas and marks the day Los Reyes Magos, the Three Kings from the East, brought gold and gifts to the newly-born Baby Jesus.

Spain's New Year's Party Buffet

Lori Needleman | Posted 02.25.2013 | Travel
Lori Needleman

Even with the economic crisis looming over the country, Spaniards still excel at celebrations.

Lisbon In Three Hours

Lori Needleman | Posted 10.22.2012 | Travel
Lori Needleman

At the top, there was an awe-inspiring panoramic view of the city including Rossio Square, the Carmo Convent, the Castle of São Jorge and the Tagus River.

Live Like A Local In Spain

Laura DiMugno | Posted 08.03.2012 | Travel
Laura DiMugno

If you're looking for a more authentic and modern experience, here are five ways to really live like a local in Spain.

6 Tips For Traveling Abroad

Chris Pavone | Posted 05.07.2012 | Books
Chris Pavone

It's to glimpse what life is like somewhere else. An opportunity to put ourselves in shoes that walk those cobblestoned streets every day, to get a sense what life would be like if we lived there, instead of here and to feel that we are part of a place that doesn't belong to us.

Planning For The Ultimate Post 50 Travel Experience

Doris Gallan | Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty
Doris Gallan

The chance to learn something new, have genuine experiences with locals, and get value for money: Are we asking too much out of our trips? After so many years of limited travel thanks to tightened budgets Baby Boomers are raring to hit the road, the air and the seas again. But before we plunk down thousands of dollars on our next expedition, we owe it to ourselves to take some time to figure out exactly what we want and don't want out of our travels.

Farm Tour: Search for an Authentic Life

Leah Mayor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Leah Mayor

Now may be as good a time as any to use our travel time and dollars to get to know our neighbors a town or a state over, and to find where authenticity lives in our own communities.