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And Italian Bathrooms...

Paula H. Noe | Posted 07.28.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

I yearn for a bathroom that is perfect for me, and admit, sadly, that I haven't found it in Italy. The idea of a lovely, clean, spacious room for me t...

Común Tierra: A Journey Through Sustainable Communities of the Americas

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Tracy L. Barnett

They have spent the past four years creating a body of work that is unparalleled in this area, planting seeds of sustainability as they go with their workshops and seed bank and presentations.

The Sweets Story: When Syrians Come To Cairo

Sarah Dajani | Posted 07.28.2014 | Taste
Sarah Dajani

This is what I imagine imperial courts in the Ottoman Empire served to visitors and guests.

Are 'Dronies' The New Selfies?

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.26.2014 | Travel

Selfies are so last season. Meet "dronies," the cooler, more adventurous, amped-up sibling of the oft-maligned selfie. A "dronie" is basically...

The Major Life Lesson I Learned In Rwanda

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 07.26.2014 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

Why did the hippo cross the road? On a rutted, dusty track through Akagera National Park in northeastern Rwanda, the answer to this question raised more than the aberrant mid-morning snacking habits of a wandering hippo. For me, it revealed the delicate balance between expectations and limitations, and learning to trust a grander sense of timing.

Visiting Bali, Indonesia: Earth's Paradise

The Surf Channel | Posted 07.25.2014 | Travel
The Surf Channel

Kneading my toes through the island's chalky-white sand beaches, while staring hypnotized at a sunset burning out over the sapphire and emerald waters.

6 Ways Travel Is Better Than It's Ever Been

IndependentTraveler.com | Posted 07.25.2014 | Travel
IndependentTraveler.com

While there were plenty of great things about travel in the good old days, it's not all bad today -- in fact, there are plenty of "good old" things I hope never to have to live through again.

5 Things Not to Do on Your First Cruise

Cruise Critic | Posted 07.25.2014 | Travel
Cruise Critic

So my first cruise -- a weeklong Bermuda cruise sailing on Norwegian Dawn -- wasn't perfect (credit the rain, a couple lackluster shows and several canceled activities), but it was pretty great.

Chug Along Ecuador's Epic Andes Mountains on the Luxurious Tren Crucero

JustLuxe | Posted 07.25.2014 | Travel
JustLuxe

Possibly one of the most difficult train routes to build, the railway that weaves through the Andean Mountains in Ecuador offer some of the most bea...

Spend a Night in Some of America's Coolest Airstream Hotels

Roadtrippers | Posted 07.25.2014 | Travel
Roadtrippers

Just seeing one makes you want to buy a truck and start scouring Craigslist for a good deal on one of these aluminum beauties.

Would You Eat At This Restaurant Completely Run By Kids?

Roadtrippers | Posted 07.25.2014 | Travel
Roadtrippers

What happens when several groups of 7-year-olds take over a restaurant to plan, prepare, cook, and serve a meal? If you answered a 5 alarm kitchen fire, you're surprisingly wrong. Well, at least in this case.

6 Ways to Incorporate Wellness Into Your Next Trip

IndependentTraveler.com | Posted 07.25.2014 | Travel
IndependentTraveler.com

If you don't want to book a spa, it isn't that hard to put together a DIY wellness trip, or simply to incorporate some elements of wellness into your own independent style of travel. Here are some ideas to get you started.

8 Components Of An NYC Brunch

Katka Lapelosová | Posted 07.25.2014 | New York
Katka Lapelosová

Like walking briskly down a city street, or defending our local sports teams to the death, brunching is something New Yorkers do best.

5 Ways to Be a Sustainable Traveler

Laurèn DeMates | Posted 07.25.2014 | Green
Laurèn DeMates

The story is all too familiar to those who have seen their own quaint slices of paradise transformed to huge international hotel developments, taking over prime beach areas and hurting the cultural and natural resources that drew the giants there in the first place.

6 Key Ways Italians Are Nothing Like Americans

Lisa Condie | Posted 07.25.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

The other day I was stopped on the Ponte Grazie by an Italian couple looking for directions to Piazza Michelangelo. It's always a moment of smug pride when I am mistaken for Italian, and it's always short lived! As soon as I started to speak, make eye contact and gesture, they knew. I am not one of them.

The Festival Is Over in Spoleto

Paula H. Noe | Posted 07.24.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

It is quiet again here in Spoleto, and that feels so good. The Festival Dei 2Mondi (Festival of 2 Worlds) ended with a glorious Final Concert in the Duomo Piazza, complete with American show tunes from the 50s and 60s!

Top 10 Family Villas

Jane Anderson | Posted 07.24.2014 | Travel
Jane Anderson

A fabulous villa is the holy grail of a successful family getaway. You can all chill out, claim your own space and not fret about what time breakfast is served or whether your kids are annoying the honeymoon couple round the pool.

After MH17: I Am Committed To International Travel More Than Before

Andrew Lam | Posted 07.25.2014 | Travel
Andrew Lam

In the end, it is not fear or fundamentalism, but relentless human movement that shapes and reshapes the world.

She Found Herself at Iguazu

Christine Hannon | Posted 07.24.2014 | Travel
Christine Hannon

Today, she was a poet, for she lived many lives, today. She moved around the world and she remained still to watch the world move. She lived between the lines of the novel she carried.

10 Ice Cream Concoctions Worth Traveling For

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.24.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Even if today weren't National Ice Cream Day (it is!), we'd be craving a steady supply of chilly ice cream treats. Luckily, we found a bounty of frozen goodness from across the country.

Midnight in Paris on Wheels

Party Earth | Posted 07.25.2014 | Travel
Party Earth

The beautiful woman holds a delicate red rose in her hands, and the two of them sip champagne as they drive by the Eiffel tower lit up against the night sky. The two lovebirds stop for their driver to take a photo of them at the Champs-Élysées.

How to Renew Your Passport

Fodor's | Posted 07.24.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

If you're like most Fodor's readers, your passport is one of your most-prized possessions, your ticket to exploring the world.

30 Years of Mexico and Me

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 07.23.2014 | Latino Voices
R. Andrew Chesnut

I first came to Mexico to visit my college girlfriend in the summer of 1984, and over the past three decades have returned numerous times to visit relatives, conduct research and travel throughout this beautiful country.

20 Best Day Trips in the U.S.

Fodor's | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

Whether you're a local or a visitor, one of the best things to do in a city is escape for a while. And sometimes all you need is a day to recharge, wh...

Bacchanal Brings Fine Dining To New York's Bowery

John Mariani | Posted 07.23.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

Bacchanal succeeds on sheer talent and focus, not by dazzle or unholy alliances of ingredients.