The hidden gem of Cinque Terre is Italy’s worst kept secret. It’s a mere 3-hour train ride from Milan or Florence to Cinque Terre, making it the perfect weekend break in Northern Italy. Cinque Terre is Italian for “five lands” and refers to the ...

 

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5 Reasons to Take a City Break from Florence to Cinque Terre

The hidden gem of Cinque Terre is Italy’s worst kept secret. It’s a mere 3-hour train ride from Milan or Florence to Cinque Terre, making it the perfect weekend break in Northern Italy. Cinque Terre is Italian for “five lands” and refers to the five coastal fishing villages located on the Mediterranean Sea. From north to south, they are Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. They were collectively recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The great location is not all. It’s no surprise that the first photo of Italy displayed on Google Images is of

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Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail Doesn’t Have To Be a Liver Challenge

To preserve the health of your liver, it’s important to know that to win your prize Trail t-shirt from the Louisville, Kentucky Visitor Center, you do not need to order bourbon (or any alcohol at all) at each of the six stops you choose on Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail. I was sitting at the Old Seelbach Bar at two in the afternoon, so I had a perfectly fine cup of coffee that still earned me a stamp in the little paper Urban Bourbon passport booklet. Since I was attending and speaking at a tourism conference in town, it did not seem like

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Tasting Scotland: The Pipers Tryst Glasgow

The Pipers Tryst in Glasgow, Scotland: a meeting place for those who play bagpipes, perhaps?   It can be that, at times. It is also a very fine place to enjoy a meal or a drink, whether you are familiar with the pipes or not.   The Pipers Tryst is part of the former church building which has become The National Piping Centre. If you are familiar with Scotland’s pipe music or curious about it, that’s a good place to be. I will bring you more of what the Piping Centre has to offer in a story in future.  

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Who’s Fooling Who With Their #Dreamy Travel Photos?

Do you obsess over which travel photos you’re going to post to social media? Do you try to make sure your trip always looks fabulous, even when things go wrong or the destination disappoints? If you’re a millennial, there’s a 37% chance that the answer is yes. If you’re a baby boomer, probably not. That’s one of the findings from a survey by Allianz Global Assistance, the travel insurance company. After surveying more than 1,000 traveling Americans for their annual Vacation Confidence Index, they found that 26% of millennials regularly try to “make their vacations look better than they are

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The Elusive Singapore Sling

A suave Hainanese barman at Raffles Hotel named Ngiam Tong Boon once had a penchant for creating sugar-sweet gin cocktails. In 1915, he concocted a mixture that shortly after became known as the Singapore Sling. Today, you can order Ngiam Tong Boon’s supposed creation at Raffles Hotel for a pretty ~$37 SGD (around $29 USD). The price ensure that only the incredibly wealthy can drink enough to feel drunk. According to Raffles-sponsored historians, Ngiam Tong Boon created the drink to be purposely pink so that women could consume alcohol under the guise of drinking punch while the men sipped gin

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