Do’s and Don’ts of Road Tripping in Tuscany

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Tuscany Road Trip Tips Ever since Under the Tuscan Sun burst into the spotlight, the sleepy towns of Central Italy have come to life with tourists, all wanting a taste of the delicious wine and the serenity of driving on the cypress lined roads of the countryside. But, one would be surprised to learn that the roads connecting the… Read more »

5 Must-Do Outdoor Activities Near Melbourne

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Australia Travel Tips Victoria’s coastal capital, Melbourne, shines brightly with its stately 19th century buildings and tree-lined boulevards. Along the Yarra River lies Federation Square, bursting with bars, restaurants, and plazas for cultural events. Pristine beaches are just a train ride away. But there’s more to explore in the surrounding areas, and it’s easy to catch a day… Read more »

Hotel Review: San Jose Marriott, Costa Rica

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Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose On a recent trip to San Jose, Costa Rica, travel writer Lavanya Sunkara stayed at the Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose. Here’s her take on the experience. When visiting the wildlife paradise of Costa Rica, one inevitably has to go through San Jose. Make your stay in the country’s capital memorable with a relaxing… Read more »

5 Trips the Animal Lovers in Your Life Need to Know About (and Go On!)

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Trips for Animal Lovers Imagine encountering a humpback whale, feeding an orphaned joey, bathing an elephant, or meeting an ancient tortoise. These amazing endeavors can be had first hand courtesy of eco-tourism and organizations trying to protect the precious species with which we share our planet. Here, we put together five opportunities to get up close to animals. You’re… Read more »

Hotel Review: Juniper Hotel Cupertino, a Curio Collection by Hilton Hotel

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Juniper Hotel Cupertino Review On a recent trip to Cupertino, travel writer Lavanya Sunkara stayed at the Juniper Hotel. Here’s her take on the experience. Hilton’s Curio Collection has evolved from a pet project to curating an array of eclectic boutique hotels without compromising their character. The Juniper Hotel Cupertino maintains its essence and identity as an innovative leader… Read more »

10 Long Island Escapes to Beat the Heat

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Jones Beach Long Island The vast, sandy stretches of the Great South Bay, the rocky beaches of the North Shore, and the cool wines of the North Fork await you this summer on Long Island. When the temperatures rise and you feel the need to escape from the crowds of Time Square, take comfort that respite is just a… Read more »

48 Hours in Sydney: A Beginners Guide on What Not to Miss

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Sydney Australia Free Travel Guide The shining capital of New South Wales is the largest and most diverse city in Australia. From the spectacular beaches to the stunning Opera House, there’s natural and manmade beauty all around. But there’s so much more to this urban paradise: happening nightlife, eclectic cuisine, and friendly people that make your trip worthwhile. The best… Read more »