Walking Montepulciano
Aug19

Walking Montepulciano

“Hear, all ye drinkers! Give ear, and give faith, to our edict divine – Montepulciano’s the King of all Wine!” Bacchus in Tuscany – Francisco Redi, 1685 Using the Map Embedded in this post is an intersection between a story and space age satellites, an interactive Google Mashup Map of Montepulciano. In addition to the map’s standard scaling and scrolling abilities, mashups populate it with...

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Twilight Tours of Neolithic village available until 31 August 2016
Jul30

Twilight Tours of Neolithic village available until 31 August 2016

EDINBURGH, 2016-Jul-18 — Uncovered by a storm in 1850, Skara Brae is world famous for being the best-preserved Neolithic settlement in Western Europe. During the summer months staff at Skara Brae welcome hundreds of visitors, who can view the nine surviving Neolithic houses from the path that winds through the settlement – but lack of space means they haven’t been able to get up close to the delicate ancient monument. Now special...

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Le Crete Senesi  – The Italian Road Trip
Jul10

Le Crete Senesi –
The Italian Road Trip

In his classic road movie La Strada, Anthony Quinn finds adventure driving Italian roads. In Tuscany I found this adventure too… Le Crete Map Driving Le Crete The starting point for the trip begins in Siena, my home base for jet lag recovery and stocking up on road trip supplies. I’m set to leave this UNESCO World Heritage city behind and plunge south into the countryside, at times traveling on roads built over Etruscan...

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A Virtual Tour of the Luxury Hotel Rangá
Jun29

A Virtual Tour of the Luxury Hotel Rangá

ICELAND – June 7th, 2016 – Travelers considering a luxury getaway to Iceland can now take a virtual tour of 4-star Hotel Rangá, the first hotel in Iceland to offer Google Maps Street View. The tour which launched today was created using over 1,000 images photographed on location at the country’s top resort in May. With just a few clicks guests can interactively explore three artist-inspired guestrooms, two Around the World...

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Things To See and Do London
Jun17

Things To See and Do London

Things to do in London London is perhaps the most iconic of the incredible cities of the past. There is almost too much to do. Whether it is food, culture, architecture, museums, riding the tube (as I have on many days) or traditional tourist destinations like the Tower read...

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Driving into Tuscan/Umbrian Culture
Mar24

Driving into Tuscan/Umbrian Culture

Tuscany and Umbria In all of Italy, Tuscany and Umbria are tops in my book. Friends who’ve visited all tell me they love it and although I normally don’t follow the herd, I have to admit I love it too. To me, Toscana and Umbro epitomize the Italy that travelers’ dream about – with all the intact medieval architecture and towering cyprus-lined lanes, plus wine and the flavors of delectable food. As with any trip time is limited,...

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Eating Ireland
Mar20

Eating Ireland

Food in Ireland Fish and Chips in Ireland I am an unapologetic travel addict. So it’s no surprise I jumped at a recent, last minute invitation to stay with friends just outside of Limerick, Ireland. I was eager to see the land of verdant hills, castles, Celtic history, high crosses, pubs, and Guinness pints. The cook and foodie side of me couldn’t wait to discover a new cuisine, and perhaps add some recipes to my repertoire. Fish and...

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Loving Slovenia (video)
Mar17

Loving Slovenia (video)

Have you Traveled to Slovenia? Yes, we got married in Slovenia I met with Ursa representing Slovenian Tourism and Kompas to discuss our wedding and what is happening in Slovenia for travelers. There is lots of explore. So watch the video above to learn about one of the best travel finds I have enjoyed in a long time. More about travel in Slovenia Slovenia on In The Know Traveler Basic information about Slovenia Slovenia Tourism...

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KaZantip, Crimea’s Uncharted Republic
Jan10

KaZantip, Crimea’s Uncharted Republic

Welcome to Kazantip Craziness in Crimea “Stand up! I need to dope right now to get my reality back!” I get up hastily and peer into the darkness, trying to see who has awakened me. All I can see is half of a face in big gaudy red glasses. “Ah, it’s not you!” Obviously, a stranger is disappointed. He turns around and leaves the cold doss-house quickly. I thought, “If me is not me, so who am I, after all?” Loud music strikes my ears...

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Discovering Political Culture in Brussels
Aug03

Discovering Political Culture in Brussels

The Culture in Brussels Gets Political Brussels, the Capital It only takes a quick conversation with people that live in Brussels to learn that this city truly is based around a political culture. Brussels is the capital of the European Union and holds the NATO headquarters. Most locals work either in politics, journalism, or lobbyist groups. I am an American journalism and political science student that recently moved to Brussels for...

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