Articles Tagged ‘italy’

Looters Have Already Laid Claim to Sunken Cruise Ship’s Goods

Looters Have Already Laid Claim to Sunken Cruise Ship’s Goods April 4, 2012 | Travel News | Read More
When it comes to sunken treasure, don’t put it past anyone to try and get their hands on it. The cruise ship Costa Concordia capsized off the Tuscan island of Giglio on January 13th after hitting a large rock. At least 25 people died, and the ships remains are slowly sinking. Though the area where...

Budget Travel Turns to Debt-Ridden Europe

Budget Travel Turns to Debt-Ridden Europe October 17, 2011 | Budget, Travel News | Read More
Maybe this will turn everything around for some unfortunate European countries. Yes, even though Greece, Italy, Ireland, Portugal and Spain are having some serious cash-flow issues (hey, who isn’t?), their loss is our gain (well, at least for UK travelers who still have money to spend).¬†Which...

Postcard Perfect: Grand Canal from the Rialto Bridge, Venice

Postcard Perfect: Grand Canal from the Rialto Bridge, Venice October 14, 2011 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Venice has long been famous for its winding canals and Renaissance architecture, and the views it provides of the setting sun. Bright colors also run rampant across Venice, as do uneven streets from the slow sinking city. The Rialto Bridge is one of the four bridges that crosses the Grand Canal, and...

12 Incredible Cave Cities

12 Incredible Cave Cities September 8, 2011 | Featured | Read More
There were two recurring themes that surprised us while researching cave dwelling cultures from around the world: 1. Mongols. 2. George Lucas. Read on to see where we’re going with this. 1. Cappadocia, Turkey Image: Curious Expeditions/Flickr Image: sputnik 57/Flickr The Cappadocia region of central...

Don’t Want to Gain Weight While Traveling? Don’t Visit the US

Don’t Want to Gain Weight While Traveling? Don’t Visit the US August 10, 2011 | Food Lovers, Travel News | Read More
Surprise, surprise. If you want to come home from your vacation a little more svelte – or at least not gain the equivalent weight of a newborn baby – then US is not the place to visit. The Daily Mail reports new research shows British travelers gain an average of 8 lbs. in two weeks when...

Wallpaper Thursday: Church Tower in Lake Reschensee

Wallpaper Thursday: Church Tower in Lake Reschensee July 14, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
When the Italian government decided to create an artificial lake in the South Tirol province of Northern Italy, the locals were none too happy. In order to increase electricity production, 163 homes and a 14th century church had to be sacrificed to make way for a new dam. Although the townspeople fought...

9 Ultra Secretive and Exclusive Places You’ll Probably Never See

9 Ultra Secretive and Exclusive Places You’ll Probably Never See February 12, 2011 | Featured | Read More
Full of history, intrigue and mystery, these 9 places would make for the ultimate travel destinations…if only we could get in. Maybe it’s the fact they contain priceless religious artifacts, strict state secrets, or have an incredibly exclusive membership, these spots are off-limits to most...

Leaning Tower of Pisa Good To Go For Another Few Hundred Years

Leaning Tower of Pisa Good To Go For Another Few Hundred Years December 23, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
The Leaning Tower of Pisa has an amazing history. After construction began on it in 1173, one side of the tower started sinking into the ground, even before it was completed. It was finally finished almost 200 years later and in the 1830s excavation work near the tower destabilized the foundation and...

Italian Town Looks to Curb Provocative Style

Italian Town Looks to Curb Provocative Style November 3, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Let’s be honest, when people go on vacation, they often like to dress for the occasion especially if it’s warm and sunny.¬† No matter where you travel to, it’s not unlikely that you’ll find a fair share of low-cut tops and miniskirts. However, one Italian town is coming down hard...

Swiss Tunnel Empties Resident’s Pockets, Saves a Mountain

Swiss Tunnel Empties Resident’s Pockets, Saves a Mountain October 29, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
After years of digging, a new tunnel in the Swiss Alps has finally been completed, making it the longest in the world. So just how long is the world’s longest tunnel? When the actual infrastructure of the tunnel is finished, it will measuring at 35.4 miles. The longest operating tunnel currently...