Articles Tagged ‘italy’

Italian Motorists Pick Up Spare Change (and Other Unexpected Windfalls)

Italian Motorists Pick Up Spare Change (and Other Unexpected Windfalls) July 8, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
In a Reuters report posted on Yahoo News, motorists on a highway in southern Italy got an unexpected cash advance when an armored truck overturned and spilled its contents onto the asphalt. The truck was carrying 2.5 million euros in coins, which tumbled out when the rear door opened up. It was on its...

Italy & Alabama: Strange Cultural Bedfellows

Italy & Alabama: Strange Cultural Bedfellows July 7, 2010 | Culture/History, Italy, Offbeat, Travel News, USA | Read More
When you think of culture, music, art, literature and dance, you probably don’t immediately think “Alabama!” But in 2008, the Alabama State Council on the Arts pledged to spend $100,000 over three years to try to up the state’s cultural and global reputation by starting an exchange...

Urban Exploration: 10 Must-See Underground Sites

Urban Exploration: 10 Must-See Underground Sites June 24, 2010 | Featured | Read More
While most travelers tend to explore traditional landmarks and monuments typically found above ground, there’s something special about discovering a hidden spot that lies underground. After all, while the streets of a city pulse with a unique urban beat, whether you’re in New York, Tokyo...

Ten More Songs For Your Summer Travel Playlist

Ten More Songs For Your Summer Travel Playlist June 10, 2010 | Culture/History | Read More
Just recently, a blogger over at wildjunket.com posted a list of ten songs to add-to or inspire your summer playlist, as well as your summer travels. Songs on the list include Duran Duran’s Rio, Freddie Mercury’s Barcelona, Ultravox’s Vienna, and of course Toto’s Africa and Men At Work’s Down...

Hail Pounds Barolo, May Devastate Italy’s Wine Harvest

Hail Pounds Barolo, May Devastate Italy’s Wine Harvest June 2, 2010 | Italy, Travel News | Read More
This May, two violent hailstorms hit parts of Italy’s Barolo zone and caused serious damage.  One Serralunga d’Alba winemaker reported half of its crop was lost.  La Morra and Serralunga were the areas hardest hit by the overnight storms, while the communes of Barolo, Verduno and Roddi...

Italian Ghost Towns Lead to Dispersed Hotel Concepts

Italian Ghost Towns Lead to Dispersed Hotel Concepts May 26, 2010 | Italy, Offbeat | Read More
It can be hard to find the bright spot in the wake of a natural disaster. Destroyed homes generally force families to move on. In Friuli, one Italian man moved in. The mountainous area near the Alpine border with Switzerland doesn’t see a lot of travelers, less so since an earthquake leveled houses...

Where in the World are iPads Cheapest?

Where in the World are iPads Cheapest? May 13, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
The first customers outside the United States will be receiving iPads on May 28 (but if you live outside the U.S. and haven’t pre-ordered one, the earliest they can ship you one is now June 7th).  To help compare iPad prices including tariffs and taxes, Wired.com has found an Italian tech blog...

NileGuide 5 with Local Expert Kevin Revolinski

NileGuide 5 with Local Expert Kevin Revolinski April 21, 2010 | NileGuide 5 | Read More
This week, we’re proud to feature one of NileGuide’s own Local Experts, Kevin Revolinski in Bangkok. In his words, Kevin has written for just about anything or anybody. From personal blogs and college alumni newsletters to The New York Times and some of those glossies with the pretty pictures....

NFL Linebacker’s Travel Channel Series Returns

NFL Linebacker’s Travel Channel Series Returns April 19, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Flashy wide receiver turned “Dancing With The Stars” contestant Chad Ochocinco isn’t the only member of the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals doing reality TV.  Linebacker Dhani Jones hosts “Dhani Tackles The Globe,” which starts its second season on the Travel Channel Monday...

Shroud of Turin Now on Exhibit in Italy

Shroud of Turin Now on Exhibit in Italy April 14, 2010 | Italy | Read More
Casual museum-goers and theology enthusiasts rejoice – the legendary shroud of Turin is now on display in Turin, Italy, for the next six weeks. The shroud, which has recently been restored after some damage it sustained since it was last refurbished by sixteenth-century Catholic nuns, is anticipated...