In Pictures: The Best of Mediterranean Malta

In Pictures: The Best of Mediterranean Malta

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June 26, 2019

The Mediterranean Sea, a warm and sunny climate, a peaceful lifestyle waiting to be lived…where are we talking about? The answer might surprise you…it's Malta. Anchored almost in the center of the Mediterranean Sea, 60 miles from the Italian island of Sicily, Malta isn’t a mainstream destination for North American tourists.

10 Things To Do In Italy…for that Uniquely Italian Experience

10 Things To Do In Italy…for that Uniquely Italian Experience

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June 19, 2019

Italy offers endless sights and historical attractions; I could list a hundred just in Rome alone. There’s so much to see no matter where you go. But part of the pleasure of “la dolce vita” is combining sightseeing, with unique only-in-Italy experiences. Here’s my 10 things to do...

No Car, No Watch, No Problem, in Laidback Dominican Republic

No Car, No Watch, No Problem, in Laidback Dominican Republic

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June 18, 2019

“I came here on vacation and quickly realized this is where I needed to be,” says Kathy Pow. She lives in Cabarete, a small beach town on the Dominican Republic’s north coast. With two international airports nearby, in Puerto Plata and Santiago de los Caballeros, it’s fairly easy to get to and from North America...

Things to Do in Hanoi, Vietnam

Things to Do in Hanoi, Vietnam

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June 15, 2019

Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi offers mystery around every corner. Just wandering through the Old Quarter, you’ll discover hidden temples, fantastic street food, exotic markets, traditional Chinese medicine dispensaries stocked with enigmatic herbs and beautiful French-colonial mansions colored with the patina of age...

Nice, Florence, and Barcelona on Less Than $2,700 a Month

Nice, Florence, and Barcelona on Less Than $2,700 a Month

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June 11, 2019

Crossing one bridge beyond Florence’s Ponte Vecchio, then a short climb along cobblestone streets to the hilltop Piazzale Michelangelo, my expat friends and I tucked in at our favorite outdoor café—readying for nature’s dazzling sunset overture. We were anticipating our aperitivo (happy hour) cocktails...