A street-level view of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

Three Perfect Days in Edinburgh Guide

Its rocky hills and ethereal grace, its bookish nooks and royal monuments. Where do you start in Scotland’s attraction-packed capital? We’ve rounded up the best things to see in Edinburgh to help you squeeze every last drop out of Auld Reekie’s famous – and not-so-famous – corners. From the hippest spots in the city to awe-inspiring hikes, the ultimate Edinburgh...

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Where to stay and eat in Florence

There’s little doubt that, in Florence, you’ll need to eat and sleep. After all, the endless parade of world-class galleries, museums, churches, palaces, art and more will tire even the hardiest traveler out, and you’ll be in sore need of both rest and repast. Lucky you, then. Florence is replete with wonderful places to dine, from Michelin-starred temples of gastronomy...

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Where to stay and eat in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is lots of things; handsome, gregarious, ancient and delightfully quirky. One of the best ways to make the most of this wonderful capital is to discover its countless hotels and restaurants. Eating in Edinburgh is an experience all its own – with eateries ranging from cozy pubs serving up traditional Scottish fare to Michelin-starred wonders and elegant seafood spots....

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Piazza San Marco in Venice, with St Mark’s Basilica and the bell tower of St Mark’s Campanile

Three Perfect Days in Venice Guide

Teal-hued lagoons, grand palazzos and mouth-watering cuisine: no travel guide to Venice can properly explain the unique charm of Italy’s romantic water world. This one will try – bringing together a weekend in Venice itinerary that packs in everything from the iconic sights to outlandish mask stores and the world’s oldest café to help you make the most of your...

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Dining tables in an outdoor restaurant in Venice, Italy

Where to eat and stay in Venice

From the exquisite mosaics of Basilica di San Marco to the pink-tinged patterned façade of the Palazzo Ducale, Venice proudly boasts some of Italy’s greatest cultural treasures. Yet the city’s lip-smacking cuisine is undoubtedly one of its greatest draws. Coffee-laced slabs of tiramisu, mountains of creamy risotto and steaming bowls of bigoli are all Venetian staples. There’s no arguing that...

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A view of colorful Venetian houses with some visitors walking by in Venice, Italy

Venice Neighborhoods Guide

Once you’ve explored St Mark’s Square, gazed upon the Doge’s Palace and taken a gondola ride on the Grand Canal beneath Rialto Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs, it’s time to discover the rest of Venice. This enchanting city has a host of hidden quarters and unexpected charms across its islands. Going off the beaten track opens up so many...

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Day Trips from Nice

With the winding scenic coastline of the Cote d’Azur on your doorstep, the hardest thing about taking a day trip from Nice is deciding where to travel. Do you head inland to explore Provence, or drive west to the other highlights of the French Riviera? Do you even have time to make your way across the border to Italy for...

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Three Perfect Days in Nice

Between strolls along the Promenade des Anglais, getting lost in the artistic past of the city and watching the light dance on the clear azure waters, it can be difficult to decide what to do first in Nice. So we’ve done the leg work and pulled together our itinerary for three perfect days in Nice to act as inspiration –...

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Saint Patrick at Downpatrick head

The Ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Road Trip

The U.S. isn’t lacking when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations – but if you want to truly experience this quintessentially Irish holiday, you have to go to the source. Ireland throws a countrywide party every March, and the craic (Irish for good times) is incomparable wherever you go. While you can’t spend St. Patrick’s Day in all of...

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The Canterbury Tales housed in the historic church of St Margarets.

Brit Lit: 10 Literary Locales in England That Every Booklover Has to Visit

No need to be afraid of Virginia Woolf. England’s rich literary tradition comes to life as you wind your way from Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon to the Charleston Farmhouse, where the Bloomsbury Group let their imaginations run wild. Chaucer’s Canterbury Painting a kaleidoscopic portrait of medieval society, Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales is one of the foundational texts of British literature. An...

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