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So you’ve packed the travel documents, beginners guide to Catalan and passport (I hope) and jumped up and down on your suitcase like a gymnast on a trampoline so you can fit everything in.

Parc Guell

But once you’re on the ground in Barcelona, what… read full article



Taking a taxi in Asia can be a hit and miss. Here are 5 things you do not want to hear your taxi driver say:

1. ‘Your hotel has closed down’

‘Your hotel has closed down’ says the Indian rickshaw driver. He will tell you that… read full article



So you’ve had your fill of street vendor crepes and the quaint but all-in-all perfunctory brasseries found at every corner in Paris, and you’re ready fork over the cash for the exquisite, delicate, lemon zest-laden morsel of gastronomic bliss for which you came to France in the first… read full article



1. Hotel Marqués de Riscal

Hotel Marqués de Riscal - outside view

The Starwood Collection luxury Hotel Marqués de Riscal in Elciego, a lovely town in the Basque Country of Northern Spain is a cutting-edge landmark hotel. It first opened in 2006 by Pritzker Prize winning… read full article



If you want to take both your clothes and your inhibitions off or you fancy a one-of-a-kind sensual vacation and seek freedom from conventional restraints, then these resorts are ideal places for you to stay!

adult only resorts



Condom, France

On Saturday 5 July 2008 the French town of Vatan was the scene of the 6th annual meeting of a rather peculiar association: the Association des communes de France aux noms burlesques et chantants, the Association of French municipalities with burlesque and melodious names. Here’s… read full article



Our monthly recap of the previous month’s most read blog articles:

Family hotels in washington DC1. Family friendly hotels in Washington DC

Published June 23rd – Our top-5 of Washington hotels with facilities to welcome families with kids. Nintendo games, swimming pools, children under 12 eat free, babysitting and… read full article



Zurich, the largest city and financial capital of Switzerland, is known for its badis, open-air bathing areas, along the Lake Zurich and the Limmat River.


During summer, these Zurich badis, offering gorgeous views of the city skyline and water bodies, draw swimmers from all walks… read full article



Dreaming of a summer vacation in the wonderful Tuscan countryside and looking for a farm house in Tuscany? Check out the five best rated Florence farm houses on

1. La Sala, La Panca (Greve in Chianti)

Surrounded by 45 acres of parkland, La Sala farm… read full article



Looking for a kid-friendly hotel for your next family break in Washington, DC? Check out these five Washington hotels featuring services and amenities that will ensure you and your family a great stay in the US capital city.

1. Holiday Inn On the Hill



Planning a summer trip to Italy with your dog? Check out these five pet-friendly beaches, grab a leash and get ready to enjoy a fantastic beach holiday in Italy with Fido!

1. Dog Beach – San Vincenzo, Tuscany

Entirely dedicated to dogs and their owners… read full article



Everybody knows the famous classic dishes of Spanish cuisine, paella perhaps being the most well-know example. But there are an awful lot of others which many visitors perhaps never get to hear about and so miss out on sampling. Above all, the Spanish are seriously addicted to snacks, not only… read full article



Want to learn Italian and spend a fantastic summer holiday in Florence, Tuscany? Read Katie’s advice and choose your language school in Florence:

I have attended a couple of Italian language schools in Florence in my attempt to drink in this language. I… read full article



Take a look at May 2008 most popular articles on the Venere Travel Blog:

1. A weekend trip to Cinque Terre, Italy

An article by our Venere Travel blogger Emilie, with useful tips on how to reach Cinque Terre by train and what to pack when… read full article



Mumbai City, India, which is still called by its old name of Bombay by most of its 19 million residents, is the commercial and financial capital of India which is often compared to New York City.

Like New York City, Mumbai is a… read full article