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Travel Picks Friday

Made in Italy : Hotel Chatter gives you two good reasons to book a stay at Villa Laetitia, a Rome boutique hotel designed by Anna Fendi Venturini.

Traveling on a weak dollar in Europe : Msnbc reports that Harry’s Bar offers a 20 % discount to all the ‘poor American… read full article

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1st April joke on A Luxury Travel Blog : The leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy, is going to undergo restoration works to get back its original straight position. What other Fool’s Day hoaxes did you find on the Internet this year?

According to Gadling, this is the perfect… read full article

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Flying to London? Read information about new Heathrow airport terminal on USA Today‘s website.

Go to the French L’Internaute Magazine to see the pictures of the most interesting places to visit in France for Oustsider Art (or Art Brut). The eleven sites mentioned include… read full article

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Intelligent Travel presents Trunki, a brand new children’s luggage specially designed for family vacations.

Planning a holiday in Rome? Globespotters suggests attending a football game to share unforgettable moments with AS Roma fans at the Stadio Olimpico.

The International Herald Tribune describes the… read full article

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Our weekly selection of travel news!

Check out Vagabondish to see the worst travel souvenir ever : bring home a kangaroo scrotum bottle opener from you next trip to Sydney!

The New York Times recommends to explore the London borough of Hackney. This multi ethnic… read full article

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Greyhound is launching a low cost coach service later this month. BoltBus cheap bus fares start at $1 on the Washington DCNew York City route. Added bonus is that the bus offers free wi-fi internet access on board abd seats have 110-volt plugs. The non-refundable low fares have to… read full article

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Too pretty to fly across the US? Tampabays10.com reports that two young girls traveling between Los Angeles and Tampa were banned from Southwest Airlines flights after an altercation with the company’s flight attendants. The girls claim that… read full article

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The Consumerist reports that an open skies agreement between the US and Australia has opened up the market for discount airline Virgin Blue, making flying Down Under much cheaper.

President Abraham Lincoln’s Cottage has reopened to the public after a full restoration. The cottage sits on a hill… read full article

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It’s that nutty time of year again! Southwest Airlines is switching from dry roasted to honey roasted peanuts! Alas, if you like dry roasted you’ll have to hold off your vacation for another month or six, until the next Semi-Annual Peanut-Transition.

Are you a Rolex-wearing, iPod-listening and laptop-carrying male planning to stay… read full article

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Travel Picks Friday’s here again and this week, we read this interesting stuff elsewhere:

Have you been stealing china and silverware at any time in the past 8 decades from the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC? Now is your chance to repent! USA Today is reporting that The Mayflower… read full article

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It’s Travel Picks Friday again! Here’s our take on the travel news we read elsewhere:

The Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reports that singles-only vacations are on the rise in Holland. Representatives of travel agencies specializing in “lonely hearts trips” say that often it’s not the singles themselves that come in to sign up for… read full article

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It’s Travel Picks Friday! Read our selection of interesting travel stories we read elsewhere:

USA Today pampers us with a yummy story about how to get great food on a budget when on a business trip.

The New York Times has a fun story about the possibility to use… read full article

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