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Travel Picks Friday

  • US recommends reading Elliott Blog to know how to find great summer travel deals.
  • LDN shares a link to a Time Out article on lidos, ponds and outdoor swimming pools

  • The Italian Show tweets about Italy’s National Holocaust Museum being expected to open in Rome in 2012.


Travel Industry News

Watch the CNBC video of  Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Expedia Inc, talking about summer travel trends.

Travel Inspired By Michael Jackson

Travel blogger Amanda Kendle lists the places to visit on a Michael Jackson tribute trip around the world, from Madame Tussauds in… read full article



Where Not to Go in Paris

On Ninemsn Travel, Natasha Butler gives Paris insider tips and lists the places to avoid and things not to do when visiting the French capital. So, if you’re planning a weekend break in Paris



Here are some of our favorite travel tweets this week:



Visiting Bellagio, Lake Como

Ms. Adventures in Italy takes you to a trip to Bellagio and Villa Melzi Gardens.  Take a look at her beautiful pictures of the lovely town on the shore of Lake



Here are some cool and fun travel tweets that caught our attention this week:



    TV Travel Documentary

    Heather on her Travels posts an article on how to make travel films including some tips  from two experts in adventure documentary making.

    Solo Travel

    On Solo Traveler, Janice blogs about the high number of people from… read full article



    ‘Angels and Demons’ Tour in Rome

    Castel Sant'Angelo - Rome, Italy

    Planning a holiday in Rome? If you enjoyed ‘Angels & Demons’, you might want to visit the locations of the Hollywood movie starring Tom Hanks and based on Dan Brown’s book.  Europe a la Carte… read full article



    Trulli House



    Pop Culture Tourism

    Frank Zappa Memorial in Vilnius, Lithuania

    BrillantTips lists 11 pop culture memorials including a bust of Franck Zappa in Vilnius, Lithuania, Jim Morrison’s grave at Père-Lachaise in Paris, France, a statue of Jimmi Hendrix in Seattle, Washington… read full article



    Naples Boutique Accommodation

    World’s Best Boutique Hostels

    An open list of some of the more cute boutique hostels has been set up by This list includes beautiful interiors and hostel rooms such as those of Miss Sophie’s in Prague, in the Czech Republic, or La Controra Hostel, in Naples, Italy… read full article




    Siracusa's Greek Theater



    View of Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

    Holiday in Sardinia

    On Vacation Travel Trends, Terry Roberts blogs about his recent trip to Italy. Terry and his wife took a low cost flight from Madrid, Spain, to Sardinia, and stayed at the Bed and Breakfast Solemare in Alghero.

    San Francisco Bay