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You Could Be Fined for Snacking on the Street in Florence

Florence, Italy/Oyster Florence, a city that’s known for its food — pizza, pasta, gelato — is prohibiting tourists and locals from pausing and snacking on some of its most popular sidewalks, roads, and doorsteps in the historic center. Effective September 4, the ordinance impacts streets near the Uffizi Galleries and the Palazzo Vecchio, including Via…

This New Tool Helps You Find the Best and Cheapest Weekend Trips Available

Chicago, Illinois/Oyster With Memorial Day and Independence Day already behind us, there’s one long holiday weekend left to take advantage of this summer. Whether you have yet to escape this season — or you’d like to squeeze in another weekend getaway before the weather cools down — Labor Day is looming and the perfect time…

6 Continents, 30 Countries: Is This the Ultimate Bucket-List Cruise?

Photo courtesy of Regent Seven Seas Cruises If you happen to find yourself with tens of thousands of extra dollars, plus over a hundred vacation days to spare, then we have some great news for you. Regent Seven Seas recently announced an epic, six-continent, 30-country, 117-night sailing that will depart on January 5, 2021 from…

Could This Be the End of Removing Liquid Items From Your Luggage?

Steve Lynes/Flickr The TSA’s recent powder rule had travelers to the U.S. huffing and puffing, but now there’s finally some good news coming from airports that might actually speed up the security line. London’s Heathrow Airport is testing new X-ray scanners that could mean you no longer have to take out toiletries, electronics, and food…

This New TSA Rule Could Change the Way You Travel

Planning to stock up on spices on your trip to Tel Aviv? Packing talcum for your tot? Then, you might have to check your bag, thanks to a new TSA rule. Starting June 30, travelers flying into the U.S. will have to pack powdered substances in containers smaller than 12 ounces in carry-on luggage. Powders…

Alexa Is Coming to Hotel Rooms (and What that Means for Your Privacy)

Photo courtesy of Quote Catalog “Alexa, order wine.” This morning, Amazon announced a new program called Alexa for Hospitality. The e-commerce powerhouse is introducing its popular digital personal assistant, the Echo, which users address as “Alexa,” to select properties that are part of Marriott Hotels, Westin Hotels & Resorts, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, Aloft…

Guatemala’s Volcano Eruption Was Its Most Violent in More Than 100 Years

Marco Verch/Oyster Volcan de Fuego, one of Central America’s most active volcanoes, erupted on Sunday, spewing lava and clouds of smoke nearly six miles into the air. The fast-flowing lava — which reached 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit — hit nearby villages, engulfing entire communities in volcanic ash, mud, and rock. The deadliest eruption in the country…

Carnival to Develop New Dubai Cruise Terminal in 2020

Mark your calendars: In an effort to grow maritime tourism in Dubai, Carnival is partnering with Meraas holding company to develop a new cruise terminal by October 2020. The new development, which will be in Dubai Harbour, is slated to have two cruise buildings that can accommodate three vessels and up to 13,200 passengers. Plans…

10 of the World’s Newest Hiking Trails to Discover

Dingoa/Wikimedia Commons In an increasingly connected world, where speed is at a premium, walking is probably the ultimate slow travel experience. What better way to get in touch with nature, soak in breathtaking scenery, and create a memorable experience than by embarking on a long-distance hike? In the past three years, a number of long-distance…