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What to Know About Europe’s New Entry Requirement—and Entry Fee—Coming in 2023

By Elizabeth Heath

Posted on 11/05/2022, 12:30 PM

Soon, travelers to Europe will need to register with the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS). Here's how—and how much it will cost.

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Slow on the Po: Cruising Italy’s Inland Waterways by Barge

By Elizabeth Heath

Posted on 11/02/2022, 1:30 PM

Traveling between Venice and Mantua, a slow-moving barge cruise on the Po River and its tributaries offers rural scenery, Renaissance history, wine, and other Italian delights.  

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Getting Around in Coastal British Columbia: Ferries, Seaplanes, and Boat Tours

By Elizabeth Heath

Posted on 10/12/2022, 2:45 PM

On British Columbia's Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island, getting from point A to point B is an adventure. 

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It's Literally Illegal for Visitors to Eat in Parts of Italy Now: A Roundup of the New Tourist Laws

By Elizabeth Heath

Posted on 02/06/2020, 3:45 PM

Violating these rules probably won’t get you arrested, but stiff fines could dip into your vacation budget.
 
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How to Prepare to Visit Venice, Italy, During High Water Season

By Elizabeth Heath

Posted on 11/19/2019, 12:45 PM

Here’s what to do if you want to keep the acqua alta—Venice’s high tide of November and December—from washing out your vacation.
 
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Rome's Colosseum Moves to a Timed Ticket System: We Tested It

By Elizabeth Heath

Posted on 11/06/2019, 5:30 PM

Seeing the Colosseum in Rome just got easier. And more complicated. In spring of 2019, CoopCulture, the entity that manages visitor access to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Palatine Hill and other archaeological sites in Rome, introduced a new timed ticket system that appears to be working relatively smoothly. Prior to the timed system, advance planners could buy their skip-the-line entry ti...

What to Expect on an Expedition Cruise

By Elizabeth Heath

Posted on 10/15/2019, 11:45 AM

Less luxurious and far more intimate, a sailing expedition to the world's most remote destinations is not like your average cruise. The question is, is this adventure for you?
 
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The Best Beaches in Italy (And How to Get to Them)

By Elizabeth Heath

Posted on 08/22/2019, 5:00 PM

Where to find Italy’s most dazzling beaches, and what to expect once you get there....

You'll Love these Lesser-Known Islands in Italy For a Quiet Vacation

By Elizabeth Heath

Posted on 10/25/2017, 8:00 PM

The next time you find yourself fantasizing about a vacation to an island in Italy, consider these lesser-known treasures....

Introducing the Perfect One-Day Walking Tour of Rome

By Elizabeth Heath

Posted on 09/14/2017, 8:00 PM

This one-day walking tour of Rome includes stops at the best things to see and do. If you don't have much time in Rome, here's a touring plan....

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