Italy

Author: Anonymous

Tags: Quarter Finalist

Pink and Gold: Life and Little Italian Dollar Stores

When a person goes to Italy, the expectation is that she will rave of the vitality and meaning accompanying seeing the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum or any other famed attraction.

Author: Anonymous

Tags: Quarter Finalist

Going to Italy

As I was waiting for the plane to take off I kept thinking to myself about what it was going to be like in Italy, till I got there. During my trip in Italy, I learned a lot about the country's culture and history.

Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Winter Getaway

5 Multigenerational Vacation Ideas For Winter Getaways

According to AAA, 103 million Americans traveled over the 2016 holiday season, a 1.5 percent increase over the previous year. Although 9 out of 10 vacationers took road trips, air travel was also up by 2.5 percent, largely due to lower fuel prices. If your family’s summer plans are as busy as most, consider planning a multigenerational getaway during the shoulder season between Thanksgiving and spring break. Avoid traveling over the Christmas-New Year’s week, and you will save on flights and hotels, and find destinations much less crowded.

Note! This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question, and stay up to date with current events to ensure a safe and successful trip.

Author: David Bucci

Tags : Blogs, Canada, Cheap Vacation, Colorado, Couples, Europe, France, Italy, Kids, Multigen, Quebec, Snowsports, Teens, Travel Trends, Winter Getaway

6 Ski Destinations Worth Swapping Your House For

Lodging, lift tickets, lessons and rental equipment all make ski holidays seem expensive, so we often avoid what could be the winter trip of a lifetime due to cost. Now, home exchange is here to help the family budget, and services like GuesttoGuest make it easy.

Note! This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question, and stay up to date with current events to ensure a safe and successful trip.

Author: Avi Runge

Tags: Quarter Finalist

Slowing My Pace of Life in the Birthplace of the Renaissance

Walking out of the cafe I see an elderly artist painting in the corner. I remember seeing this artist only two days ago in Babington’s Tea Room; another cafe with a rich history, found at the base of the renowned Spanish Steps. I had seen him painting there in a similar fashion, and went over to speak to him before I left. He had grabbed my pullover and subsequently pointed at his painting, indicating that I had been part of his illustration.

Author: Anuja Bagri

Tags: Vacations

Through Dust and Debris: Exploring a Buried City

If you take one look at Instagram posts under the hashtag “#vacation”, chances are you’ll see photos of people surrounded by palm trees, tanning beds, and beachside pool service in some far off tropical paradise. In my family, the idea of a vacation is different. With a history geek for a father and ancient architecture lover for a mother, our trips tend to fall far out of these comfort zones.

Author: Juliana Mink

Tags: Vacations

There Are Rats All Over the World

Venice, Italy is like no other place in all the world. Venetian beauty cascades from atop the clanging San Marco bell tower all the way down into its teaming maze of canals.

Author: Chloe Flemming

Tags: Vacations

The Unexpected Joys In Bread, Cobblestones, and Graffiti

During every vacation that my family takes together, I insist that we must visit various historical sites. When we travelled to France, I fought for a detour to Normandy. When in London, I dragged them around to various sites from books (221 B Baker street, being the most recognizable). Finally, when in Rome I asked for a day trip to Pompeii. Given my endless fascination with everything involving Roman history, Pompeii called to me more than any other historical site (and Italy has plenty).

Author: Maya Graham

Tags: Quarter Finalist

Eyes Widen and Heart Soars

Picture this:  You're walking down a cobblestone street,  to the left you can see a small glimpse of the canal that runs through the town and to the right a few shops filled with hidden treasures. A couple more steps and your eyes wander to a gelateria displaying a case filled with intense colors. A group rushes past you almost knocking you off your feet, gathering yourself you tune into the sounds around you. An old women sitting on the street corner shakes a tin holding a euro begging in her native tongue.

Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Watersports

Spring Break Vacation Deals Busting Out All Over

From the cabin fever-struck New England to the blizzard-battered Midwest and the snow-blanketed slopes of Lake Tahoe, many families are looking to plan a Spring Break getaway. So, which destinations are hustling to attract families this spring, and how? We have some surprising answers.

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