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Rome in a Day

Do you and your partner have a single day to explore the Eternal City while on a long layover or at the beginning or end of a cruise? You can do it — and get a great sense of this history-soaked city — if you plan ahead. First, save long tours at Vatican City and […]

This Summer’s Top Family Travel Destinations

Summer is peak travel time for families, with the kids out of school and the weather a little more amenable to those traveling with small children. However, gone are the days where most families just head to the beach or take a big family trip to the lake. This summer, families are taking advantage of […]

Sorrento is for Lemons and Lovers

The singular edge of Italy known as the Amalfi Coast has long enjoyed an almost mythical prestige among travelers and romantics. The gnarled, cliffed bluffs rising from the Mediterranean, and the winding roadway with its sheer drop and sublime views has inspired poetry, novels and plenty of proposals. The string of seaside villages that make […]

Private Island Fun in Venice, Italy

When it comes to dreamy destinations that can make everyone happy, few destinations measure up to Venice, Italy. Set upon the idyllic Isola delle Rose in the lagoon waters of Venice, the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa is both resort and retreat, offering experiences for those bound on family expeditions or setting off with […]

A History of Gambling

While gambling in the United States typically means heading to the famous neon signs of the Las Vegas Strip; walking the historic boardwalk of Atlantic City; or trekking to a slew of massive resort-casino combos across the country, that’s definitely not the case in Europe. For starters, organized gambling and game-betting were actually invented in […]

Italy’s Best Beaches for Families

Almost completely surrounded by the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas, Italy and its islands have miles of beaches washed by warm waters. These range from large, exuberant holiday resorts to secluded little coves known to locals. When choosing beaches for your family, look for Blue Flag status, which indicates water quality and safety, and also for […]