16 Best Towns & Villages in Tuscany, Italy

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Tuscany is quintessential Italy. Rolling green hills dotted with graceful cypress trees, silvery olive groves and terraced vineyards. Ancient Etruscan settlements and medieval hamlets perched high in the Tuscan hills. Enchanting Renaissance cities, laden with artistic treasures. And if that’s not enough, Tuscany is home to some of the best food in the world. But […]

Beginner’s Guide to Europe Train Passes: Are Interrail and Eurail Worth It in 2021?

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Can Europe train passes save you a ton of money or are they a complete waste of time? Find out if you can benefit from an Interrail or Eurail pass. Before the genesis of the gap year, backpacking through Europe armed with an Interrail or Eurail pass was a rite of passage. In those sunshine […]

2-Day Kanazawa Itinerary: Best Things to Do in Japan’s Samurai Town

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A worthy contender for Kyoto’s crown as Japan’s historical heart, Kanazawa is a jewel of a city. Although Kanazawa is best known for Kenroku-en, one of Japan’s top three gardens, this city in the Ishikawa prefecture offers so much more. Home to Edo-period Chaya Districts, ancient samurai houses, several attractive temples and a clutch of […]