Italy

La Dolce Vita: Aaron Drake on Ultimate Italy

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Having recently traveled to Italy with Insight Vacations Luxury Gold, Aaron Drake is the first in a series of five travel writers to talk about his experiences. Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, Aaron is a…

Four Eccentric Summer Festivals in Europe

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For much of the year Europe gets on with life in a rather stable, tidy fashion. There may be a few bank holidays here and there, and perhaps a couple of Saints’ days, but in…

Six of the Top Michelin Star Restaurants in Europe

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The oldest European restaurant guide still in existence, the Michelin Red Guide, wields great power in the culinary arena. Symbols of excellence, Michelin’s iconic “stars” have the power to make or break both careers and…

Capri Palace Hotel: An Insider’s Guide

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Ever since Jacqueline Onassis summered at Capri Palace Hotel the location’s been a byword for effortlessly chic shenanigans. Not that she started the phenomenon. The island has hosted a cast of characters in the past,…

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Where to Visit in August

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August tends to conjure visions of crowded beaches, soaring temperatures and even higher prices. However, suffering any of these tribulations is usually a sign of woeful planning rather than any properties the month itself might…

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10 Incredible Heritage Hotels

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Blessed with a character only the passage of time can bestow, heritage hotels are invariably bastions of superlative taste. Each has its individual charms, from the grande dames of Europe to the peach-colored palaces of…

Madrid

Where to Visit in June

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Europe is always a smart destination to visit in June, especially in the north where Scandinavian countries enjoy lake-land parties, never-ending days and some of the best fishing spots in the world. Accommodation tends to…

Manarola

Manarola: A Glimpse of Old Italy

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Celebrated in the paintings of Antonio Discovolo in the 20th century, Manarola, and the Italian Riviera that encompasses it, are special places even to the Italians. Here we take a look at what makes this…

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Italy Unlocked: An Interview with Insight Vacations Travel Director Bradford McEwen

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Italy is often peddled in predictable packages as a raven-haired vision of pasta, machismo and melodrama. Insight Vacations’ Travel Director Brad McEwen sets the record straight and outlines a more complicated country that blends light…