TRAVEL BLOG

A Rebel French Poet Draws New Followers to the Hometown He Hated

CHARLEVILLE-MÉZIÈRES, France — When Bernard Colin took over as caretaker of this city’s cemetery 27 years ago, his predecessor gave him some remarkably non-prescient advice: “Don’t worry, you won’t be bothered by the grave of Arthur Rimbaud — no one visits it.” Now 60, Mr. Colin collects a few letters every week, from as far […]

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Undiscovered Russia: 10 ways to see the world's most beguiling country

How does one start to visit a country as vast as Russia? Read on for 10 ideas, spanning from Europe to the Far-East.  1. A cruise on the wild side Summer 2020 sees the inaugural expedition to the Russian Arctic National Park and the far-flung islands of Franz Josef Land for Arctic specialist Aurora Expeditions. […]

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Hotel room or vacation rental? The accommodation debate

(CNN) — Where you stay makes all the difference on the road. Even if you only plan to spend your sleeping hours in a hotel room or apartment or rental home, inconvenient or unappealing accommodations can detract from — or ruin — an otherwise lovely trip. The range of choices and amenities is vast, but […]

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Italy region will pay you $27,000 to move there

(CNN) — When Italian villages began selling houses for $1, it seemed too good to be true. But the latest offer from Italy is enough to make even that deal look like a ripoff. The region of Molise, a wild, beautiful but overlooked area that lies east of Rome, has announced it will pay people […]

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