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Rome, the capital of Italy, is one of Europe’s most ancient cities. Ancient Rome has been in existence since the past 2,700 years and continues to flourish even today. Rome was the headquarters of the Roman Empire and also of the Roman Catholic Church. It has been such a great city that many countries in the world follow the ancient Roman model of political and legal systems even today. The architecture perfected in ancient Rome has been adopted in most parts of the world. Rome, also known as the Eternal City, is the most beautiful...

Following the release of Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘The Beach’ at the turn of the millennium, Thailand and her many holiday islands have come under siege from western tourists. Ironically, The Beach inspired the very trend author decried; A South-East Asian idyll over-run by the drunken budget tourist. A decade on Koh Samui, the films location, is barely recognisable from the mythic paradise Di Caprio discovered. Today the discerning tourist goes further. They discover the Philippines. Within arm’s reach of Thailand and among the world’s...

The Trans-Siberian Highway, Route 66, and the Trans-Canada Highway are all top destinations for those seeking their open road kicks. When it comes to road trips of epic proportions, however, it’s hard to beat Australia. This massive country is a continent in its own right, from its remote deserts to its sprawling metropolises. In terms of diversity, size, and wildlife, there’s no shortage of sights to see and terrain to explore. Journalist FeannTorr decided to hop in a Mazda 6 wagon and drive the 4547 kilometres from Brisbane...

Students may typically view Los Angeles as a classic family destination, too expensive and far out of their reach. However, people don’t often look past Disney Land as an attraction in Los Angeles. I’ll show you how you can have just as good of a time in Los Angeles experiencing the other side to their tourism. Angels Flight Railway You may have heard of this tram line (or ‘funicular’) before, as the best transport Downtown Los Angeles has to offer. This line of two carts has been running on and off for over 40 years, still at...

So you are going to Coorg, the land of scenic beauty, coffee plantations and yes, a heaven for any food lover, but where are the places to find some good local fare? This is a question that plagues many. People from the nearby places visit this town mostly on weekends, as it gives them a chance to break free from their monotonous lives. For others, especially the first time visitors, who have heard a lot about the place through their friends and other travelers, they are in for a treat indeed. Coorg tourism provides all the possible information...

CD’s – they are so last decade it’s unreal. It’s certainly no surprise that certain high-street chains have struggled to stay open when the main thing they sell is this rapidly aging format of music. For years we have all known that digital music is going to be the future – this time is now here and, if you haven’t already, it’s time the make the switch-over. Getting rid of your old CD’s is a great way of clearing space in your home and de-cluttering your life in general. With MP3 files only taking up the space...

Though it is wise to leave the main job of car servicing to the professionals, anyone who follows these basic car maintenance tips can ensure their car’s safety in-between services. The basics below only serve as a guide and if you have any issues regarding maintenance of your car, then probably you will need to seek the services of a professional mechanic instead. Tyres Tyres are the most important aspect of your vehicle and failure to check some factors like tyre pressure, tread depth and the general tyre condition can negatively...

Just because school is back in session and work has kicked up into high gear, there’s no reason to give up on the idea of taking a family vacation this summer or fall. A well-timed weekend road trip could be the perfect antidote to the stresses we encounter when our daily schedules are jam packed. However, if the idea of packing up for a weekend of “relaxation” stresses you out, it may be time to rethink your old habits. Packing up the family’s stuff doesn’t have to be a time for battling it out about what stays and what goes....

So why are action sports so addictive? Is it the rush? Is it pushing yourself to new limits? Is it finding something you love and becoming obsessed? For me it is a combination of all of these things and becoming part of a community of people who think the same as you. These sports are an outlet for expression and it’s not just about doing it by yourself. Although surfing, snowboarding, riding motorbikes and bikes, kiteboarding, jetskis and wakeboarding are individual endeavours there is a collective group belonging when you participate...

Move over Kate Middleton, the new hot wedding trends for this fall are going to put some serious glitz in your wedding plans. According to Alyssa Brown who works for Alison Events of San Francisco there is a “move towards sophistication. … We’re planning an outdoor event right now, but there’s crystal on the table, and gold silverware and chargers … And black tie is playing a huge role right now. It’s full-length gowns for everybody!” Hair Trends Hair is always huge. This year the trend is marvelous braids in a myriad...