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When you travel to a new place, you usually have some concern over making sure you adhere to local customs and etiquette practices (assuming you have some level of self-awareness). What’s the proper greeting? How do I cross my legs without offending someone? Is my go-to hand gesture considered obscene? Smart travelers pay attention to travel etiquette, and we’re here…

With Valentine’s Day upon us, romance is in the air and for some that means talk of weddings. We can all agree that full-on wedding planning is one of the most stressful things you’ll ever go through. So with that in mind, here are the best places on Earth to get hitched – places so spectacular and so visitor-focused that…

As a desperate power struggle unfolds in Libya, its neighbors fear hundreds of thousands may flee across the Mediterranean to seek asylum in Italy, Cyprus, France, Greece, Malta and Spain. Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said the region should brace for a “biblical exodus” because one-third of Libya’s population—2.5 million people—are recent immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa who are now caught…

Off the coast of Italy, distressed swimmers are getting more than just a human lifeguard-they are also getting a dog.  There are some 300 fully-trained “Lifedogs” helping to keep swimmers safe at popular Italian beaches during the summer months.  These specially trained canine lifeguards wear a harness and can tow swimmers needing assistance back to safety by providing them with…

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