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    Sunday musings: The death of Venice? RRs delay safety, Gender app rates communication

Sunday musings: The death of Venice? RRs delay safety, Gender app rates communication

Is Venice dying? It certainly is changing for better or worse, depending on who is ranting. Railroads delay safety investments, and a new Gender app rates male/female communication.
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    Current cruise ship visitations to Venice likely unsustainable?

Current cruise ship visitations to Venice likely unsustainable?

Venice is one of the world's most popular cruise destinations. Ned Levi examines the effects of mega-ships that appear to be making this tourism unsustainable.
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    Roll with it, folks: Venice is not going to ban your suitcase

Roll with it, folks: Venice is not going to ban your suitcase

Earlier this week we published a story about Venice banning rollaboards. Before canceling a planned big vacation for Venice, take a deep breath.
By |December 4th, 2014|Travel policy|0 Comments|

What we’re reading: Amazing elevators, Hong Kong tea house tips, smaller cruise ships in Venice, Irish quiz

Amazing elevators, tips for Hong Kong tea houses, smaller ships in Venice

Great travel memories — pressed between the pages of my mind

When I meet new people and they find out that I write about travel and that I have been traveling for years, they often ask, "What is your favorite place you have visited?" My answer, "I can't answer that, I tend to enjoy almost everywhere I visit." I go on, "Perhaps a better question might be what destinations do you remember the most? Or, what places do you think are best to visit with kids? Or, with a lover?
By |December 26th, 2013|Today|0 Comments|

Sunday musings: Do the arts promote growth? Venice in Street View, car sharing startup

Today we ponder the role of "the arts" in a nation's budget. Is it a money-maker or should it be? Google uses backpacks to shoot videos of Venice for Street View. And, car-sharing Web startups begin making waves in the rental car and airport worlds.
By |July 28th, 2013|Today|1 Comment|

Working on vacation — technology makes it possible — do you or don’t you?

I am a master at working on vacation. Some claim that my life is a vacation, but it really isn't. Those who know me, realize that though I get to travel, enjoy great food and stay for extended time in foreign countries, I put in plenty of hours working at my computer, making phone calls, participating on conference calls and meeting via video conferencing.

Sunday musings: Advertising saves Venice, Cheapoair.com soars, Congress OKs new international baggage screening

We imagine bridges and waterbuses in Venice decked out in advertising for Diesel jeans. We are surprised by the rise of Cheapoair.com into the #3 position among online travel agencies. And, common-sense is applied by Congress to former rules that required already-screened checked baggage to rescreened at US airports after arriving from out of the country.
By |December 16th, 2012|Today|2 Comments|

What we’re reading: Cruise ship critics in Venice, Boeing orders inspections of Dreamliners, Private airport screeners again?

Cruise ship critics in Venice try to limit tourists, Boeing orders inspections of Dreamliners, Private airport screeners may be coming back

In Venice, every church tells a story

Too many churches - not enough time. While I haven't actually researched the figures, after more than two weeks in Venice I'd be willing to wager that Venice probably has more churches per square kilometer than any other city in Europe, including Rome.
By |August 26th, 2011|Venice|1 Comment|