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America’s Top 8 Pizzas

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If you were anywhere else in the world, a pizza would just be a pizza. That is, of course, unless you’re actually in Italy, which is the pizza capital of the world. Away from its motherland, though, the pizza has also gained quite a following in the United States. If you want more than just another slice of pizza, here is a list of the best pizza places you can find in America.

New York: Co.

If you want authentic pizza, you should visit Jim Lahey’s eatery in Chelsea. The restaurant itself if sparingly decorated, which would lead you to believe that it’s not much of a pizza parlor. That is, of course, you smell their dough. Lahey, who owns the Sullivan Street Bakery as well, cooks his pizza over EarthStone oven. A whole pie might cost a lot, but nothing beats the taste of the pizza’s artisanal (if not scorched) dough.


Top sites to visit along the Sicilian Coast

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Travelers have always been fascinated by Italy through the years. Tourists have walked the streets of Rome, admired the old structures in Florence, and watched the opera at Verona. This time, we’ll be navigating the roads of Sicily by car, which will take us right by the Sicilian coast for a fantastic view and a week’s worth of Italian amusement.

Palermo


To begin your journey, hop on a plane headed to Palermo. This is not only the largest city in Sicily, but also its capital. From the airport, you can easily rent a car so you can start off on your adventure by driving to Erice, which is about 90 or so kilometers south west from Palermo.


Best Cruises in Alaska

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Alaska has a very rugged environment and the best way to experience its best offerings is on a cruise. You can combine the roadways on this state and it will not even cover half the stretch of its coastlines. From the waters, you can have a different perspective of the landscapes, or you can watch bears trying to catch salmons, or simply be amazed with the glaciers.

The cruise lines cater to the different Alaska travel adventures of your liking. Here are some of the best of Alaska cruises you can find:

Regatta


Asia Travel: Ten Wonders of the Philippines

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For such a small country, and an understated tourism industry, the Philippines is actually home to some of the world’s most beautiful land and sea features. If you’re thinking of visiting Asia, you might want to check these spots out before booking too many hotels in other countries. This guide might just save you a plane ticket or two. Discover the simple wonders of the Philippines.

Boracay

The four kilometers long White Beach of Boracay has made this tiny island one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country and possibly even all of Asia. A lot of travelers testify that nothing could beat the fineness of the white sands here. The other side of the small island is also famous among surfers. What makes the island even more popular among tourists is its accessibility. It’s very close to the island of Panay which means that travelers get to enjoy direct flights to the bigger island and a short boat trip to Boracay. The island has also been developed so it’s the Philippine’s biggest party place on the beach.


Best Prison Hotels Around the World

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If you’re looking for a unique room accommodation during your getaway, why not ditch The Ritz and look for something more exotic?  While budget hotels are recommended for backpackers, there are times when civilians themselves would want to pay to spend the night in prison.  Make that prison-like hotels.  Provided, of course, that these former prisons have been magically transformed into a clean, elegant, and comfortable living space, booking a cell, a room, and even a suite in one of these old prisons-turned hotels really offers travelers a different kind of secluded experience minus the prison bullies, court appearances, legal charges, and the mundane orange overalls.


We have listed the top prison-turned-hotels that offer unique and adequate room accommodations for backpackers, travel writers, artists, and even couples looking for a something new and exciting.  So, are you ready to go to prison?  Here are our top finds:


Top 7 Cities for Literature Lovers

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If you love reading and love knowing more about your favorite authors, discovering places where they wrote their masterpieces, or explore destinations which served as inspirations for a literary obra maestra, then read on as we share with you some of the top literary cities:

Santiago, Chile

Poetry lovers will know why Santiago is on this list. Pablo Neruda, the people’s poet, famous for his romantic verses lived here. He met with his muse and lover at La Chascona, his home. This yellow and blue house is on a hilltop neighborhood in Bellavista.

Chile is also hme to Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Mistral. The country pays tributes thru a mural in a park called Cerro Santa Lucia and with her image on the peso 5,000 note.


Golf Travel: Top golfing destinations

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If you are following the PGA Tour, the players are going from the islands of Hawaii to the greens in La Quinta in California this week. You might not be a professional golfer but if you want to know where are some of the best destinations to swing those golf clubs:

Cypress Point in Pebble Beach, California

You can Google how the 16th hole looks like from the air and you will definitely include this golfing destination to your list. The coastline looks like it has been untouched since the age of who knows what and add to it the images of crashing waves. Getting in is not so easy though since the club is known for being very exclusive.

Maui, Hawaii


Top 6 Cities to Watch the World Cup From

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If you weren’t able to grab tickets to head to South Africa to watch this year’s World Cup live, you can go to these cities for the best World Cup parties instead. You can celebrate the wins (or mourn the losses) of your favorite teams from impressively big screens.

Even if you’re not in the Mandela stadium, it would still feel like you’re watching with the audiences in South Africa. The cheers emanating from these crowds will certainly bring in a bucket-load of energy.

Berlin

The second-best view of the World Cup this season is from Berlin. A wide stretch (about a mile long) of fans donning their national colors will welcome you as over 500,000 of them watch from Juni. Here, screens as wide as the boulevard show all forty-eight matches. You’ll get to witness the second to the final rounds of these games. If things go as expected, you’ll even get to see the game between Germany and the United States at 4PM on 27 June.