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Spending Three Perfect Days In Bangkok - Forbes Travel Guide Blog

From street food to skyscrapers, I uncover a fabulous plan for three perfect days in Bangkok.

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Destination: Modena

Ciao, Bella.... this week, we grab the keys and head to Modena, the epic-center of Italy's bread basket

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Campo dei Fiori : Rome with Darius Arya

An Expat Archaeologist Peels Back The Layers Of His Favorite Roman Neighborhood

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A Fashionable Packing List for the Venice Biennale

Every other spring, the contemporary art world flocks to Italy to celebrate art, dance, architecture, cinema, and theater at the Venice Biennale. Fathom contributing editor and Biennale regular Erica Firpo gives us a peek at what she's packing in her suitcase.

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Celebrate Spring In Rome Like A Local - Forbes Travel Guide Blog

April and May line up of cultural and sporting events in Rome.

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I Rode Hiroshima's Epic, 70-Kilometer Bike Route - Meridian

An epic cyclist adventure through Onomichi, HIroshima province for Meridian/VOX

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Rome Like A Local

5 Ways to Go Local in Rome: When in Rome, don’t hesitate to go full immersion, says resident writer Erica Firpo. Follow her ve rules of local life to have even more fun in this magni cent city
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Adventures in Love, Relationships, and Travel: A Review of "How to Be Married" | FATHOM Travel Blog and Travel Guides

Contributing editor Erica Firpo reviews Jo Piazza's new memoir-cum-travelogue, How to Be Married, a global search for the secret of good relationships.

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Buongiorno, Principessa! Le Panier and breakfast in bed | ERICA FIRPO

Look out, Rome, there's a gourmet breakfast in town. Erica Firpo reviews Le Panier.

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Where to Go from Rome: An Art- and Balsamic-Fueled Ride Through ...

EMILIA ROMAGNA, Italy – This is going to sound crazy, but sometimes I forget how amazing Italy is. Living in Rome, it's hard to think that anything better (food, art, history) exists outside the Eternal City...

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5 Things We Love About Hotel Eden - Forbes Travel Guide Blog

Get your scissors out, because we’re cutting the ribbon on Rome‘s Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotel Eden. The Eternal City trophy of the prestigious Dorchester Collection reopened on April 1 after a 17-month renovation that called for a complete floor-to-ceiling makeover easily rivaling that of St. Peter’s Basilica’s 17th-century revamp.

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The Factory: Milan's Pirelli Hangar Bicocca | ERICA FIRPO

Why Milan is worth a trip for a day of contemporary art.

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7 New Rome Restaurants Worth Sampling - Forbes Travel Guide Blog

Are you ready for Rome's next empire? Food, the final frontier and the Eternal City's must-book restaurants.

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Ercoli, Ercoli, Prati's New Gastro Hub

The mentality of Rome is that everything needed should be within a 500 meter radius. I uncover Ercoli- a new gastro-alimentari in Rome's Prati neighborhood.