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Q&A: Coppola Talks About His Palazzo Margherita in Bernalda, Italy

BESIDES being a filmmaker and a winemaker, Francis Ford Coppola has owned hotels and resorts since the 1980s. With his latest, Palazzo Margherita, palazzomargherita.com, in Bernalda, Italy, he now owns five properties. His first, the Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize, was a result of his developing an affinity for the jungle, “as people do,” he said, […]

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Local ABS Insurance Agency Reminds Residents Not to Drink and Drive on St. Patrick’s Day

This year, the insurance experts at ABS Insurance Agency want to ensure that everyone has a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day with Missouri car insurance and travel safety tips. Chesterfield, Missouri (PRWEB) March 11, 2012 While the team at ABS Insurance Agency knows that St. Patrick’s Day is often celebrated with festive and green […]

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His travel dreams took 20 years

Charlie Wittmack’s adventures might never have happened if not for a studious sister, Ellen, he says was a “bookworm” when they were growing up. When he was about 10, she gave him a book on Sir Edmund Hillary, the explorer who was one of the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest. “I […]

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The best new luggage

Expandable and collapsible luggage generated the greatest buzz – and the most awards – at this week’s 2012 Travel Goods Show in Las Vegas, where more than 200 exhibitors showcased product lines aimed at travelers. PHOTO GALLERY:  See more new products that make travel easier First-place winner of the Product Innovation Award is the Road […]

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Heads Up: Historic School Building Now a Cultural Center in Berlin

This new arts and dining hub has an unlikely history: it is the Ehemalige Jüdische Mädchenschule, once a school for Jewish girls (Auguststrasse 11-13; maedchenschule.org) that first opened in 1930. The 14 classrooms house two exhibition spaces and a kosher restaurant; the gym holds a high-end German restaurant and bar. Soon, the four-floor building will […]

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Southern Cross buys Christchurch insurer

Southern Cross Benefits Ltd (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the charitable Southern Cross Health Trust) has purchased the policies of Christchurch-based Ellenco Pet Insurance. Southern Cross Benefits Ltd owns and operates the highly-successful online travel insurer Southern Cross Travel Insurance. Southern Cross Healthcare Group CEO Ian McPherson said the move into pet insurance was a further […]

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Family friendly spring break travel ideas

Jody Robbins a contributor for sweetspot.ca says there are some great deals out there if you are willing to be patient. She says Cuba is always a great deal but she has been hearing about another spot you may be interested in, “One place I keep hearing again and again is Sayulita, Mexico and it’s […]

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JetBlue boots family over toddler’s tantrum

The subject of “appropriate behavior” for children on airline flights is back in the news again. This time it comes after a Rhode Island family was kicked off a JetBlue flight in the Turks and Caicos when the family’s 2-year-old toddler threw a temper tantrum before takeoff, NBC 10 of Providence reports. The problem: The […]

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Evita’s Buenos Aires

Every city has its heroes — people who leave an indelible mark. Yet few cities are in thrall to a single person the way Buenos Aires is to María Eva Duarte de Perón. The wife of Juan Perón, president of Argentina from 1946 to 1955 and from 1973 to 1974, Evita, as she was known, […]

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The Spanx Woman is Worth a Billion?! My Key Takeaways

Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur. He is Managing Director of Formula Capital and has written 6 books on investing. His latest books are I Was Blind But Now I See and FAQ ME. You can follow him @jaltucher. I’m a complete sexist. I want women to look as good as possible. And I’m […]

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