10 of the Most Beautiful Bridges in the World - Samantha Brown's Places to Love
Bridges unite countries, states and cultures and behold beauty that is both timeless and magnetic. Wherever we travel they draw us to them, transport us to our destination and magically transform and shape the landscape or skyline. They have long…
Pickpocketed in Paris: Travel guru Rick Steves learns a lesson
After preaching the importance of wearing a money belt for decades, but never wearing one himself, guidebook author Rick Steves’ luck ran out.
Rick Steves: Leaving America Makes Americans Better
Rick Steves is a travel guidebook author and TV host known to millions. In this 2019 interview with Topic, Steves explains how to become an “activated citizen” and why a world in which people get out of their comfort zones is a better world for all.
Taking My Dad to Italy: 20 Tips for Seniors Traveling to Italy - Dream of Italy
I took my dad to Italy a few weeks ago. If you knew the whole story, you might say it was a bit of a miracle. I’m the last person who should be surprised. For me, Italy and miracles go hand-in-hand. So if you’re a senior not sure if you can make it to Italy or there’s a senior you ... Read More
Travel Mistakes I Always Make - Samantha Brown's Places to Love
When we travel, chances are we’ll leave home without something important. I find that even with all my travel experience and numerous checklists, I sadly make the same mistakes over and over again. Here are several travel mistakes I find myself…
My best tips for a safe winter road trip - Samantha Brown's Places to Love
Wanna know my biggest travel paranoia? Being stranded in my car in a snowstorm….and I live in NYC. I do a lot of road trips outside of the city, and I go home to New Hampshire, so being stranded is…
We Asked Our Readers What Was the Worst Travel Advice They’ve Ever Received, And We Have Thoughts
Just about anyone who’s interested in travel has sought input from friends and family about where they should go or what they should do. But just because someone says it with authority, it doesn’t mean it’s good advice. We reached out on Facebook and Instagram and asked our readers what the worst travel advice they’ve ever received was. The answers ranged from the humorous (airplane seats absorb your farts) to the downright offensive (it’s not safe to travel outside the United States). If…
7 of the World's Most Stunning Libraries - Samantha Brown's Places to Love
When I travel, I always love exploring unique places like churches and libraries. Not only are they completely captivating in their beauty, but they tell a story rich in history, art and culture. One that teaches us to appreciate things…
Clever Packing Tools That Make Travel Easier
With clever packing tools, fitting everything you need for a successful travel experience will be a breeze. No matter what happens on the journey, may it be extensive layovers, flight delays, or missed connections, you can rest easy knowing your suitcase’s contents are in good shape.