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Free Paper Marbling Lesson in Florence, Italy

Free Paper Marbling Lesson in Florence, Italy

While traipsing through the streets of Florence, I discovered Il Papiro, a hand-decorated paper company founded in Florence in 1976. At the shop, they teach paper marbling, a technique that results in the creation of a gorgeous paint application to paper that is perfect for gift wrapping, wallpaper, posters, book and album covers and even stationary.

Dr. Seuss and Camp Ocean Debut on Carnival Freedom

Dr. Seuss and Camp Ocean Debut on Carnival Freedom

Carnival’s exclusive agreement with Dr. Seuss Enterprises has resulted in a colorful space, so attractive the children in our group literally couldn’t wait to pop through the two differently sized doors. They threw themselves onto bright chairs and fat cushions surrounded by books, toys and games based on Dr. Seuss’ world.

Carnival's Warm Chocolate Melting Cake Recipe

Carnival's Warm Chocolate Melting Cake Recipe

In the span of two days, I managed to eat three servings of Carnival’s famous warm chocolate melting cake — that means I ate one serving before lunch time. In my defense, I had just learned how to make the chocolate cake in a private tutorial with the kitchen staff.

Driving in Huatulco, Mexico

Driving in Huatulco, Mexico

In a story in the Oct. 28 issue of TravelAge West, I wrote about my recent trip to Huatulco, Mexico, with my family. One of the activities I mentioned in that story was that we hired a private driver for the day. This turned out to be a great experience and a highlight of the trip.

How Not to Explore the Galapagos Islands

How Not to Explore the Galapagos Islands

On a recent trip to the famed Galapagos Islands, I was determined to stick to a strict travel budget. I had traveled abroad on the cheap many times before – through China for three weeks, around Japan for two, and so on – and I saw no reason why the Galapagos Islands could not be similarly planned.

Flag Throwing Is An Art in Switzerland

Flag Throwing Is An Art in Switzerland

I got to experience Bern's old-world charm firsthand on a recent tour of the historical city, when I was introduced to the Swiss tradition of flag throwing. The custom was traditionally practiced by urban guilds, starting in the Middle Ages. Nowadays, flag throwing usually takes place at folklore festivals, and is comprised of a series of up to 99 different regulated swings of the flag.

Working With A Travel Agent Is Still Fun

Working With A Travel Agent Is Still Fun

In the travel industry, we talk a lot about the relevance of travel agents — how they work hard and how they offer a significant service. This is an important message to get across and helps quell myriad misconceptions about what travel agents do, and how they do it. What often gets underrepresented, however, is how fun working with the right travel agent can be — no matter your age, or your level of travel industry know-how.

A Fantasyland Fit for a Princess

A Fantasyland Fit for a Princess

Disneyland just gets happier for princes and princesses throughout the land: Fantasyland at Disneyland Resort is renovated and princesses from stories of every land now have a place to call home.