Global Village: Julianne reigns while in Rome
When in Rome
Award-winning actress Julianne Moore has been holidaying in Rome, and we've got travel tips for parents, vegetarians and travel breath!
Actress Julianne Moore recently scooped the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film Still Alice. Some weeks ago, she enjoyed a holiday in Rome with her daughter Liv Freundlich, and was happy to pose for photos with her fans.
Top of the list for many visitors to Rome is a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and taking a tour of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. The Trevi Fountain is very touristy, but most people can't stop themselves from visiting it to throw a coin in. Visit the Colosseum, the largest remaining Roman Empire-era amphitheatre in the world, and a reminder of the gruesome gladiator fights which once entertained the city's residents.
The Pantheon in Rome is the most preserved and influential building of ancient Rome. It is a Roman temple dedicated to all the gods of pagan Rome, and was built and dedicated between AD 118 and 125.
Tips for stress-free family holidays
Mylittlenomads.com has come up with tips for travelling with children, including putting enough in your carry-on bags for the first day or two of your trip, in case your bags get lost or delayed.
Don't line up early for trains and aeroplanes. Don't share the burden of any one duty while travelling - packing, for example. One person packs and knows where everything is. Two people pack and no one really knows where anything is. The same applies to booking hotels.
Have a flashlight and a nightlight. Street lighting might not be as consistent as at home, and you'll probably have a few nights returning to your hotel down a quiet road or path.
Meanwhile, My First Samsonite Fruits Collection is a range of hard-shell cabin bags which are ideal for young travellers.
Brush away travel breath beautifully
Travel breath can be caused by a selection of snacks we consume while at the airport or on the plane, or indeed on a train or while taking a road trip. Crisps, sandwiches, pizza, sweets, are all things we allow ourselves to consume, as, after all, we're on our holidays.
While pleasant on the tongue, too much consumption can leave an off-putting taste in our mouths. Colgate Wisp could be the answer. The Wisp is a waterless, disposable toothbrush - a built-in freshening bead releases minty freshness as you brush. Use the mini brush head on the surface of your teeth. Then flip it around and use the soft pick at the handle base for tight spaces between teeth.
Costs in the region of €7 for a packet of 24. www.colgatewisp.com
Vegetarians on a culinary voyage
Are you a vegetarian, and looking for travel destinations which won't leave you resorting to a fortnight of salads and hummus?
Geckosadventures.com has come up with five places where vegetarians are spoilt for choice at the table.
1. India and Sri Lanka Many menus will be entirely vegetarian.
2. Ethiopia Members of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church don't eat meat on Wednesdays or Fridays, so many dishes are vegetarian.
3. Mexico A significant portion of the street food on offer is vegetarian.
4. Egypt Cheap and tasty vegetarian options are plentiful.
5. China Dishes using tofu, bean curd and vegetables abound.