Worth reading: Italian villas, ugly Americans, and more

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Looking for an Italy rental? Pick a good villa rental agency. Pauline Kenny of SlowEurope.com shares her tips. [Dream of Italy]

Tourists have to try to combat the 'ugly American'. Fifty years after the book published, the perception of Americans as crass travelers remains. [cnn.com/travel]

Obama seeks high-speed rail system across U.S.. The President wants new developments for high-speed trains in 10 corridors, including regions in New York, Illinois, California, and Florida. But it's not clear if enough money will be set aside to do more than make plans. [nytimes.com]

Take the new Gossip Girl Tour of NYC. OMG! See 40 locations used in the filming of the high school soap. [gadling]

Five in-flight movies to avoid now. The creepy, the weepy, and the sleepy that may be showing soon on a plane near you. [jaunted]

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