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Around the Web: Trips Inspired by Best Picture Nominees, the Importance of Family Travel and a Hipper Side of Scottsdale

- Joy Pecknold, Passport blog editor

Plus, the prettiest pictures of Florence, fantastic footage of Rwanda and more.

Trips inspired by Oscar’s Best Picture nominees—from spa time at Paris’ Le Royal Monceau Raffles (in tribute to Armour) to a weekend in Philadelphia (a homage to Silver Linings Playbook). – CN Traveler

The “LOVE” statue in Philly, you’ll find a version at SMOCA if you follow this itinerary for Scottsdale, Arizona (and the place to stay: mid-century marvel Hotel Valley Ho). – Cool Hunting

Premiering at Sundance this month, Before Midnight, the third Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy relationship film following Before Sunset and Before Sunrise, takes the two travelers to Greece. – Examiner.com

While the kids may not always be alright with it, Lisa Belkin recounts “The Importance of Family Travel”. – Huffington Post

Ever thought of exploring Rwanda? A breathtaking tourism video for the country makes a very compelling case. – Gadling

Photographers and bloggers (photoggers?) Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg capture the romance of the Firenze with a weekend at the St. Regis Florence. – Ann Street Studio

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