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Reliving the Golden Age of Train Travel in Southern Africa

For a delightfully old-fashioned and unconventional way to experience Africa, hop aboard a luxury train<p>Mahogany paneling, fine brass fixtures and a doting butler are perks you might expect from a luxury hotel. I found them all in my cabin on Rovos Rail, the train I rode across 1,300 miles of …

South Africa

A Cultural Travel Guide to Madrid

From essential museums and must-see art galleries to hidden Instagram-worthy gems, our guide to the elegant Spanish capital Francisco Goya, Diego Velázquez and Pablo Picasso all called home<p>Madrid locals have many names for a long walk. At night, it’s called la marcha, a heady parade through a …

Museums

Super Bowl 50: The nine best things to do in San Francisco

In just over a week, Super Bowl 50 is taking place in Santa Clara - but the nearest big city is San Francisco - a place with strident architecture, a superb ocean-side setting, and plenty to see and do from bars to hip restaurants and museums that move with the times. Here are the nine of the …

The ultimate UK bucket list: 29 things to do before you die

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

21 Most Beautiful Places In The World To Visit

Let your mind drift to the most beautiful places in the world. Explore stunning architectural feats, a tropical paradise, and a small Scandinavian town. The 21 places below will likely fill your bucket list for many years to come and you can count yourself lucky if you are able to visit even a …

National Parks

8 documentaries that will make you smarter about money

The wealthiest, most successful people continually self-educate, which is why most of them spend so much time reading.<p>If the classic finance books don't work for you, there are other ways to get smarter about money.<p>Here, we've compiled eight documentaries that will keep you entertained <i>and</i> teach you …

Best Trips 2016

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s Botswana's Okavango Delta or Brazil's beaches, these 20 go-now destinations will get you packing.

Travel Photography

18 reasons to visit Argentina – including a secret German village and the world's most beautiful bookshop

Argentina celebrates 201 years of independence today. Here are a few good excuses to visit:<p>1. You can ride with gauchos<p>Argentinian cowboys wear actual chaps, drink Mate tea so bitter it makes you gurn, raise and wrestle cattle, and at night sing folk songs about love and loss. Gauchos traditionally …

Top Spots to Travel Back in Time in the Tawases

Tawas City and East Tawas -- "the Tawases" -- are picturesque sister communities on the east coast of Michigan. The quaint area on the shores of Lake Huron's Tawas Bay offers fun and sea and sand to both the residents and year-round visitors.<p>The Tawases also feature scores of spots to travel back …

Native Americans

How to Make the Most of 24 Hours in Prague

The sparkling Czech capital of Prague certainly has enough in the way of history, culture, and cuisine to entertain even the best-traveled wanderers for a week or more. However, none of us lives in a perfect world, and we rarely have all the time we want in any given city. What to do in Prague if …

This Moroccan City Is Completely Covered in Ethereal Blue Paint

Chefchaouen is the stuff of dreams — but it's real.<p>As people who love color, we're always looking out for rooms that employ vibrant decor. But entire cities that embrace our love of saturated hues? Now you've got us excited.<p>Chefchaouen is a town in northwest Morocco that is best known for its …

Big on Charm: Colonial Cartagena

Your calendar might say winter’s drawing near, but <b>Cartagena de Indias</b>, just a few degrees north of the Equator, is warm year-round.<p>One of South America’s oldest colonial cities, Cartagena was founded in 1533, its wealth built on slavery, sugar, and gold. More than seven miles (11 km) of walls and …

Best Hotels For Sleep In The UK

More than a third of Brits are thought to be sleep-deprived, but thankfully, a lot of hotels around the UK are tackling the problem head …

The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.<p><b>S</b>omething strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and …

Higher Education

50 Things to Do in Europe Before You Die

Whether it's catching an opera in Vienna, having afternoon tea in London, shopping for leather in Florence, or sipping a cocktail by the Eiffel Tower—we’ve rounded up 50 things you need to do, eat, see, shop for, and experience in Europe.<p>Sail around the island of Capri<p>Spend a night at the opera in …

European Travel

Slovenia Tourism - Not Ready for the Big Time

Shares 1.1K<p>I explained why I don’t like living in the U.S. anymore to the manager of Hostel Val in Piran: the work, work, work; money, money, money; …

12 destinations where you can stay in a 5-star hotel for less than $200 a night

Our friends at Hotels.com curated a list of major destinations around the world where visitors can stay at a five-star hotel for under $200 per night.<p>The bulk of the cities are in Europe, with a few in Asia.<p>Keep scrolling to see where you can treat yourself without breaking the bank.

Europe

Local Experts

Though far from a widely used technique, plenty of wineries have been experimenting with aging wine underwater. Proponents argue that this process... …

The best place to travel every month of the year

We teamed up with Kayak to find the best international destination to visit each month of the year.<p>Kayak calculated the median monthly airfare and median hotel rates for four-star properties in multiple destinations around the world. Activities and weather were also taken into consideration.<p>Here is …

GOLDMAN: Here are 19 great stocks shoveling tons of cash to their investors

Dividends and share buybacks help increase value for people holding a stock, and there's a lot of money to be had as companies shovel record amounts of cash back to shareholders.<p>In a note to clients Thursday, Goldman Sachs' Amanda Sneider gave insights into a lot of the firms's investment …

35 beautiful cities you must see in your lifetime

European Travel

8 Must-See Cities of Eastern Europe

Surprisingly modern, thrillingly packed with people, and budget-friendly as can be, Eastern Europe should be on your list this year. Not only will fall flights be cheaper, but the U.S. dollar is strong against many Eastern European currencies. Aside from all that, you can expect to see some …

The world's 10 best castle hotels, according to TripAdvisor

The incredible news: Some of these hotels can be experienced for as little as $124 per night. From Ireland's Ashford Castle to Italy's Castello di Petroia, keep scrolling to see these 10 castle hotels, ranked.

10 Perfectly Preserved Ancient Cities That Are Stunning

Here at Oyster, we can never get enough of bright lights, big cities, and the continuous buzz and hum of modern metropolis life. There's just something about the energy in the air that we find exhilarating. But that doesn't mean we don't take a moment every once in a while to step back in time. And …

It's what you don't expect in Scotland that makes it a must for your next adventure

I am not what you would call an unprepared traveler. I scour guidebooks, investigate websites, talk to friends. Forewarned, as they say, is forearmed.<p>But Scotland still surprised me.<p>Because this trip included a stop in Edinburgh for a film festival and a visit to the Inverness/Nairn area of …

Scotland

7 free apps that help you save money without thinking about it

Okay, keep it raised if you feel like there just isn't enough <i>time</i> to figure out your budget or calculate how much you should be putting away.<p>Well, all that is about to change.<p>There are tons of ways to save beyond searching for coupons or using your bank's limited mobile app.<p>Offering everything from …

Can YOU tell the difference? The hyperrealistic paintings of top tourist destinations including New York and Paris that make even locals do a double-take

• <b>Nathan Walsh, from York, has spent the past 12 years painting cities</b>• <b><br>The hyperrealism comes from Walsh's incredible use of geometry</b>• <b><br>Depending on the</b> …

Art

Rome Travel Guide: LDV Founder John Meadow on Where to Eat, Drink, and Shop in Italy's Capital

<i>Photo: Gary Yeowell/Getty Imgaes</i><p>John Meadow—the dapper young founder of LDV Hospitality—certainly knows food.<p>The 35 year old started working in the industry right out of college: first as a manager at the Oak Room then as beverage manager at New York’s Plaza Hotel. And he moved on to open his first …

Italy