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Barcelona's top museums and galleries

<i>This highlighted list of museums and galleries is taken from Lonely Planet's city guide to</i> <i>Barcelona</i><i>.</i><p>GALLERIES<p>CaixaForum<p><i>Image of CaixaForum by</i> <i>montuno</i><br>Housed in a former Modernista factory, an outstanding brick caprice by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, this extensive private collection of contemporary art is …

Barcelona

This Austrian Park Literally Transforms Into A Lake And It's Totally Awesome

It's a park! It's a lake! It's... both?<p>Just below Austria's Hochschwab mountains near the town of Tragoess sits Grüner See ("Green Lake" in English).<p>Why do I care, you say? Well, you care because it <i>literally</i> changes with the seasons -- and we're not just talking about leaf colors. During winter, …

Tiny countries that pack a big punch

Size isn't everything. Here are ten of the smallest countries in the world. Some of them are rarely visited, except by travellers collecting visa stamps. Most are islands, often far flung. Their wealth varies, from nearly the highest per capita GDP to nearly the lowest, but all still manage to …

European Travel

The Top 5 of Florence

As many people around the world know, Florence, Italy is the European capital of renaissance history and art. It's incredible to think back to the early 1400s when architecture, literature, science and fine art began a whole new movement of change. Before you go across the pond, make sure these …

Italy

20 best places to visit in the United States | CNN Travel

City Life vs. Island Life: The Best of Both Worlds

I live on a beautiful island in the Caribbean with pristine white beaches and turquoise waters. People save their pennies and their vacation days for a chance to visit where I call home. It is an absolutely stunning place.<p>I used to live in a vibrant city filled with young professionals and happy …

Swimwear

A New Road to Mandalay Will Once Again Connect India and Burma

<i>By the old Moulmein Pagoda, lookin’ eastward to the sea,</i><p><i>There’s a Burma girl a-settin’, and I know she thinks o’ me;</i><p><i>For the wind is in the</i> …

The 50 Best US Tourist Attractions You've Never Heard Of

Everyone has heard of the Empire State Building in New York, but do you know about Upstate New York's Letchworth State Park, unofficially dubbed the Grand Canyon of the East? How about the Lost Sea in Tennessee, which is the country's largest underground lake?<p>We've put together a list of the …

National Parks