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Video: A Day in Reykjavik

Yes, Aurora Borealis is perpetually on the horizon (at least between September and April), but there's more to Reykjavik than what meets a northern looking glance: filmmaker Martina Arcucci takes us through the art, design, restaurant, and cocktail scene that make Iceland's capital one of the most …

Travel

From Zagreb to Dubrovnik: A Drive Down Croatia’s A1 Highway

Day 1: Zagreb to Rovinj, 3.5 hours<p>Against my better judgment, I’m beelining through Istria, Croatia’s slow food capital. The reason for my haste: I’m …

Video Travel Bite: Italy's Cinque Terre

From time to time we share a random video clip to fuel your travel dreams. This time, we explore part of Italy's Cinque Terre, from Manarola's cemeteries high in the hills to Riomaggiore's tangle of pastel houses.<p>(Watch my complete TV episode about the Cinque Terre on our website for free.)<p>Follow …

Italy

Budapest architecture: 8 must-see buildings | CNN Travel

5 Delicious Make-Ahead Breakfasts to Make Your Morning Easier

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Top 10 things to do in Poland

Poland is back in a big way. Cities like Warsaw, Kraków and Gdańsk have been polished up, while outside the urban centres there are forests, mountains and lakes to be explored.<p>Whether your idea of a wild time is trying a tipple (or two) of the national drink, or discovering wildlife in the …

Budapest: Hollywood on the Danube

When the movie "Spy" opens June 5, viewers will see Melissa McCarthy and Jude Law flirting in the offices of the C.I.A.<p>In Budapest.<p>The Central Intelligence Agency is located in Langley, VA, of course, but the set for it was on a sound stage a few miles outside the capital of Hungary. Budapest …

The Latest From the Cinque Terre (PHOTOS)

The Cinque Terre is my favorite stretch of Mediterranean coastline. On this two-month research and TV production trip, I gave myself one day off, and I slotted it in right here.<p>Unfortunately, cruise lines are now stopping in La Spezia (the gateway to the Cinque Terre), and their thousands of …

Italy

Travel Gadgets You Should Always Splurge On

Some travel items you can splurge on, some you can skimp on. (We learned this the hard way after having one too many cheap suitcases fall apart on us.) Here are our picks for the essential travel products that are worth spending a little bit more on.<p><b>A Good Suitcase</b><p>It's tempting to pick up a super …

Croatia Doesn't Know if It Should Bet on Oil or Tourism

Peter Fries has been coming to Croatia for years after falling in love with its pristine coastline, fresh seafood, mellow wine and friendly …

These Dazzling Long-Exposure Photos Prove That Slow Travel Is Always Worth It

(Photo Credit: Lucas Sere Peltzer/Snapwire)<p>There's much to be said for slow travel. Taking extra time to savor your surroundings -- without racing to catch the next bus or hustle toward the next tour -- is often the best way to truly get to know a place as a traveler, not as a tourist.<p>This point …

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10 reasons you should never take your kids to Munich

1. Once they have seen surfers ripping Eisbach, had a rare-bird spotting contest, and crossed over 100 tiny, picture-perfect bridges in the 4-sq-km …

Reader recommendation: Naxos Taverna in Munich

I was traveling in Germany and just had the best meal of the trip in Munich. Improbably, the restaurant was Greek. Equally improbable, it was way out of town. I found Naxos Taverna on TripAdvisor, where it ranks variously as No. 2 or No. 4. The cook is Mama, and the highly personable host is Hugo, …

Gábor’s Budapest

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p><b>Gábor Dory</b> is head of communications at the five-star Corinthia Hotel Budapest, one of the Old World grande dames that inspired Wes Anderson’s <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel</i>.<p>In Hungary’s capital, “there is something for absolutely everyone,” Dory says. “From the historic thermal …

Bucket List Places You Need To See In The Next Decade

"Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?" What if instead of a dreaded job interview question, this was asked as a travel challenge? Suddenly the whole world opens up.<p>You had better start thinking, because the world will look very different in the next decade than it does today. For …

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9 ways to humiliate yourself in Budapest

1. Sip your pálinka<p>Either you chug down the Hungarian national snaps or you don’t deserve the warm feeling of it sliding down your throat. No real …

Budapest

8 ways to humiliate yourself in Sweden

1. Assume all Swedish girls are easy<p>Don’t think you will get laid just because you’ve watched too many commercial movies portraying Swedish girls …

How to have a budget break in Iceland

‘Iceland is too expensive to visit if you’re on a budget’. Along with ‘don’t eat the street food – it will make you ill’<i>,</i> this is one of the great travel myths. And it could lead you to miss out on some amazing experiences.<p>True, Iceland can be eye-wateringly pricey, but with some planning it is …

35 incredible travel destinations you've probably never heard of

Inspired by this Quora list asking about the best travel destinations most people never knew existed, we put together our own list of the 35 hidden gems around the world that are worth the trek.<p><i>Additional reporting by Megan Willett.</i>

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A guide to Budapest’s thermal baths

Budapest sits on a patchwork of almost 125 thermal springs, and ‘taking the waters’ has been a part of everyday life here since people walked in togas. No baths still operating date back to Roman times but some are a legacy of the Turkish occupation, others are Art Nouveau marvels and there are …

10 Things To Do In Europe Before You Die

<i>by Caitlin Morton and the Editors of Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>JOHN KELLERMAN / Alamy<p>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 10 things you need to do, eat, see, shop for and …

The Wild Side of Tuscany

Over a decade ago, the film <i>Under the Tuscan Sun</i> tossed the heart of central Italy into the global tourism spotlight, sending busloads of camera-wielding tourists to historic hamlets and pack-them-in, pack-them-out wine tasting pit stops.<p>For today’s thoughtful travelers, Tuscany’s Maremma region …

6 Life-Saving Travel Accessories Under $10

<i>By: Gianni Jaccoma</i><p><i>Credit: Sarah Anderson/Thrillist</i><p>You know that feeling you get when, just as you get to the airport, you realize you forgot your phone charger? Well, while it's a heart-sinking feeling, it's not a matter of life and death. Except for your cell phone battery, anyway. But when it …

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Never Lose Your Luggage (& Other Travel Gadgets to Keep You Sane)

You all know I lead a busy life and I travel a lot -- I was even in Iceland earlier this year! In this week's episode of Hardwired 2.0 I got to test out some travel tech gadgets on my trip to NYC.<p>Let's start with the Trakdot Luggage tracker. We all know how frustrating it can be when your luggage …

Gear & Gadgets

Top ten experiences in Tasmania

Tasmania is still Australia, but beguilingly and bewitchingly it’s just that little bit different. It’s compact enough to ‘do’ in a week and layered enough to keep bringing you back. The island state produces gourmet food and wine, and a flourishing arts scene and a burgeoning urban cool point to a …

12 Habits of Highly Heathy People

While at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, a series of twelve large posters that extended for about thirty feet caught my attention. The twelve posters were all under one heading: "12 Habits of Highly Healthy People." Note: not just healthy people, but "highly" healthy people. I spent some …

30 Life Lessons I Learned by Age 30

Around age 30 is typically when we abandon what we refer to in life coaching as "novice adulthood." Yet it is still young enough to be experiencing life lessons for the first time. Some days I feel young enough to be a little foolish now and then and at other times, I think I am old enough to know …

Breaking Free of Clutter

Is there a junk drawer or even a junk room at your house? I have to fess up: There's always been one in mine. Started at my childhood home. Definitely in the basement laundry room when I was very little. Then it graduated to a spacious room that my parents added on to the house when they put in a …

7 Healthy Oatmeal And Yogurt Toppings To Try Today

<i>By Sarah Toland for Men's Journal</i><p>Think you're eating healthy by adding agave to your Greek yogurt and unfiltered maple syrup to your oatmeal? Yeah, well, not so much. These and other add-ins for yogurt and oatmeal only boost blood sugar and work against the inherent health advantages of both -– …

How to Lose Weight in 7 Days

Need to lose weight fast? Like in one week? Implement one simple tweak every day to feel lighter and firmer in just 7 days.<p>7 Days to Slim<p>Looking for a realistic deadline diet? Make these tiny tweaks from <b>Shape-Up Shortcuts</b>, a NEW amazing book from Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., <i>Women's Health</i> magazine's senior …