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Italy thought of a crazy way to boost tourism — and it involves giving away free castles

Thanks to a new scheme by the country's government-run State Property Agency, Italy is giving away 103 castles, towers, inns, farmhouses, and monasteries for free.<p>Of course, there's a catch—sort of. If you acquire one of these disused properties, you have to transform the building "into facilities …

Planning for a trip to Japan

Japan is one of Asia’s most fascinating destinations with its alluring mystique, tantalizing cuisine and eclectic culture. The thought of travelling …

Inside Amsterdam's New Kimpton De Witt Hotel

It's the chain's first European hotel.<p>Amsterdam’s hotel scene continues to grow with yet another high-profile opening. On May 22, Kimpton Hotels will introduce its first outpost in Europe when it unveils Kimpton De Witt. While other trendy boutique hotels have been setting up shop in the city’s …

This photo essay will put Chiapas, Mexico at the top of your bucket list

CHIAPAS IS ONE of Mexico’s most rewarding treasures. The southernmost state bordering Guatemala, it’s home to a rich diversity of fiercely …

Unique Islands | The Most Beautiful Tropical Islands In The World I Have Been To

Ever since I lived in the Caribbean in 2006 I have had a crush on islands. There is simply a different vibe and people seem to be happier than …

NYC's Newest Speakeasy is Hidden in a Metro Station

New York is so famous for its numerous speakeasies, it's almost ubiquitous with the Empire State itself. Although found tucked away in every district …

Grand Central Station

Fun summer vacation destinations that won’t break the bank

Summer is only weeks away which means now is the time to start making vacation plans. Foursquare’s Sarah Spagnolo tells TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones about some “undiscovered” travel destinations that won’t break the bank, including a coastal retreat in Newport, the art scene in Saratoga Springs and a …

Carried Away by the Wind (4/3, 4/4, 4/5)

<b>Day 37, 4/3: Ash gap campsite -> Overmountain shelter (9.2 miles)</b><p>It was hard to sleep because the moon was so bright through my tent. The wind gusts …

Hiking

15 Stunning Destinations to Take your Travel Photography to the Next level

Looking to take your travel photography to the next level? A photographer is only as good as the subject matter they photograph, and we’ve got the 15 …

National Parks

The rare phenomenon behind this fiery waterfall at Yosemite National Park

It looks like a stream of golden lava, quietly running down the east face of the El Capitan walls in California’s Yosemite National Park.<p>This is one of the national park’s most elegant and spectacular natural phenomenons. Known as the “firefall” of Yosemite, it occurs when the sun shines on …