Patrick Masch

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The Best European Train Trips

When you factor in security screenings, cramped seats, and armrest wars, sometimes choosing train over plane is the way to go. Whether you're getting from Point A to Point B or taking a round-trip joyride, a train journey, with its countryside views, slower pace, and more room to spread out, is one …

10 Fall Destinations for the Ultimate Bookworm

We bookish folks do love to wander, but sometimes we don’t even have to move our feet. A good book will transport us from bedrooms, bus stops, …

Books

What You Need to Know For an Amazing Amsterdam Adventure

Simply put, Amsterdam is a stunner. No, scratch that thought. It's a dream destination. After just one visit, you'll forever have the image of houseboats bobbing sketched in your mind and the sound of bike bells ringing in your ears. Even a year later, I can still here that vivacious hum: <i>cling,</i> …

Tips for Shooting Boudoir All Shapes and Sizes

Boudoir clients range not only in background but also shapes and sizes. She may be a model or the stay at home mom that wants to feel like a model. …

Decadence and despair in Oscar Wilde's Paris

As Oscar Wilde lay dying in the Hôtel d’Alsace in Paris’s Rue des BeauxArts, he was still delivering the one-liners. “My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death - one or the other of us has to go,” he joked.<p>On November 30, 1900, the wallpaper won the duel, when Wilde died, aged only 46, of …

Abandoned places: the worlds we've left behind – in pictures

Kieron Connolly’s new book of photographs of more than 100 once-busy and often elegant buildings gives an eerie idea of how the world might look if humankind disappeared. Here are some evocative, stylised images of nature reclaiming the manmade world

Abandoned Buildings

5 countries to visit that you couldn't travel to before

The 12 European cities you should take your child to before they're 18

City breaks are the perfect family bonding experience – they’re a great low-stress option for half-term - and Europe is full of child-friendly restaurants, hotels and activities. Here are our favourite cities for children of all ages.<p>1. London<p>With playgrounds and glorious parks in every …

Revealed: Europe's cheapest holiday destination - but is it worth the savings?

Britons on a budget should head to Bulgaria, new research has shown, with the country topping a holiday cost survey of popular destinations across Europe - for the fourth year in a row.<p>The study, carried out by the Post Office, compared the cost of a basket of holiday essentials, including a bottle …

10 Vacation Spots That Are About To Get Huge

Whoever said that patience is a virtue had no comprehension of just how badly you needed a vacation. And one of the biggest things to look forward to …

America's Best Ranked Cities to Stay in 2016

Reviews give us the best restaurant recommendations, lead us to the best buys - even the best neighborhoods to live - and when you're checking into a hotel, they're also the best way to make sure you're getting exactly what you want to book.<p>So which American cities have the best online reputations …

Video: Inside a Chinese, Parisian Ghost Town

This Parisian ghost town in Tianducheng, China has become the archetype of China's architectural copycat culture. Brought to light by the folks at …

China

The 10 Countries You Absolutely HAVE To Visit In 2016

Pack your bags.<p>Most of us are lucky if we can escape our desks long enough to visit one country per year... but it never hurts to have a list of 10 dazzlingly perfect options.<p>Today, Lonely Planet announced its Top 10 Countries for 2016, employing expert analysis to make travel recommendations for …

The 10 creepiest ghost towns in America

There is something unsettling about walking through an abandoned town, whether the buildings are crumbling and broken or still creepily intact, as though residents just disappeared into thin air.<p>Some ghost towns provide insight into the country's history, while others are steeped in folk tales and …

Want to Go to Europe? Go Now

If you've been waiting to plan a vacation to Europe, this fall may be the best time to do it! <b>Hopper</b> took a look at some search and price data and found that from most U.S. airports, flying to Europe is now more affordable than it was over the summer ( and more affordable than last year). The …

9 Haunting Abandoned Cinemas & Picture Houses of England

<i>(Image: Adam Slater; the abandoned Portsmouth Odeon)</i>In our modern world of multiplexes, it can be easy to forget the grand cinemas of yore. Not so …

5 Spectacular US Landscapes You Have to See to Believe

Dhinal Chheda / Flickr<p>If you're ready for a change of scenery on your next vacation, you might think you need to grab your passport. But here's the truth: There are plenty of awe-inspiring landscapes to see right here in the good ol' USA. From the mighty peaks of Glacier National Park to coastal …

Venice's Eternal Seduction

Jeweler Joel Rosenthal (the man behind JAR) recently wrote a little guidebook on his favorite artisans of Venice. In it, he highlights some of the most talented creative spirits of the city like lovely Antonia Milleto, who is known for her sinuous wood and gold rings and bracelets. In his …

8 of the Spookiest Hotels Around the World

10 surprising travel perks that probably come with your credit card

Check your cards to potentially uncover some of the following travel benefits.<p>Some cards (like the World Elite MasterCard, American Express, and Visa Signature card) come with concierges — a number on the back that you can call to get help with travel planning, restaurant reservations or event …