Pieter van Bergeijk

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How to Run Your Favorite Android Apps on Your Computer

Google recently announced the beta release of a developer tool called ARC Welder for Chrome, which allows developers to run and test their Android …

Explore the epic, abandoned Communist headquarters hidden in the Bulgarian mountains

Dubbed the Buzludzha Monument, after the mountain it was built on, the structure became the headquarters for the Bulgarian Communist party. Finished in 1981, it was only used for eight years before it was abandoned when the Iron Curtain fell.<p>While many in the government would like to restore the …

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8 Cheaper Alternatives to Popular European Destinations

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/alcuin lai</i><p>Rome, Munich, the French Riviera -- all European bucket list spots renowned for their history, their culture, and their affinity for chain smoking and tiny cars. But you know else they're known for? Overpriced everything. And hoards of visitors …

European Travel

25 places to party before you die

We've found 25 places every partyer will want to cross off their bucket list.<p>From the yachts of Saint Tropez to the raucous clubs of Ibiza and Las Vegas, these destinations will give you a party you will never forget.<p><i>Megan Willett contributed to this post.</i>

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Life's a beach! TripAdvisor releases list of 10 best islands in the world

We're no longer in the depths of winter, but if spring hasn't yet sprung like you've been hoping it would, just feast your eyes on this: TripAdvisor has released its list of Travelers' Choice Top 10 islands for 2015. Brace yourself for sun, sand, surf and a sudden desire to go buy a plane</b> …

5 Caribbean Destinations You Haven't Considered (But Should)

(Photo: Silhouette of Woman at Beachside Hammock via Shutterstock)<p>Most people only think they know the Caribbean. Geographically speaking, the true Caribbean expands all the way to destinations in Central and South America. Expand your thinking—and your vacation possibilities—by considering one of …

Jasen nature reserve: Macedonia’s secret getaway

Deep in the Balkans, this grandiosely named nature reserve might just be the best-kept secret among Europe’s national parks. Home to the rare Balkan chamois (wild goat) and endangered Eurasian lynx, Macedonia’s Jasen is one of the region’s most ecologically significant areas. While there are no …

Slovenia: Travels in Central Europe's Green Gem

"Ljub-what?" a friend asked when I mentioned I was headed to Slovenia's small capital, Ljubljana. The tongue-twister stems from the Slovenian word for "beloved" -- an apt name for an often overlooked European country, and its walkable main city, subtly sandwiched in between Austria, Italy, Hungary …

European Travel

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

European Travel

Welcome To Lanai, One Of Hawaii's Best Kept Secrets

The island of Lanai is one of Hawaii's best kept secrets.<p>It's one of the smallest, least-populated islands in the Hawaiian archipelago. Few mainlanders even know it exists as it can only be accessed by ferry or small plane via Maui or Oahu.<p>Billionaire Larry Ellison, however, did notice this quiet …

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9 New Places You Must Add To Your Travel Bucket List

While seeing the places you know and are familiar with is all fine and well, sometimes, adventuring into the unknown can be immensely rewarding. The following nine places may be a bit remote, but they're absolute must-sees before age gets the best of you:<p><b>Milford Sound, Southland, New Zealand</b><p>Milford …

Europe's 6 Best Beaches

<i>By: Meagan Drillinger</i><p>You know what Europe does well? Wine, food, and vacations. But also: beaches. Lots and lots of beaches. After all, the continent has more seas than a remedial 10th-grade algebra class, and an arsenal of islands and coastlines that hug every one of them. That means locals and …

The Road To Hana Is The Shortest, Most Beautiful Road Trip You'll Ever Take

Road trips are virtually non-existent in Hawaii. There are no exciting state lines to cross and you'd never be able to complete a successful round of the license plate game. Nonetheless, we're convinced that we've found a Hawaii drive that packs all of the best things about road-tripping into fewer …

Caminito Del Rey, World's Most Dangerous Walkway, Set To Reopen Next Week

Thrill-seekers who really want to walk on the wild side need to head to southern Spain ASAP. There, in the village of El Chorro, they will find Caminito del Rey, aka the world's most dangerous walkway.<p>Previously closed for repairs to fix deteriorating pathways, Caminito del Rey will officially …

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Europe's 8 Most Picturesque Towns

From the islands of the Mediterranean to the peaks of the Alps, Europe's postcard-perfect towns continue to inspire travelers with distinct architecture preserved from 1,000 years ago. Filled with plenty of charm, many of these treasured areas contain historic ruins, cobblestone streets, and …

European Travel

5 Spots With The Clearest Waters In The World

By: Gianni Jaccoma<p><i>Credit: Flickr/Marjan Lazarevski</i><p>How many times have you visited a beach or a lake, only to be tragically disappointed by the murkiness of the water? Sure, you could go for a swim in there if you <i>really</i> wanted, but there's no way of knowing if whatever brushed your leg was seaweed, …

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Nine Activities For Adrenaline Junkies In South Africa

<i>From hurling yourself off bridges to coming nose-to-nose with a great white shark, South Africa has a fix for every adrenaline addict.</i><p>Extreme South Africa from Jacada Travel on Vimeo.<p><b>ABSEILING DOWN TABLE MOUNTAIN</b><p>Table Mountain is a must-do when in Cape Town, but not many people get the opportunity …

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Cuba's Playa Paraiso Beach Named Among World's Best, Because Of COURSE Cuba Has A Secret Paradise

We can think of many reasons to go to Cuba -- it's not like we <i>needed</i> one of the best beaches on the planet to lure us there.<p>But hey, we'll take it if you're offering.<p>Playa Paraiso Beach, on Cuba's Cayo Largo, was recently crowned one of the top beaches in the world in TripAdvisor's annual …

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New York City's Forgotten Places Turned Into Art

<b>By Lindsey DeSimone for Architectural Digest.</b><p><i>Vines entangle a former dormitory at Letchworth Village, a state institution that operated from 1911 to 1996 on the outskirts of New York City.</i><p>Though we know New York City today as a place of bright lights and big buildings, <i>Abandoned NYC</i> (Schiffer …

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The 10 Best Party Beaches On Earth

<i>By the Editors of Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>These are the world's best beaches to eat, drink and play, as chosen by <i>Condé Nast Traveler</i> readers.<p><b>10. Super Paradise Beach, Mykonos, Greece</b><p><i>Courtesy Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort</i><p>If the name alone isn't enough of a hook, Super Paradise Beach on the island's …

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