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66 Tips to Swiss Bliss

TravelTraveler Magazine<p>Switzerland is good for the soul, of this I am certain.<p>I left Switzerland feeling happily exhausted, my limbs sore from climbing, my tummy content and full, my face deeply tanned and my soul elevated. Something about all that clean air and clean water and rippled mountain …

40 free things to do in Rome

Travelling to Rome on a budget? Never fear – sightseeing in Italy's magnificent capital city doesn't have to cost the earth. Although many museums and monuments charge hefty admission fees, a surprising number of the famous sights are actually completely free. The doors of the city's art-laden …

The Sound of Music tour: Salzburg beyond the tourist Trapps

The Sound of Music turns 50 in 2015 and Salzburg is singing about it at the top of its voice. But who were the Trapps really? To find out you need to start at the very beginning – in the original family home in Aigen.<p>Villa Trapp<p>It can be difficult to move in Salzburg at times, which is why it is …

London’s best late-night and dawn experiences

If New York is the city that never sleeps, London is the city that likes to have a quick nap sometime between 3 and 6am. But whether you’re chasing a late-night buzz or are rising for the dawn, the wee hours offer the opportunity to experience the capital as few others do. Here are our picks for …

Top 10 things to do in Paris in spring

Paris is beautiful to explore any season. But spring is the time to soak up that special ‘April in Paris’ charm that Sinatra sung about so well: chestnut groves blossom, city parks burst into flower, plane trees sprout foliage over boulevards, and cafe terraces buzz with new-found energy as …

Britain’s 10 unmissable stops

Few places pack so much variety into such a tiny space as Britain. The cities tempt with top-class shops and restaurants, and some of the world’s finest museums, while cutting-edge clubs and world-famous theatres provide endless nights to remember. Next day, you’re deep in the countryside, high in …

10 things to do in Amsterdam BESIDES smoking pot

CONTRARY TO PULP Fiction lore, there’s more to Amsterdam than hash bars.<p>Coffee shops are the shit for many an Amsterdam virgin, yet locals view them …

Budapest for free

Budapest is a bargain destination, though you still have to pay for just about everything. That doesn’t mean you’ll be reaching for your wallet from morning till night – the following top attractions and activities won’t cost you a forint. For the most part they involve being on the outside looking …

Three Great New Travel Reads

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Looking for some travel inspiration?<p><b>Here are three new #TripLit reads that will transport you to a faraway place:</b><p><b>> In Manchuria,</b> <b>by Michael Meyer</b><p>Once the wild frontier, Manchuria is the latest example of Chinese-style progress. Meyer recounts living in a rural commune turned …

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18 Things the Creative Director of Patagonia Can’t Travel Without

For Miles Johnson, creative director of adventure gear company Patagonia, preparing for an extended trip outdoors boils down to two rules: pack (1) …

Top 10 Summer Experiences in Norway

Travel<p>Explore the Arctic tundra, island-hop around scenic archipelagos, cruise majestic fjords, and hike magnificent landscapes under a never setting midnight sun. These experiences and more make up ten ways to enjoy the very best of summer in Norway.<p><b>Ride cable cars to see the midnight …

33 Gorgeous DIY Projects To Decorate Your Grown Up Apartment

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An Oregon Road Trip That Has Everything

Up in the air about your next vacation? Here’s a little secret: You can’t go wrong with a southern Oregon road trip. It’s literally got a little bit …

Free Things to Do in Paris

TravelFree Things to Do<p>Traipsing around pricey Paris might sound like serious damage to your wallet, but that's only if you don't know where to look (and when to go). Indulge in some of the City of Light's sweetest luxuries <i>gratuit</i>—from hidden nooks of authenticity to world-class museums and</b> …

13 Crazy Sex Positions That Have Been Missing From Your Life

Yes, you can totally pull these off.<p>You’ve mastered missionary and you’ve done it doggy style, like, a bazillion times already. Bring on the next position challenge, please!<p>Instead of resorting to your go-to moves tonight, whip out one of these ambitious (and almost unbelievable) sex positions for …

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5 Ways to Eliminate Back Fat

You won't miss it at all.<p><i>This article was written by Lizzie Fuhr and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Back bulge around the bra area or a pesky muffin top aren't fun to deal with. But you can feel more confident in your own skin with just a little extra effort. Sure, targeting …

Best of Switzerland: Events

Travel<p>Discover the best events happening along Switzerland’s Grand Tour.<p><b>Sip wine on a vineyard-to-vineyard walk</b><p><b>Salgesch/Sierre</b><p>The four-mile walk between the villages of Salgesch and Sierre in the Rhône Valley in south-central Switzerland feels like a bridge between different countries. That’s …

A foodie's weekend in Paris

Paris is foodie heaven, a showcase <i>par excellence</i> of French cuisine. But it's not all about dining in Michelin-starred haute cuisine temples and edgy bistros with rising chefs at the helm. Gourmet Paris is as much about gorging on goods at open-air food markets, crunchy fresh baguettes from the …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

Adventure<p>These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

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A guide to Amsterdam's Red Light District

Amsterdam's infamous Red Light District is a carnival of vice, with skimpily-clad commercial sex workers in brothel windows, raucous bars, haze-filled 'coffeeshops', strip shows and mind-boggling museums. It's not for everyone.<p>If you choose to satisfy your curiosity with a wander around the area, …

London gin tours: the best places to sample a spirit's renaissance

Is any drink more entwined with London than gin? Although this deliciously distinctive spirit's origins lie in the Netherlands, gin and the British capital have a long – and at times difficult – history. With the emergence of a crop of new distilleries and bars, the relationship is definitely back …

Exploring London's secrets: five great walking tours

You’ve taken a spin on the London Eye, explored the Tower of London and made funny faces at the Queen’s Guards. Been there, done that? Well, not quite. There’s more to London than its iconic landmarks. Whether you’ve lived here all your life or are just visiting, these five walking tours, which …

First time Paris: top tips for your first visit to the City of Light

Paris is a city that never lets up. Return time and again and there is always something fantastic to experience—world-famous landmarks and museums mixed with chic shopping, cafe life, gastronomic blowouts and strolls along the banks of the glorious River Seine.<p>The overwhelming amount on offer can …

First time Amsterdam: top tips for your first visit to the Dutch capital

Golden Age canals lined by gabled houses, candlelit cafes, whirring bicycles, lush parks, monumental museums, colourful markets, diverse dining, quirky shopping and legendary nightlife make the free-spirited Dutch capital one of Europe's great cities. With so much on offer it can be overwhelming …

Budget travel: a penny-pincher’s guide to Paris

It's no secret that Paris, by its very nature as a capital, can be pricey and often stars on the 'World's Most Expensive Cities' lists. But with savvy planning and know-how, you can indulge in the city without blowing the budget.<p>Sleep cheaply in historic mansions, fill up on gourmet cuisine, …

An insider’s guide to Amsterdam's hippest neighbourhoods

It's easy to get caught up in Amsterdam's city centre; its boat-filled canals, mega art museums and pungent coffeeshops might tempt you never to leave. But by venturing that bit further you'll find bohemian clubs, hotels atop cranes and hidden cocktail lounges await you in neighbourhoods on the …

Top 10 Berlin experiences

Berlin is a scene-stealing combo of glamour and grit, poised to mesmerise anyone keen to connect with its vibrant culture, bold architecture, global food, intense parties and easy-going vibe. Whether your tastes run to posh or punk, you can sate them in the German capital. Here are ten things to …

Berlin's flourishing world of art

Since the collapse of the Wall in 1989, Berlin has become a hotshot in the art world, boasting a flourishing gallery scene, its own annual art fair and the Biennale exhibit of cutting-edge works. Creative synergies, a free-spirited climate and cheap rents have turned the German capital into a major …

Fourteen weird and wonderful family hotels

If family holidays are starting to make you yawn then why not put the vroom into your room by booking something more unusual?<p>The big wide world has dreamed up a range of weird and wonderful overnight experiences for all the family; here are 14 of the best.<p>1. Bizarre bedrooms in Propeller Island …

Berlin itinerary

Hit the highlights of Berlin with this three-day itinerary in the German capital.<p>DAY ONE<p>Start your Berlin exploration by seeing the city from above, preferably by booking ahead for an early lift ride up to the dome of the Reichstag. From here, stroll south past the Roma & Sinti Memorial to snap a …