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5 years living in Switzerland convinced me that it's a great place to be an American expat

My family and I moved to a small town just outside of Zurich when I was younger and lived there for five years.<p>Switzerland had the fifth highest GDP per capita in the world at $84,815 in 2013, coming in close behind the Macao region in China, Qatar, Norway, and Luxembourg.<p>That's a whole $30,000 …

30 Stunning Photos Of Everyday Life In Havana

President Barack Obama announced a normalization of relations with Cuba on Wednesday afternoon.<p>This is a huge deal, because the two countries have had virtually no trade or travel relations since the 1959 revolution that put Fidel Castro in power.<p>Havana, Cuba's capital city, is a mystery to most …

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25 Amazing Hotels With Eye-Popping Views

A one-of-a-kind, awe-inspiring view is a welcome perk at any hotel, but some properties truly outshine the rest when it comes to the surrounding scenery. Fortunately, there are views that appeal to every kind of traveler, whether you want to gaze at mountains, oceans, vineyards, or dazzling city …

Look high, look low: Teleport your head with this weird device

[avocado-gallery ids=”303769,303766,303768,303767,303770″]<p>Tired of looking at the world from the same old perspective? Need a fresh take on things? A new point of view?<p>Well, you have less than two weeks to get your hands on an EYEteleporter, an outlandish, periscope-style device that will give you …

10 best Android learning apps

Using your smartphone or tablet to learn from just makes sense. It’s a device that is almost always with you which means you can take your learning everywhere and there are a metric ton of resources to teach you what you need to know. Some learning apps are better than others but they all achieve …

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The Most Beautiful Remote Destinations Worth The Trek

It's a small world and it seems to be shrinking all the time.<p>We're now well into 2014 and there isn't much left on earth that hasn't been poked, prodded and probed by the human race. Aside from the deepest depths of the ocean, there aren't many places left that are total and complete …

Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by cashing in on some tip-top freebies.<p>Catch a ride to the Reichstag’s …

China is on track to build high-speed rail in just about every corner of the world

<b>Updated Nov. 7: Mexico unexpectedly pulled out of its high-speed rail deal with China, citing “doubts and concerns that have emerged in public opinion.”</b><p>Beijing moved one step closer to its aim of becoming a global exporter of high speed rail technology this week when a Chinese-led consortium won a …

Watching wildlife in Norway’s north

Northern Norway is one of the most varied wildlife-watching destinations in Europe, its combination of High Arctic landscapes, Atlantic shorelines and boreal forests sheltering an astonishing array of species. If you miss the land mammals in the wild, most can be seen at Polar Park (near Setermoen: …

Top 10 hostel rules: the don’ts of staying in a dorm room

Staying in a dorm room with strangers can be a whole lot of fun, although it does come with challenges – cacophonous snoring, intimate smooching and offensive odours. Here are some handy tips to make your hostelling experience all the better.<p><b>Don’t treat shared bathrooms like a spa</b><p>Picture the scene. …

Six reasons to visit Milan in 2015

For years travellers have dismissed Milan as too cold, too boring and too business-like, seeing it as the ugly sister of fair Florence, historic Rome and romantic Venice. But with the prospect of Expo 2015 bringing the world to its doorstep and prompting the most radical urban rethink in the past …

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20 free things to do in Melbourne

Melbourne is consistently voted the world’s most liveable city and Melburnians are quick to tell visitors what makes this city such a great place to live from their favourite restaurants (‘400 Gradi makes the world’s best margherita pizza, you know!’) to the laneway bars and cafes (‘better than …

The Caviar of Subways: Russia

If you are traveling to St. Petersburg, Russia most everyone will say, you must see The Hermitage Museum, the Faberge Collection and Catherine Palace. Yes, you must, but you should also ride the metro because it's so unexpectedly beautiful.<p>Nothing could have prepared me for the beauty, majesty and …

6 Cool Things to Do in Macau

Though it's sometimes referred to as the "Las Vegas of the East," there's a whole lot more happening in Macau than slot tables. Originally a Portuguese trading post, Macau is a unique blending of two cultures that you can see--and taste--throughout the city.<p>Visiting Macau soon? Here are the coolest …

Review: The Veil from Caudabe is a case that will keep your iPhone 6/Plus thin and protected (Video)

I’m always looking for the best possible case for my needs. I’m not the type of person that requires a bulky case with a lot of drop protection, but it’s nice to have something there to protect against scratches and small dings. The only option I’ve had in the past is to use a skin. It’s not always …

Microsoft's next surprise is free Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android

There's no such thing as a free lunch, or is there?<p>Microsoft's Office suite for iPad, iPhone, and Android is now free. In a surprise move, the software giant is shaking up its mobile Office strategy to keep consumers hooked to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Starting today, you'll no longer …

The 13 Greatest Destination Food Towns In America

Eating is probably the greatest excuse we've ever heard for planning a trip. But as a responsible foodie traveler, you want to make sure you're visiting a town with a local culture as rich as the jambalaya on the table.<p>We were thus ecstatic when Saveur released its annual Culinary Travel Awards, …

Why Manila is fast becoming one of Asia's coolest cities

The heydays of the 1920s and 1930s saw Manila abuzz with theatres, cabaret, jazz clubs and ritzy boulevards, making it one of the most glamourous cities in the region. This was all brought to a halt during the<p>Battle<p>of Manila in WWII and Manila never really regained its pre-war panache. But in …

Western Balkans: time-tripping in southeastern Europe

The Balkans have attracted adventurers for centuries – literary bigwigs Lord Byron and Rebecca West penned romantic accounts of journeys through these, once foreboding and mysterious lands. For modern-day travellers, intrigued by the puzzle of Europe’s rough-around-the-edges southeastern corner and …

Which Gili island is for you?

What brings you to the Gili Islands? Are you looking to party and come away with your diving license? Or are you desperate to get away from the crowds? Or maybe you've sparked up a holiday romance and are looking for somewhere to escape to together?<p>Fringed by white-sand beaches and coconut palms, …

Daily Travel Startup Watch: Fizzer, Travoline and More

Every day we alert our readers of new startups in the travel industry being listed on AngelList, as an early information service for those who keep …

A Photo Tour: Chocolatiers in Brussels

I fly to Brussels every month so I decided to devote my recent trip to chocolate shops. The World Capital of Chocolate's cobbled back streets led me to shops where chocolate is elevated to an art form.<p>Belgium has been at the center of Europe's chocolate trade since the 1690s. With a million …

A culinary guide to Singapore: what to eat and where

Singaporeans don’t just love to eat – they live for it. Born out of its rich ethnic diversity, the city-state’s hybrid cuisine is the stuff of legend. From classic hawker centres to celebrity restaurants, we’ve rounded up the top spots to get a taste of the Lion City.<p><b>Hawker centres</b><p>Hawker centres …

7 Must-Have Experiences in South Africa

South Africa is one of those places that, once visited, sticks to you long after you've left, leaving its mark in ways you had not anticipated. Whether it's the people, the culture, the scenery or some combination of all of the above, there is something about the country that compels you to want to …

10 epic views that'll have you packing your bags for Zermatt

One of Europe’s most glamorous ski resorts, Zermatt has been attracting ski bunnies and adrenaline addicts since the mid-19th century. This charming car-free town sits at the foot of the majestic Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps, so whether you're clambering up mountains, skiing down them, hiking …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 camera tips and tricks

This handful of tips can help you get the most out of your Note 4's camera<p>Samsung has made strides in improving the quality of its cameras with the …

Lollipop on the Galaxy S5 leaks yet again, TouchWiz gets more Material

Earlier this month, we were treated to an 8-minute video of Android Lollipop running on a Galaxy S5 thanks to the folks over at <i>SamMobile</i>. Now it …

First time Montréal: what to do in the City of Saints

Bold, brazen and beautiful, Montréal is a tantalizing tale of two worlds: new-world energy and excitement meets old-world glamour and grace. Take in the best of both while sipping a creamy <i>café au lait</i> on a Parisian-style sidewalk <i>terrasse</i>. <i>Canadienne</i> to the core, with its pristine urban streets and …