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The real reason why Spaniards eat late

Many travellers believe Spain’s late mealtimes are a reflection of the country’s laidback attitude, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.<p>It is 10pm in the Madrid neighbourhood of La Latina, one of the city’s oldest areas, and the cobbled streets thrum with the sounds of people enjoying …

War

Discover Belgium's Beautiful Medieval City

TravelWorld Heritage<p>Explore historic canals, stone bridges, and Gothic architecture in this well-preserved historic center.<p>TravelWorld Heritage<p>A visitor to the historic center of Brugge, commonly spelled Bruges, can easily imagine a time when this picturesque Flemish town was bustling with …

European Travel

Best Places to Visit in Croatia

With pristine beaches, jewel-like lakes, ancient ruins, and more than 1,000 idyllic islands, Croatia is one of Europe's hottest tourist spots. Add to that some Michelin-starred restaurants, underwater wineries, and Westeros-worthy vistas, and you have yourself an undeniable bucket-list destination. …

How to skip the line at 9 of the world’s busiest tourist attractions

A four-hour wait is a surefire way to ruin a visit to one of the world’s most amazing attractions. While the wait might leave you with glazed eyes …

Downtime in Paris

TravelFar & Away<p>In Paris: Hidden gems and classic locales make the best layovers.<p><i>Far & Away,</i> from <i>National Geographic</i> and <i>The Wall Street Journal.</i><p>Seine Sense: STAY ON IN PARIS<p><i>By Joshua Levine</i><p>IF PARIS HAS A PROBLEM, it’s the “been there, done that” problem. The Louvre? The Michelin multistars? …

Downtime in Frankfurt

TravelFar & Away<p>Short on time? Not a problem for those looking to experience Frankfurt's culture and history in a weekend or even a few hours.<p><i>Far & Away,</i> from <i>National Geographic</i> and <i>The Wall Street Journal.</i><p><b>In Frankfurt: Deutsche Treat</b><p>DESPITE AN INFLUX of people (Frankfurt’s population swells to over …

This German company is bringing luxury bus travel to the US — for cheap

If the thought of bus travel immediately turns you off, it may be time to reconsider. FlixBus, a German startup that in just five years has become …

This is where they *actually* filmed these famous 15 movies

15 famous movies and the *actual* countries they were filmed in<p>1. Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (New Zealand)<p>Though the film was shot …

All the Things You're Doing Wrong When You Travel, According to Anthony Bourdain

The globe-trotting TV host shares his advice for all types of budgets.<p>Anthony Bourdain thinks traveling to Paris just to stand atop the Eiffel Tower …

These Are the Prettiest Places on Earth to Feed Your Wanderlust

It's normal to overlook the simple pleasures in life when we feel stuck in a place or routine that doesn't fulfill us. But ironically, those are also …

Experience the sights and sounds of India, captured in just 2 minutes

With over a billion residents and covering over a million square miles of diverse landscapes, from the world’s tallest mountains in the north to palm …

Where to Eat in Porto, Portugal for Every Meal

No matter what type of meal or atmosphere you’re craving, chances are Porto has a restaurant to match.<p>Porto is known as Portugal’s best food city, …

25 Breathtaking Beaches You Must Visit Before You Die

We're dreaming of warm sand and crystal-blue water. That's right — it's time for a vacation along the coast. Trip Advisor put together a list of the best beaches in the world. Check out all the incredible locations, and plan your getaway now.

Travel is the ultimate self-help intervention – here's how it fixed me

One is not born, but rather becomes, a traveller. In my case, I became a good traveller by being, for many years, a terrible traveller. Today I specialise in adventure travel writing, cover travel trends in my monthly column for The Telegraph, and boss people around in my weekly travel etiquette …

Amalfi Coast

How to get a guaranteed upgrade on a flight

Sitting in business class is a truly effervescent feeling – and that’s not just on account of the “free” bubbles. Business class no longer means just …

Bucket lists are ruining tourist hotspots – here’s where to go instead

I first noticed the phenomenon in Seville cathedral. A tour group trailing behind an umbrella-wielding guide were put on the spot. Quite literally. The guide pointed to a particular flagstone and said: “This is where you take your picture.” And they all did. And the next group, too.<p>That was before …

Taj Mahal

Cambodia’s floating villages: How to visit

There’s more to see in Siem Reap than temples and ruins, but what? The floating villages of Cambodia, specifically Kampong Phluk, are definitely a …

Living in: Hồ Chí Minh City

Though many travellers might be shocked the first time they visit Vietnam’s chaotic biggest city, Hồ Chí Minh City is beloved by residents as a place of surprising calm and order.<p>Though many travellers might be shocked when they visit Vietnam’s chaotic biggest city for the first time, Hồ Chí Minh …

Sick of Other People? Try One of These 16 Vacations Perfect for Introverts

If uncrowded areas and secluded escapes sound like bliss to you, then you might want to put one of these introverted vacation destinations on your …

Personality

New Google Tips and Tools for Travelers

Flight delay predictions, mobile trip-planning, automatic itinerary management, language translation through Bluetooth earbuds, and a smartphone that enables users to learn about landmarks by tapping an icon and aiming the phone at them: These are among the travel innovations Google has been …

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The Unwritten Rules of Driving in Italy

How to make that dream of an Italian road trip a reality.<p>Renting a car in the country can be terrifying (like when F1 wannabes creep on your bumper) but also liberating, says Christina Lynch, author of <i>The Italian Party</i> (St. Martin’s Press), who spent four years living in (and driving around) …

Italy

Is This the Underground Everest?

Far beneath a remote mountain range in Uzbekistan, explorers are delving into a labyrinth that could be the world's deepest cave.<p><b>‘Don’t worry, you can’t get lost down here.’</b> Larisa Pozdnyakova’s words, in her thick Russian accent, float to me from within the cave’s seemingly endless black void. …

These Countries Have the Best Work-Life Balance in Europe

What is this "work-life balance" you speak of? Does that mean vacation? Hey, America, we can do better—just look at the Europeans. According to a recent study by TotallyMoney, a U.K.-based credit comparison website, Scandinavian countries consistently earn top marks for work-life balance, followed …

Work-life Balance

A local’s guide to Porto, Portugal

Sitting in my customary Porto cafe, a non-descript place on Praça Carlos Alberto across from my kids’ school, a troupe of Asian tourists march by. They are sheltered under umbrellas, heads down, following their guide in an orderly step to the next tourist honeypot.<p>For a whistlestop visit to …

European Travel

Travel bloggers: Here is how to make money on Instagram

as an entrepreneur and a blogger, Instagram has been the most important part of my income for a couple of years.<p>I joined Instagram several years ago …

27 underrated US destinations everyone should visit in their lifetime

If you're traveling in the US, cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago are probably on the top of your list of places to see. Outside of big cities, however, there are also tons of smaller, underrated destinations that are totally worth a trip.<p>We asked our colleagues for their favorite, …

National Parks

Long Weekend in Helsinki

Think of Helsinki as the edgy younger sibling of the Nordic capitals.<p>It may not have Stockholm’s beautiful old town or quite the sophistication of …

40 common tourist scams to look out for

Here's an infographic with 40 scams you should be aware of when you travel. Grifting creeps have tried pulling scams like this on me on various trips …

Identity Theft

Here Are 365 Beaches — One for Every Day in 2018

A beach for every day, to feed your wanderlust in 2018.<p>Antigua has a saying, that it has 365 beaches — one for every day of the year. But while you …

Beaches

17 female travel photographers who slayed 2017

To say 2017 had highs and lows would be an understatement. But for these photographers, it was a year marked by victories and creative triumph, new …