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The best cities with beaches in Europe

City break or beach holiday? There’s no need to choose – here are the European hotspots that offer the best of both: buzzy urban life right next to …

Beaches

These Stunning Countries Are the World's Least Visited

If you are literally sick and tired of seeing billions of tourists on vacation, have no fear, because the United Nations World Tourism Organisation …

European Travel

11 Cheaper Alternatives to Europe’s Most Expensive Cities

Are you ready for an affordable Euro trip? Look to these destinations that are primarily off the beaten path.<p>If you’re looking for a little island …

European Travel

This Country Has Just Been Voted as the Best European Travel Destination

Voices in global travel have officially declared what Portugal’s Tourism Office, the Turismo de Portugal, has been communicating for over a year now: …

One Week in Northern England Itinerary - Part-Time Traveler

Have a week? Want to go somewhere absolutely lovely?<p>Here’s why getting away to the U.K. (without even touching London) is one of my favorite trips to …

Stephen Hawking's search for aliens gets a boost

The late professor Stephen Hawking was certain there was intelligent life lurking in the universe.<p>“The idea that we are alone in the universe seems to me completely implausible and arrogant,” he once said. “Considering the number of planets and stars that we know exist, it’s extremely unlikely that …

6 European Places to Travel to on a Budget

<b>From a mix of culture,</b> landscape and history on the one hand, to a money trap on the other, being a tourist in Europe's most popular cities proves …

Stephen Hawking's final paper cuts the multiverse down to size

Stephen Hawking's final paper, which aims to test a theory that proposes parallel universes, appeared today (May 2) in the Journal of High Energy Physics.<p>As Live Science reported at length in March, before the paper was peer-reviewed and officially published, it shares Hawking's final look at one …

My Favorite Places To Visit in Kyoto During Summer

One of the most annoying parts about visiting Japan is that a lot of the traditional temples and shrines you would think are ideal for golden hour …

50 epic river journeys you must do in 2018

Ever since river cruise companies began throwing serious money at their hardware, river cruising’s star has been in the ascendant. Old hands who cruised Europe and Russia in the early Nineties speak of mediocre food, drab interiors and no “service” to speak of. The 21st century experience couldn’t …

Your own Italian home for $1? You can buy it in Ollolai

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ever dreamed of owning a home in a pretty village in Italy ? The news you've been waiting for has finally arrived.<p>You can now buy one for just over a dollar.<p>Ollolai, a destination in the mountain region of Barbagia on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, is selling hundreds of abandoned …

Italy

World history would be very different without the blood moon eclipse of 1504

On January 31st, half of the Earth will experience a very special moon moment: “a super blue blood moon.” The term, according to NASA, describes three simultaneous celestial events: a “supermoon,” in which the moon is closer to Earth in orbit and appears 14% brighter than usual; the second full …

Super Blue Blood Moon

10 reasons to visit Abruzzo, Italy's new hot destination

<b>(CNN) —</b> Central Italy 's Abruzzo has always attracted visitors thanks to its enviable snow season, but up until recently the majority were European.<p>Now the region, a world away from modern Italy, could be on the verge of an international tourism boom.<p>With incoming travel numbers on the rise in the …

Italy

Gallery: To the ends of the Earth – the most remote hotels on the planet

You can spend days hiking to a remote location, pitch a tent and enjoy the isolated serenity, but if there's natural beauty to be appreciated then …

Time Travel

The 19 Cheapest Places to Travel in January

Here's exactly where to go to get the most bang for your buck in January.<p>In January, the spending fatigue is real. After buying loads of gifts, …

Air Travel

A psychologist identifies 7 signs it's time to let go of a friendship

Research actually confirms what we've all experienced: most middle school friendships don't even last a year. And while some adult friendships last throughout life, some make us feel like we've been sentenced for life. So how do you know when to make a break for freedom?<p>Sometimes it's obvious: a …

Bird photobombs the Space Station and Sun in awesome photo

Talk about timing! Photographers with the European Space Agency hoping to spot the International Space Station crossing the face of the sun got more than they bargained for in this sunny snapshot.<p>In the photo, which was taken in 2013 but only released by ESA on Wednesday (Oct. 4), a bird crosses …

As the 747 Begins Its Final Approach, a Pilot Takes a Flight Down Memory Lane

How much do I, a Boeing 747 pilot, love the airplane that I fly? It’s tough, and maybe a little embarrassing, to answer. But as the iconic jet’s eventual retirement draws closer, I am surely not the only 747 fan who’s taking some very long flights down memory lane.<p>To share with you the jumbo …

British Airways

These enchanting islands are Europe's best-kept secret

Situated in the heart of the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic Ocean, there is a windswept world where the grass is so electric green, the terrain so …

Mykonos for first-timers

Mykonos is the party animal of the Cycladic islands, Greece’s answer to Ibiza, with bronzed bodies thronging its beaches by day and basslines pounding through its superclubs until dawn. But there’s more to it than the dazzling sand, preening celebrities and insatiable revellers.<p>Those who spend a …

Ancient History, New Trail: The Epic 400 Mile Jordan Trail

The Jordan Trail opened in 2017. It weaves through desert, lush canyons, and more than 52 villages as it traverses Jordan for more than 400 miles …

Ghost planet

Hey, did you hear that astronomers have found a third exoplanet around the star GJ 832 (also sometimes called Gliese 832), and that it’s …

Hop on board the world's first ocean cruise with a totally vegan menu

While cruises often have a reputation as a place where travellers can relax and indulge – frequently at a well-stocked buffet – a new cruise is focused on giving vegans a healthy and plant-based trip through the fjords of Norway.<p>Cruise & Maritime Voyages has announced a new cruise that will include …

2.8 Million Stars Sparkle in This Incredible Image of the Milky Way

This week, the European Space Agency released a series of breathtaking images captured by its Gaia star-surveyor: hi-res slices of the heavens that …

Universe

The Complete Weekend Guide On Things To See And Do In Rome

Rome is a special city! It’s a city brimming with history, Roman culture, gorgeous buildings around ever corner and enough pasta and gelato to …

Luggage

7 Instagram Photos That Prove St. Barth Is the Caribbean Honeymoon Destination

Settling on one country or faraway city for your honeymoon destination can seem pretty daunting at first. We mean, this is your <i>first</i> vacation as newlyweds! You want it to be perfect, right? Luckily, the editors at <i>Brides</i> get the chance to check out spots all over the world for you so you can narrow …

7 countries where you can travel on $30 a day or less

There are countries all over the world where, thanks to the low cost of living and (in some cases) strong U.S. dollar, it's possible to get around on a very low budget.<p>Traveling on the cheap is certainly not for everyone and it often means making a few sacrifices, but choosing the right place to …

Travel

Green vacations: 10 places that don't cost the Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Travelers are more socially and environmentally conscious than ever, seeking to get away safe in the knowledge they've had minimal impact on the planet's resources.<p>With 2017 named as the United Nations' International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the spotlight is even more on …

Costa Rica

Luxury hotel experience meets the sea as the Ritz-Carlton launches a cruising collection

Cruising remains an ever-popular way of travel, and the choice has just expanded now that the Ritz-Carlton has announced its entry into luxury yachting and cruises. The hotel group, which is headquartered in Maryland and is part of Marriott International, intends to bring its particular brand of …

Hospitality