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11 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Trip to Europe

Jetsetting to Europe for the first time can be both a blessing and a curse. Though you’ll never forget the once-in-a-lifetime moments like first …

The Top 10 Things to Do in Vienna, Austria

One of Europe’s most beautifully preserved historic capitals, Vienna is a destination every traveler should aim to see at least once. Situated at the …

7 Value-Added Attractions in Vienna

Musical Parks<p>Vienna was the grand stage for a variety of renowned composers, and you'll see tributes to many within the <i>Ringstrasse</i> parks, a greenbelt …

The Top 10 Austrian Foods to Try in Vienna

Vienna, one of Europe's gourmet capitals for both food and wine, is home to many delicious local treats. With a local culinary scene that often …

The Polish phrase that will help you through tough times

In Poland, the concept of 'Jakoś to będzie' is acting without worrying about the consequences. It’s reaching for the impossible. It’s taking risks, and not being afraid.<p>Words like 'hygge' (Danish), 'gezelligheid' (Dutch) and 'lagom' (Swedish) have become very popular in recent years. But fans of …

Europe

Vienna: readers’ travel tips

City vineyards, cycling tours, reminders of a dark history and a walking tour of that Vienna movie classic, The Third Man. Readers share their favourite places in central Europe’s old imperial capital <b><br>• Vienna city guide: the best bars, hotels and restaurants</b><p>From anywhere along the Ringstrasse, take …

Tracey Thorn takes the slow train to Innsbruck, Austria

Tracey Thorn,Travel,Music,Rail travel,Austria,Europe,France,Channel Tunnel,Switzerland,Life and style,Travel and transport<p>The singer-songwriter is soothed by the rock and lull of Europe’s railways en route to Austria

Kitzbuhel, Austria ski resort guide

<b>(CNN) —</b> Just the word Kitzbuhel conjures images of the scariest, hairiest downhill race on the circuit, but as a ski resort this Tyrolean treasure offers far more than just the horrors of the Hahnenkamm.<p>Every January, huge crowds flock to the chocolate-box Austrian town to soak up the high-speed …

Skiing

5 Things You Should Know About Traveling to Spain

Spain is one of the richest countries in the world from a cultural perspective. Its history runs from as far back as the period of the Roman Empire, …

10 of the best apps for independent travellers

Luckytrip<p>Want an adventure and don’t care where? Luckytrip is the smarter version of showing up at the airport and buying the first flight you can afford. Just set a budget and let the app plan the perfect trip: it will figure out somewhere to go, a place to stay and something to do, with …

Apps

Watch What Happens When a Lion Startles a Hippo

Hippos are one of the world's most dangerous land mammals—and they don't like to be startled.<p><i>Updated on August 8 at 5 pm ET: Will Brookes, the person who shot this video, has since reached out to National Geographic to explain the interaction he captured on camera during his honeymoon. Brookes</i> …

Two countries as close as brothers

In a world of global tension and conflict, it’s both endearing and unusual that two countries that don’t even share a border have set aside a day solely to appreciate their friendship.<p>When I was growing up, my father used to tell me stories of his travels to Poland.<p>“It was a rite of passage for …

Europe

13 reasons we should all move to Budapest

Budapest calls itself the heart of Central Europe. It has influences from both the East and the West, yet stays true to its own character. With so …

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Traveling Seamlessly in Switzerland

Travelers who want to experience Switzerland and all that it has to offer would be well served to consider purchasing the Swiss Travel Pass for all …

Try this trick to go straight to sleep

Each time you choose to stay up a little longer bingeing that Netflix show, you’re beckoning death, slowly cutting off years from your life. This was …

Yoga

9 Best Autumn Festivals in Europe

Autumn is a great time to visit Europe. The days are pleasant and sunny; the harvest season is in full swing; prices have dropped dramatically; …

This Is the Top Destination in Europe, According to Travelers

Home to more than 1 million works of Renaissance art and a vibrant shopping scene, the Italian city of Florence was voted the best city in Europe in …

Italy

This is the most ‘valuable’ country in the world to be a citizen (and it’s not the U.S.)

It’s a great time to be German, at least according to one ranking. Henley & Partners, a residence and citizenship planning firm based in the U.K., …

Want to Become Wealthy? You'll Need to Master These 6 Fundamentals

6 Fundamentals You'll Need to Become Wealthy<p>The question in this article's headline is a no-brainer. Of course you want to be wealthy. Everyone wants to be wealthy. Even if your happiness in life is more contingent upon emotional experiences than material goods, more money can help you do more …

Personal Finance

13 European Cities 30-Somethings Will Love

Looking for something a little different for your next trip away with your friends? If you want to go beyond the usual hotspots, Europe is full of cities that deliver a decent dose of culture but also have the requisite food, fun, and photo opportunities. If you and your favorite ladies spent your …

European Travel

10 of the best lakeside towns and villages in Europe

Ohrid, Macedonia<p>Straddling the border between Albania and Macedonia, Ohrid sits on the lake of the same name, one of the deepest in Europe. The Church of Saint Jovan Kaneo teeters on a cliff above a harbour full of brightly coloured fishing boat, and there’s a scattering of small beaches. A few …

European Travel

Switzerland's Lake Geneva region is like heaven on earth

Paradise found: Lake Geneva<p>The Lake Geneva area of Switzerland, less than a two-hour train ride from Zurich, wows the senses with its scenic beauty. …

Culture Shock: First Impressions of Germany

Germany has been high on both of our bucket lists for a long time. Charlie was anxious to <b>drink beer in the heart of Bavaria</b> and Brittany was more …

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Italians flock to Swiss town after viral video

A Swiss area dubbed the "Maldives of Milan" in a viral video has inspired hundreds of tourists to visit.<p>The video, created by Capedit, has had more than 2.6m views since it was uploaded on 10 July.<p>The result? The village of Lavertezzo, Switzerland, has seen a huge rise in visitors.

11 Signs You’re a Long-Term Expat In the Czech Republic - Prague, Czech Republic

How do you tell the travelers just passing through from the long-term locals? If you find yourself nodding your head through this list, you might …

The Best Places to Visit in Europe, by Someone Who Lived There for 5 Years

No matter how many times you visit Europe, it's difficult to ever feel like you know the region well. After all, the continent is comprised of 50 …

Vienna Apartments - G43 Project by FADD Architects

Facebook TwitterGoogle+LinkedInPinterest 100Shares<p>Vienna Apartments G43 Project was completed by FADD Architects, an architectural design studio …

Architecture

5 Vienna neighbourhoods with rare gems

Most Vienna travellers don’t afford the luxury of going beyond its main attractions: Inner city, Ringstrasse, Schonbrunn Palace, and key museums and …