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Airbnb Charges a Foreign Transaction Fee (and This Is How You Beat It)

Imagine my surprise when I found out Airbnb charges a foreign transaction fee on top of listings booked outside the country.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy<i>.</i><p>One of our readers Ted pointed this fact out a little while ago when we originally posted on the fact that it's sometimes possible …

Enjoying England With the Help of a Great App

I've worked long and hard and spent piles of money on a pet project of mine: our free Rick Steves Audio Europe™ app. I'm most enthusiastic about the more than 40 self-guided audio tours it offers. But I'm also very keen on the radio interviews we've collected for our app -- conversations with our …

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First time Jerusalem: top tips for your visit to the Holy City

Sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims, Jerusalem’s Old City is one of the world’s foremost pilgrimage destinations. It’s also one of the most magical – and disputed – places in the Middle East. If the description ‘living history’ truly applies anywhere in the world, it applies here.<p>But the Old …

Just Back From: Iran

There’s something particularly satisfying about exploring a place with a rich and complex history. It’s largely what makes Iran such an intoxicating …

27 libraries to visit in your lifetime

Sometimes that's your couch, and sometimes that's a quiet library brimming with great literature.<p>We've rounded up some of the best libraries around the world that offer not only an impressive collection of reading material, but also boast unique architecture.<p>From an 8th-century monastery in …

Going to London? Don't Miss The Wallace Collection!

London has world-class museums, but one of them isn't as well-known as it should be: The Wallace Collection. There's no entrance fee, you can see all of it in a morning or afternoon, and it won't leave you feeling overwhelmed like The British Museum or the National Gallery might. Housed in a …

Art

Dress Like the Jet Set

Celebrities like Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and Sienna Miller travel in style. Take note: you won’t find sweatpants or gym shoes here!

Celebrity Gossip

This Is Kate Middleton’s Secret to Staying Comfortable in Heels

It’s a rare occasion that you see Kate Middleton out and about in flats. The high heel loving lady is constantly making appearances in the notoriously uncomfortable shoes – even after she gave birth only a few hours earlier. If you’ve ever wondered just how she manages to sport the shoes so …

Two "Fangirls" Travel the World to Perfectly Align Film and TV Stills with Their Filming Locations

Tiia hman and Satu Walden are two self-proclaimed fangirls on a quest to visit every filming location from their favorite movies and TV shows, all across the globe. Since late 2013, not only have the duo been on a global adventure, but they've also been documenting their trek around the world with …

Game of Thrones

17 little things you miss after leaving Jordan

1. The old taxi drivers who slip you some ice cream or fresh fruit on the long drive from Aqaba to Wadi Musa<p>That little snack is of course included …

16 incredible UNESCO sites you probably didn’t know were in Turkey

THE STORY OF TURKEY goes back much, much further than you may be aware. This is the land that gave rise to the earliest known human cities. This is …

Ancient History

17 Cobblers, Crumbles, Crisps, and Buckles That Make Us Want to Eat All the Berries and Crumbs

With so many berries to choose from, why not make a cobbler, crisp, crumble, or buckle? Here are 18 so good you'll want to dig well below the crumbly top layer and polish off the whole thing.<p><b>When someone shows up to a party with a truly beautiful berry cobbler,</b> crumble, buckle, or crisp, our jaws …

Baking

How Google Finally Got Design

Google’s transformation into a company that creates beautiful software is the story of how tech itself has evolved in the mobile era.<p>It would have been crazy to say just a few years ago. But today, Google produces better-designed software than any other tech behemoth. If you don’t believe that, …

Meet Smart Luggage, the Must-Have Travel Gadget of 2015

Just as the year’s latest and greatest tech gadgets are being introduced at the annual Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, another must-have …

10 Things Locals Want You to Know About Venice

If you're planning a trip to Venice in the future, be sure to read this: These are the things locals wish that visitors knew about Venice.<p><i>NVNQVAM DERELICTA.</i> Never abandoned. The phrase emblazoned on the wall of the Doge's Palace in Venice may have originally related to religion, but it's a perfect …

Ireland's best drives

Whether or not you're used to getting into the driver's seat from the right, and driving on the left, Ireland's (often pot-holed) two-lane roads make up some of Europe's most scenic drives. Particularly going village to village, pub to pub, on and off the rugged coastal drives of western and …

Affordable Greece

Think Greece and conjure up images of white-washed villages cascading down hillsides, azure seas sparkling in bright sunshine and powder-soft white sand beaches. A visit to this special country is a lifelong dream for many, as it delivers an astounding array of breathtaking landscapes, ancient …

France sans frontières: the best French border towns

Looking for a new angle on the well-trodden paths of France? Then travel to its borders. These three melting-pot cities showcase the best of France while giving a tantalising glimpse into the rest of Europe - Lille skims the Belgian border in the north; to the east, Strasbourg grazes Germany; and …