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Monti Sibillini National Park, Italy

<b>Name:</b> Monti Sibillini National Park <b><br>Location:</b> Italy <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1993 <b><br>Size:</b> 276 square miles (714 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know?<p><b>• Namesake</b> Mount Sibilla is named for a legendary prophetess named Sibyl. Knights and other petitioners from across Europe made the arduous journey to her remote cave, …

Italy

Italy has some of the most beautiful abandoned ruins in the world

As the man behind the camera at Forgotten Heritage Photography, Matt Emmett has ventured into abandoned buildings of every stripe: long-shuttered mills, subterranean cisterns, and rust-encrusted power stations, in his native UK and beyond. Guided by a mission to capture the aesthetics, character, …

Northern Italy

Six Swiss Mountain Villages for the Ultimate Escape

Our picks for mountain villages guaranteed to help you hit the rest button.<p>The Swiss Alps are popular for a lot of reasons, but what about a …

16 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent thread on Quora discussed some of the best destinations in Europe that remain unknown.<p>The answers hit on a number of hidden gems, which we included in this list, along with some others that came from our own research.<p>From Denmark's Faroe Islands to one of Armenia's oldest monasteries, here …

European Travel

Cool Camping Ideas: Everyone Should Know these

A trip with your family can be pretty much everything you could ask from a holiday if you have some cool camping ideas. In the summer, when the …

Lyme Disease

Poetic Beauty of Icelandic Seashores

Morten Solvstrom is an art director based in New York, who works for the agency <i>Hello Monday</i>. Last May, he went in Iceland, for a 10 days road-trip …

10 hikes through the cleanest air in the world

1. LAUGAVEGURINN, ICELAND<p><b>Distance:</b> 77km (48 miles)<b><br>Duration:</b> 4 days<p>Despite the famous 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano, Iceland still enjoys …

Hiking

11 of the world's greatest travel experiences

They're big. They're life-affirming. They're bucket-list beauties. Warning: this list will cause instant wanderlust<p>Plunging into the wilderness, …

Real Talk About How Much It Actually Costs To Travel The World

Everyone these days seem to be telling you to travel. Quit the grind. Meet people. Enrich your life. See the world. But no one ever likes to talk about money. They expect you to figure that bit out on your own.<p>Travel isn’t free and it’s not always easy, either. Sometimes it’s expensive and hard at …

Blake Wheeler

Take the Ultimate Spanish Road Trip from Barcelona

PHOTO BY Albert Torelló/Flickr<p>Els Encantats<p>Medieval villages, back roads, and the Wild Pyrenees<p>Leave behind the beaches of Barcelona and drive …

12 Trips to Take to Europe for Less Than $500

It’s not too late to take advantage of super cheap flights to Europe. The Airfare Spot has found a dozen round-trip flights to Europe from cities …

How To Explore The World On Social Security Income Alone

Sometimes it just pays to retire overseas ... not only can you live much more affordably overall, but you can treat yourself to experiences you might not have access to or be able to afford at home ...<p>View of the Andes Mountains from Cotacachi, Ecuador<p>One of the biggest advantages we've discovered …

A 27-year-old who saves 65% of his income shares his 7 best tips for traveling on a budget

More than 10 years later and the 27-year-old's net worth is $170,500 and counting. It's all part of a plan to retire by age 37, but he's not depriving himself to get there, he says.<p>He's currently earning a salary of $80,000 as a financial analyst in Minneapolis and saving about 65% of his take-home …

Lake Tahoe

15 Most Photogenic Places In the World You Must Visit

Travel photography is such an integral part of our experience – whether you’re an amateur or a pro, memories captured are priceless. Here are some …

A Guide To Magical Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque areas in Italy, and it’s impossible not to be charmed by the colorful quaint villages …

Italy

Free Things To Do In Rome - The Guide!

Rome is probably not the first destination you think of when it comes to budget travel, but the great thing is that there are so many free things to …

Italy

Europe's Most Spectacular National Parks

For most people, the word Europe evokes thoughts of world-famous museums, delectable cuisine, and historic cities studded with iconic monuments and vibrant cafés. However, Europe is also home to some truly stunning stretches of wilderness, from remote white-sand coves to some of the world's most …

Fun Ways to Get Around European Cities

Fun Ways to Get Around European Cities – There are many ways to travel around European cities that can add to your overall travel experience. Finding …

London

Safety Tips For First Time Backpackers is Important to Stay Safe

Whether you’re spending your summer holidays inter-railing around Europe, your gap year volunteering in South East Asia or you’ve taken a year off …

Quick Guide To Amsterdam visitors never Run Out of Things

Amsterdam visitors never run out of things to do – this lovely old city has a city center that’s quiet and perfect for walking and biking – with over …

European Travel

10 European Destinations For 2013 (PHOTOS)

If you're the kind of traveler that is constantly looking for the next big thing, that searches for undiscovered territory and wants to explore Europe, Lonely Planet has you covered.<p>Their editors, worldly authors, and local experts have united to create a master list of 10 European destinations to …

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

The Most Instagrammable Places In London

Rain or shine, London is arguably one of the most photogenic destinations in the world: You simply can't beat a city that was founded in the Roman …

How to Road Trip Through West Sweden

Photo by Katja Presnal<p>West Sweden archipelago<p>A global traveler shares highlights from her family’s drive along West Sweden’s coast and into the …

This Secret Beach in Spain Is Hidden in the Middle of a Meadow

Sometimes it completely disappears.<p>Spain’s hidden beach of Gulpiyuri is quite the sight to see, considering it sits in the middle of a meadow.<p>Playa …

Finding ‘back doors’ in today’s Europe

A fundamental part of enjoying travel in Europe is finding places that I call “back doors.” When I first started traveling, back doors to me were …

Theme park with giant ice cream tree named one of Britain's top attractions

As some of the country’s most popular tourist attractions, the likes of The British Museum, Tate Modern and the National Gallery have long drawn millions of visitors from around the world.<p>But these internationally recognised sites now have a rival - a little known family run theme park in deepest …

Switzerland opens world’s longest suspension foot bridge near Matterhorn

GENEVA—This bridge is not for the acrophobic.<p>Switzerland has inaugurated the world’s longest suspension foot bridge along a trail toward the famed …