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The World's Top 20 Cities, According to That Dude Who Visited Every Country

<i>By: Gunnar Garfors</i><p><i>Credit: Courtesy of Gunnar Garfors</i><p>I've been to a few cities in my quest to visit all 198 countries in the world, and I've written a book about it called <i>198: How I Ran Out of Countries</i>. But this list is about the top 20 cities that I love -- based on the people, the food, the fun, …

The 5 European Cities You Need to Visit Right Now

For the first time in a long time, the US dollar is strong while the euro and other European currencies are relatively weak, which means that a favorable exchange rate is on the horizon for American travelers. That also means this fall is the perfect time to embark on a European vacation, as prices …

Five things to know for your New Day -- Wednesday, February 11

<b>(CNN) —</b> Another U.S. hostage in Syria is dead. NBC suspends Brian Williams. And U.S. troops on Ebola duty are headed home.<p>It's Wednesday and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day<p>ISIS U.S. CAPTIVE DEAD<p><b>Another hostage death:</b> The family of Kayla Mueller revealed devastating news yesterday. …

Comedy Central

5 American Cities You Should Visit In 2015

In 2014, Minneapolis, Kansas City and Richmond were the coolest place to be. But with a new year brings a new set of cities to add to your bucket list. Luckily, we've found some surprising spots Americans are trekking to most, courtesy of Hotels.com's Hotel Price Index.<p>Whether it's a small-ish town …

American Cities

Murder trial begins 35 years after 6-year-old vanished in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty-five years after the disappearance of a 6-year-old boy in Manhattan ushered in an era of protectiveness for America's …

Crime

How I quit my job to travel: The blogger

Liz Carlson traded a stable office job in the US for the uncertainty of full-time writing at the end of the world.<p>It was sunny and the trees had just started to sprout leaves the day I quit my job to travel. As a contract administrator for a shipping company, I’d spent 2012 working in a windowless …

New Zealand

5 things to know about Obama and immigration

It's coming next week. Or next month. It'll protect 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. Or 3 million. Or less.<p>There's still a lot of uncertainty about President Obama's upcoming immigration executive order, since Obama himself has yet to make a final decision on an action to fix the …

Will same-sex marriage become a 2014 issue?

The Supreme Court's decision Monday on same-sex marriage brought the issue back into the political mix less than a month before the midterm elections.<p>Deciding not to weigh in on the debate, the high court refused to hear cases in five states that are trying to maintain their same-sex marriage bans. …

US supreme court decision paves way for sweeping expansion of gay rights

The US supreme court signalled a sweeping expansion of gay rights across America on Monday, declining to hear appeals from five states seeking to uphold bans on same-sex marriage and setting a course for legalisation in a majority of states in the union.<p>The court’s unexpected decision to slam the …