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Most Affordable European Cities

For travelers on a budget, there's never been a better time for a trip across the pond. Here, 10 wallet-friendly destinations we can't wait to …

8 Authentic Italian Dishes You May Never Have Heard Of

<i>Each week, Italian local</i> <b>Emiko Davies</b> <i>takes on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p>Most of us are familiar with Italian food heavy-hitters. We know and love caprese salad, risotto, and spaghetti carbonara. But there's a whole word of regional dishes …

Why the World's Best Vegetarian Food Is in Tel Aviv

An impressive wave of vegetable-centric restaurants are taking Israel's biggest city by storm.<p>How did Israel’s trend-setting city become a herbivore smorgasbord? Start with the abundance of raw material, the gleaming pyramids of eggplants, peppers, and cabbage heaped like pinups at the city’s …

Tel Aviv

Luma debuts a Wi-Fi router that uses mesh networking to provide quality Internet at home

A few years ago, I needed to buy a router, but when I looked at the ones at the store, it was daunting. The associate wasn’t really able to help me, so I went with one based on brand name. That wound up being a bad decision, as that router didn’t provide the most reliable service in my apartment.<p>If …

How tens of thousands of Syrians have 'disappeared'

What Raneem Matouq remembers most vividly are the screams.<p>Two years after her father, human rights lawyer Khalil Matouq, suffered the same fate, Raneem was kidnapped by Syrian authorities in 2014. She was released after two months in detention, while her father remains missing to this day.<p>For …

Middle East

The Savvy Traveler: 10 Tips of the Trade

<i>Darn it, I told the agent I wanted a direct flight to Vegas, but the plane stopped - twice - along the way.</i><p>Whether you're booking your vacation online, directly with the airlines, hotels and cruise lines or through travel agents, knowing the jargon of the travel industry can help you save a lot of …

Flying

North Korean defector: Kim Jong Un's days are numbered

<b>(CNN) —</b> He's a fairly young man, wearing an ill-fitting suit. His thin neck is pronounced, giving way to an equally thin face and frame. We're meeting over a meal of sushi, something he specifically requested because it's rare for those trapped in North Korea.<p>For his safety, I'll limit descriptions …

North Korea

Find Cheap Flights For Students On These Top Sites

Travel can be tough to afford when you're a college student strapped for cash. But plenty of websites offer stellar student travel deals, if you know where to look. The best part? Many of them will continue after graduation, offering anyone in their "youth" age ranges a deal. So study up! There are …

12 incredible US destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent Quora thread discussed unique places in the United States that aren't frequently visited by tourists.<p>From the picturesque False Kiva in Utah's Canyonlands National Park, whose exact destination remains a secret, to the crystal-blue Havasupai Falls in Grand Canyon National Park, here are 12 …

National Parks

11 beautiful photos to make you wonder why you haven’t visited Jordan yet

Earlier this week, Matador’s new film, <i>Jordan from the Air</i>, gave us a bird’s-eye view of Jordan, a Middle Eastern country best known for the historic …

Jordan

14 foods you’ll get addicted to in Tokyo

Tan Tan Men in Asakusa<p>Cold noodles in a spicy black sesame sauce = AMAZING SUMMER FOOD. My first summer in Tokyo, I ordered the <i>hiyashi kurogoma</i> …

Japan

Photographer Creates Stunning Symmetric Images with Light and Reflection

<b>All Photographs (c) Ferdinand Choffray, Courtesy of Ferdinand Choffray</b><p>Could symmetrical composition be part of defining beauty? Symmetry makes it attractive. This is what we've been told. When applied to photography, the binomial equilibrium and proportion can create striking images.<p>The shots of</b> …

Photography

10 Things That I Loved About Morocco

I have to confess. I left Morocco completely tired. Exhausted by the constant assault on my senses, the relentless touts, the noise and the need to ignore people trying to sell me something... and by its overall overpowering intensity. But what you hate, you usually love, too. Here are 10 reasons …

Travel

13 reasons you should never travel to Chile

1. Walking away from this market with a harvest and change from $10 does not impress you.<p>2. Cheap yet high quality wine sounds like an oxymoron to …

Daytime Belgrade for beginners

Belgrade is not your typical European sightseeing destination, and it often gets overlooked by travellers. Alternatively the bad boy and the beacon of the Balkans, this intriguing metropolis offers more than just grand architecture and signature dishes: its staggering history, coupled with …

European Travel

28 DIYs You Need for Your First Apartment

May is here and that means it’s time for graduation, moving on and possibly moving into your first apartment. As a recent grad (congrats, Huskies 2015!), I picked up my stuff, moved across the country and started a job at Brit + Co (ahem, we are hiring!). It was a bit intimidating but also …

Home Decorating

35 incredible travel destinations you've probably never heard of

Inspired by this Quora list asking about the best travel destinations most people never knew existed, we put together our own list of the 35 hidden gems around the world that are worth the trek.<p><i>Additional reporting by Megan Willett.</i>

Natural Gas

How 7 People Would Spend 24 Hours In Philly

If your knowledge of Philadelphia begins and ends with the “Rocky” montage, get ready to learn that there’s way more to the city than an inspiring 2:28-minute movie clip.<p>To enrich your understanding of Pennsylvania’s largest city and home to the Liberty Bell, we’ve partnered with Visit Philadelphia …

Travel

Top 10 traditional cheap eats in Istanbul's Bazaar District

Many of the merchants, artisans, porters and local shoppers who spend their days in Istanbul Old City’s world-famous bazaars are committed chowhounds. Having taste-tested their way through the district, they are the best possible guides when it comes to identifying the district’s freshest, fastest …

Ice Cream

8 Cheaper Alternatives to Popular European Destinations

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/alcuin lai</i><p>Rome, Munich, the French Riviera -- all European bucket list spots renowned for their history, their culture, and their affinity for chain smoking and tiny cars. But you know else they're known for? Overpriced everything. And hoards of visitors …

European Travel

The year’s most breathtaking travel destinations, from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

With over 23 million Instagram posts already hashtagged #vacation, competition is increasingly fierce for most photogenic holiday background. Those looking for a little inspiration might consider checking out the latest batch of travel photo submissions from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler …

Travel Photography

Artist's Illustrations Remind Us Love Is The Little Things

Love is cooking dinner on a Tuesday night; lazing on a Sunday afternoon; riding bikes through the park. Love is the little things.<p>Korean artist Puuung captures this in illustrations for the "Love is.." series showcased on Grafolio, an online forum featuring works from various artists, and updated …

Relationships

The 10 Cities You'll Be Talking About In 2015

Lonely Planet is on a roll. The travel company released their Best in Travel lists this week, including the countries you need to be visiting (hint: Singapore) and the budget destinations to hit up next year.<p>Also on the list, of course, are the 10 cities you should be visiting in 2015. You're …

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

Long Exposure Photos of Budapest Trams Lit Up with 30,000 LED Lights | Colossal

<p>Although Christmas still feels like something in the vast future (or past, depending on your point of view) it certainly doesn’t hurt to think about …