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The Best Cake in Vienna

Browsing in the gift shop of Vienna’s famed Cafe Sacher, I resist the cookbooks, magnets, robes, and teddy bears. But I can never resist buying an Original Sacher-Torte, a dense but delectable chocolate cake made with a thin layer of apricot jam and a rich chocolate glaze, to take home with me.<p>The …

It's Still Fun in the Philippines: Five of Our Favorite Spots

The Philippines is one of our favorite countries in Southeast Asia. It's got incredible natural beauty, kind locals who take you under their wings, tons of activities and killer beaches.<p>Unfortunately, the beauty of the Philippines comes at a price, and that price is natural disasters. With over …

Top things to do in Rome

Few cities evoke the sheer wonder and amazement of Rome. Ancient history, outstanding art and religious icons are around every corner and when it all gets too much you can just join the locals in sipping espresso in one of the city's many squares. With so much to see and do, the real test will be …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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Six Things I Learned in West Virginia

I really like speed. Unfortunately, motorized toys and I do not get along. I tend to send them into trees or over ledges. When a colleague invited me to join her and her friends on an off-road excursion in West Virginia*, I accepted, only because I'd heard such great things about the epic …

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A Local’s Guide to Honolulu

Just past the gleaming high-rises of Hawaii’s capital, in traditional neighborhoods such as Chinatown and Kakaako, locals keep the heart of aloha beating in Honolulu’s art-filled galleries and island-themed bars.<p><b>Here’s the best this tropical haven has to offer:</b><p><b>Where to Stay</b><p>The recently renovated …

How to travel in Europe

Fifty sovereign states. 10,180,000 sq km. 738,200,000 people. The word ‘Europe’ does little to convey the diversity found within, which can make it a bewildering place to travel. So here’s a handy guide to your transport options:<p>Car<p><b>Budget:</b> medium-high (London-Prague petrol from EUR360 return, plus …

Surfing the southern edge of the world: Fiordland, New Zealand

It’s a beautiful life on the far southern edge of the world. The woodstove in the corner is crackling and cuts the light chill of the late summer …

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Special anniversaries: 10 timely reasons to travel in 2014

This year has a particularly rich calendar of anniversaries. If you’re looking for a trip down memory lane, look no further.<p>The Eiffel Tower turns 125, France<p>Eiffel Tower by Shelby Steward. CC BY 2.0.<p>Paris’ identity is so deeply entwined with the Eiffel Tower that it’s hard to comprehend a time …

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Top 10 experiences on Hawaii's Big Island

Island fever may happen elsewhere, but it's almost unheard of on Hawai'i. The aptly named Big Island is fantastically diverse, with miles of highways and - better yet - byways to explore. From age-old fishing villages to modern mega resorts, from snow-capped peaks to sandy beaches, you'll …

The Black Pearl

A Cypress tree takes a bow as a cat crosses the street, then stops in its tracks lifting its back leg to scratch his belly with absolutely no care in the world. On the contrary, my adrenaline is tweaked as I drive along unaware of what I will find. Everything seems so different than what I imagined …

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The Wekerle Estate: Budapest's Hidden Garden City

From the bowels of the Budapest Metro, the steps at Határ Street lead out into an industrial wasteland sprawling along the highway towards the airport. People huddle about the bus stop and the nearby grey, Soviet-style kiosks. A woman tucks in her child with a felt blanket as the greasy aroma of …

In Northern Spain, linger in La Rioja

HARO, Spain — Given the hours spent oozing along roads in L.A., you’d think my ideal vacation would not include driving. Zooming around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris? Dodging Fiats and Ferraris in Rome? Not for me.<p>But tooling down immaculately kept roads with wide sweeping curves and big skies …

5 Cool Italy Travel Trends for 2014

While Italy is always a popular destination for travelers, 2014 is shaping up to be a very special year for travel to <i>la bel paese.</i> I've been reporting on Italy travel full-time for 11 years in my role as editor of <i>Dream of Italy</i>, and this year I've noticed a few new trends that are giving travelers …

Fascinating Florence

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Tourists Wear Anti-Shark Devices to Deter Attacks in Hawaii

A surge in shark attacks on Maui over the past year, including two fatal ones, hasn’t stopped people from surfing and swimming in the warm ocean …

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Top 10 Sailing Cruises

Top 10 Sailing Cruises from National Geographic.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Journeys of a Lifetime</i><p><b>Nova Scotia and Labrador Tall Ships, Canada</b><br>On voyages lasting up to a week, the exhilaration of the wind through the ship’s sails will put you in touch with eastern Canada’s seafaring heritage. On …

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Exploring the Beaches of St. Barts (Photos)

Escape the cold and head to the warm beaches of St. Barts…even if it's just an armchair getaway while buried under blankets on the couch.<p>Getty

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Australia

This week's <i>Moment of Travel Zen</i> comes to us from Kristen Etzel. Her photo of Katoomba, located in New South Wales, shows the breathtaking natural beauty of Australia.<p>From lively cities like Sydney and Perth to stunning landscapes in Tasmania and more than 500 national parks, Australia is has no …