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The Week in Review: Trump’s First Week in Office

President Donald Trump‘s first week in office was active and controversial. The 45th president signed a record number of executive actions, welcomed his first foreign leader to the White House, delivered numerous speeches and sent a number of tweets that caused sharp responses.<p>He told the …

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Welcome to Beijing, the city that reinvented itself in one generation and is still pulsing with future possibilities.<p>Finally, our third …

Hong Kong

Sing with a Von Trapp on 'Sound of Music'-inspired Danube River cruise

If you've ever wanted to sing "Do-Re-Mi" in the very spot where "The Sound of Music" song was filmed, now's your chance.<p>Elisabeth von Trapp, granddaughter of Maria and Baron von Trapp (yes, they were real people), will lead a sing-along for river cruise passengers at the Mirabell Gardens in …

7 Cinderella Castles to Escape to With Your Prince

Just in time for Disney's new <i>Cinderella</i> movie release, trivago.com has found seven secret castles you can sleep in that will make you feel as if you are living in a real-life fairy tale... no fairy godmothers required!<p><b>Thornewood Castle</b> -- Lakewood, Washington<p><i>© Thornewood Castle</i><p>Visit a true piece of …

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National Geographic Travel

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

European Travel

Most Romantic Destinations in Europe - 3

Your European Vacation Just Got Cheaper: 8 Ways to Explore a Now-Cheaper Europe

<i>Enjoy Europe for less now!</i><p>You know what's the best thing when you're a budget-conscious traveler? When something happens that makes your entire trip cheaper, without you having to change a single thing on your itinerary. That something, in this case, is a steep drop in the value of the euro, making …

First time Paris: top tips for your first visit to the City of Light

Paris is a city that never lets up. Return time and again and there is always something fantastic to experience—world-famous landmarks and museums mixed with chic shopping, cafe life, gastronomic blowouts and strolls along the banks of the glorious River Seine.<p>The overwhelming amount on offer can …

France

Top 10: the most romantic Venice hotels

An insider's guide to the most romantic hotels in Venice, including the best for honeymoon stays, canal views, frescoes, pampering spas and Michelin-starred dining, in areas near Saint Mark's Basilica, the Grand Canal, Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge.<p>The Gritti Palace<p>Venice, Veneto, Italy<p>10 …

Down the Danube: 8 Great European Rivers to Cruise

Top 10 day trips out of Barcelona

You could spend weeks in Barcelona and never run out of places to see, things to do, food to try and bars to hop.<p>But for a taste of Catalan life beyond the metropolis – or simply for a change of pace – you can choose between mountains, beaches and pretty little towns, all just a short ride …

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London Sights: A Travel Guide to the Top 60 Attractions in London, England, UK

• <b>Author:</b> MobileReference<p>This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you …

30 Bars in Europe to Visit This Winter

Glühwein Hüsli by Samirluther<p>The picture above probably makes you think of the following things: cold, snow, wind, warm wine, fireplaces, cozy and so …

European Travel

National Geographic Travel

10 European Cities With Cheap Five-Star Hotels

We love a good dose of luxury when we travel -- especially when that luxury involves fluffy white robes, top-notch room service and bellhops at our beck and call.<p>What, do we sound like we're high maintenance or something?<p>When hostel life has you ready to call it quits, it's time to book a night in …

Affordable Family-Friendly Hotels in Paris

(Photo Credit: Hotel Ares Tour Eiffel)<p><b>Hotel Ares Tour Eiffel</b><p>A quick walk away from the Eiffel Tower and the Champ de Mars, this stylish boutique hotel is ideally located to visit Paris' main attractions. The fashion conscious will appreciate the sleek modern bathrooms with their Versace tiling and …

Sweden's IceHotel Is Real, But It Looks Like A Disney Fantasy

Most people try to get out of the cold on winter vacations, but if you're headed to Sweden's Icehotel this year (which is, as you might have guessed, a hotel made out of ice), then you obviously have a thing for chilly temperatures. In this case you're lucky, because while the hotel may be frigid, …

Staying Put in Milan

Though Milan is usually a tick down from Rome, Venice and Florence on tourists' list of must-see Italian cities, it is in fact one of the grandest and possibly the most civilized city in Italy. I shall write about Milan's rich history, elegant culture and wonderful trattorias at another time, so …

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India's Relaxation of Visas Expected to Help Embattled Travel Companies

Cox & Kings Ltd., India’s biggest tour operator by market value, aims to slash its debt by almost 80 percent in five years as Prime Minister Narendra …

A Look At Europe's 7 Largest Christmas Markets

It's no secret that come holiday time, Christmas markets are one of the most festive and most beautiful reasons to celebrate the season. Sipping hot cocoa and looking for unique gifts are fun at any kind of Christmas market, but there's something special about certain European towns -- like Prague …

British Airways' Flight Simulators Are a Hot Ticket for the Holidays

British Airways said Christmas sales of sessions on Europe’s biggest collection of flight simulators will lift public bookings beyond 700 for the …

Iglu-Dorf Igloo Village Openings

Live like an Eskimo would for a day, but with a luxurious twist. The German company Iglu-Dorf is in the midst of opening their annual igloo villages …

Paris By Neighborhood

Louvre museum (Photo Credit: Flickr/Problemkind)<p>If you want your kids to understand the layout of the French capital, try this visualisation exercise: Start at the center with the first district and imagine a snail as you go around -- it's not easy but it does make some sort of sense! Paris' …

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