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Expensive experiences, cheaper alternatives

The world’s most iconic travel experiences don’t usually come cheap – but sometimes there are real alternatives. Here are some ideas for the budget-conscious, and expert advice on whether it’s actually worth paying the price for some of these bucket-list classics.<p><b>1. Orient Express vs InterRail</b> …

National Parks

Top five architectural gems of Prague - Lonely Planet travel video

Our Worst Travel Mishaps – Part 2

[box]Read the first part of this series – Our Worst Travel Mishaps Part 1[/box]<p>About a month ago we shared with you a few of our worst travel mishaps …

Florence, Italy: Michelangelo's David

New York Gets Citi Bike

New York launched its Citi Bike sharing system on Memorial Day for members (public use will follow). About 330 stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn will have thousands of bicycles for rent. Citi Bike has been in the works since 2011, and Citibank signed up as the primary corporate sponsor.

Sarah’s Cape Town

<b>Sarah Khan</b> was an editor at <i>Travel + Leisure</i> magazine when she visited Cape Town on a whim in early 2012. In the span of four days, she fell in love with the city…and with a Capetonian. Now she’s married, and happily freelancing from the most beautiful city on Earth. Here are some of Sarah’s …

Sri Lanka's Delightfully Disorganized Ancient Capital

I was beyond exhausted when I arrived in the Sri Lankan city of Anuradhapura, so I'm not sure what possessed me to say "Yes" when my hotel's driver asked me if I wanted to tour the sacred portion of the city, a massive UNESCO world heritage site that occupies dozens of square kilometers, the same …

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The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Hiking

5 Reasons Why Peru Is a Country With Much to Envy

BY CHRISTA RUSSO<p>Peru is one of those places that make iconically beautiful countries like South Africa and Thailand feel a hint of jealousy. The nation's thriving melting pot of cultures reflect a vibrant, diverse community, many with roots as far back to the Incas and other sophisticated …

Top ten experiences in Tasmania

Tasmania is still Australia, but beguilingly and bewitchingly it’s just that little bit different. It’s compact enough to ‘do’ in a week and layered enough to keep bringing you back. The island state produces gourmet food and wine, and a flourishing arts scene and a burgeoning urban cool point to a …

Australia

Milan, Italy Photos: The Italian City In All Its Black And White Glory (PHOTOS)

From the more under-the-radar beach spots to the mainstays of Rome and Venice, Italy has long been a draw for American visitors.<p>When Milan hosts Expo 2015 from May 1 through October 31 of that year, the city expects to welcome some 20 million tourists, according to the Associated Press.<p>Ahead of …

The York Minster Sits on Roman History

On the first day of my summer trip, with the help of local guide Tom Wright, I am getting right up-to-date on the latest in York -- and gaining an appreciation for the rich English history that hides under these beloved stones.<p>Follow Rick Steves on Twitter: www.twitter.com/RickSteves