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Can't-Miss Foodie Experiences in London (VIDEO)

Street food in London is becoming an increasingly popular phenomenon.<p>The food is cheap. The food is good. And the trend provides a communal, party atmosphere that conventional dining cannot touch.<p>Abandoned parking lots and otherwise vacant public spaces are being used as venues for street food …

How to Take Your Own Passport Photo

As passport application and renewal costs have risen in the past few years, one way to save a few bucks is to take your own passport photos at home.<p>With a digital camera, computer and a high-resolution photo printer, travelers can save the cost plus a trip to the drugstore and take these pictures …

Can't Miss Things To Do In Europe This Summer

Europe is a continent sized adventure land, mesmerizing idealistic tourists with the promise of history, romance, and memories to last a lifetime. With so many enticing options, planning your trip across the pond can be overwhelming. Here are a few places that are sure to captivate your adventurous …

Beautiful Sunsets Around The World (PHOTOS)

Every now and then it's important to stop and smell the roses, or in this case, ogle at some stunning photos of sunsets from all over the globe.<p>It's almost hard to believe reality can be this beautiful! Take a moment to look through some of the most beautiful sunsets we could find and tip your hat …

The Queen's Abdication at the Royal Palace Amsterdam

I took a quick jaunt to Amsterdam last week. Most travel guides give advice about visiting the Hermitage Museum, Rijksmuseum, Van Gough Museum, and the Anne Frank House. All good advice indeed, but I thought I would check out the Royal Palace Amsterdam (Koninklijk Paleis). After all, it would be …

How to Take a Rickshaw Tour of Tokyo

Leave uptown, high-tech Tokyo behind and tour the city's historic Asakusa quarter the old fashioned way. Go slow. Go retro. Go rickshaw!<p>You'll see these little black, two-wheeled vehicles with their iconic bright red-blankets and high-perch seats all over the traditional <i>shitamachi</i> (old downtown) …

5 Ways to Satisfy Your 5 Senses in Budapest

After seven days of self guided cycling along the Danube in Pure Adventures' Hungary tour, you'll overnight in Budapest on the final tour date. Whether you prefer the quiet sophistication of classical music and museums or a raucous night on the town, Budapest will satisfy all of your …

Backpacking Supplies: 10 Things You Didn't Think You Needed For A Journey Across The World

Getting ready for a backpacking trip is an art. You have to fit everything you need to survive into a bag that looked a whole lot bigger in the store. Even if you've stuffed in essentials like clothes, medicines, and travel documents, there are a few things that may not have occurred to add to your …

Amsterdam's Red Light District By Night

From tree-lined canals and museums by day, to an explosion of electronic music and illicit offerings at night, Amsterdam certainly lives up to its name as a European party destination. In that spirit here are my recommendations for enjoying the nightlife of Amsterdam on its <i>straats</i> (streets) and</i> …

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Flying Business Class For Thousands Less

Buying frequent flyer miles is usually a bad idea, because the price per mile isn't good value. But what if your airline gives you a 100% bonus? Then things become interesting.<p>Through May 31, 2013 for every mile you buy, US Airways will give you an additional mile for free and if you use the miles …

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

The ultimate in space-saving travel tech

Trying to keep it to carry-on? This list of essential and compact travel gadgets and tips will make your trip easier – and your luggage lighter – without skimping on fun and convenience.<p>'Travel Gear' by Eric Ritchey. Creative Commons Sharealike Attribution licence<p><b>Ebook reader</b><p>Books are beautiful, …

Top adventures in Laos

With its dense forests, limestone caves and endless waterways, Laos is a dream destination for intrepid travellers seeking an off-the-beaten-track corner of Asia.<p>Whether it's kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, ziplining between tree houses or exploring temple ruins – you can choose your own …

How to beat Bangkok's scams

Bangkok can be a baptism of fire for rookie travellers who have never experienced how far some people will go to part you from your precious travel budget. While it is very unlikely that you will end up in serious danger, without some rapidly acquired street smarts you may end up leaving town with …

The lowdown on low-season travel

Great weather can be a trade-off for high prices and huge crowds in peak tourist season – and to a lesser extent, in increasingly popular shoulder seasons. Before you consider travelling in low season, though, give your expectations a reality check...<p>The down side<p><b>Sights, activities and tours</b> …

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

France sans frontières: the best French border towns

Looking for a new angle on the well-trodden paths of France? Then travel to its borders. These three melting-pot cities showcase the best of France while giving a tantalising glimpse into the rest of Europe - Lille skims the Belgian border in the north; to the east, Strasbourg grazes Germany; and …

Ten great cycling routes: from day-trips to long-distance adventures

Wind in your hair, landscapes whipping by, cruising through peaceful forests: embracing the outdoors on two wheels is one of the healthiest and most enjoyable ways to get around. Here’s our round-up of great cycling routes which offer something for everyone, from multi-day adventures to relaxing …

A road trip through Scotland's intoxicating Isle of Skye

Like the finest single malt whisky, the Isle of Skye is an intoxicating distillation of all that is great about Scotland’s Highlands and islands. Its dramatic landscape embraces everything from bleak, wind-scoured mountains to sheer sea cliffs and edge-of-the-world, seashell-strewn beaches. Throw …