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Lonely Planet names the most stunning buildings in the world

How many have you visited?

European Travel

Best Hostels in Paris - private rooms and dorms

<b>BOUTIQUE HOSTELS IN PARIS</b><p>When it comes to budget accommodation, finding decent value, nice hostels in Paris was always a problem. Fortunately, things …

France

Germany's Hidden Gems: Things to Do in Würzburg

<b>A Trip to Würzburg, Germany Should be on your Bucket List.</b><p>Is Würzburg worth visiting? Since there are so many things to do in Würzburg – we think so! …

European Travel

The Locals' Guide to Venice

Our do-it-like-a-local guide to the real Venice.<p>Those who claim they don't like Venice usually haven't ventured far beyond Piazza San Marco and the market stalls that hawk Chinese-made "Murano" glass tchotchkes. It's like dismissing all of New York City having only visited Times Square. The real …

The Best Gelato Places to Hit Up in Italy

When in Rome...<p>April 15, 2018<p>Italy is not only known for its stunning scenery, historical landmarks, and beautiful beaches, but its millions of …

Italy

7 exquisite Amalfi coastal towns you need to explore

Summertime on the Amalfi Coast conjures memories of sunny seaside lunches of spaghetti allo scoglio by the plateful, sipping floral Falanghina al …

Italy

What to see in magnificent Budapest

European Travel

10 Spanish cities, 10 unmissable sights

Spain is not all about the beach, and a last minute city break can be just what’s needed – a recharge, a step back from the grind – a cultural taste …

European Travel

Pietrasanta, Italy Travel Guide

Pietrasanta is a historic medieval town in northern Tuscany. It's sometimes called the <i>City of the Artists</i> or <i>Small Athens</i> for its marble studios and …

Italy

When in Venice, Don’t Think Like a Tourist

Skye McAlpine, raised in Venice, explores her city's true culinary heart in her new cookbook. Here, she shares her recommendations for experiencing a …

Italy

Currency Exchange Rate Tools For Tourists

<b>Planning your vacation budget and keeping to it can be challenging when everything is priced in pounds and you are used to paying with dollars.</b> …

Northern Ireland

You Will Be Amazed By These Free Things To Do In Vienna

Vienna is an amazing city. The architecture is as impressive as the city itself. There are many amazing buildings, both historic and modern that will …

European Travel

10 things NOT to do in Berlin

The guidebooks are full of the must-dos. Top museums, favored restaurants and desirable<br>shopping streets.<p>But which of these traditional attractions …

Top 10

On RAF's 100th birthday footage shows devastation of Berlin in the aftermath of World War 2 Allied bombing raids

As the RAF turns 100 today, footage has emerged showing the devastation wrought on Nazi Germany by the Allied bombing campaign during the Second …

World War II

5 destinations you can experience in just 24 hours for when you're in desperate need of a quick vacation

Looking for a quick layover spot to break up a long trip? Short on time but eager to travel? Fear not, we've got you covered. From easy-to-manage long layover destinations to compact cities where most of the top attractions are clustered together, here are a handful of destinations that are perfect …

European Travel

It's Official: These are the World's Most Popular Tourist Experiences

Planned a beach vacation? Chances are you're not looking to do a great deal of sightseeing on your next trip. If you've planned a city break, on the …

European Travel

Rick Steves: What’s new in France and Switzerland for 2018

France and Switzerland are two of Europe's most appealing destinations, but they're constantly changing, so I've gathered these new items for your 2018 travel planning.<p>In Paris, prices at the Eiffel Tower are up nearly 50% to help fund a 15-year renovation, including a bulletproof, 8-foot glass …

France

Florence Renaissance: How to Experience the Historic City Now

Florence, Italy is having something of a renaissance right now. With the opening of Gucci Garden, and jewelry designers such as Temple St. Clair opting to set up shop in historic locations like the Ponte Vecchio, there’s never been a better time to visit. Even on a more foundational level, the city …

Italy

The 4 Best Department Stores in Paris, France

Paris boasts some of the world's largest, most glamorous and historically rich department stores: places where visitors can browse the latest trends …

France

Archeologist Spends Over 35 Years Building Enormous Scale Model of Ancient Rome

Tucked in the residential Roman neighborhood of EUR, a sprawling 1:250 scale model displays the glory of ancient Rome. Known as the <i>Plastico di Roma Imperiale</i>, the plaster model was commissioned by Mussolini in 1933 and depicts Rome in the 4th century AD at the time of Constantine I. It now sits in …

Italy

12 reasons why Amsterdam is (always) a good idea

For some, the very thought of Amsterdam evokes notions of a seedy red-light district and weed-infused coffee shops. The real Amsterdam, however, …

European Travel
France

12 Things to Do in Budapest That Will Inspire a Trip to Hungary

A magical city with historic architecture, ornate landmarks, and a serious food and drink scene, Budapest deserves a spot on your bucket list. Buda …

Travel Photography

Hidden Marrakesh: a guide to the city's best-kept secrets

Marrakesh is a city that fizzes with life, where the default-blue of the sky sings against peach-gold architecture. Whether it’s your first visit or your 15th, the technicolor souqs and the street theatrics of Djemaa El Fna, the city’s main square that's perpetually filled with monkeys, snake …

Travel

Rome, Through the Eyes of Flavius Josephus

Even without a book or a guide, even after two millenniums of crumbling, the image of the seven-branched candelabrum — the Jewish menorah — is unmistakable on the inner wall of the Arch of Titus in the Roman Forum. Stand at the base of the single-passage arch and look up, and the scene in …

Ancient History

6 things you need to know before you go to Hungary

<b>Landlocked Hungary is a brilliant destination for a quick weekend away or as part of a backpacking trip around Europe.</b><p>Easily accessed from any of its …

European Travel

A Lonely Planet Editor's Guide to Portugal's Medieval Capital, Coimbra

There are countless reasons to visit Portugal. Between the creative capital of Lisbon, the wine country in Porto, and pink-sand beaches in the south, …

European Travel

Arrondissements of Paris Archives

PARIS ARRONDISSEMENT GUIDE: 7th ARRONDISSEMENT OF PARIS Without leaving Paris’ Rive Gauche and following the Seine River…<p>PARIS ARRONDISSEMENT GUIDE: …

France

Visiting Paris for the First Time: Paris Travel Planner

<i>Paris Travel Blog 2018. Last update: March 2018</i><p>X<p><b>1. PLANNING A TRIP TO PARIS</b><p>Visiting Paris for the First Time? Does travel planning take so much of …

France

Weekend Trip Guide: Where to Stay, Eat, and Explore in Marrakech, Morocco

A nomadic lifestyle awaits you.<p><i>Welcome to MarieClaire.com's series on weekend travel—a smart girl's guide to making the most of those glorious two days off.</i><p>With its booming art scene, blush-pink chiseled walls, and world-renowned cuisine, it’s no surprise that Morocco’s famed “Red City” has become …

France