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The Ultimate European Road Trip Covers 45 Cities in 14 Days

Early last month, data scientist <b>Randy Olson</b> took an algorithm he devised for finding Waldo and used it to map out the ultimate U.S. road trip—a 13,699-mile, 50-stop journey that could be completed in nine non-stop days of driving. As it turns out, shortly after that wanderlust-inducing exercise, …

27 Books That Sparked Your Literary Awakening

"There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all." —Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

10 of Europe's best national parks … that you've probably never heard of

These national parks offer extraordinary landscapes and wildlife – and far fewer tourists than the continent’s more famous beauty spots. Have you visited a national park in Europe? Tell us about it in the comments below<p>Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe The best of the UK’s national parks<p>Gran …

European Travel

10 Most Beautiful Villages in Europe

From the Alps to the Mediterranean, European villages will make you appreciate their beauty. Check out these <b>10 most beautiful villages in Europe</b> in …

Germany and Switzerland holiday ideas

<b>Aart Dourleyn, Somerset, writes:</b><p>We were inspired by Bee Rowlatt’s recent article about Germany and have booked a combined holiday in Lucerne, Switzerland, and Konstanz and the Bodensee in southern Germany.<p>What should we plan to see? We will have two days in Lucerne and five days in Konstanz.<p><b>Adrian</b> …

HugeDomains.com - WeirdHood.com is for sale (Weird Hood)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

10 reasons we've fallen for Germany

Europe’s second most-popular holiday destination is Germany – and that is official. Figures from IPK International’s World Travel Monitor show that 50 million Europeans took time off in Germany last year.<p>For the British, Germany’s hosting of the World Cup in 2006 marked a turning point. Since then, …

8 Most Underrated Countries in Europe

Dec 12, 2014<p>When making our travel bucket lists, we usually plan to visit the most popular destinations such as New York, Sydney, Rome, Paris, …

European Travel

8 Most Underrated Countries in Europe

Dec 12, 2014<p>8. Latvia<p>Latvia is not as popular destination as France or Spain, but it has its own treasures. From the dynamic city of Riga to small …

European Travel

18 European Natural Wonders To Reignite Your Wanderlust

12. Plitvice Lakes National Park – Croatia<p>Over a million visitors a year come to Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia for the gorgeous natural …

Copenhagen -- Most Definitely!

Copenhagen wasn't even on our top 10-bucket list of places to visit, but our oversight quickly became apparent within a short time of touch down in traveler-friendly Kastrup Airport right outside the city. For years Copenhagen has ranked at the top of the heap in international surveys for its …

European Travel

4 Things Not To Miss While Visiting Croatia

Croatia is quickly becoming one of the hottest countries to visit – and for good reason. The delightful climate, wonderful natural landscapes and …

European Travel

Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe

Ghent, Belgium<p><b>Why go?</b><br>While Bruges can sometimes feel a little like a tourist toy-town, Ghent keeps it real. The city still offers picturesque Flemish architecture and historical sites - St Bavo Cathedral is the obvious one - but you’ll also find a buzzing contemporary creative scene too, with …

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10 Gorgeous Castles in Europe You Can Visit

10 gorgeous European castles, 10 unforgettable experiences.<p>Neuschwanstein, Germany<p><b>The fairy-tale retreat that inspired Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty</b> …

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

The Top 12 Historical Destinations In Europe You Didn't Know About

<b>Alfama</b><p>The Alfama is the old quarter in the city of Lisbon, an area full of baroque churches, castles and monasteries built around a web of narrow …

European Travel

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 …

Young Turks Plot Armenian Genocide

<i>The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that shaped our modern world. Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years</i> …

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What Do Animals See in the Mirror?

Asian elephants, magpies, and great apes are among the species that can self-recognize.<p>Reflect on this: What do animals see when they look into a mirror?<p>Our Weird Animal Question of the Week came to us from @iscavenger, who tweeted us after reading our January column "Why Do Dogs Watch—and React …

13 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Listening To Music

There's a reason you can't get that one song out of your head.