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A guide to the eateries of Spain

Restaurants have been a part of Spanish culture for centuries. Indeed Spain is home to the oldest surviving restaurant in the world. According to the Guinness book that would be Sobrino de Botín (established 1725) just off Plaza Mayor in Madrid. Botín is merely the oldest and you’ll find many other …

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From skulls to sewers: the darker side of Paris

Paris basks in its reputation as a glittering capital of fashion, art and culture – but it also has the power to bewitch visitors with more macabre sights.<p>Peer behind the glamour of the French capital to discover the best of its underground wonders and grisly history.<p>Les Catacombes<p>Beneath Paris’ …

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Fall 2013 Guide to Rome

Even in the Eternal City, summertime has to end. And thank goodness for that, because autumn is arguably the best time of year to visit, when the …

5 Reasons to Go to Cappadocia, Turkey

With its mix of naturally formed rounded and jagged rock, hill, valley, and chimney formations in hues ranging from clays to pinks, Cappadocia looks …

The Neighborhood: Karaköy, Istanbul

At the mouth of the Golden Horn, Istanbul’s <b>Karaköy</b> has bustled with trade and commerce since the Byzantine era.<p>Long overlooked by tourists and developers because of a trifecta of fish stalls, hardware stores, and brothels, the waterfront district these days is abuzz with newcomers, from galleries …

Where to Eat in London Now

London’s culinary scene has never been hotter. In this food-obsessed city, the hard part isn’t finding a great place to eat but narrowing down your …

East Meets West in Berlin

TravelTraveler Magazine<p>It’s difficult to imagine what this city was like in the early 1960s, when the 87-mile-long Berlin Wall was intact and bristling with barbed wire and gun emplacements.<p>So desperate were they to cross to the West, East Berliners tried such tactics as hot-air ballooning, …

What to Pack: Paris

Practically any season is the right season to visit this grand European <i>ville</i>. Paris has an enchanting magic to suit every mood. But come fall, lovely …

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 …

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Car yoga: 8 seated yoga positions for your next road trip

A recent road trip with my truck driver dad took me from Ontario, Canada, to Pennsylvania, Illinois, New York, Indiana, and back over six days. I got …

Mini guide to pubs in London

In a country known for its watering holes, these are the go-to places for craft beers, gastropub dishes and to soak up the city’s wealth of history.<p>One of the city’s great social levellers, a local can be the place to go for craft beers or gastropub dishes, for feeling the sun on your face in an …

Top things to do in Rome

Few cities evoke the sheer wonder and amazement of Rome. Ancient history, outstanding art and religious icons are around every corner and when it all gets too much you can just join the locals in sipping espresso in one of the city's many squares. With so much to see and do, the real test will be …

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The Best Way To Use Leftover Bread

If day-old bread could talk, it would say: "Please soak me in custard and bake me all over again."

The Week in Review

Inside Flipboard / September 6, 2013<p>Fashion leaders and lovers from around the world are now in Manhattan for New York Fashion Week (NYFW), which …

Famous Sights Then And Now: The Champs-Élysées (PHOTOS)

The Avenue des Champs-Élysées in the 8th Arrondissement of Paris is arguably the most famous and beautiful avenue in the world -- stretching from the Place de la Concorde to the Place Charles de Gaulle, where the Arc de Triomphe stands.<p>Nicknamed "La Plus Belle Avenue du Monde" (the most beautiful …

The rebirth of Istanbul’s Bosphorus

An ambitious plan looks to supersize the beloved and congested waterway, turning it into the world’s largest pleasure boating playground.<p>Every morning central Istanbul wakes to rekindle its daily love affair with the waterway. The scene includes dozens of promenading tourists, dog walkers and …

What Is the Dress Code for My Cruise?

Today, not all ships offer (or insist on) formal nights. - Photo by Thinkstock<p>Gone are the days when formal nights were a staple of cruising, punctuated by tuxedos and ballroom gowns. Cruise lines have loosened their grip on restrictions for formal wear to accommodate younger travelers' more casual …

How to Do Florence on a Budget

<i>Photo Courtesy of mcmillent/myBudgetTravel. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>Florence is an Italian city best known for its art. Home to the <b>Galleria degli Uffizi</b> and the <b>Galleria dell'Accademia</b> (where Michelangelo's <i>David</i> masterpiece resides), visitors from around the world flock to see …

The Cheese-Lover's Guide to France

I like to think of his words as I curl my fingers around a dusky, mellow rind of French cheese.<p>Whether we are conscious of it or not as we grasp the knife, slicing into such a <i>fromage</i> lays open the world in miniature.<p>Here is the placid scent of chamomile, the chime of cow bells, the sun illuminating …

Ubud's Mastery in Art of Tourism

Now here's a challenge: visit Bali's cultural center of Ubud and <i>not</i> see any art. Creativity is everywhere here, from <i>pura</i> (temples) to palaces, galleries to gardens, with shops and handicrafts and lovingly decorated shrines. In this village there is a sense that beauty is cherished, though in …

A month of Sundays in Paris

In August, the French capital forgoes its usual bustle for a month-long weekend of lazy doings and simple diversions.

Turkey's volcanic wonderland

Cappadocia's landscape is full of striking rock formations, while tours of caves and underground tunnels explore deep into the canyon’s history.<p>Cappadocia's landscape is full of striking rock formations, while tours of caves and underground tunnels explore deep into the canyon’s history.<p><i>BBC's Fast</i> …

6 Reasons to Go to Nantes, France

Question: why do travelers come to France? Some people are history buffs, some are gourmands, but some are what we might call whimsy-hunters—poetic …

Top experiences in Bali: making the most of paradise

Immerse yourself in the colour and sound of a traditional festival, dine on local specialities, snorkel beautiful reefs, watch craftspeople at work, wander through lush rice fields, or just relax and be pampered at a Balinese spa. There's an awful lot to do in paradise and it's not all about the …

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World's 20 Best Surf Towns

Adventure<p>A great surf town is the sum of its parts. These 20 towns run the gamut, from a mecca for the surf-obsessed to a spot where surfing's in its infancy. With waves awaiting, an adventurous spirit, and a little guidance, you can’t go wrong.

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The Stunning, Spiritual Barcelona Sagrada Familia Basilica

Antoni Gaudi, artist, designer and architect, was responsible for most of this magnificent waterfront city's distinct features, including Guell Park, myriad churches and cathedrals, and his most famous project, the Sagrada Família (Holy Family) church. Born in the mid-1800s, Gaudi's prolific work …

Undiscovered France: Where to Go Next

With Paris’s many seductions, the stately Loire Valley, picture-perfect Provence, and the dazzling Côte d’Azur it’s no wonder much of the rest of …

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Where To Eat, Drink, Party, And Shop In Berlin

Like the proverbial phoenix rising from the ashes, Berlin keeps adding new feathers to its cap, from ghetto gourmet dinner clubs to romantic cuddle bars that rarely make it into the tourist guidebooks. To lift the veils that shroud these hidden delights, find one of those decadent hotels in Berlin …

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