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Travel Q&A: A conversation with the Greek minister of tourism

Greek Minister of Tourism Olga Kefalogianni recently arrived in the States for the opening of “Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium From Greek Collections” at the National Gallery of Art (through March 2). Unfortunately, the minister never made it to Washington. Of all the bad luck, the government …

10 European Destinations For 2013 (PHOTOS)

If you're the kind of traveler that is constantly looking for the next big thing, that searches for undiscovered territory and wants to explore Europe, Lonely Planet has you covered.<p>Their editors, worldly authors, and local experts have united to create a master list of 10 European destinations to …

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 …

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8 Imaginary Places We Wish We Could Travel To

Feel like day dreaming? Let your mind travel to these out-of-this-world places, because they literally don't exist in this world, and your imagination is the only way to get to them. But we sure wish they were real...<p><b>1. Castle House Island, Dublin, Ireland</b><p>This image was created by photoshopping a …

Keeping it Calenta in Catalonia: Parks, Plazas, and Partying

As the second biggest city in Spain, Barcelona is a highly worthwhile destination spot for summer travelers. A culturally vibrant city, Barcelona provides significant historical landmarks, innovative architecture,impeccably warm weather, and superb nightlife. Not to mention the delicious …

7 Travel Trends You Need to Know Now

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Virtuoso Symposium in Buenos Aires, an annual event that this year drew more than 400 top travel advisors, brands, and hoteliers together from 33 countries. (The Virtuoso network sells almost $10 billion in travel annually …

Expatriate Tales: Living in Lausanne, Switzerland

When Daniel Gibbs traveled one summer to a small town near Geneva, Switzerland to work at an international day camp for children, he fell in love …

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 …

Fly Happier: Routehappy’s New Flight Comparison Tool

For most passengers there is only one thing to consider when buying a plane ticket: price. But there is more to the travel experience—from seat …

Here's Where US Citizens Can Travel Without A Visa

An American passport grants its holder access to nearly every country in the world. In 2012, U.S. citizens and nationals could travel to 166 countries visa-free or with visa on arrival, including most countries in Europe and South America.<p>But there are a few big exceptions. Americans need to get …

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Top 10 Things to Do on the French Riviera

01 of 11<p>The French Riviera has always attracted its fair share of visitors -- from the artists and writers of the 19th and early 20th centuries to …

8 Things You May Not Know About Fiji

Before traveling to Fiji, we’d hardly traveled much in the Pacific – besides Australia – and didn’t know much about the region. But this trip to Fiji …

Ryanair plans Eastern Europe expansion

Ryanair Holdings Plc is looking at setting up a base in Slovakia to help double passenger traffic there in the latest step of an expansion into …

Italy's top attractions: taking the 'trap' out of tourist trap

Across the globe, lucky souls are packing for Italy to explore the famed marvels of ancient Rome, find romance along Venice's teal-blue canals – and well-meaning friends are still trying to talk them out of it. 'You're going where? When? But it's a tourist trap!' they gasp.<p>This popular wisdom may …

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I Spent 5 Hours In The World's Best Airport And Didn't Mind The Wait

But it's no boring airport terminal. Changi was just named the Best Airport in The World by Skytrax, a company that tracks and rates airline and airport performance.<p>Realizing that travel can be stressful, the team behind Changi designed the airport to be an open, airy space with lots of greenery …

17 Stress-Less Travel Lessons

I love making up little rules for myself when I travel, even if I break most of them. ("Just 30 more minutes online and then I'll go outside.") There is, though, one rule I come back to, over and over again, and it's flexible enough that it can be applied to almost any travel quandary: Be where you …

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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. …

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How to budget for living abroad

Dreaming of an overseas move can be so exciting that it is often hard to focus on the dreary matter of money – but some smart decisions and simple planning could save you thousands.<p>Dreaming of an overseas move can be so exciting that it is often hard to focus on the dreary matter of money – but a …

10 Things to Consider Before You Move to a Foreign Country and Become an Expatriate

Every year 6.6 million U.S. citizens call another country home. They do so for a variety of reasons -- work assignments, warmer climates and better medical care, and a cheaper cost of living. But whatever the reason for buying a one-way ticket to being an expatriate, they have some important …

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Ireland From Coast to Coast in Four Days

<i>Photos by Daniel Charleston and Brandon Crispo</i><p>The winds in Dingle Bay are whipping about, waking me at the Skellig Hotel in Dingle, Ireland at 5:00 a.m. And I can't help but wonder, is Fungie all right? You see Fungie is the town mascot of sorts, a dolphin that has been here for the better part of …

Mini guide to Munich’s beer halls

Whatever the weather, the best way to feel like a local in in this German city is to kick back with a foaming mug of beer.<p>Get cosy in a famous beer hall or soak up the sunshine in a picturesque biergarten – whatever the weather, the best way to feel like a local in Munich is to kick back with a …

Americans trail Russians in vacation time

Russia offers the most vacation days and public holidays combined (40) on average while Mexico has the least (13), according to a new Hotels.com …

The 25 Least Visited Countries In The World

The problem might just be finding the right destination. The least visited country in the world may not be the one you would think.<p><b>Click here to go straight to the destinations ></b><p>I am currently conducting research through visits to all 198 countries of the world.<p>The reason? To figure out where I …

Why Do Women Fare Better In the German World of Work Than In The US?

Women in Germany and in more than a dozen other European countries do much better in the labor market than they do in the US, according to a Booz & Company study featured in the April 2013 Harvard Business Review.<p>The report—Empowering The Third Billion: Women And World Of Work in 2012— ranked 128 …

11 Cool Countries for Americans to Study Abroad

<i>By Lauren Fitzpatrick</i><p>Here’s the truth: <b>studying abroad</b> isn’t really about what goes on in the classroom. It’s about what happens every second of every …