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All About the VAT Tax in Greece

Travelers to Greece may notice a VAT tax added to their receipts. It can be hefty—up to 25 percent of the total—but the good news is that some of the …

European Union

A Local in Greece Gave Me a Tip for Visiting the Country, and It's the Opposite of Everything You've Been Told

Use this tip on your next trip.<p>Traveling to Greece during the peak summer months can feel both like a dream and a nightmare.<p>The islands are warm, …

European Travel

This Stunning Greek Island Is Just As Beautiful As Santorini—But Without the Crowds

While the Greek islands of Santorini and Mykonos get all of the attention, there's another, less crowded destination that's just as stunning.<p>Located …

European Travel

The One App a Travel Writer Never Boards a Plane Without

Having spent the better part of the decade travel writing, I can tell you how to squeeze everything into a carry-on, which cities are the best for …

Best things to see and do on a family holiday in Croatia's beautiful Istria

When my wife Lynne and I looked at our Croatian destination on a map we both had exactly the same thought: Ooh, that looks quite close to Venice. …

Mega-yachts to wooden gulets: 9 of the best small ship cruises in the Med

Whether you’re mooring off a glitzy Riviera port, or anchoring in a secluded cove in the Greek islands, some parts of the Mediterranean seem designed to be seen from a small ship.<p>While the whales of the cruising world travel with thousands of passengers at a time, it’s perfectly possible to swap …

Red Sea

These Are the Idyllic Greek Islands American Tourists Don’t Know About

You probably think you know what the Greek islands look like, and to a certain extent you do. The rocky terraces and blinding-white houses with blue …

European Travel

5 Crystals Every Traveler Should Have In Their Pocket

We all have our tiny travel rituals. Be it rolling our clothing vs. folding when packing, always putting our passport in a certain pocket of our …

Learn How To Publish Your Novel On Your Own With This In-Depth Guide

It helps you become an author by focusing on the entire process, from writing to creating a website to getting your book published on Amazon.<p>The idea …

The Effects of Marijuana on Your Body

Marijuana is made from the shredded and dried parts of the cannabis plant, including the flowers, seeds, leaves, and stems. It’s also known as pot, …

20 travel accounts you really need to follow on Instagram

The best eye candy for your wanderlust.

How to live like a Local in Marrakesh

Lonely Planet Local Chris Griffiths has been photographing Morocco for more than four years and has now settled in Marrakesh, drawn in by the historic architecture mixed with an ever-changing creative scene. Navigating through the maze of the Medina, he's usually on the hunt for cheap eats, refuge …

The 'most beautiful road in the world': spectacular reasons to explore the Douro river

There is a view from the monastery of Serra do Pilar that Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, may have enjoyed on the eve of his assault on Porto, during the Peninsular War.<p>Gazing across the Douro river from Vila Nova de Gaia, he would have surveyed the medieval row of merchants’ houses …

Take a Fall Foliage Train Trip Across the U.S. For Just $58

There's something about changing colours that's absolutely fascinating. Perhaps it's that subtle nod towards change being a fact of life, or perhaps …

30 Awesome Photography Links Of The Week

The world of photography has been an active and exciting place this week with artists and writers posting fresh content in all genres of photography. …

The Beautiful Italian Lakes Americans Don't Visit Enough

Admittedly, I’m a saltwater kind of person, and a good vacation has always required an ocean beach. The appeal of lakes never truly hit me until I …

Best Compact Camera 2018: The top go-anywhere cameras | Trusted Reviews

<i>This is why you should trust our list of the best compact cameras:</i><p>best overall compact camera<p>Sony RX100 V<p>The Sony RX100 V is our pick for the overall …

15 Places in Cape Town You Need to See Before They Get Too Expensive

The Kitchen<p>Woodstock’s The Kitchen may have slipped the ‘hidden gem’ title when Michelle Obama sang their praised is 2011, but somehow they’ve still …

Ireland

The green countryside, lively pubs, and friendly residents make Ireland a perpetual favorite for visitors. Farm-fresh cuisine and Guinness from the …

Firenzecard: a 72-Hour Pass to Florentine History

If you plan to visit several museums and monuments in Florence, you might want to purchase the Firenzecard, a pass that affords the buyer entrance to …

The Happiest Country in the World Just Found a Brilliant Way to Attract Tourists

This actually made me want to visit.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Enticing people to come to your country isn't too different from inviting them to dinner in your home.<p>They might be lovely people.<p>But what if they're boorish …

San Marino Is the Least-Visited European Country and It's Absolutely Breathtaking

It's only 23.6 square miles.<p>With distinctive food, architecture and natural wonders, and thanks to decently-priced airfare, it's no wonder Europe was the most-visited continent in 2016.<p>It's for that exact reason that both major cities and the more quaint seaside towns are often <i>flooded</i> with tourists.<p>…

6 amazing travel destinations you should visit solo

Solo travel is a hot topic among jet-setting types these days, and for good reason—getting a change of scenery, plus a healing dose of solitude, just …

How to write a book and publish it (without giving up your day job)

Best tip: start now<p>You dream of being the next J.K. Rowling or Paula Hawkins but that pesky job, not to mention your social life, family commitments …

Meet the photographer traveling the world for free

<b>(CNN) —</b> We all dream of abandoning the 9-5 and traveling the world. We might even start packing our bags, only to come across that inevitable stumbling block: lack of cash.<p>But recent college graduate Richard Tilney-Bassett found a way to travel the world without paying for accommodation, travel or …

The Most Beautiful Places in Germany

The landscapes of Germany are at once charming, bewitching, and staggeringly pretty: alpine peaks, mysterious forests, white Rococo churches, villages lined with timbered houses, and castles that seem almost too majestic to be real. From the mountains to the cities, and everywhere in between, here …

European Travel

Indonesia's songbirds at risk as competitions drive illegal wildlife trade

The four low walls of the concrete competition ring are surrounded by young men, yelling in Bahasa.<p>It's like a boxing match, but this competition is …

9 Smart Things You Can Do With an Old iPhone

If your aging iPhone is too old or damaged to trade in for whatever you think it’s worth, here’s some good news: As long as it can still connect to a …