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Durmitor National Park, Montenegro

Travel<p><b>Name:</b> Durmitor National Park <b><br>Location:</b> Montenegro <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1952 <b><br>Size:</b> 131 square miles (339 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know?<p><b>• Highs and Lows</b> Durmitor National Park includes the enormous Durmitor Massif and three breathtaking canyons, including that of the wild Tara River, which is home …

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Temple in the Trees

Better by Design CEO Summit 2013: Trey Ratcliff – Disruption through Visual Design<p>Below is a talk that I recently gave up in Auckland at the Better …

5 international cookies you should leave for Santa this year [recipes]

These cookies, layered to somewhat resemble the Italian flag, were developed by Italian immigrants in the United States. Almond-flavored sponge cake, …

Boston Sights

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Christmas: Not a Day, but a Season

In the seven countries we visited to film <i>Rick Steves' European Christmas</i>, Christmas is more than just December 25th -- it's a season that lasts for more than a month. This isn't to give people more time to shop, but to fit in all of the holy days and festivals.<p>First comes Advent, the time to …

Christmas Eve

10 Most Desired Wedding and Honeymoon Destinations of 2013

American couples are looking to go somewhere warm and nearby when planning destination weddings, according to Google’s year-in-review Zeitgeist list …

Top 10: Places to See Holiday Lights

TravelBest Of<p>Around the globe, seasonal light displays spark dazzling artistry, salute time-honored traditions, and infuse busy corridors with a festive air.

Vienna Revisited

I've heard a lot about the Vienna, and a couple of months ago I had an opportunity to visit. Vienna is the capital, yet it is the smallest of Austria's nine provinces and is home to 1.7 million people. It's a city with a blend of imperial tradition and contemporary creativity, and therefore a very …

Gustav Klimt

There may not be a better place to celebrate Christmas than Germany

Caution: the contents of this film may cause you to book the next flight out to Germany.<p>I’ve spent my fair share of winters abroad, and I have to …

From Pre-Christmas Tree to O Tannenbaum

Here's an excerpt from my <i>Rick Steves' European Christmas</i> book, explaining how our tradition of decorating Christmas trees came to be:<p>The Christmas tree's roots run deep into the origins of the midwinter celebration. When winter's gloom descended on ancient pre-Christians, they looked around and saw …

Christmas Trees

You Wish You Were Here Tonight

The Christmas Market sprouted up centuries ago in Austria, Germany, northern Italy and northern France. From one of the oldest markets in Germany to some lesser-known gems, this hotel search website has compiled a list of top spots in Europe to sip on that mulled wine in the winter air.<p>The …

Christmas Markets

8 Amazing Places Made Famous by Lawrence of Arabia

As film lovers the world over mourn the passing of Peter O'Toole, many of us are taking the time to revisit one of the legendary actor's greatest works: Lawrence of Arabia, a film whose adventurous spirit and exotic locales also inspired scores of travelers to seek out their own life-changing …

Seville

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Portraits from the streets of Havana, Cuba

I recently traveled to Cuba on a job for the surf clothing brand Roark. It was a place I’d always wanted to go because of the seemingly endless …

Oslo, Norway: Lively, Lovely City on the Fjord

Great Getaways: Savannah

If you're looking for a fun, affordable Southern getaway, visit Savannah, where you'll find the perfect mix of Southern hospitality, nightlife, and enough action to satisfy every food lover and history buff.<p><i>Photo of Fort Pulaski National Monument courtesy of Kaeli Conforti. Article by Kaeli</i> …

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St. Croix’s Locavore Revolution

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Deep in the <b>St. Croix</b> rain forest, farmhands pack boxes with Malabar spinach, West Indian gherkins, passion fruit. The bounty is bound for members of a farm-share program that’s among the first in the U.S. Virgin Islands.<p>Once the breadbasket of the Lesser Antilles—its arable …

Hyde Park and Poughkeepsie NY: FDR and Beyond

Hyde Park and its neighboring towns hold much in store for visitors, and for those who plan to spend a few days here, the following attractions should not be missed.<p>You've come up to Hyde Park, NY to see the Franklin Delano Roosevelt National Historic Site. You've spent the day touring his boyhood …

Hyde Park

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Rick Steves' European Christmas: Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht in Austria

The festive swirl of heartwarming sights, sounds, and smells of Christmas abound in the land where the season's most-loved carol, "Silent Night," was first performed over 200 years ago.<p>When we were making our <i>Rick Steves' European Christmas</i> special, we knew that filming an intimate family Christmas …

Christmas Eve

Hiking the Tiger's Nest, Bhutan – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

77<p>4<p><i>Hiking Tiger’s Nest Bhutan was definitely the highlight of my trip to Bhutan. But it wasn’t quite as easy as I thought. Here’s my story.</i><p>According …

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This National Park is a Haven for Turtles

Travel<p><b>Location: Florida<br>Established: October 26, 1992<br>Size: 64,700 acres</b><p>Known for its spectacular coral reefs teeming with aquatic life, Dry Tortugas National Park protects a seven-key (Garden, Loggerhead, Bush, Long, East, Hospital, and Middle) archipelago in the Gulf of Mexico. Nearly 99 percent of …

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5 Perfect Winter Honeymoon Destinations

Your honeymoon is sure to be one of the most memorable vacations of your life, but after orchestrating an entire wedding, trying to pin down the …

5 Reasons to Go to St. Petersburg, Florida

<i>By LoAnn Halden</i><p>Arts and culture are celebrated as much as the world-class beaches in St. Petersburg, making it the ideal Florida stop for those who …

10 Holiday Traditions Around the World

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Discover favorite winter activities from different travel experts.<p>For those of us blessed (or cursed) with incurable wanderlust, the allure of an unexplored city or destination is hard to resist. But, this time of year, what I crave is tradition and a deep-rooted sense of …

Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, Spain

Travel<p><b>Name:</b> Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park <b><br>Location:</b> Spain <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1955 <b><br>Size:</b> 40 square miles (102 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know?<p><b>• Catalan Park</b> Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park is located in the mountainous heart of the Pyrenees, a landscape where …

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