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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, …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

You Wish You Were Here Tonight

The Christmas Market sprouted up centuries ago in Austria, Germany, northern Italy and northern France, but has now become a popular tradition throughout Europe. Generally opening four weeks before Christmas, the <i>Christkindlmarkt</i> celebrates everything magical about the holiday season and is …

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: <i>Lawrence of Arabia</i>, a film whose adventurous spirit and exotic locales also inspired scores of travelers to seek out their own life-changing …

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

<i>Photo of Fort Pulaski National Monument courtesy of Kaeli Conforti. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>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 …

St. Croix’s Locavore Revolution

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 land is a rarity in this …

Lesser Antilles

Hyde Park and Poughkeepsie NY: FDR and Beyond

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 home, a bit shocked to see the actual bed on which Sarah Roosevelt gave birth to him, and spent hours learning about our only US President to have been elected four …

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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 …

Finding Peace at Bhutan's Most Sacred Site: The Tiger's Nest

<i>Interested in traveling Bhutan? Come travel Bhutan with me 11-13 December 2017, to witness the annual Druk Wangyel Festival!</i><p>According to Sangay, I …

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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 …

Bang & Olufsen

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 …

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10 Holiday Traditions Around the World

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 home.<p>I asked ten of my most trusted friends around the world about their favorite winter …

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