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34 excellent things to do in London this week – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 12:00 pm, January 5, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Free, Fun London, Music & Nightlife, Outdoor London<p>[Photo: Number102]<p><i>If</i> …

10 of the Best European Train Trips

Our ten favorite European trains don’t necessarily offer the fastest journeys—just the most memorable. All aboard!<p>Much of European train travel is about efficiency and comfort—punctually leaving and arriving and having a cozy seat or sleeper compartment in which to devour the latest issue of the</i> …

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Travel Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Travel Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Top 10 things to do in Barcelona this January

The wassailing of Christmas and New Year is over, but in Spain the best is yet to come, with the advent (or – more precisely – Epiphany) of the Three Kings on January 5th and all the associated festivities.<p>After that the city winds right down and you’ll find quiet, tourist-free streets, empty …

Paris attractions: eight of the city's best lesser-known places to visit

Our Paris expert offers a guide to the city's lesser-known spots, including what to see and where to eat and shop<p>Fed up with queues for the Eiffel Tower, scrums in the Louvre, and crowds at the Sacré-Cœur?<p>Our Paris expert Natasha Edwards - a resident of the city for almost 20 years - has picked …

London's best new restaurant and bar openings

Hans’ Bar & Grill, Chelsea<p>Hopes are high for Hans’ Bar & Grill, part of 11 Cadogan Gardens Hotel. The Chelsea restaurant has been founded by the team behind English luxury hotels Chewton Glen and Cliveden (the latter, of course, now globally famous after hosting Megan Markle the night before her …

The 25 best European city breaks for summer 2018 and where to stay

Our experts offer a guide to the top 25 destinations for a city break in 2018, including what to do and where to stay in Venice, Amsterdam, Florence, Lisbon, London, Barcelona and Reykjavik.<p>Italy<p>Rome<p>Rome's mild Mediterranean climate is a persuasive draw for visitors from the cool north, but the …

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The world’s hottest new travel experiences for 2015

Which of the planet’s amazing experiences are on your wish list for 2015? How about exploring the inside of an ice cap in Iceland, star-gazing in Australia’s outback or zip-lining over lush valleys in Taiwan?<p>Lonely Planet’s destination gurus have scoured the globe to find awesome attractions for …

St. Petersburg, Russia

Photograph: Alamy<p>BAM, the Beaux Arts Mons, will host a Van Gogh exhibition focused on his early drawings and letters to his brother.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/5/1420463760649/26654897-774d-42e4-af58-4d1834c1bf40-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>BAM, the Beaux …

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Budget travel: a penny-pincher’s guide to Paris

It's no secret that Paris, by its very nature as a capital, can be pricey and often stars on the 'World's Most Expensive Cities' lists. But with savvy planning and know-how, you can indulge in the city without blowing the budget.<p>Sleep cheaply in historic mansions, fill up on gourmet cuisine, …

Photograph: Alamy<p>Beach at the village of Koufonisi, Cyclades, Greece.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/12/23/1419347361418/d06d06d7-d494-460f-9454-ea4c3b1c7417-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Beach at the village of Koufonisi, Cyclades, …

A low-key cafe in the capital of cool, a dive bar with great live music or great little market: send us a tip on Berlin and you could win a £200 hotel voucher<p>Or perhaps it was a cultural experience with a difference, a fun walking tour, a fab shop or the perfect place to relax after a day roaming …

Expert guide to Moscow

Essential information<p><b>British Embassy</b> (00 7 495 956 7200; ukinrussia.fco.gov.uk), Smolenskaya Naberezhnaya 10<p><b>Emergency services:</b> dial 01 (fire), 02 (police), 03 (ambulance) – though English is not generally spoken<p><b>Tourist office and information:</b> there are no tourist offices in Moscow<p>The</b> …

16 incredible Northern Lights hotels

To watch the ethereal and elusive Northern Lights is to witness one of nature's most splendorous sights: a celestial dance across the Arctic sky that surely features near the top of most - if not all - travellers' bucket lists.<p>Those seeking this remarkable phenomenon have a decent pick of …

European Travel

Bora Bora beyond the beach

Bora Bora is world-famous for its glinting turquoise lagoon, dazzlingly white sandy stretches of beach and luxurious resorts. With such a dreamlike setting, this magical island is, unsurprisingly, a great spot to decompress. But there’s much more to do than simply sipping a cocktail on your chaise. …

France sans frontières: the best French border towns

Looking for a new angle on the well-trodden paths of France? Then travel to its borders. These three melting-pot cities showcase the best of France while giving a tantalising glimpse into the rest of Europe - Lille skims the Belgian border in the north; to the east, Strasbourg grazes Germany; and …

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

Get Cosmopolitan on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / February 14, 2014<p>Cosmopolitan Magazine has been around for over 100 years—first as a family magazine, then as a literary magazine. …

Vogue Launches on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / February 4, 2014<p>Vogue, the most influential fashion magazine in the world, makes its debut on Flipboard today. Read by more than …

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Australia on a budget

<i>This article was first published on February 14, 2014, and updated on January 26, 2015</i><p>Affordable Australia? Although the Land Down Under always figures high on the list of must-do holiday destinations for UK travellers, the country is often seen, unfairly, as an expensive option. As a high wage …

The Himalayas: Trip of a Lifetime

Home to the highest peaks on the planet, the Himalayas begin in Pakistan stretching across India, Bhutan and Nepal until reaching China in the east. This is a majestic landscape of mountains, deep valleys and glaciers, dominated by Mount Everest (otherwise known as Sagarmatha in Nepali) at 8,848m …

Barcelona attractions: what to see and do in summer

<b>Why go?</b><p>Summer in <b>Barcelona</b> – though humid – is not as blisteringly hot as other Spanish cities. Between late July and early September, most locals with the means leave town, which makes for a quiet, traffic-free experience.<p>Barcelona combines everything that is most charming about Mediterranean …

Europe’s hot springs: 20 of the best spots for a soak

Sliding into a bathtub after a long day is one of life’s little luxuries, but there’s nothing quite like the restorative buzz garnered by a dip in a proper thermal pool. From Iceland’s idyllic Blue Lagoon to Switzerland’s most chic spa, here’s a rundown of some of Europe’s best hot springs.<p><b>Blue</b> …

Beyond Halong Bay: lesser-known highlights of northeast Vietnam

Stunning<p>Halong Bay continues to dominate the itineraries of most travellers in Vietnam, but it’s not the be-all and end-all of the country's northeast.<p>If you’ve got some time up your sleeve and want to delve a little deeper, you’ll find there is more to this region than cruising around Halong’s …

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 …