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13 Amazing Real-Life Castles You Can Actually Stay In

Live out your Beauty and the Beast dreams.

European Travel

Top 10: Historic Sites in Ireland and Northern Ireland

More than 5,000 years of history are revealed through colossal passage tombs, the beehive huts of early monasteries, and more iconic landmarks. Here are Irish places of curiosity, pilgrimage, and inspiration.

Ireland

Are these the 10 greatest city breaks on Earth?

Opposites attract, especially when it comes to holidays. If you live a stressful city life, a week or two in the countryside probably seems like an ideal antidote to the pressures of everyday life – the best way to slow down, unwind and refresh the soul. If you are retired and living a rural idyll, …

European Travel

12 Totally Dreamy Places We Wish We Were Right Now

Why, oh, why are we stuck at home instead?<p>During the mundane work week, day dreaming is key. It reminds you that the world is full of tons of possibilities, even when your current life involves a glass of room-temperature water and a bruised apple for an afternoon snack (just us?). If you need some …

The 10 best travel destinations for couples

Solo travel can be a liberating time of self-discovery, but there's nothing quite like seeing the world with your significant other. Even when things …

Best Fall Escapes in the United States

From coast to coast and all the places in between, check out these key destinations this fall.<p><b>See Fall Foliage in New York</b><p><b>WHY GO:</b> The wooded areas of New York—as small as the urban oasis of Central Park or as vast as the backwoods of the Catskills—explode into a mosaic of autumn colors as the …

New England

10 trips every woman should take before she dies

You only live once, so go ahead and book one of these enriching, joy-inducing, and life-changing journeys.<p>We all know that getaways are important for …

There’s a Beach in Mexico Completely Hidden Inside a Cave

Originally published by Travel + Leisure<p>It’s the patient traveler who knows that the treasures worth writing home about usually take a bit of work to …

33 photos that will make you want to travel to Switzerland

Set against the backdrop of the Alps, most of Switzerland looks like it's straight out of a postcard.<p>It may be a small country, but it boasts magnificent peaks, gushing waterfalls, well-preserved medieval towns, and one of the best public transportation systems in the world.<p>It's also home to three …

European Travel

Win a 'Beauty and the Beast' Stay in a Scottish Castle Through This HomeAway Contest

Be their guest, be their guest, put HomeAway's service to the test.<p>The 1991 animated classic <i>Beauty and the Beast</i> is getting a 2017 Hollywood live-action remake starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Ian McKellen, and HomeAway is offering Disney fans the chance to create their own tale as old as …

Europe's 11 most beautiful rivers

The 12 cheapest holiday destinations in Europe for couples

With that in mind, a new report from Post Office Travel Money released today has unearthed the cheapest tourist hotspots in Europe.<p>To produce the ranking, Post Office Travel Money calculated several expenses for food and drink — including a three-course meal for two with a bottle of wine, a bottle …

European Travel

How to Make the Most of 24 Hours in Santorini, Greece — Without Leaving the Hotel

I wish I could tell you that the photos in this story are severely photoshopped. But after visiting the Canaves Oia Hotel in Santorini, Greece, I can confirm: the hotel is really that bright white, the sunset is that vibrant, and the Mediterranean ocean is that blue. I traveled to this hotel, …

European Travel

5 Most Beautiful Villages In Normandy France

Sharing is Caring<p>Adorable towns and villages dot Normandy<p>Giverny – Monet’s Garden<p>Giverny, the first of the <b>5 most beautiful villages in Normandy …

France

Britain's 20 best cities – according to you

England

This Woman Converted an Old Van So She Could Travel With Her Dog

So far they've been to England, France and Italy.<p>Meet Marina Piro. She's in her "mid twenties," was born in Italy and lives in the UK.<p>This is her rescue dog Odie. He's a labradoodle cross that likes carrots, watermelon and sweets.<p>Together they're traveling around Europe in a van she calls Pam. Pam …

Italy

Top 10 traffic-free cycle rides in the UK

The National Cycle Network, which features more than 14,000 miles of walking and cycling paths across the UK, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. To provide some pedalling inspiration we’ve selected 10 of the best car-free routes from a new guide to the network<p>Riccall to York, North …

Where to Eat in Bangkok - 10 of the Best Restaurants

Thailand’s capital city has an extremely vibrant dining scene and with so many restaurants and bars to choose from, it’s hard to pick just 10 of the …

Asia Travel

Razing the Patriarchy: 10 Timeless Quotes from Simone de Beauvoir

As gender equality continues to elude Western society, it would be wise for us to imagine at every turn: “What would Simone de Beauvoir have had to say about this?” Except, of course, that in many ways she already said it, with many passages from 1949’s treatise <i>The Second Sex</i> ringing true nearly …

Feminism