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Top Five European Christmas Traditions | Times Square Chronicles

Top Five European Christmas Traditions<p>Christmas is a time for celebrations, family and most importantly, a whole host of wonderful traditions! Every …

Why humans are cruel

A psychologist explains why humans are so terrible to each other.<p>Why are human beings so cruel to each other? And how do we justify acts of sheer inhumanity?<p>The conventional explanation is that people are able to do terrible things to other people only after having dehumanized them. In the case of …

How To Spend A Rainy Day In New York City

Mother Nature literally raining on your parade? Don’t let the sopping metropolis get you down.<p>New York City’s pretty parks and iconic skyline may be …

Spain's Slice of Africa: The Vacation Spot Even Spaniards Don't Know About

“Where’s that?” asks my friend when I tell him about my upcoming trip. “Why are you going there?” inquires the ticket vendor at the ferry station, …

6 Reasons to Visit the Greek Islands All Year Long

The Greek islands in winter? With great deals on Emirates making nonstop flights to Athens a year-round option, it almost seems foolish <i>not</i> to go …

13 of the world's most beautiful libraries

Abbey Library, St. Gallen, Switzerland<p>Vorau Abbey Library, Austria<p>The Long Room IV at Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland<p>The Public Library, Stuttgart, Germany<p>Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Library, Berlin, Germany<p>Upper Lusatian Library of Sciences Görlitz, Germany<p>Admont Abbey, Austria<p>St. Peter's …

Libraries

The Top Things to Do in Sintra, Portugal

One of the most popular day trips from Lisbon, a trip to Sintra should be high on every visitor’s itinerary. Once a royal vacation spot, you’re now …

The Best Bakeries in Paris

Even visitors who aren't terribly food-oriented could not fail to be enthralled by the first encounter with a traditional Parisian bakery and its …

10 Must-See Buildings in Seville

Founded by Hercules, shaped by the Romans, ruled by the Moors, and finally conquered by the Christians, the 2,200-years-old capital of Andalusia is …

Caledonian Sleeper: Why catching the overnight train from London to Scotland is better than flying

Right about now I’d usually be in my pjs, watching a last episode of <i>Rick & Morty</i> before bed. But instead I’m heading down the Victoria line with a …

The Prettiest Fall Train Trip in the U.S. Starts at Just $53

This is the best (and most affordable!) way to take in the autumn foliage.<p>The arrival of autumn is just around the corner, which means now is the perfect time to plan a leaf peeping trip. While you could venture through the Adirondack Mountains — one of the country's most scenic places to take in …

10 Of The Most Incredible Natural Wonders You Never Knew Existed

Regardless of where you live and what you do, there are certain magical places in the world that everyone knows. Mount Everest. The Grand Canyon. …

19 "Game Of Thrones" Places That Will Make Fans Say, "OMG I Need To Go There!"

If only we could travel there as fast as they do on the show.

Exactly How to Get Into Rome’s Most Beautiful Off-Limits Attractions

The Eternal City has always brimmed with secrets, and today, epic burial grounds quietly crouch beneath unassuming streets, and unremarkable doors just might open to jaw-dropping works from the city’s most famed artists. We spoke with a few in-the-know locals about their favorite back-door, …

Skip Ibiza—This Lesser-Known Island Has the Best Beaches in Spain

Mainland Spain often steals the limelight when travelers map out an itinerary. While you can't skip La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, The Alhambra in …

Best Places to Visit in Croatia

With pristine beaches, jewel-like lakes, ancient ruins, and more than 1,000 idyllic islands, Croatia is one of Europe's hottest tourist spots. Add to that some Michelin-starred restaurants, underwater wineries, and Westeros-worthy vistas, and you have yourself an undeniable bucket-list destination. …

European Travel

A Weekend in Cáceres, Spain, the Newest 'Game of Thrones' Filming Location

A three-hour drive from Madrid, Cáceres has long been one of Spain's best-kept secrets—until now.<p>The Spanish region of Extremadura has long been a land of conquerors. Francisco Pizarro, Hernán Cortés, and Francisco de Orellana—explorers who crossed the Atlantic and plundered the New World—all hail …

The Most Beautiful Place in Every U.S. State

Think of this as your starting point to the most epic cross-country trip ever.<p>If you've ever done a road trip across the U.S., you've probably stepped away thinking: How can <i>one country</i> look like that? No state is the same, and each has its stars, the kind of sights that make you catch your breath …

National Parks

18 pictures that show why Finland is the hot new destination everyone is traveling to this year

Finland offers the best of both worlds.<p>The country is home to a wide variety of well-preserved wilderness areas and national parks, but also plenty of art and culture in the form of castles, museums, and churches.<p>While most people think of the Scandinavian nation as a prime destination in the …

European Travel

10 things to do in Edinburgh

With a dramatically beautiful Old Town and stylishly modern New Town, it’s little wonder Edinburgh is enticing increasing numbers of visitors each …

15 Stunning Places You Have To See In Portugal

Portugal is a gorgeous country to explore and much more than cork products, gorgeous sea and yummy port that it has become famous for. It’s one …

Luggage

Deafening Blasts Kill These Ocean Animals For Miles

A new study found that seismic surveys used to search for off-shore oil and gas deposits devastate the zooplankton in its path.<p>As the Trump Administration puts forth plans to revive off-shore drilling, some of the smallest members of the ocean food chain could be in big trouble.<p>To find oil and gas …

The Most Luxurious (but Sneakily Affordable) Vacation Spots Across The Globe

Good news: A trip abroad doesn’t necessarily mean you have to cut the luxe out of your stay.<p>You want all the “Roman Holiday” Audrey Hepburn vacation vibes (oversize sunnies, silk scarf, vintage convertible), but let’s be real: You’re going to have to pick and choose between lavish splurges in a …

European Travel

Rome’s Largest Catacombs with Newly Uncovered Frescoes Will Open to the Public

This month, Rome's largest catacombs will open to the public after an in-depth, years-long restoration project. For the first time in centuries, visitors will be able to descend into the underground cemetery to see a recently rediscovered collection of ancient frescoes.<p>Located in subterranean …

Archaeology

How to Eat Your Way Through Paris in 24 Hours

When it comes to food, Paris has got a lot going for it. Full of quaint cafés, bustling wine bars, classic French bistrots and bakeries on every …

Britain's 15 best wild camping spots

There's a Plant Themed Amusement Park in France

If you're the type who loves nothing more than digging around in fresh soil, harvesting food and flowers you've grown yourself, and just generally …

Amusement Parks

13 reasons to visit Stratford-upon-Avon immediately

<b>If you’ve never been to Stratford-upon-Avon, then you need to pay it a visit pronto, or at least add it to your list.</b><p>It is a place full of rivers, …

7 Natural Wonders You Need to Explore in France

France may be more famous for its cuisine and its art scene than for its natural assets, but that doesn't mean the European country doesn't have any …