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15 of the Best Cities to Visit in Spain

With its unique position on the Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea and a history that dates back 35,000 years, few countries offer as wide a variance in …

European Travel

How to Ride the Tram in Lisbon

Lisbon’s trams are a backdrop to any visit to the Portuguese capital, their distinctive squeaks and rattles alerting to their presence throughout the …

European Travel

Travelogue Hungary: Of trout and hot springs

Hungary usually isn’t the first Eastern European country that pops into your mind when it comes to holidays in Eastern Europe, is it? But who does …

European Travel

Never worry about lost luggage again—here’s how to pack a carry-on only

There’s nothing more convenient when it comes to flying than not having to check a bag. No lost luggage to worry about. Everything you could need is …

Luggage

Best beaches in Europe you'll want to add to the bucket list right now

There's nothing like a beach holiday to keep the whole family happy - after all, who doesn't love a bit of sand, sea and sun!<p>The best part is that …

European Travel
France

20 Most Amazing Castles in Germany

German castles are nothing short of outstanding. Not all of them resemble fairy tale castles, though it’s been said that some of these gleaming …

European Travel

A City Profile of Oslo, Norway

Oslo (which was called Christiania in 1624-1878, and Kristiania in 1878-1924) is Norway's capital. Oslo is also the biggest city in Norway. The …

European Travel

Lisbon’s many talents

<b>Why Lisbon?</b><p>From the top of the hill – it doesn’t really matter which one, there are more than enough to share – the Portuguese capital looks …

European Travel

Visiting The Uffizi Gallery : The Highlights

Florence is known as the Cradle of Renaissance which is reflected in many of the stunning buildings, squares and monuments in the city. You can find …

Art

100+ Things to Do and See in Portugal

A complete guide to one of the most laid-back and friendly destinations in Western Europe.<p><i>BAZAAR.com has partnered with it's beautiful here to share a collection of local travel guides motivated and inspired by the heartwarming, unique, and beautiful people, places and experiences founder and</i> …

European Travel

7 Italian Towns (That Aren’t Rome or Florence) You Have to Visit

Look, we would never complain about a trip to <i>Roma</i> or <i>Firenze</i>. But when there’s nary a single nook or cranny of the entire country that’s not …

Italy

One Day in Venice: an Itinerary

It was Mission Impossible: McKneely edition. Our task was to see everything important in Italy’s floating city in a mere 10 hours. Just one day in …

Italy

How to Travel from Rome to Sorrento, Capri the Amalfi Coast

Shares 204<p>How to travel from Rome to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast can be a little confusing. You can’t simply hop on a train in Rome and ride it all …

Italy

Venice Travel Tips? This Luxury Hotel Concierge Tells All

Venice is a tiny gem and Venice is a universe: 118 islands, 160 canals, 447 bridges and an unspecified number of dreams. Love it or hate it, there is no other place like it and there’s no denying that Venice has not just centuries of history behind it but an air of mystery about it. I’ve always …

Italy

Top Ten Things to Do in Bolzano, Italy

Bolzano, Italy – Gateway to the Dolomites<p>Anyone driving south out of Germany and into Italy has most likely driven through the Brenner pass. The E45 …

Italy

8 Charming Italian Towns That Should Be on Your Radar for Summer 2018

You’ve decided to visit Italy this summer. Fantastico! (Hey, it’s never too soon to start learning the language.) Few countries compare to the beauty and charisma of this boot-shaped nation with its rocky coastal towns, rolling hills, sprawling vineyards, and charming villages.<p>Now comes the hard …

Italy

The Best (and Worst) Time to Go to Cancun

Cancun is one of the world's top beach vacation spots, with beautiful sandy beaches, teal waters, and an annual average temperature of 80 degrees …

Weather

Backwaters: The Yucatan Peninsula

If you aren’t familiar, cenotes are natural sinkholes, thousands of which are dispersed throughout the Mayan jungle. Under the Yucatan peninsula run …

Paddleboarding

Beautiful Hotels Around the World You Won’t Want to Leave

You know a vacation is one for the books when you start contemplating permanent residence. Hotels that make exceptional use of their natural …

Swimming Pools

Top 10 things to do in Singapore

You've been shopping, done some eating, what else to do in Singapore? Lots else, and you can start with these 10 fantastic attractions<p>Marina Bay Sands<p>The long-awaited grand opening of Singapore’s second integrated resort is slated for June 23 and most of us have been looking forward to getting …

Asia Travel

The world’s 10 most underrated adventure travel destinations

10 of the world’s top travel bloggers, including The Planet D, Runaway Juno and Wanderlusters, highlight the amazing destinations that don’t get the …

36 Hours in Auckland

The construction cranes that pierce the Auckland skyline are a visual indication of the growth New Zealand’s largest city is experiencing. Close to one-third of New Zealand’s estimated 4.5 million population lives in Auckland, a geographically blessed — and traffic-cursed — city spread over at …

New Zealand

Tips for Causeway Bay Shopping in Hong Kong

Causeway Bay shopping is probably Hong Kong’s most intense shopping experience. Nowhere are more shops and more people squeezed together than the …

Top 10 Things to See and Do in Singapore

Singapore is one of the marvels of South East Asia – a true state of art of modern civilization. Visiting this city at least once in your lifetime is …

Asia Travel

The 20 Best Places to Go in 2018

These destinations are spectacular—and affordable.<p><b>The 20 Best Places to Go in 2018</b><p><b>By Megan Leonhardt and Kerri Anne Renzulli</b><p>Whether you dream of …

Travel

50 Ways to Fall in Love With Toronto All Over Again

1. The Toronto skyline<p>There are a handful of spots to catch a picture-perfect view of Toronto’s iconic skyline, but these three should top your list: …

Things to Do in Australia

Look for Nemo in the waters surrounding the Sydney Opera House, get lost in the street-art-adorned alleyways of Melbourne, and snorkel the Great …

The Most Popular Travel Destinations in Mexico

Archaeological discoveries? Check. Flavorful cuisine? You betcha. Breathtaking beaches and lush jungles? Oh yeah. Charming towns and vibrant cities? …

Mexico

12 of the Best Small Towns in Germany

First-time visitors to Germany often flock to Munich or Berlin, and tend to miss out on the country’s rural enclaves. From the southern Alps to the …