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16 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent thread on Quora discussed some of the best destinations in Europe that remain unknown.<p>The answers hit on a number of hidden gems, which we included in this list, along with some others that came from our own research.<p>From Denmark's Faroe Islands to one of Armenia's oldest monasteries, here …

European Travel

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> …

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

European Travel

The 10 Cheapest Places To Stay In Europe

Right now, the euro's value is low, and airfare is primed to fall -- aka we fully intend to make the most of this excellent time for a European vacation.<p>And once we get there, the <i>other</i> great part is that hotel prices are dropping, too. Average room rates in Europe fell nine percent during the last …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Speedboat

Europe's Lesser Known Seaside Escapes

Spring is, really, still a ways away, but that doesn't mean we're not pumped to plan all of our theoretical summer vacations. Europe's calling--as always--and we want to spend time in quaint villages without all the crowds, if such a thing exists.<p>Here are seven towns we have our eye on.<p><b>Tellaro,</b> …

9 Great Castle Hotels in Europe

Photos of nine castle hotels in Europe, including Ireland, Greece, France, Austria, Spain, and Germany.<p>Peckforton Castle<p>Château de Mirambeau<p>Sababurg Castle<p>Dromoland Castle<p>Parador de Santiago de Compostela<p>Kinsterna Hotel and Spa<p>Ashford Castle Hotel<p>Popular Galleries

5 Relaxing Ski Resorts To Retreat To This Winter

There is no better place to escape than a quiet, snow-covered mountain. Ski resorts make the perfect winter getaway, whether you choose to hit the slopes or sit by a fireplace.<p>Some ski resorts, however, are clamorous, crowded and far from relaxing. For a truly restorative vacation, head to one of …

This National Park is a Haven for Turtles

<b>Location: Florida<br>Established: October 26, 1992<br>Size: 64,700 acres</b><p>Known for its spectacular coral reefs teeming with aquatic life, Dry Tortugas National Park protects a seven-key (Garden, Loggerhead, Bush, Long, East, Hospital, and Middle) archipelago in the Gulf of Mexico. Nearly 99 percent of the …

5 Places Not to be Missed in a Lifetime

As a travel writer since 1997, I have visited 100 countries, and I make 20 to 30 trips a year. I am always being asked where in the world I'd most like to go. In this post, I'm going to reveal the five destinations I'd love to visit, or re-visit, before I die. This includes, of course, the biggie …

South-east Asia

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in December

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in December:</b><p>Ring in 2014 with thousands of your closest friends for <i>three days</i> at <b>Edinburgh</b>‘s <b>Hogmanay</b> (December 30-January 1). Scotland’s biggest New Year’s party …

Ten Of London’s Oldest Restaurants That You Can Still Try

Old eateries have been in the news a fair bit recently, after Soho’s The Gay Hussar and sister restaurant Elena’s L’etoile were put up for sale. Both …

This London Time-Lapse Video Will Make You Yearn For The City

Nothing captures the pace and beauty of a city like a good time-lapse video. And few cities compare to the vibrant magnificence of London.<p>If your heart is yearning for London, this video will either sate your desire or make you want to book a plane ticket ASAP.<p>The video, titled "Restless Nights," …

Book Review: 'Make Every Shot Count' by J. Scott Olmsted

I believe we suffer from an overdose of shooting and hunting books, so when I took this one out of the box I emitted little shrieks of disgust and …

Romantic Getaway: Long Weekend in Annecy, France

Paris may have dibs on big city romance, but when it comes to the ultimate romantic French weekend getaway, few towns can surpass Annecy. This …

France

Best New Bowhunting Gear for 2013

Bowhunting Editor Todd Kuhn hit the Archery Trade Association convention to bring you the best new bowhunting gear for 2013.

Woods 'N Water Magazine

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

4 Perfect British Virgin Island Itineraries

Once upon a time, the British Virgin Islands lazed virtually lost east of Puerto Rico and northwest of the Leeward archipelago. Ranging from flat …

Europe's 10 Coziest Mountain Villages

As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting mountain towns are gearing up for a new season of visitors eager to hit the slopes or take in the unique local culture that these mountain regions seem to inspire. While …

European Travel

Perfect Week in Prague, Vienna, & Budapest for Fall and the Holidays

The fall and holiday seasons are terrific times to visit three uniquely beautiful European cities—Prague, Vienna, and Budapest—and you can do it in a …

European Travel

5 Reasons to Go to Siem Reap

The gateway to the stunning, bucket list-worthy UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor is Siem Reap, an intimate and welcoming resort town bustling …

Siem Reap

Martha Stewart’s Top Packing Tips

Let’s get one thing straight: Martha knows how to do things right. And when this self proclaimed "schlepper" packs her bags for a weekend getaway or …

Backpacking