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The 10 Coolest Neighbourhoods in Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany’s second-largest city, is among the country’s top travel destinations. And, with 104 districts, Hamburg has a neighbourhood for …

Germany

The recent opening of the stunning Elbphilharmonie concert hall put the port city in the spotlight, but there is a host of other attractions, plus great cocktails, design hotels and totally delicious fish sandwiches<p>Hamburg has a great choice of stylish design hotels and hip hostels. The immense …

European Travel

Is there a way to do a river cruise in Hamburg on the cheap?

Hamburg is located on the River Elbe, and has a lot of interesting buildings, parks and artwork located in and around the river and docks. All the …

European Travel

20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

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England

Nuremberg, Germany: a rich past and lots of presents

The site of one of Germany’s oldest Christmas markets, Nuremberg was probably founded in the 11th century, the first written reference to the city being made in 1050. By 1254 it had become a well-fortified, independent city state within the Holy Roman Empire, minting its own coins.<p>Nuremberg’s place …

European Travel

5 Reasons to Visit Nuremberg

As the second-largest city in Bavaria, Nuremberg (Nürnberg, as it is called by locals) often gets overshadowed by Munich. With a recorded history …

London's 10 best afternoon teas

The ritual of afternoon tea owes its origins to Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford. As a young women in the early 1800s she lived during a time when it was common to eat only two main meals a day, with breakfast scheduled early in the morning and dinner occurring late in the evening. Routinely …

Budapest's best ruin bars

Budapest’s 'ruin bars' – quirky pubs and clubs that have taken over the city's abandoned spaces – shouldn't be missed. Here are four of the best to …

Off the beaten track in Rome

From the Colosseum to the Sistine Chapel, Rome's headline acts need no introduction. But away from these historic crowd-pleasers, there are a host of lesser-known sights and neighbourhoods waiting to be discovered. Here's a selection of our favourites.<p>Chiesa di Santa Prassede<p>The interior of the …

Who would you pick for the Ryder Cup team? Take this blind test to find out

At this point, it's probably fair to assume that Keegan Bradley and Hunter Mahan are locks for two of U.S. captain Tom Watson's three wildcard picks for next month's Ryder Cup. They both have their downsides -- the two have just one combined PGA Tour win since 2012 -- but solid recent play and past …

Word of Mouth: 7th District, Budapest

by Anya Lawrence<p>In the midst of a cultural upheaval, Budapest is rapidly becoming the vibrant creative mecca of Central Europe. Its plentiful offering of baroque thermal baths and classically beautiful architecture alongside a bevy of superb yet affordable eateries has long made the Hungarian …

Budapest's best attractions: What you can't miss | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Budapest, the capital of Hungary, usually comes as a sweet surprise to travelers, who don't quite know what to expect before visiting this city of 1.7 million.<p>With the wide Danube winding through its center, one of Europe's most stunning skylines and plenty of fabulous architecture lining …

Free Things to Do in Budapest

While the Four Seasons, Nobu, and other global luxury brands have glitzed up postcommunist Budapest, the city’s soul remains intact. Dazzling architecture, stunning Danube vistas, and grassy parkland offer visitors plenty to do that won’t cost a forint.<p>While the Four Seasons, Nobu, and other global …

European Travel

Budapest a historic blend

During a three-day stay in Budapest before a Danube River cruise, my husband and I enjoyed several unique food experiences in the city and simultaneously learned a bit about Hungarian history and culture. The gastronomy of the city is a mosaic that reflects a complicated history of invasions and …

Travel tips: Oslo’s trendy new suburb Grünerløkka, and the week’s best deals

Edgy and urban, this once gritty corner of the Norwegian capital has been given a new lease of life. Plus, beach huts in Devon and cheap villas in Ibiza<p><b>Why go?</b><p>It’s been said that when a man is tired of Oslo he’s probably been there for three days. While it’s true the Norwegian capital lacks some of …

7 Fried Chicken Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

From skipping the brine to using the wrong oil, these common mistakes will ruin your fried chicken. Avoid them to make the crunchiest, juiciest bird ever<p>There's a lot to love about fried chicken. First, there's that hot, crunchy, shatteringly crisp crust, fried to golden-brown perfection. Once you …

Recipes

The best potato salad recipe

Diana Henry's ultimate potato salad recipe, made with Jersey Royals, spring onions, mayonnaise, crème fraîche and chervil<p><i>Serves four</i><p>This is my version of a much-used recipe (the original is from the old <i>Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook</i>). It is a vast improvement on the claggy stuff bound with mayonnaise …

Recipes

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Getting to and From Lisbon and Faro, Portugal

The port town of Faro, in Portugal's Algarve region, is a regular arrival point for visitors to Portugal. The sunny shores of the Algarve attract …

Once a seedy area of Lisbon, the riverside Cais do Sodré district has been reborn as one of the city's coolest, a hub of great clubs, bars, restaurants and original shops<p>Open any Portuguese magazine these days and there is sure to be an update on Lisbon's riverside Cais do Sodré. Its transformation …

A walk on the Janiculum Hill

<b></b>I had been to Rome eight times before I discovered the gem that is the Janiculum Hill. Of course, I’d heard of it and knew where it was; you may …

Itinerary for 5 Days in Rome – Italy Travel Guide

<b>This is the final stop on my 2-week Italy itinerary – so if you missed any of the previous stops, now’s the time to go back and catch up on this</b> …

Yahoo Mail – Stay Organized

The best email app to easily organize your Gmail, Outlook (Hotmail), AOL and Yahoo accounts. Regardless of your email address, you can experience the …

Visiting Rome? Insiders share tips | CNN Travel

Editor's Note — CNN Insider Guides are thoroughly checked for accuracy. Given the fluid nature of the travel industry, however, some listings may fall out of date before guides can be updated. The best practice is to confirm current information on official websites before making plans to visit any …

At the Vatican, a Brand-New, "Slow Food" Sandwich Shop

Food & drink, Rome<p>At the Vatican, a Brand-New, “Slow Food” Sandwich Shop<p>1 Comment<p>Looking for food near the Vatican… that’s quick, cheap, and …

Trastevere: Rome's Best Neighbourhood For Foodies

<b>Trastevere Neighbourhood Icons: Concetta and Pietro at San Cosimato Market</b><p>Trastevere’s only outdoor market happens in <b>Piazza San Cosimato</b> every …

Insider Secrets of Rome

<i>Photo Courtesy of Kaeli Conforti. Article by The Editors of Budget Travel.</i><p>Heaping plates of light-as-air pasta. Art by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini. Some of the most entertaining people-watching on the planet. Rome is a city like no other. But as welcoming as it can be, to the first-time …