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20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

One Week in Prague and Budapest

Before summer slinked its sunshine and idleness into oblivion, we decided spontaneously, mid-month in August, to do a one week trip to Budapest and Prague. Why these two cities in Europe?<p>Before summer slinked its sunshine and idleness into oblivion, we decided spontaneously, mid-month in August, to …

Eastern Europe

Economic Woes Aside, Detroit Is a Visual and Cultural Treat

Detroit may continue to make headlines as the largest U.S. city to enter bankruptcy, but during our visit -- my first time ever in the Motor City, other than changing planes at the airport -- I found a lot more to catch my interest than economic woes.<p>It was fun telling people that I was going to …

Michigan Central Station

The 19 Most Beautiful Places In The World Are Hidden In America

Europe is great and Asia is awesome, but the song says <i>America</i> the beautiful.<p>These hidden places prove you don't need to spend big bucks and make a transatlantic trek-- the world's most beautiful wonders have been here all along, right in your American backyard.<p><b>Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone</b> …

Wieliczka Salt Mine Is an Incredible Polish Underground Amusement Park

More than 1,000 feet underground in Poland, seemingly impossible things are happening. Hot-air balloons have been launched. A bungee jumper has taken …

Alex Honnold's Ultimate Adventure Vehicle | Outside Online

Honnold's Humble Abode<p>Welcome to Alex Honnold's home sweet home, parked in American Fork, Utah. We caught up with the climber for an inside look at his deluxe camper-van setup, complete with all the gear you could ever want to free solo Half Dome—or to go on a slightly less adrenaline-filled …

3 Great Trips Beyond Lake Bled

While it is definitely worth a visit, especially if this is your first time in Slovenia, it really shouldn't be the only place you explore once you are in this region, known for its amazing hiking opportunities, pure and untamed white waters and picturesque villages along the way.<p>Lake Bled might be …

National Parks

Katy Perry accused of 'portraying blasphemy' with Dark Horse video

An online petition demanding Katy Perry’s Dark Horse video be taken off YouTube has attracted more than 50,000 signatures. According to the petitioners at Change.org, the video is guilty of “portraying blasphemy”, because of the video’s use of a pendant reportedly inscribed with the word Allah.<p>Katy …

Ukrainian currency hits 10-year low

<b>Ukraine's currency, the hryvnia, has fallen to a new low of 10 to the US dollar.</b><p>The currency's decline reflects political upheavals and longer-term persistent economic weakness.<p>But it is also likely to aggravate those underlying problems and adds to Ukraine's need for international financial …

Chinese Electric Carmaker Kandi Plans Rental Network in Beijing and Shanghai

Kandi Technologies Group Inc., a Chinese electric carmaker that rents out vehicles to the public, said the service is profitable and plans to expand …

Greek Tourism Expected to Reach Second Consecutive Record in 2014

Tourism in Greece, which accounts for about one-sixth of the economy, is set to reach a second consecutive record as European travelers return to the …

11 Reasons Siberia Isn't As Terrible As You Think

"It's not like you're going to <i>Siberia</i>."<p>...but what if you were? Would that be a <i>problem</i> or something? We argue that it would not. It's isolated, sure, but Siberia is full of once-in-a-lifetime experiences you'd never expect were there. It's time to stop hating on our frosty friend. Let's go TO …

The Most Photogenic Places On Earth

The most photogenic places on earth may sound reductive -- especially when you consider that only 701 rich people voted in the poll conducted by VeryFirstTo.com (commissioned by Fujifilm) -- but it still makes for pretty photos.<p>The site also asked their members what they thought the least …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

France Photos

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See photos of France (including Paris, the Eiffel Tower, Cannes, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.