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These Are The Craziest Places In The World Where You Can Get A Drink

If you've grown tired of all the establishments within a five-mile radius of your house, know that the world is bursting with weird, creepy, and mind-blowing spots for you to enjoy a spot of tea -- or delicious libations.<p><i>You can have a drink...</i><p><b>With geeks of every stripe.</b><p><b>Where: Paris, France</b><p>La …

3 Charming and Affordable European Cities You Haven't Visited Yet

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello Budget Travel.</i><p><b>BIRMINGHAM, U.K.: A foodie destination in England's heartland</b><p>Anybody visiting a city from which both J.R.R. Tolkien and Ozzy Osbourne sprang should be prepared for a dose of cognitive dissonance, and Birmingham (or …

8 lessons you learn in Patagonia

My relationship with Patagonia began in 2006: a road trip from Buenos Aires guided by my father-in-law Adalberto. As someone who has been exploring …

23 foods worth traveling for [pics]

Recent years have seen a rise in food tours, but I’ve never needed an excuse to travel based on food alone.<p>One of my personal “travel rules” is that …

The 22 Coolest Small Businesses In Los Angeles

So when it comes to cool businesses, they probably know what they're doing.<p>We found the 22 coolest small businesses in L.A., from a speakeasy-style bubble tea bar to a specialty hot sauce shop.<p><i>Amelia Acosta contributed to this story.</i>

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10 Off The Beaten Path Cities You Should Absolutely Visit

Ask a random person and they can easily rattle off the famous cities around the world, and the list will undoubtedly include New York, Paris, and London.<p>Paris is Paris and London is London, but that shouldn’t mean it’s the only city worth checking out. If you’re already planning to shell out the …

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

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. …

Dublin, Travel Secrets From a Local

<i>Global Yodel sent Lorcan Finnegan out with a DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Ireland to get his perspective on what it means to use a travel guide in his hometown. He sent back this amazing locals guide and a beautiful photo series of the streets of Dublin.</i><p><b>Global Yodel: Place you live?</b><p>Lorcan Finnegan: …

Ireland

This Might Be the Most Beautiful Castle in the World

I'm never one to turn down a castle visit. From England's Windsor Castle to Namhansanseong in South Korea, if a travel destination has a royal residence -- currently inhabited or long abandoned -- I'll add it to my to-tour list.<p>But after spending time in Scotland earlier this fall, I think I've …

Scotland

Zürich: more than finance and fondue

Ask the average person to name the party capital of Europe and Zürich probably would not top the list. What's in Zürich? Erm…bankers, fondue, chocolate, chalet-style cuckoo clocks. Think that covers it? Think again.<p>Switzerland’s largest city may not have the glamour of Paris, the hedonistic party …

Switzerland

Where to Go Next in Europe

Everyone knows the great capitals of Europe – London, Rome, Paris, Berlin: steeped in history, rich in architecture, cuisine, and so much more. …

European Travel

5 Of The World's Most Remote Destinations Require Crazy Travel But Are Totally Worth It

Planes, trains, automobiles and… a cargo ship? That’s what it might take to get to Madagascar’s most remote national park. For other spots like it, the haul is even longer.<p>Hoard your frequent flier miles and buy a <i>lot</i> of reading material if you plan to visit one of these hard-to-reach</b> …

The Perfect Day in Amsterdam

<i>Author Russell Shorto was so captivated with Amsterdam during research trips for two best-selling books that he decided to move there permanently.</i> …

European Travel

The Top 10 Marvels of the Modern World

When we think about the wonders of the world, evocative images of ancient structures in Rome, Giza, Peru, or Southeast Asia typically come to mind. And while the ancient wonders of the world are indeed spectacular, this most recent millennium also has its fair share of jaw-dropping testaments to …

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10 of the Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Ireland

Outdoors lovers will find lots to be excited about in Ireland, with acres of wild and windswept countryside, cute-as-a-button villages and hair-raising coastal cliffs making up the country's surprisingly varied scenery. From mesmerizing UNESCO World Heritage sites to unique vistas that beg to be …

Ireland

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

11 beautifully untranslatable words from other cultures

THE RELATIONSHIP between words and their meaning is a fascinating one, and linguists have spent countless years deconstructing it, taking it apart …

10 documentaries every traveler should watch

I tell Werner Herzog jokes at parties. David Attenborough makes me swoon. I’m such a documentary nerd, I’ve gone places because of them. These 10 …

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10 Ways the iPhone's New iOS7 Can Help You Travel Better

By Joshua Pramis, Condé Nast Traveler<p><i>A man snapping with his iphone camera in the old bus station in Neveh Shaanan neighborhood Southern Tel Aviv Israel (Eddie Gerald/Alamy).</i><p>Not sure whether to upgrade to Apple's latest operating system? Here are 10 ways iOS 7--and some of its new and updated apps …

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Travel While You're Young

This is the time for small paychecks and big memories. This is the time for travel. We are about as attached to one location as we are to our favorite Chinese take-out place. We know what we like about it, and we take comfort in the familiarity, but that's about it.- Jessy Tapper<p><b>Last June, Jeff</b> …

10 Adventures You Can Only Experience in South Africa

All of us who love to travel and believe in bucket lists probably have listed South Africa among the most desired of all destinations. In survey after survey, people who love exploring the world mention South Africa as a must-see place.<p>There are literally hundreds of unique and exciting things to …

10 Coolest Small Towns in Europe

Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by the editors of Budget Travel.<p>America hasn't cornered the market on <b>Coolest Small Towns</b>! Sure, we love London and Paris as much as the next traveler. But over the years, some of the most charming, delicious, historic, and, well, cool places in Europe that …

The 9 Best Places To Skinny Dip Around The World

Ever felt the urge to dive in sans clothing? The Skinny Dipping Report has nine fabulous spots around the world.<p>Self-described as "the world's …

This Is My City Episode 1 - Lisbon Through the Eyes of Locals

"What is a city, but the people; true the people are the city." - Coriolanus III<p>"Lisbon" is the first episode of <i>This Is My City</i> Season 1 and we kicked off our world trip with a bang! Here's the promo if you'd like just a taste of what we got up to in the Portuguese capital:<p>Rita and Francisco were …

European Travel

The Most Exciting Bike Routes In Amsterdam

What To Do In Cape Town South Africa A Mini Guide

Quick Guide To Amsterdam visitors never Run Out of Things

Amsterdam visitors never run out of things to do – this lovely old city has a city center that’s quiet and perfect for walking and biking – with over …