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6 Destinations You Should Visit In Ireland, As Recommended By The Actual Irish

Chances are, Dublin, Galway or even Cork immediately come to mind when considering places to visit in Ireland. And those places are undoubtedly lovely, but what about the other, more unknown spots around the Emerald Isle?<p>Based on travel data collected by our friends at Booking.com, we were able to …

London priciest European city for culture, says survey

<b>London is the most expensive city in Europe for cultural activities, a survey has suggested.</b><p>A visit by two people to an art gallery, a museum, a heritage site, the opera, the ballet and a classical concert costs a total £256.<p>The survey, by Post Office Travel Money which looked at 12 major European …

Royal Ballet

National Geographic Travel

15 Apps For Your iPhone That Are Better Than The Ones Apple Made

Luckily, the competition within the app industry is fierce and there are plenty of compelling and beautiful alternatives.<p>From fan-favorites like Spotify and Google Maps to lesser-known wonders such as Vesper and Humin, developers are constantly raising the bar of what our iPhones are capable of …

Apps

This little Sony will pump up the sound of your headphones

The Audiophiliac oohs and aahs over Sony's portable PHA-2 digital converter and headphone amplifier.<p>I have to hand it to Sony -- the PHA-2 is far and away the best-looking portable headphone amplifier/digital converter I've seen.<p>Its sleek extruded metal casework feels like it can take a beating, …

National Geographic Travel

19 Reasons Life Would Be Better If You Were In Amsterdam

Where can you go for an escape that has world-renowned art museums, vibrant nightlife, important historical monuments and unique architecture?<p>The answer: Amsterdam -- the city that's basically wonderland for adults.<p>Amsterdam is especially beautiful in spring, when it warms up enough to hop on a …

National Geographic Travel

Here's Why Istanbul Is The Most Popular Travel Destination In The World

Millions of TripAdvisor users voted on their favorite destinations around the world, and Istanbul took the top spot. This is surprising because the city jumped 11 spots from the previous year, surpassing perennial favorites like London and Rome.<p>So why are travelers flocking to Istanbul? Perhaps …

European Travel

For many, the town of Manarola is the quintessential Cinque Terre village. The charm of the five villages remains unspoiled, as does the allure of their surrounding countryside. http://on.natgeo.com/1g0KsBH Photograph by Francesco Riccardo Iacomino, National Geographic Your Shot

13 Mistakes Study Abroad Students Make

Studying abroad is the first opportunity most young adults have to travel the world on their own. With all the excitement, it's easy to make some mistakes.<p>These 13 errors are totally common and very avoidable. Take our advice, and you'll have the best semester (or year) abroad. We promise.<p><b>1.</b> …

BlackBerry wins court order banning sales of Typo iPhone keyboard case

The Typo keyboard case is not good, but the idea for it may be: it adds a BlackBerry-style physical keyboard to the bottom of your iPhone. In exchange for a taller device, you free up screen real-estate when typing and if you're an ex-BlackBerry user, you also get the comfort of familiar, clacking …

Observations From the Roman Bus

The Roman bus and metro system is (usually) awesome. Now that I am (sort of) settled in my apartment (note: Maria is at this minute scouring the kitchen to get rid of the dust and whatever left behind....), I can get almost anywhere by public transportation. Indeed, the bus and tram stops are …

Expect iPhone 6 to have a bigger screen

ISI Group's Brian Marshall discusses what to expect from the iPhone 6, including a larger screen and likely increased battery life<p><i>Source: Bloomberg</i>

Mobile Technology

This Is The Prettiest Beach In Greece, Which Basically Makes It The Prettiest In The World

We know, we know. You're thinking to yourself, "Come on, guys, another pretty beach?" And we totally understand but look. at. this:<p>Navagio has been called the prettiest beach in all of Greece, which, if we can all agree is one of the prettiest places in all the world, then this beach is the …

iPhone 6: News, Features, Rumours And Release Date

Here's the main thing we know about the iPhone 6:<p><i>There will be an iPhone 6.</i><p>Except, maybe not. Apple will release another smartphone, obviously, but …

Travel Brazil: Rio's Sexiest Beaches

Welcome To The French Tech Ecosystem

This is the story of a city that keeps reinventing itself. Over the past three weeks, I’ve been walking around Paris to meet with the brightest minds of a tech ecosystem in the making. My experience is as personal as it is relevant about what makes a startup ecosystem work, and why Europe is the …