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48 Hours In: Thessaloniki

<b>Travel Essentials</b><p><b>Why go now?</b><p>Greece's relaxed and profoundly historic second city is both the gateway to some fascinating parts of northern Greece and …

Top 10 Things to Do in Bucharest

The top ten things to do in Romania's capital city.<p><b>Gawk Until You Drop at the Palace of Parliament</b><br>The world's biggest parliamentary building (and one of the largest buildings of any kind) happens to be in Bucharest. Whether one views the gargantuan Palace of Parliament as a folly and testament to …

13 Foods That'll Make You Want To Visit Belgium (PHOTOS)

Visiting the country of Belgium hardly ever makes it on anyone's bucket list. This small country is nestled along the North Sea and is often overshadowed by its more romantic French neighbor to the south or the ever so thrilling city of Amsterdam above it. Belgium is getting the shaft -- and it's a …

Brussels

Belgium's fascinating capital, and the administrative capital of the EU, Brussels is historic yet hip, bureaucratic yet bizarre, self confident yet unshowy, and multicultural to its roots. All this plays out in a cityscape that swings from majestic to quirky to rundown and back again. Organic art …

Multiculturalism

The empire the world forgot

Ruled by a dizzying array of kingdoms and empires over the centuries, the former regional power of Ani is now an eerie, abandoned city of ghosts.<p><b>An abandoned city of ghosts</b><br>Ruled by a dizzying array of kingdoms and empires over the centuries – from the Byzantines to the Ottomans – the city of Ani …

Archaeology

Armenia, la tierra de Noe | Documental Completo - Planet Doc

CNN documentary. On the road of Armenia

Aragats

Castle and Mountain

Armenia, the Land of Noah | Full Documentaries - Planet Doc Full Documentaries

Noravank Monastery Armenia

20 Things You Need To Know About Armenia

The Kardashian sisters visited their ancestral homeland last week to draw attention to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. But the country has plenty going on, even when it's not being graced by some of the most famous members of its diaspora.

Reviving Armenia's "Switzerland" Resort Town of Dilijan

Driving about 90 kilometers northeast of Armenia's vibrant capital city of Yerevan, the highway narrows into mountainous roads as you enter the Tavush region famous for its resort town of Dilijan. The unseasonably hot and humid summer has vacationers flocking to "Armenia's Switzerland" from across …

35 Places To Visit While The Euro Is At An 11-Year Low

But the currency has just fallen to its lowest level in more than a decade, meaning a European vacation is suddenly within reach for more thrifty travelers.<p>We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in countries that are on the euro.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam …

European Travel

Adrift in the Dordogne Valley

I was first sent to the <b>Dordogne Valley</b> in southwestern France more than two decades ago to shoot a story about a truffle farmer for a food magazine. It was late November, the weather was bleak, there was a gasoline shortage, and I was very worried about what I could possibly photograph in that …

How To Make Pão de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread)

<b>Heat the oven:</b> Arrange 2 racks to divide the oven into thirds and heat to 450°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking</b> …

The Power of Train Travel

I blame luggage for all my troubles on trains — whether I’m whizzing down to Washington, D.C. or wending my way through Wallonia. I try to avoid clunking other passengers in the head with my elbow as I navigate tight aisles and haul my wheeled carry on over my head, but it’s not easy.<p>Despite these …

National Park Coastlines

Travel<p>See photos of U.S. national park coastlines (including Acadia, Hawaii Volcanoes, Channel Islands, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Good Czech Fun: Prague’s Best Microbreweries

There were two words I saw more than any other on a recent trip to Prague: PILSNER URQUELL.<p>The gold-hued beer is manufactured on a massive level today (it’s still produced in the city of Pilsen, where it was first brewed in 1842), and it’s served everywhere you look.<p>On the opposite end of this …

Malbec in Mendoza

Mendoza is tucked at the foot of the prodigious Andes in a region furrowed by great riverbeds and mapped with vast plains and sparkling lakes. Mendocinos, spoiled with more than 300 days of sunshine a year, sum up their home as “land of sun and good wine,” a line from the region’s state song, “Hymn …

Best Bike Tours for Foodies

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>What better way to sample the culinary delights of a region than by peddling along its backroads, enjoying the scenery and working up an appetite for the next meal?<p><b>Here are ten great itineraries for all you food- and wine-loving cyclists out there:</b><p><b>1. Blue Ridge, …

Farm-to-Fork Fabulous

TravelTraveler Magazine<p>Everybody knows about the farm-to-fork movement. But what about restaurants where farmers do the cooking?<p>Farmers turned chefs (and chefs turned farmers) are hoeing, harvesting, and sauteing across the United States. For a new generation of independent farmers who sell their …

10 Summer Foods to Travel For in the U.S.A.

It’s hard to argue about it: summer is the best time of year when it comes to food. With fruit that tastes like candy, crisp, nourishing greens, and farm-fresh vegetables at your fingertips, it’s easy to pass as a gourmet chef by throwing something fabulous together.<p>My favorite summer food is …

The Best Dirty Rice in New Orleans

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Looks can be deceiving.<p>Take the case of dirty rice, the lumpy, scruffy one-pot dish eaten throughout Cajun country–and beyond–as a side or, occasionally, a main course.<p>“The dirty part comes from the livers, hearts, and gizzards that are ground up, seared into the pan, and …

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Iconic Greece: Thessaloniki

Icons are, for the uninitiated (that means most of us), an encounter with the unknown: religious paintings on wooden panels of great antiquity. For others, they take on great spiritual significance. And there’s no better place to see them than Thessaloniki in northern Greece.<p>This often neglected …