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These are the 10 most spectacular views in Britain

From Snowdonia to Loch Ness, here are the sights not to be missed<p>The view from the top of Mount Snowdon taking in the sight of the lake Llyn Llydaw …

Don't Miss This $390 Roundtrip To Italy

It's spring, which means there's an abundance of blink-and-you'll-miss-them flight deals in the air. The latest: You can book a roundtrip ticket to …

The world's most beautiful island hotels

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CNN

It's blooming spring! 22 great UK walks

Eggardon Hill, Dorset<p><b>Length: 5 miles<br>Time: 2 hours<br>Start/finish: Nettlecombe (OS Explorer 117)<br>Grade: Moderate<br>Refuel: The Marquis of Lorne<br>Picnic spot: Eggardon Hill ramparts</b><p>This is Thomas Hardy’s Dorset – a folded, green landscape of wooded coombes flooded with bluebells, contrasting with the high, …

Scotland

Andorra is Europe's best-kept adventure secret | Adventure Sports Network

Nestled high in the Pyrenees between Spain and France, Andorra is so small that it might look more like a map typo than a country. With only 80,000 …

25 secret European villages everyone should visit in their lifetime

A few winters ago, my family and I checked into a restored 17th-century estate in the tiny town of Lower Monferrato, in Piedmont, Italy. Our bay window looked out onto rolling hills covered in grapevines and, far, far in the landscape, the snow-topped Alps. No cars passed the cypress-dotted …

7 Epic European Landscape Photography Spots you Might Regret Not Seeing

Photographers! Check Out these European Landscape Photography Spots<p>Planning a trip to Europe with your tripod & gear or already live there?<p>By now, …

10 romantic sleeper trains that still survive

Trains

Meteora: Greece's monasteries in the sky | CNN Travel

Travel

19 TripAdvisor Users Who Are 100% Done With Scotland

Scotland is just so disappointing...according to TripAdvisor users, anyway.

TripAdvisor

The Most Charming Villages in Europe

Given Europe's high concentration of gorgeous big cities and world-class art museums, it's easy to completely overlook the continent's abundance of …

European Travel

The Insider's Guide to Verbier - Ski, Spa & Swiss Cuisine!

Verbier in Switzerland is one of the world’s most upmarket ski resorts but does it live up to the hype? This luxurious village styles itself as the</i> …

Skiing

More lavish Airbnb rentals are on the way as company acquires Luxury Retreats

Many budgets travellers scour Airbnb to find a cheap spare room to sleep in, but high-end travellers will soon have more selection on the home-rental site as Airbnb expands its luxury offerings.<p>Airbnb has acquired Luxury Retreats, a Montreal-based luxury vacation rental company, which offers more …

An 'Arctic' safari in the Scottish Highlands

Winter in the Cairngorms national park can turn positively Arctic – perfect for Kari Herbert to give her young daughter a taste of the polar conditions, and creatures, she enjoyed as a child in Greenland<p>The temperature is below zero and a bitter wind is tugging at our clothes. In the distance, the …

Wildlife

Barcelona’s Eixample is Ritzy, Elegant and Features Modernist Architecture

The neighborhood is a popular alternative to Old Town for luxury buyers<p>Located just beyond Barcelona’s atmospheric medieval center, Eixample is an …

Real Estate

10 best road trips in the world | CNN Travel

Road Trips

Spain and Portugal Itinerary | A 90 Day Unforgettable Adventure

We have been a little quiet on the blog lately. It’s because we are busy planning our first grand escapade of the year. In the spring, we are heading …

National Parks

An Unusual Way to Explore Barcelona

Categories: Best OfTravelingBody: Barcelona – this seaside town has much to offer visitors, from <b>delicious food to Gaudi’s famous buildings</b>. But as …

Bread

Working Remotely Is Now Easier Than Ever

Photo courtesy of We Roam<p>These remote worker programs offer all the perks of expat life—and save you the planning.<p>If you've ever thought about living …

10 of the best things to do in Hamburg

Gastwerk hotel<p>Hamburg has a great choice of stylish design hotels and hip hostels. The immense Gastwerk, in a 120-year-old red-brick former gasworks in Bahrenfeld, western Hamburg, falls between the two, with a laid-back, welcoming atmosphere, minimalist loft-style rooms and stark industrial decor …

European Travel

Visit Matera: The Ancient Cave City of Basilicata, Italy

Visiting Matera Strange things motivate people to travel. A Pinterest post. A famous book. Chasing remnants of family history. This trip to Italy was …

Genealogy

A Matera Cave Hotel Experience

Our Matera Cave Hotel Experience and a Travel Dream Come True My dream was torn from the pages of a tattered travel magazine. Pictures of an ancient …

Passports

Matera to Lecce, A Journey By Bus

Matera to Lecce by bus It was time to leave Matera and head south for our week of wine school, cooking class and bike touring at a castle. Someone …

Passports

5 Incredible Eastern European Road Trips, Mapped

Typically speaking, the whole 'right of passage' trip through Europe is organized around the central and western countries. You know, the eat your …

How To Reach Breakneck Speeds Sledding the Preda-Bergun Run

Last week Eleanor Roosevelt told us to “…reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” We decided to take this advice to heart …

Late Night Whale Watching in Iceland

Anytime you are interacting with and viewing wildlife it can be hit or miss. You can never completely predict what wild animals will do, so signing …

Northern Lights

Farewell, fondue: the gastronomical revolution hitting the Alps

Deep in a forest near the French ski resort of Méribel, a traditional stone and timber Alpine farmhouse called Le Clos Bernard draws visitors from miles around to sample its Savoyard cuisine.<p>“You arrive on foot, having walked by torchlight through the snowy woods, to find an amazing candlelit …

Skiing

The perfect ski resort for someone who doesn't like skiing

Two confessions: I am a terrible skier, and I am a terrified skier. The two do not always go hand in hand – I used to be a terrible but excited skier, quite gung-ho and free from nerves, until I had a catastrophic fall one unseasonably warm spring while shooting down a slope covered with something …

Skiing

Blue Train reveries: the Paris-to-Nice sleeper

Ghosts of famous Wagons-Lits trains haunt Andrew Martin as he takes one of the last sleepers to the Riviera<p>The Gare de Lyon is the most beautiful Parisian station: the faded green paint of its ironwork and the palm trees on the concourse suggest an aristocratic conservatory. Its Train Bleu …

Trains

Climbing in the Caucasus: postcard views from the towers of Ushguli, Georgia

The people of Ushguli live among some of the highest continuously inhabited villages in Europe and the Unesco-listed Upper Svaneti region’s ancient stone towers only add to the fairytale feel<p>Deep in the Caucasus mountains, in the Georgian region of Svaneti, is Ushguli – at 2,100 metres above sea …

Sea Level