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13 Amalfi Coast Hotels with Stunning Views

Go!<p>When you’re planning a trip to Italy, there are so many incredible regions to consider. Will you visit the rolling hills of the Tuscan …

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Things to Do in Lisbon

Filled with charm, and literally stacked with ambiance, Lisbon’s hilly streets offer many days (and nights) of exploration.<p>Portugal’s capital city …

10 Photos That Show Why Mykonos Should Be Your Next Travel Destination

So why should Mykonos travel be high on your bucket list? The most famous of the Cyclades islands in Greece is a glam destination rich in fine sand …

12 of the most glamorous destinations for a European vacation this summer

Forget the typical European towns like Berlin and Madrid. Instead, treat yourself to a trip to some of the most glamorous destinations Europe has to offer, and vacation like a celebrity in hotspots like St. Tropez and Monaco.<p>Everyone deserves a little luxury, so check out these sophisticated spots …

The 9 Best Greek Islands: Your Cheat Sheet on Where to Go

Your Greek island vacation dream may start like this: You see a gorgeous photo of white cube houses, stunning blue sea, and winding cobblestone …

A guide to romantic Japan: where to eat, stay, love

Manga comics, blazing neon, speeding trains, supersized pedestrian crossings – Japan might not immediately inspire a vision of traditional romance, but don’t be fooled. With subtropical beaches, soothing hot springs and an array of world-class food, it’s easy for lovers to be seduced by this …

How to Travel Deeper in Tokyo

Photo credit: Flickr/DozoDomo<p>Get a richer understanding of Japanese culture while in Tokyo, one of the world’s most intoxicating cities.<p>This …

The 50 best travel websites

The experts:<p><i>Mark Hodson founded 101holidays.co.uk, and 101honeymoons.co.uk</i><p><i>Abigail King is a travel writer and blogger, insidethetravellab.com</i><p><i>Srin</i> …

These lesser-known European National Parks will Take Your Breath Away

From stunning mountain peaks to deep, lush valleys, European national parks offer the most stunning and diverse landscapes. Travel to these national …

This Is Where Italian Girls Go on Summer Vacation (and Why You Should Too)

When planning your first trip to Italy, there are a few standout cities that provide a perfect first glimpse at the Italian way of life. But after …

Destinations to Run Off to When You Decide to Quit Your Job to Write a Book

<b>Authored by Ingrid Burke</b><p>Perhaps a story idea has been gnawing at you for years, begging to be written, but you just haven’t found the time to put pen …

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Non-Touristy Ways to See the Great Wall of China

There are so many things to experience on one’s first trip to China—the obvious sights like the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, the contemporary art galleries of Beijing and Shanghai, the street food, the street markets—that it almost feels overwhelming. However, of the many sights on the long …

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6 Incredible Swimming Holes Around Sydney

Bored of Bondi? Seeking more seclusion than Shark Beach? Or maybe you’re after something more adventurous than Avalon? Whatever the reason, we’ve got …

These are the 15 best European cities for affordable accommodation in 2017

The 20 best destinations to visit in 2017

From the charms of Chile to glorious Granada and the beaches of Bermuda, our experts select the 20 best destinations to visit in the coming months.<p>1. Chile<p>If Brazil owned South American travel last year, Chile takes over for 2017. Slowly, methodically, the continent’s most overlooked wonderland has …

Forget the Castles: Fussen’s Hiking Trails are the Real Treasure

Flanked by some of Europe’s most famous castles and nestled at the base of the Alps, Fussen, Germany is no stranger to tourists — or Disney …

Best in Travel 2018 - Regions

Belfast’s transformation over the past two decades has been remarkable. A city once patrolled by heavily armed troops and dogged by sectarian violence is now full of hip neighbourhoods that burst with bars, restaurants and venues to suit all tastes. The rusting old docklands are now the vibrant …

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How to safari in South Africa on a budget

A South African safari needn’t cost a packet. Our money-saving tips include going out of season, looking for online deals and doing what the locals do<p>The words “budget” and “safari” are not often found in the same sentence. Safaris are a notoriously expensive holiday choice. But there are ways to …

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Six Continents, One Country: Why it's Time to Check Out this European Secret

If, for some reason, you were forced to point out Montenegro on a map, it's more likely than not that your high school geography skills would fail …

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Beautiful Kyoto, Japan: 20 stunning photos | CNN Travel

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I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

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19 Places That Actually Exist In Australia

Australia is the flattest continent on Earth. So pretty dull right?

7 Places to Visit Before You Have Kids

<i>By Kymri Wilt for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Traveling around the world with kids can be one of the most fun and gratifying things a family can do together. But there are some destinations and experiences that definitely lend themselves to adult company. Considering remoteness, adventure, and sheer …

Lonely Planet's best beaches in Europe 2015

Europe is blessed with many beaches of coffee-table book beauty, but it’s the sheer variety of them that sets it apart. From Caribbean-quality strips of sand and glinting water to storm-sculpted collisions of land and sea, few parts of the world offer beach lovers such breadth of choice.<p>Whether …

Austria’s unlikely dive spot

Each spring, snowmelt floods Green Lake park, submerging benches and trails, and transforming the pastoral scene into an icy underwater world.<p>In Tragöß, Austria, a walk in the park is anything but – at least for part of the year.<p>Each spring, the snowmelt from the nearby Hochschwab Mountains causes …

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North to South: Touring Argentina's Wine Regions

<b>On a journey through Argentina explore each of the three unique wine regions to discover the Malbec, Torrontes and Pinot Noir that they are so famous for.</b><p><i>From rugged mountaintops and glaciers to vast desert landscape, Argentina has an incredible wealth of natural beauty, but it's the country's</i> …

The Wild Side of Tuscany

Over a decade ago, the film <i>Under the Tuscan Sun</i> tossed the heart of central Italy into the global tourism spotlight, sending busloads of camera-wielding tourists to historic hamlets and pack-them-in, pack-them-out wine tasting pit stops.<p>For today’s thoughtful travelers, Tuscany’s Maremma region …

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I Heart My City: Dimitris’s Athens

It’s hard to find someone who appreciates <b>Athens</b> more than <b>Dimitris Hall</b>. Though he has lived in <b></b>the Greek capital nearly all of his life, this local’s appreciation for his hometown has grown over time.<p>Though Athens seems to live in the shadow of its long history, Dimitris is on a mission to suss out …

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5 Totally Amazing Europe Trips Under $500

The process of picking one place to visit in Europe, with its wealth of stunning travel destinations, isn't easy. But for budget travelers, we have a few excellent ideas for planning an unforgettable vacation that's both marvelous and within your means. These ultra-cheap vacation recommendations …

Top 10 Summer Experiences in Norway

Explore the Arctic tundra, island-hop around scenic archipelagos, cruise majestic fjords, and hike magnificent landscapes under a never setting midnight sun. These experiences and more make up ten ways to enjoy the very best of summer in Norway.<p><b>Ride cable cars to see the midnight sun</b><p>Experience …

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