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8 Imaginary Places We Wish We Could Travel To

Feel like day dreaming? Let your mind travel to these out-of-this-world places, because they literally don't exist in this world, and your imagination is the only way to get to them. But we sure wish they were real...<p><b>1. Castle House Island, Dublin, Ireland</b><p>This image was created by photoshopping a …

What You Need To Know About Vaccinations And Medication Before Traveling Abroad

Before traveling abroad, many people have questions about how to protect themselves from foreign bacterial or viral illnesses. The threat of infection can be scary for travelers, but supplied with all the right information, they can vastly improve their odds at staying safe.<p>The first step a …

Where to eat in Paris if you only have 48 hours

For traditional French croissants or other pâtisserie, try Boulangerie Eric Kayser, which produces their own yeast in-house. Breakfast in America, …

France

The Coolest Places To Eat, Drink, And Play In Paris

No, we're not talking about Bognor Regis — we're talking about Paris, duh! And, now is the time to steal a weekend away from your social calendar, for we've planned your mini city break, and it's got youshopping, sipping, and dining like a local — with not a tourist in sight, we promise.First stop …

France

World’s Highest Airport to Open in Tibet

Plans to construct the world’s highest altitude airport near Tibet were recently announced by the Chinese government. The new Daocheng Yading …

9 ‘extreme’ places you can visit (fairly) easily [pics]

“Extreme.” What a word. Our collective conscience has stretched “extreme” to its literal — pun possibly intended — extreme, thanks to such cultural …

Berlin: A City of Memories -- and Memorials -- from a Horrible War

Berliners look at any mound in a park knowing that it's rubble from their bombed-out city -- bulldozed and landscaped after the destruction of World War II. And each year, more memorials are created to honor neglected victims of past sins. This year, for the first time, I saw the memorials to the …

World History

How to lose a guy in 3 cities

As a solo backpacker, you’ll probably fall in love at least once, more than likely twice…maybe even three times. Free from the stress of your job, …

HSBC may raise banker pay to overcome bonus cap

Chairman warns about impact of limit on bonuses being pushed through by EU, as China slowdown hits bank's profit growth<p>HSBC is considering raising its bankers' salaries around the world in response to the EU's cap on bonuses, which it fears could damage its business.<p>Chairman Douglas Flint warned …

The Fastest Growing European Countries For Tourism in 2013

Europe’s economic malaise has been hurting tourism in some of the traditionally big countries of the continent for the last couple of years, but …

Vietnam tips: a first-timer's guide

Vietnam's long-held position as a travel icon is more than deserved. In no other country is the collision of Southeast Asia's past, present and future so stark. At times, this clash can seem so confronting and confusing as to send even experienced travellers fleeing for the nearest luxury hotel. …

Vietnam

Top adventures in Laos

With its dense forests, limestone caves and endless waterways, Laos is a dream destination for intrepid travellers seeking an off-the-beaten-track corner of Asia.<p>Whether it's kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, ziplining between tree houses or exploring temple ruins – you can choose your own …

Asia Travel

Tips for Booking Flights on Europe's Budget Airlines

It costs <i>how much</i> to fly from London to Berlin? I just searched for the flight for mid-October and found incredibly (some would say "suspiciously") cheap offers from easyJet (€40 / $52) and Ryanair (€46 / $59).<p>That's super cheapo, and not even unusual for Europe's budget airlines, which have been …

Flying

A guide to the eateries of Spain

Restaurants have been a part of Spanish culture for centuries. Indeed Spain is home to the oldest surviving restaurant in the world. According to the Guinness book that would be Sobrino de Botín (established 1725) just off Plaza Mayor in Madrid. Botín is merely the oldest and you’ll find many other …

Barcelona

Sharing Economy Cramps Spain's Tourism Recovery

One bright spot for Spain’s ailing economy has been tourism. According to a new count by the government, tourism arrivals in the first half of 2013 …

Spoilt for choice: Vietnam's best beaches

Vietnam might have been late to Southeast Asia’s beach party, but it was well worth the wait. The country boasts more than 3400km of coastline, with infinite stretches of powdery sand, coves, lagoons, impossible boulder formations and tropical islands ringed with yet more beaches. We can help you …

Vietnam

Where Is Sochi?--Everything You Need To Know About The Next Olympic Location

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are just six months away.<p>Whether you're planning on traveling to watch the games or are simply a fan of the world's leading international sporting event, you may be asking yourself a few questions about the host city. We're here to answer those questions.<p><b>Where is</b> …

The Best European Cities To Visit This Summer

Planning a European getaway this summer?<p>These cities are some of our top picks for the summer months. Whether you'd rather chill on Barcelona's beaches or explore Rome's many outdoor ruins, warm weather makes all the difference in these spots.<p><b>Barcelona, Spain</b><p>Barcelona is one of Europe's most …

European Travel

Incredible Gondola Rides Around the World

Those in need of a pick-me-up could do a lot worse than to consider these incredible cable cars, which take in some of the most awesome panoramic views on the planet.<p>By Mark Smith, Condé Nast Traveler<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Gondola Rides<p><i>More from Condé Nast Traveler:</i><p>Hot New Hotels Under $300<p>We Dare You to …

Condé Nast

15 moments that define a road trip

As noted by hip-hop band Atmosphere, road trips “become head trips.” It’s as if you’re in your own movie, the constant forward motion lending a …

8 Classic Tourist Photos You Just Have To Take

Whether you're camera shy or a shutter bug, photographs are likely a big part of your travel routine. You can't forget to pack your camera (or, these days, your camera phone) and you'll probably be sick of posing by the end of your trip.<p>What kind of photos do you want to take? Do you stick to the …

Scotland Tour: Some Drum Fun with a Bodhrán

Celtic music (both Irish and Scottish) stirs me. It's a great part of travel here. I see the tumult of the past and the love of heritage in the eyes of the musicians. There really is a spark that mixes well with beer, smiles, and good pub lighting. It's a unique conviviality that I find nowhere …

Travel

Scotland Tour: All Tours Must Pass

It is always a bit emotional at the end of a tour, when we say goodbye to our bus driver and guide. We have a tour culture where bus drivers eat meals with our groups and are part of the family. Farewells (even with Roddie's fake over-the-top emotions in this clip) are heartfelt. Our groups pack …

Steve Smith

5 Reasons to Spend an Extra Day in Athens

Wait—before you hop on that catamaran to one of Greece’s enchanting isles, there are more reasons than ever to spend more than just a one night, …

Roman Mayor Blocks Traffic Near Colosseum

Less than two months in office, the mayor of Rome is promising a minor revolution in the Italian capital and risking the ire of local motorists by …

Tiny countries that pack a big punch

Size isn't everything. Here are ten of the smallest countries in the world. Some of them are rarely visited, except by travellers collecting visa stamps. Most are islands, often far flung. Their wealth varies, from nearly the highest per capita GDP to nearly the lowest, but all still manage to …

European Travel

Imagine Quitting Your Job And Traveling The World

Imagine this: One day you quit your job, pack up your things and set sail on a journey around the world. For one very adventurous traveler, that's exactly how it went.<p>Raf Horemans tells the story of quitting his job over nine months ago, buying a nice camera and traveling the world. He details his …

Glasgow Surprises

In recent years, I've really been enjoying what I consider the "second cities" of Europe. The Chicagos of Europe don't get a free ride, and they lack the blockbuster attractions and charming sights that bring everyone to the big-league cultural capitals. These "second cities" often have a rough, …

European Travel

Two Types of People in Glasgow

Glasgow is a city where it seems there are two kinds of people: those who live to drink beer and cheer their soccer team, and those who confuse you by having that hard Glaswegian accent yet are cosmopolitan, sophisticated, cultured, and hardworking.<p>The first Glaswegian I met was from the first …

United Kingdom