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Visiting the Town of Drogheda in Ireland

Should you visit Drogheda? To be fair, at a first glance, the twin north of Dublin is not really much to write home about. But then again, churches, …

Ireland

Everything you need to know about Budapest - CNN Video

From the picturesque parliament to the beautiful spas, find out why this historic city is one of Europe's rising tourist destinations.

Europe

A local’s guide to Kraków: 10 top tips

<b>Forum Przestrzenie</b><p>Hotel Forum was a monstrous concrete carbuncle of a hotel built during the Soviet era (started in 1978, it took 11 years to complete) next to the Vistula river in the middle of the city. It represented unprecedented luxury in Poland at the time, and featured a swimming pool, mini …

Ice Cream

Lost on Planet China

• <b>Author:</b> J. Maarten Troost<p><b>The bestselling author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals returns with a sharply observed, hilarious account of his adventures in China—a complex, fascinating country with enough dangers and delicacies to keep him, and readers, endlessly entertained.</b><br>Maarten Troost has charmed …

Automatically Remove People From Your Images in Photoshop

It is nearly impossible to take a photo in some locations without people or cars disrupting the image. Of course you can edit out these objects, but …

Tutorials

The Best Crab Cakes in America

They're some of the most succulent, memorable summer bites. Lucky for you, we've found the best crab cakes on every coast. Dig in!

Master Your Wide-Angle Lens Photography

One of the best things about a wide-angle lens is that it allows you to get gorgeous, sweeping views of a landscape.<p>With other lenses, it's difficult …

100 classic books all secondary pupils should read: the DfE's definitive list

Erica Wagner, author and literary critic, has read 50. Mick Connell, director of the National Association for the Teaching of English has read 34. …

How to trek Patagonia on the cheap

If you’ve traveled through other South American destinations, especially Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador, your wallet will notice the difference when you …

First time Dublin: discover the best of Ireland's Fair City

It’s easy to know what to expect on a first visit to Dublin, right? Cram in as many pubs as you can and somehow find your way back to the airport, tired and dazed but knowing you just had the best craic of your life...if you could only remember it all.<p>While that sounds like a great weekend, you’d …

Water of life: a whiskey tour of Ireland

Move over Scotch, Irish whiskey is re-emerging from the doldrums as one of the fastest growing spirits in the world. While the 20th century heralded the end of whiskey’s golden age, a modern audience is now enjoying the bespoke flavours offered by boutique brands. New distilleries are welcoming …

A local’s guide to Lisbon: 10 top tips

Before I moved to Lisbon, almost a quarter of a century ago, someone told me: “From afar, it looks like a queen. But from closer you see that the old empress’s make-up is smudged and flaking, and that the ornaments fluttering in the wind are not lace, but someone’s laundry drying at the windows. …

European Travel

Why I fell in love with Slovenia

Back in 2000, as an American student studying in London, I embarked on a Eurorail trip – a sort of smorgasbord of travel in European cities. You buy an open ticket that allows you to travel indefinitely by train throughout Europe. But prior to my own Eurorailing adventure, I’d lent my Lonely …

European Travel

6 things you need to know before you go to Hungary

<b>Landlocked Hungary is a brilliant destination for a quick weekend away or as part of a backpacking trip around Europe.</b><p>Easily accessed from any of its …

Two Days in Budapest: The Perfect Itinerary

Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Visit the exquisite Parliament building, walk across the Szechenyi Chain Bridge, dine in the …

European Travel

Live’s not dead: 21 great live albums from the 21st century

In May 1968, Johnny Cash released <i>Live At Folsom Prison</i>, a recording of a raucous, emotionally charged performance before a group of grateful inmates …

Here’s How to Use ND and Polarizing Filters to Shoot Better Photographs (VIDEO)

While many photographers think nothing about spending big bucks on high-end cameras and premium glass, these same shooters often ignore inexpensive …

Landscape Photography

How to Fit Your Gear and Clothes in One Bag to Travel Indefinitely

Getting ready for your next trip? Travel is hard enough as a tourist, but as a nomadic photographer, a lot can go wrong. Whether the plane runs out …

Backpacking

How to live like a Local in Marrakesh

Lonely Planet Local Chris Griffiths has been photographing Morocco for more than four years and has now settled in Marrakesh, drawn in by the historic architecture mixed with an ever-changing creative scene. Navigating through the maze of the Medina, he's usually on the hunt for cheap eats, refuge …

10 Cheap, Under The Radar Travel Ideas You Can Actually Afford

We've all been shamed by statistics for not taking advantage of our vacation days. What do numbers know about living expenses anyways? Saving money …

Portugal leases empty monasteries, forts to boost tourism

The star-shaped walls of the hilltop town of Elvas dominate the plains of Portugal’s southern Alentejo region near the border with Spain.<p>But despite …

European Travel

Husband and Wife Guide Team Bring Czech Republic to Life

Husband and wife team Rene and Marie Janouch have been guiding tours together for nearly two decades.<p>The Czech based duo lead the “Vienna to Prague” …

European Travel

14 Undiscovered Gems of Ireland

As the traditional Irish blessing goes, "Ireland, it's the one place on earth that heaven has kissed with melody, mirth, and meadow and mist." These …

The best cameras under $1,000

Enthusiast cameras like Sony's A7R III, the Nikon D850 and Fujifilm's X-H1 get a lot of attention. The good news is that nowadays, you can spend less than $1,000 for a camera body and get almost as much as you would with a model with three times the price. Cameras like Nikon's D5600, the Sony A6300 …

Cameras

Leaders of Luxury: National Geographic’s Nancy Schumacher on Travel with a Conscience [Video]

The Head of Travel and Tour Operations believes in the luxury of authentic experiences.<p>Brought to you by ILTM and <i>Robb Report</i>, the Leaders of Luxury …

The 50 Best Jazz Guitarists Of All Time

Even the very best jazz guitarists rarely receive the attention and plaudits that the genre’s horn blowers – <b>saxophonists</b> and <b>trumpeters</b>, in particular …

Guitar

The best train journeys in Asia for 2018

Our rail experts suggest the best train journeys across Asia for 2018.<p>1. Jungle Train, Malaysia<p>The 300-mile (480km) Jungle Train was built by the British to harvest Malaysia’s tin, rubber and tea. It still weaves through defunct mines, rubber estates and vast tea plantations. There’s no dining car, …

15 books world-famous CEOs think everyone should read in their lifetime

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>There's a reason the most successful people in our society are often the most voracious — or dogged — readers.<p>Think about how many new ideas …

The 60 greatest train journeys for 2018

The best train journey I’ve ever done? Tricky. In terms of sheer pinch-me-is-this-for-real wow-factor, it has to be the Trans-Mongolian, a journey of truly epic proportions. In my case it involved four days of travelling between Moscow and Lake Baikal on the traditional Trans-Siberian before …

Trains