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The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

Halong Bay

Return to Knoydart

Thirteen years ago (this month), I traveled to Scotland for the first time.<p>I was a student and I was quite seriously broke—I remember well my empty refrigerator and the simple zeros in my bank balance until one fine September day when my housing deposit return showed up in the mail. I cashed the …

Travel Photography

10 Coolest Small Towns in Europe

Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by the editors of Budget Travel.<p>America hasn't cornered the market on <b>Coolest Small Towns</b>! Sure, we love London and Paris as much as the next traveler. But over the years, some of the most charming, delicious, historic, and, well, cool places in Europe that …

Europe's Most Beautifully Precarious Villages

Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting villages; small, rustic towns where time seems to slow down and travelers can explore narrow streets, ancient buildings, and farm-fresh country taverns to really soak up the local flavor. Europe is also home to some of the most unusual villages …

Italy

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed. With the variety of natural wonders and stunning cities throughout the world, finding the best views can be somewhat of a daunting task. …

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Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

Enchantment and silence in Turku, Finland

In Finland’s Turku archipelago, a borderland of islands preserves Nordic traditions, astonishing natural beauty and some disquieting memories. Explore the rich history and stark landscapes with Marcel Theroux of <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine. Images by James Bedford.<p>The Nordic countries’ tallest …

De vrouw in de kooi

• <b>Auteur:</b> Jussi Adler-Olsen<p>Op een prachtige winterdag verdwijnt de jonge linkse politica Merete Lynggaard zonder een spoor achter te laten. De media duiken op het verhaal en suggereren van alles: van moord en zelfmoord tot een geplande vrijwillige verdwijning. De politie wordt gesommeerd de …

Inferno

• <b>Auteur:</b> Dan Brown<p><b>*NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING TOM HANKS AND FELICITY JONES*</b><p>Florence: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon awakes in a hospital bed with no recollection of where he is or how he got there. Nor can he explain the origin of the macabre object that is found hidden in his belongings.<p>A threat …

Books

Ventoux

• <b>Auteur:</b> Bert Wagendorp<p>Nu verfilmd! Op 25 juni 1982 verongelukt de jonge, veelbelovende dichter Peter Seegers op de Mont Ventoux in het bijzijn van zijn vijf beste vrienden. Dertig jaar later gaan zij, vier mannen en een vrouw, terug naar de Provence. Wat is er dertig jaar geleden gebeurd? Kun je …

De gevangene van de hemel

• <b>Auteur:</b> Carlos Ruiz Zafón<p>Fermín Romero de Torres staat op het punt te trouwen met zijn geliefde Bernarda. Een bezoekje van een duistere persoon, kreupel en met slechts één hand, die een peperdure editie koopt van De graaf van Montecristo, zet alles op losse schroeven.<br>Barcelona, 1957. Daniel Sempere …

Inferno

• <b>Auteur:</b> Dan Brown<p>Dan Brown, Inferno<p>'Hoewel ik al tijdens mijn studie Dantes Inferno heb gelezen, heb ik pas onlangs, toen ik onderzoek deed in Florence, echte waardering gekregen voor de invloed van Dantes werk op de moderne tijd.' Dan Brown<p>'Ik verheug me erop in mijn nieuwe boek de lezers mee te …

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