10 Beautiful European Cities That Fly Below the Radar

An aerial view of Helsinki, Finland

Everybody knows the glories of Paris, Rome, London and Barcelona, but there are legions of fabulously cultured and architecturally rich European cities that continue to dodge world attention. These 10 beautiful European cities are often mistakenly overlooked.

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April 8, 2016 by
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Game of Thrones Film Sites Around the World

The Alcázar of Seville

The HBO award-winning fantasy drama, Game of Thrones, returns for its sixth season this April, just in time to help inspire your summer travels. Dedicated Game of Thrones tours now run in all the key filming locations, so you can voyage to the wild landscapes North of the Wall or follow in the footsteps of royalty at the real-life King’s Landing.

Best of all, with dedicated location scouts touring the globe to seek out screen-worthy landscapes, the beauty of many of the locations means you don’t even have to be a fan of the show to enjoy some of the spectacular settings. Ready for an adventure? Here’s our pick of the most mesmerizing Game of Thrones film sites around the world.

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April 6, 2016 by
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10 Travel Adventures to Enjoy While You Still Can

Floating in the Dead Sea

With the effects of climate change ever more apparent and mass tourism transforming landscapes beyond recognition, the clock is ticking on many of the world’s most popular destinations. Whether you want to get up close to endangered wildlife, discover natural wonders or visit ancient landmarks while they’re still standing, there’s no time like the present. From floating in the Dead Sea to diving the Great Barrier Reef, here are 10 travel adventures to enjoy while you still can.

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March 28, 2016 by
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Top 10 International Photos Every Traveler Needs

Some photos are necessary — crucial, even. These are shots every traveler should strive to have in their album: photos in front of the most iconic sites in the world. If you visit these locations and fail to get a photo proving that you were there … well, you might as well retire your passport now.

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March 24, 2016 by
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International Moonshine: Local Drinks From Around the World You Have to Try

Woman brewing raksi (Nepali whisky) by Greg Willis (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Most countries have an indigenous beverage distilled at home — either legally or illegally. Some are tasty, some are scary, but all are potent. The difficulty of finding these local versions of America’s moonshine varies from location to location, but each provides an opportunity to learn a bit more about the people and places you’re visiting, giving you an unforgettable taste of a country and its culture.*

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March 23, 2016 by
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Safety in Belgium: What Travelers Need to Know Right Now

Grand Palace, Brussels, Belgium

On the morning of March 22, 2016, two explosions hit Brussels Airport, followed by an explosion at Maelbeek subway station in central Brussels about an hour later. Belgium has called for three days of national mourning and the prime minister has advised people to “avoid all movement.”

As the world learns more about these horrific attacks, we want to keep you informed of the latest news and security updates. Our thoughts are with the people of Belgium at this tragic time.

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March 22, 2016 by
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Europe’s Most Colorful Gardens

Mirabell Gardens, Austria

It’s hard to resist a garden in full bloom, especially one sampling every color of the rainbow. While one can easily find a slew of scenic gardens and public parks in just about any city, there are a few European destinations boasting quite impressive flowerbeds this season. From larger-than-life palace grounds and artist-inspiring, free-growing shrubs to an island dedicated to flowers, here are eight gardens definitely worth an afternoon stroll.

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March 21, 2016 by
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The Most Beautiful Place You’ve Never Heard of to Watch Sunsets

Ludington's famous sunset (photo by Jessica Spiegel)

“Where are you going after your visit to Detroit?” My table-mate was a young Michigan native working for the city’s tourism office, and when I replied, “Ludington,” her face positively lit up. Then she grabbed her phone and started swiping through photo after photo of glowing pink, yellow and orange clouds over water.

“Ludington is the best,” she gushed. “The sunsets – I mean, just look at them – they’re amazing!”

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March 18, 2016 by
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St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Around the World

Happy Saint Patrick's Day 2010, Dublin, Ireland by || UggBoy?UggGirl || PHOTO || WORLD || TRAVEL || (CC BY 2.0)

St. Patrick’s Day. The one time of year when it is totally acceptable to dye beer green. And drop green coloring into bodies of water. And strut around in head-to-toe green. It’s a day of festive parades, followed by a night of more celebration. All of this is done for one reason: to celebrate one of Ireland’s most well-known saints.

While celebrating in Ireland is a no-brainer on St. Patrick’s Day, there are other places around the world that guarantee a good party.

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March 14, 2016 by
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Amsterdam’s Keukenhof Gardens: Tiptoe Through the Tulips

Keukenhof Gardens in season

If you’ve got a thing for flowers, color, beauty, history and sweet-smelling air, the Netherlands’ Keukenhof Gardens, not far from Amsterdam, is the place for you. It’s gorgeous. So gorgeous, in fact, that no one has ever taken a bad photograph there. Well, not of the flowers anyway.

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March 11, 2016 by
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