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Summer, Winter, Spring or Fall: Amsterdam Is the Place!

Marie Ohanesian Nardin | Posted 05.22.2015 | Travel
Marie Ohanesian Nardin

I'm a loyal kind of person, even when it comes to favorite cities. So, let me be clear, no European city can surpass the love I feel for Venice, Italy--an affair that reaches back 30 years when I fell fast for a handsome gondolier and his city. Soon, I married my gondolier and began calling the Serenissima, home.

Dear Tor Hagen, CEO Viking Cruise Lines...

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 05.15.2015 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

On the eve of the christening of your first ocean going ship, Viking Star, I hope you won't mind my sharing a personal note with a few readers. Our past goes back many years and has had it's ups and downs.

The Future of America's Cities Lies in the Past

Kate Ascher | Posted 05.07.2015 | World
Kate Ascher

NEW YORK -- A decade from now, the hearts of some of our largest cities will no longer be defined by gleaming skyscrapers surrounded by well-manicured corporate plazas. The city will regain its human scale and emerge once again as a series of communities -- completing a fascinating journey back to the future.

I Ate a Space Cake in Amsterdam and It Was Terrible

Rachel Khona | Posted 04.20.2015 | Comedy
Rachel Khona

I was studying abroad in Paris my junior year of college when my friends and I decided to take a weekend getaway to Amsterdam. This involved getting on an overnight bus from Paris to Amsterdam and staying at a place called the Botel.

6 Best Cities to See Spring Blooms

Joy Pecknold | Posted 04.10.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

It's finally bloomin' spring, and nothing instills hope that winter is gone and summer is on its way like the darling buds of April and May. Chart a c...

Amsterdam's Prostitutes Protest Closure Of Their Windows

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 04.10.2015 | World

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Scores of prostitutes took to the streets of Amsterdam on Thursday to protest moves to rejuvenate the city's famed Red Light Distri...

6 Hotels With Super Disturbing Pasts

Oyster | Posted 04.07.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Here we bring you six hotels with pasts that are kinda creepy. Still, it didn't stop us from visiting them all! And a couple of them are some of our favorite hotels ever, so don't let their buried secrets keep you away.

Why Russia's Skolkovo Innovation Center is Off Strategy

Bill_Robinson | Posted 04.07.2015 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

Many countries, states and cities are hard at work trying to duplicate this magical innovation development. Most will fail. Let us see what Russia is up to in this regard.

Major Power Outage Hits Amsterdam

AP | By PETER DEJONG | Posted 05.27.2015 | World

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Trains, trams and planes ground to a temporary halt Friday in and around Amsterdam as a huge power outage hit the Dutch capital and...

Charming Architecture, Fantastic Museums, an Iconic Hotel and Great Antiquing Make Amsterdam a Treat

Bob Richter | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
Bob Richter

Truth be told, the pot and the prostitution were minor challenges compared to what I consider to be the thing that is the most irksome about the city: Its countless bicycles coming at you from every direction.

5 Reasons You Should Quit Your Job To Travel Now

Clayton B. Cornell | Posted 03.20.2015 | Travel
Clayton B. Cornell

Stop kidding yourself. How long has it been since you said, "If I just get to X, I will take that trip"?

What the Netherlands Can Teach Us About Riding Bikes, Sustainable Development & Green Economy

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 05.11.2015 | Green
Gaia Paradiso

Biking in Amsterdam for a weekend can open your eyes and mind to re-think of renewable sources of energy, an economic sustained growth, and a green and less polluted environment.

A Window Into My World

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Dear Reader, This past Monday was, I believe, the first time ever I simply said, "Nope I don't have a blog in me." And so we ran someone else's blo...

David Lohr

Fresh Hope For Natalee Holloway's Father As Disappearance Nears 10th Anniversary

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.02.2015 | Crime

An Amsterdam man who claims to have seen Joran van der Sloot dispose of missing U.S. citizen Natalee Holloway's body in Aruba has given the young woma...

This Singer From Amsterdam is the Best Artist you Don't Know

Stephen Grant | Posted 04.29.2015 | Arts
Stephen Grant

Now that America is preparing for summer concert season it will be hard to find a festival lineup that doesn't feature popular Dutch producers such as Afrojack and Tiësto. Yet, beyond the house rhythms in the city of Amsterdam, there is soul, pop, jazz and the gifted Benny Sings.

Farsad Labbauf Sees Through the Lines to the Soul

Isa Freeling | Posted 04.05.2015 | Arts
Isa Freeling

Persian artist Farsad Labbauf charmed me right away. He exudes a kind of rare centeredness and humanity that is as light as air, but also very stable and contained, perhaps accounting for the compelling ability of his work to convey the transcendental nature of life.

What the Danes, Swedes and Dutch Do in Winter

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.08.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Does Northern Europe exist in snow? The travel industry says no. Ski areas aside, most tours and cruises adventure to Scandinavia, Germany and the Netherlands in June and July, when the days are stretched out and soft, like fondue that's been melted in a pot.

5 Affordable Amsterdam Hotels

MiniTime | Posted 03.02.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

Amsterdam, best known for its shady Red Light district, party atmosphere and cultural gems, is also a haven for families with a surprising amount to do with kids.

How Visiting the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam Made Me Feel

The GypsyNesters | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

The Diary of a Young Girl was the first coming-of-age story I'd ever read. Thankfully, I got my hands on it years prior to a mandatory school assigned reading (as a young voracious reader, I ate those up too - but for some reason those assigned books always lacked shine). Anne's diary hit me hard.

Drug Deaths in the Dam -- Unfortunate Accident or Intention to Kill?

Adam Winstock | Posted 01.30.2015 | World
Adam Winstock

As drug death alerts in Amsterdam show us just how a city can respond to a drug crisis, we ask: could someone be killing people who use drugs intentio...

The Netherlands Fights Drug Scare With Information, Not Panic

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 12.03.2014 | World

A spate of deaths attributed to dangerous drugs in Amsterdam has prompted a major effort by Dutch authorities to prevent further tragedy. But rath...

Top 10 Things You Must Do in Amsterdam

Jaimee Ratliff | Posted 01.25.2015 | Travel
Jaimee Ratliff

If you ever find yourself venturing out to The Netherlands with a stop in Amsterdam, first call me and invite me to come along and then do these 10 things before you do anything else.

5 Lessons Learned Couch Surfing in Amsterdam

Jaimee Ratliff | Posted 01.24.2015 | Travel
Jaimee Ratliff

Looking back on my amazing experience with my new friends, there are five things my couch surfing experience in Amsterdam has taught me that can possibly help you if you are daring to test the waters to hang ten on strange couches.

Hey, Stop Peeing On The Dutch Royal Palace

AP | Posted 01.05.2015 | Weird News

AMSTERDAM (AP) — If you're caught short on Amsterdam's historic Dam Square, the Dutch government has a message for you: Don't pee on the palace. Th...

Homeless People Tweeting in Amsterdam

Mark Horvath | Posted 01.02.2015 | Impact
Mark Horvath

As I normally do on most speaking trips, I fill my luggage with Hanes socks and plan on spending some time on the streets meeting new homeless friends. What happened this trip still blows my mind.