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5 European Destinations You Should Visit This Winter

Oyster | Posted 10.16.2016 | Travel

A word of advice: Don't count out Europe as a winter destination. While the crowds head for ski resorts and tropical islands, travelers to Europe will...

The Man Behind The World's First Gaming Hotel

UKVibe.TV | Posted 10.10.2016 | Technology

Almost everyone has heard about the new Arcade Hotel dedicated to gamers in Amsterdam. So the real question is: who has actually been? The UKVibe.TV Team, including me, were given the opportunity to not only stay at the hotel but also meet and interview Daniel Salmanovich - the founder.

8 Awesome Canalside Hotels in Amsterdam

Oyster | Posted 10.03.2016 | Travel

Whether it's a tiny boutique hotel with a cozy fireplace or a plush property edging the Red Light District, a canal-side stay is quintessential Amster...

Fall's Most Exciting Hotel Openings | Posted 09.26.2016 | Travel

Don't let the summer's end get you down. Fall is right around the corner, and with it some of the most exciting hotel openings of the year--just in ti...

Sharing the Joys of Discovery

Rick Steves | Posted 09.20.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Photo: The Travelphile My life's mission is teaching Europe to Americans in a meaningful and challenging way that is economic, efficient, unforgettabl...

Video: Rijksmuseum Blitz

Rick Steves | Posted 09.19.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I just finished a marvelous tour of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam with our tour group and am inspired by the local art-historian guide we enjoyed. Dur...

An Inside Look at Our On-the-Road Tour Planning

Rick Steves | Posted 09.19.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I am two days into our Best of Europe in 21 Days tour. I have 27 wonderful tour members and I'm assisted by two of our top guides, Ben Cameron and Tri...

5 Countries Where You Can Create Tech Companies and Marvel at Art

Milena Milićević | Posted 09.12.2016 | Business
Milena Milićević

How does the idea of being your own boss sound to you? So often we may get tempted to consider only the perks of the entrepreneurial life. Just im...

This Gay Syrian Refugee Just Celebrated His First Pride

The Huffington Post | Susannah Gruder | Posted 08.30.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


From Damascus To Amsterdam: Borders, Hope And A Small Rubber Boat

Nish Gera | Posted 09.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Nish Gera

When I met Amr for the first time in Amsterdam, it was almost two years to the day, after that fateful morning on the boat. He was on a different boat this time -- a friend's houseboat in Amsterdam. And it was pride weekend.

After Nine Years of Effort, A Cooperative Wind Power Project Remains in Limbo

John J. Berger | Posted 08.17.2016 | Green
John J. Berger

This article is the sixth in a series of about the Netherlands’ efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and increase its reliance on renewable energy...

In the Pilgrim Church of Leiden, Organ Enthusiasts Gather

Rick Steves | Posted 08.08.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I've said goodbye to the My Way Alpine Europe tour I've been leading, and am now researching my guidebooks in Holland. While I miss my friends from th...

Ryley Walker - The Halfwit In Me (Live)

FaceCulture | Posted 07.14.2016 | Entertainment

American singer-songwriter Ryley Walker plays the song The Halfwit In Me from his upcoming album Golden Sings That Have Been Sung. This session was re...

Avoid Traffic Delays on Your Daily Commute with the Snorelax App

Rawan AbuShaban | Posted 07.13.2016 | Technology
Rawan AbuShaban

Calling all commuters: spend less time on your morning drive with a new mobile app that works while you sleep. Snorelax analyzes real-time and histo...

6 Untold Reasons Amsterdam Should Be On Your List of Places to Visit

Toby Nwazor | Posted 07.06.2016 | Travel
Toby Nwazor

Clearly any city clever enough to bring all the vices together under "one roof" cannot go wrong and Amsterdam has proved that, making it a dream location for almost everyone looking for some fun and freedom.

Cops Called To Rescue Lifeless Woman, End Up Saving A Sex Doll

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 07.01.2016 | Weird News

Police in Amsterdam were relieved when they broke down an apartment door to rescue what appeared to be a lifeless woman and discovered that "she" was ...

Amsterdam's Sharing Cities Roundtable: Going Deeper

April Rinne | Posted 06.22.2016 | World
April Rinne

The sharing economy is about much, much more than Airbnb or Uber. We should know that.

Dutch Animal Ambulance

Julia Gunther | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
Julia Gunther

My time with the Dutch Animal Ambulance Amsterdam has taught me that we all have a duty to prevent or at the very least reduce the suffering of the animals around us.

Catherine the Greatest

Susan Jaques | Posted 06.20.2016 | Arts
Susan Jaques

Though she preferred posterity to be her judge, Catherine II acquired the moniker 'Great' during her remarkable 34-year run as empress. Under her watch, Russia became a global superpower and St. Petersburg a sophisticated cultural capital.

A Gesture of Tenderness. On the Public Display of Affection

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 05.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Frank Ligtvoet

He was the first, and I was very much in love with him. Carlo was out, dressed flamboyantly, had black suede glam-rock boots, gave ultimate care to his black reddish colored hair and used make up.


Julia Gunther | Posted 05.18.2016 | Women
Julia Gunther

The last couple of months, I have taken you through my recent work for Proud Women of Africa. Stories of beautiful, strong and independent women who h...

When Following the Cool Kid Pays Off

Gretchen Kuhsel | Posted 05.15.2016 | Travel
Gretchen Kuhsel

As I stroll down another street with a Dutch name I don't even dare attempt to pronounce, my shoulder jolts forward as an unknown figure breezes by me. I scoff, taking my gaze off the glassy, modern architecture of The Palace District of Amsterdam, and scan ahead at the offender.

Until Next Time, Amsterdam

David Ahearn | Posted 05.13.2016 | Travel
David Ahearn

We say goodbye to Amsterdam with a heart that is even lighter than when we first arrived. Amsterdam, for her rather bad girl image, actually became a beautifully quaint city who was in reality a misunderstood good girl.

Amsterdam, a Love Story

David Ahearn | Posted 05.10.2016 | Travel
David Ahearn

Amsterdam is diverse. Amsterdam is elegantly laid back and visceral all at the same time. This is why Joy and I find ourselves in an exceptionally happy mood today. This truly has already become the trip of a lifetime.

Books Opened the Doors of the World to Me

Vyjay Rao | Posted 04.18.2016 | Travel
Vyjay Rao

Years ago, much, much before the travel bug ensnared me in its magical web, I had already begun my voyages around the world on the wings of my imagina...