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PHOTOS: Great Overnight Trips From London

Oyster | Posted 10.17.2012 | Travel

Here's a list of our top picks for overnight trips, all less than a two-hour flight from London. Start packing!

Citi Bike Share Program in NYC Will Bring Total Carnage

Stephen Robert Morse | Posted 10.14.2012 | New York
Stephen Robert Morse

Citi Bikes and New York City will mix like oil and water. Inexperienced cyclists and drivers who don't deal well with cyclists and rush hour traffic, and poor efforts by the NYPD to protect cyclists, will result in needless deaths in New York City.

PHOTOS: Cities Built For Biking

Viator | Posted 10.11.2012 | Travel

Due to the increased popularity of urban biking, many cities have gone above and beyond the call of duty to make easily accessible bike lanes for travelers.

PHOTOS: 15 Fabulous Fashion Hotels Around The World

AFAR | Posted 10.07.2012 | Travel

You'd think I was in Italy. In fact, I was 2,500 miles southeast of the country's heel, in the capital of diminutive, oil-rich Kuwait.

Rick Steves: My Home Away From Home In Amsterdam

Rick Steves | Posted 10.06.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

I bike to the mellow Jordaan district, which sits about three minutes from Amsterdam's bustling core.

Amsterdam Colors Pink For Gay Pride

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 10.04.2012 | Gay Voices

AMSTERDAM — Hundreds of thousands of gay rights supporters thronged Amsterdam's canals for the city's annual boat float parade, a party marking ...

Amsterdam's Evolving Relationship With Weed

Rick Steves | Posted 10.01.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

Locals don't want shady people pushing drugs in dark alleys; they'd rather see marijuana sold in regulated shops.

Amsterdam Prepares To Cut Some Ribbons

Rick Steves | Posted 09.30.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

About 1.5 million people tour the Van Gogh Museum annually. Many of them used to visit on hallucinogenic mushrooms, but a 2008 law now prohibits selling 'shrooms.

PHOTOS: 5 Hipster Destinations You Probably Haven't Heard Of

Oyster | Posted 09.21.2012 | Travel

Attention hipsters: You're probably unemployed, but you should still start planning your end of summer vacation. The cool hotels are booking up fast.

PHOTOS: 10 Hotels With Museum-Worthy Art Galleries

Oyster | Posted 09.14.2012 | Travel

Many hotels play host to some excellent exhibitions with works by legends like Andy Warhol, Alison Shotz, and Henri Matisse, as well as up-and-coming local artists.

No Brothel Without Business Plan

AP | Associated Press | Posted 06.15.2012 | World

AMSTERDAM -- The city of Amsterdam says it plans to force brothel owners to submit a business plan to the city describing what measures they are takin...

PHOTOS: Amsterdam's Shipping Container Homes

Posted 06.08.2012 | Green

From Brian Handwerk and National Geographic: (Click here for original.) Amsterdam student Rose Mandungu stands in front of a colorful apartment co...

PHOTOS: Where The Locals Will Hang Out In Amsterdam This Summer

Bart van Poll | Posted 08.06.2012 | Travel
Bart van Poll

The average Amsterdam local isn't graced with subtropic temperatures very often so, when desirable temperatures arrive, it seems like every last person takes a day off work.

'Monster Of Riga' Sentenced

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 07.21.2012 | World

AMSTERDAM -- Dutch judges on Monday handed down an 18- year sentence, plus involuntary psychiatric treatment for an indefinite period of time, to a pe...

Van Gogh Museum Unveils New Willow Watercolor

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 07.10.2012 | Arts

AMSTERDAM — A young Vincent van Gogh was so struck by a dead willow leaning "lonely and melancholy" over a pond near The Hague that he knew at o...

PHOTOS: 15 Venices Around The World

BootsnAll | Posted 02.20.2014 | Travel

The Venice of...

How To Travel Amsterdam On The Cheap

Off Track Planet | Posted 06.24.2012 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Believe it or not, as broke as you may be, you can still find entertainment in the land of wooden clogs and bikes.

Woman Dies In Train Crash Tragedy

AP | Posted 04.22.2012 | World

AMSTERDAM -- A woman died Sunday of injuries a day after two trains collided head-on in Amsterdam – a crash a top rail official described as one...

Dutch Coffee Shop Owners Fight Marijuana Law

AP | By TOBY STERLING and MIKE CORDER | Posted 04.19.2012 | Travel

AMSTERDAM -- Dutch coffee shop owners went to court Wednesday in a last ditch bid to block a government plan to stop foreigners from buying marijuana ...

PHOTOS: The 9 Worst Hotel Room Views Ever

Oyster | Posted 06.18.2012 | Travel

Even the most posh hotels can have a few drawbacks, like being assigned to an interior-facing room.

Plunging into Amsterdam's Art World

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.30.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Going on a short press trip to Europe is never a walk in the park. It is more like a headfirst plunge into the local art scene: Exploring, tasting, inhaling it 24/7. And that's exactly how it was during my recent visit to Amsterdam.

Strange Artifact Dug Up in 18th Century Toilet

Posted 03.28.2012 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 03/26/2012 06:18 PM EDT on LiveScience Five telescopes made of bone and dating to the 18th ce...

Amsterdam By Bike | Posted 05.21.2012 | Travel

If ever a city were made for cycling, Amsterdam -- with its miles of safe bike lanes on flat, canal-skirting roads -- is it.

Is This The Future Of Starbucks?

Posted 03.07.2012 | Business

Starbucks, the coffee giant that for many is synonymous with mass production, is trying just a little bit harder to be like your neighborhood coffee s...

VIDEO REPORT: 'Holland's Next Top Model' Wins Lawsuit Over Being Too Big

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.07.2012 | Weird News

AMSTERDAM — A former winner of the television show "Holland's Next Top Model" has won a lawsuit against Elite Model Management after she was dro...