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8 Experiences That Trump Stuff

How Far From Home | Posted 10.14.2015 | Travel
How Far From Home

Before departing on our journey, we created our Wanderlist (our version of a travel bucket list) and recently looked at it and noticed how many worthy-of-their-own-limelight experiences were on it.

8 On-the-Go Food and Travel Tips

Margaret Marshall | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
Margaret Marshall

Your vacation will remain more pleasurable when you enjoy your food without being stuffed. You'll sleep better, feel terrific, and be energetic and lively throughout the entire trip.

This Austrian Park Literally Transforms Into A Lake And It's Totally Awesome

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.27.2014 | Travel

It's a park! It's a lake! It's... both? Just below Austria's Hochschwab mountains near the town of Tragoess sits Grüner See ("Green Lake" in Engl...

The Ehrenberg Ruins

Rick Steves | Posted 07.27.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

Way back in my student travel days, I discovered a handful of completely offbeat sights and experiences like the Ehrenberg Castle ruins in Reutte (in ...

Rick Steves' European Christmas: Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht in Austria

Rick Steves | Posted 02.17.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

The festive swirl of heartwarming sights, sounds, and smells of Christmas abound in the land where the season's most-loved carol, "Silent Night," was ...

Europe's 10 Coziest Mountain Villages

minube | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel

As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting mountain towns are gearing up for a new season

Simply Breathtaking

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 10.15.2013 | Travel

It's not an easy task to capture the serene, still beauty of a snow-covered mountain, but British photographer Tim Hall manages to snap photos that en...

10 Coolest Small Towns in Europe

Budget Travel | Posted 09.23.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

America hasn't cornered the market on Coolest Small Towns! Sure, we love London and Paris as much as the next traveler. Over the years, some of the most charming, delicious, historic, and cool places in Europe are off-the-beaten-path villages. Good things really do come in small packages.

Vienna For Gay Travelers

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2013 | Travel

By Derek Brooks VIENNA, March 29 (Reuters) - Vienna's opulent Habsburg-era coffee houses, architecture, palaces, operas, and other cul...

PHOTOS: Vienna's Nap Nexus

AP | By GEORGE JAHN | Posted 02.06.2013 | Travel

VIENNA -- One sleepy little side street in Vienna just got sleepier. Tucked behind a Gothic church and surrounded by Renaissance-era houses, a new st...

Coming To Terms With Austria's Nazi Past

Rick Steves | Posted 09.09.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

War isn't something for museums.

Embracing Modern Vienna's Dynamism

Rick Steves | Posted 09.08.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

Charles I is on the dubious road to sainthood thanks to Habsburg royalists. His required miracle: The varicose veins of a Brazilian nun were healed after she prayed to the emperor.

PHOTOS: The Unexpected Beauty Of A Viennese Ball

John Oseid | Posted 06.26.2012 | Travel
John Oseid

You've been invited to get all gussied up in black-tie or flowing gown for an elegant soirée of waltzing and sipping champagne. Did anyone mention that the affair was to be held in a horse stable?

Relaxing in a Charming Corner Of Austria (PHOTOS)

Patricia Rust | Posted 06.06.2012 | Travel
Patricia Rust

The air is so crisp you can snap it in two and there are so many ways to relax or be active that you don't know whether to play eighteen holes of golf or just laze about.

PHOTOS: Arnold Schwarzenegger Gets His Museum

Posted 12.10.2011 | Travel

A new museum dedicated to Arnold Schwarzenegger called "Arnie's Life" opened this weekend in Thal, Austria. The museum is set in his childhood home an...

Atlas Obscura: A Halloween Season Visit To An Austrian Ossuary

Atlas Obscura | Posted 12.05.2011 | Travel
Atlas Obscura

Come for the severed heads, stay for the book bound in human skin. Every story is true, and each one is a real place you can visit. We dare you.

Friday Photo: Reflection

Kirsten Alana | Posted 10.26.2011 | Travel
Kirsten Alana

A clever use of reflection at the Imperial Palace in Innsbruck leads to awe-inspiring photographs.