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5 Less Common European Destinations You'll Fall in Love With

College Tourist | Posted 02.09.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

When planning your trip to Europe, you can still visit Paris, London, Berlin, Dublin and Barcelona, but you should seriously consider adding one (or more) of these destinations to your itinerary.

Why You Need to See This Alpine Town Filled With Abandoned Hotels

How Far From Home | Posted 02.02.2016 | Travel
How Far From Home

Travel is a strange thing. Every new place you visit leaves an impression on you. Sometimes, it's filled with hidden gems that blow you away, turning you into a renegade travel ambassador, selflessly promoting this new place you've found.

The Colors & Natural Beauty of Salzburgerland

Renee Blodgett | Posted 02.02.2016 | Travel
Renee Blodgett

No, Salzburgerland is not a made-up name from some childhood fairy tale, but the region that includes the historical city of Salzburg Austria.

Salzburg on the Heals of the Sound of Music's 50th Anniversary

Renee Blodgett | Posted 02.01.2016 | Travel
Renee Blodgett

Chances are fairly high for those of you over 35, that you've not only heard of The Sound of Music but grew up watching it with your family

How I Got There: Karel Schwarzenberg

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 01.28.2016 | Impact
Lan Anh Vu

"My whole life I fought for liberty and democracy. I always thought that if you had opportunities ahead, you have responsibilities and should do something for your country."

The Best Day's Skiing of My Life (So Far)

Mark Hodson | Posted 01.26.2016 | Travel
Mark Hodson

Don't beat yourself up if you've never heard of the Austrian ski resort of Fieberbrunn. It's a small village hidden amongst the picturesque limestone mountains of the eastern Tyrol about 90 minutes drive from Innsbruck airport.

EU Fences of Disunity

Tihomir Kukolja | Posted 01.19.2016 | World
Tihomir Kukolja

Two months ago the Slovenian government decided to fence Slovenia off from Croatia using many miles of barbed wire. It was done, supposedly, to protect the sovereignty of the Slovenian territory from the mass inflows of refugees from Croatia.

Eight Years Later, I Still Believe In Obama's America

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

This is Obama's America, an America that rejects hate, rejects tribalism. It's an America where we identify as members of groups based on ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, ideology, etc., but where our common bonds as Americans come first.

The State of Our Union Is Strong (in Oregon)

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 01.16.2016 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

The state of Oregon has offered us nearly two weeks of a 21st century governing challenge. One that has demonstrated a durable, resilient democracy among American citizens.

These Are The Women Of Gustav Klimt And Egon Schiele's Paintings

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.05.2016 | Arts

The names Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka are familiar enough. Even the casual art fan knows Klimt and "The Kiss," and might even be a...

Police Divers Find Dismembered Woman's Head In Concrete Block

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 01.05.2016 | Crime

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian investigators have found the head of a woman after earlier recovering parts of her body from two suitcases, in an appare...

This European City Is So Beautiful, China Made A Replica of It

How Far From Home | Posted 12.29.2015 | Travel
How Far From Home

The town of Hallstatt is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and I can definitely see why, but for a place that hardly gets any sun in winter, and has temperatures that often stay below freezing, it's a wonder that people would choose to build a town and live here. Why is this such a popular spot?

Ninja Cameraman Is The Real Star Of Awesome Parkour Video

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.28.2015 | Weird News

Parkour stars get all the glory, but what about the people who film them pulling their dangerous stunts? You've probably never thought about them, but...

The Sound of Music and Feeding Refugees

William Lambers | Posted 12.26.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

CARE was a charity created to feed the hungry in Europe. People in the United States would buy CARE packages of food and they would be delivered to a hungry family overseas. The von Trapp family were among those who helped by purchasing these life-saving parcels.

Rick Steves' European Christmas: Austria

Rick Steves | Posted 12.21.2015 | 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 first performed over 200 years ago: Austria.

Radio DJ Barricades Himself In Studio To Play 'Last Christmas' 24 Times

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.21.2015 | Weird News

A radio DJ in Austria went rogue in a bid to get his listeners into the Christmas spirit, locking himself into his studio so he could play a t...

So Much For Austria's Gay Traffic Lights

Associated Press | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

VIENNA (AP) — Three pedestrian traffic lights meant to support gay rights have been removed in the Austrian city of Linz by order of a right-wi...

Austrian Police Stupefied Over 100,000 Euros Found In Danube

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.07.2015 | World

It's not every day that you find cold, hard cash floating around in a river. On Saturday morning, two young men came across about 100,000 euros ($108...

American Political Culture Explains Why Trump Is Still Strong

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.02.2015 | Entertainment
Daniel Wagner

Why do Republican voters seem to naturally gravitate to celebrities -- most of whom are, shall we say, 'short' on actual knowledge about politics, legislative issues, and global affairs?

What a 9-Month Long Trip Around the World Looks Like in 150 Photos

How Far From Home | Posted 11.18.2015 | Travel
How Far From Home

Since departing on our global trip we have covered the equivalent of 40 000 miles, which is almost twice around the equator, visiting 4 continents, 12 countries and 40 cities - and we're only getting started.

Austria Plans Border Fence With Slovenia To Control Migrant Flow

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.14.2015 | World

Austria will build a 3.7-km (2.5-mile) fence on either side of its busiest border crossing with Slovenia to help manage the flow of thousands of migr...

The Cat That Almost Created a Military Crisis

ADST | Posted 11.12.2015 | World
ADST

This is a story about a demanding ambassador's wife, who was "an ogre and an alcoholic," a demanding ambassador, and a cat in Vienna which in 1968 almost caused a military crisis.

The US and Iran's Common Interests in Syria

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 11.10.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

The conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Yemen cannot be resolved unless Iran is at the negotiating table.

One Of Austria's Best Hiking Spots Turns Into A Lake Every Year

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 11.06.2015 | Travel

Watch your step. A hike in the park could turn into a scuba trip if you walk slow enough in Grüner See, a mountainous Austrian park that turns in...

Austria To Build Fence Along Parts Of Border With Slovenia

AP | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.02.2015 | World

VIENNA (AP) — Austria, a strong critic of fences built to cope with Europe's migrant influx, on Wednesday announced it is joining other nations...