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Modern Hostels -- They Do Exist! -- For The Low-Budget, High-Style Traveler

Oyster | Posted 07.11.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Forget no-frills lodging; today's new brand of hostels offers cool decor and plenty of perks. Sounds too good to be true? Well, we've got the scoop on hostels that pack a wow factor with upscale amenities, contemporary comforts, prime locations, and good food.

This Is The Tour Of Barcelona You've Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel

It is no secret that Barcelona is a vibrant international destination, but the city has never looked livelier -- or lovelier -- than it does in these ...

Near-Miss Jet Disaster Caught On Tape

AP | Posted 07.07.2014 | World

MADRID (AP) — A passenger jetliner preparing to leave Barcelona's El Prat airport taxied across a runway where another was about to land, forcing th...

Are Women's-Only Hotel Floors Anti-Feminist?

Oyster | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel
Oyster

These properties are targeting well-heeled businesswomen with female-oriented amenities such as curling irons and glossy fashion mags; some may find it convenient, others a bit insulting.

5 Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford

Budget Travel | Posted 06.30.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Yes, you CAN afford to visit Machu Picchu! Try going with an affordable group tour by G Adventures. (Photo courtesy of Luq1/Dreamstime. Article by Ka...

My Cornell Reunion: Parting the Big Red Seas of Time

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 06.24.2014 | College
Randee Mia Berman

OK, I admit it. I'm a sap for nostalgia. So when my 40th college reunion reminder popped up in the email, I bolted into reverse. Who wouldn't want to "Reflect, Rekindle, Reconnect" -- words the Notable Class Reunion Chairs cooed in their beckoning letters to the alums.

Sónar Festival Offers More Than You Might Expect

Crane.tv | Posted 06.20.2014 | Arts
Crane.tv

This year, Sónar highlighted a very modern reality: there are no clearly defined roles within the creative sector anymore. Multi and interdisciplinary practice has become the norm and lines have been blurred between creators, artists, technicians, performers, DJs and even audiences.

Spanish Reign Ends, Tiki-Taka Fails

David Shams | Posted 06.19.2014 | Sports
David Shams

The writing was on the wall a little over five years ago, when La Roja were upset by the U.S. in the Confederations Cup in South Africa. At the time, few chose to recognize exactly what the U.S. had done.

Your Hotel Room Can Do WHAT?! Super High-Tech Amenities

Oyster | Posted 06.18.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Although summer vacations are traditionally meant for getting away and unplugging, we can't help but love these super high-tech hotels that boast some of the coolest geek-friendly amenities we've ever seen.

6 Budget European Hotels

Oyster | Posted 06.13.2014 | Travel
Oyster

The Euro and the pound are a tough pill to swallow for American and Canadian vacationers, but Europe isn't all sky-high prices. We promise there are actually excellent deals to be found across the pond, especially when you plan your escape to miss peak season.

Enjoy Sweet Treats At These 7 Fabulous Barcelona Cafes

Renee Lo Iacono | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel
Renee Lo Iacono

When it's time to take a relaxing break from all the sightseeing, be sure to stop by one of these cafes to enjoy a cortado -- small coffee with milk -- and serving of something sweet.

10 Great Getaways Within The World's Busiest Cities

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel

Cities have everything -- great people, great food, great public transportation -- the list goes on and on. But sometimes they don't have the one thin...

The 12 Most Luxurious Hotels In Europe

Oyster | Posted 06.06.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Now, you may not own a tiara, but that doesn't mean you can't at least dream of laying your head to rest at one of these penultimate establishments.

Primavera Sound 2014: John Talabot Recaps the Year's Best Music Festival

Theo Bark | Posted 06.10.2014 | Entertainment
Theo Bark

Talabot expressed equal excitement about the concluding moments of the festival. Standing in the sun the next morning, system still bumping, surrounded by old and new friends, fellow artists, fans and members of the industry, from Singapore to Mexico and further still.

Meltdown Imminent? Time for a 60-Second Emergency 3-B-C

Millie Grenough | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

"You Westerners. You're so one-dimensional. You don't even know how to breathe!" So said Lous, my Indonesian mentor, when I whined about a grue...

Nothing Compares to Barcelona in the Summer

Adam Groffman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
Adam Groffman

As that famous song by Rufus Wainwright says: Nothing really does compare to Barcelona.

9 Upcoming Music Festivals in the World's Best Cities

AskMen.com | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel
AskMen.com

While music lovers have plenty of summer festivals to choose from, it's rarely the music alone that attracts a crowd. For our purposes, a festival is only as good as the city it's in.

EccentriCities: Horchaterias, the Holy Grail and Hemingway in Valencia

Katherine LaGrave | Posted 05.19.2014 | Travel
Katherine LaGrave

If good things really do come in threes, then Valencia -- Spain's third-largest city after Madrid and Barcelona -- perfectly completes the trifecta.

8 Super Romantic Spas in Europe

Oyster | Posted 05.19.2014 | Travel
Oyster

A spa day is a relatively romantic endeavor on its own, but move that spa day to Europe and it's nearly guaranteed to spark some l'amour.

Atletico Stuns Barcelona For Spanish Title

Posted 05.17.2014 | Sports

By Goal.com Diego Godin's second half header saw Atletico Madrid stun Camp Nou and lift La Liga for the first time since 1996 following its 1-1 dra...

Drink the World: Barcelona

Dan Miles | Posted 07.08.2014 | Travel
Dan Miles

In most places a bar is a destination in itself. Not so in Barcelona. You don't eat to soak up booze in preparation or expectation, you do not drink in isolation. You drink and eat tapas, and the Spanish really like doing both.

Powerful New Documentary Shows Effects of Tourism on Barcelona

Doug Lansky | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel
Doug Lansky

We're all familiar with the upside of tourism...the food, the sun, the cultural experiences. But in the same way that we've blindly sucked oil out ...

Festive Barcelona Is Packed

Rick Steves | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

My visit to Barcelona coincided with a particularly crowded and lively time: Holy Week and Easter. I enjoyed getting a Catalan take on this holiday. ...

Back in Barcelona, Where There's Always Something New

Rick Steves | Posted 06.30.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

I've left Portugal and have landed in Barcelona, where I'm sprucing up my new guidebook on this fun and fascinating city. A trip to Barcelona always c...

WATCH: Soccer Star Responds To Racist Taunt In Most Inspirational Way Possible

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.28.2014 | Sports

Barcelona defender Dani Alves combatted hate with humor and transformed an apparent act of racism into an anti-racism campaign that rallied some of th...