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Want To Retire Overseas? Here Are The 6 Most Expat-Friendly Destinations

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 07.20.2013 | Fifty

Retiring overseas may seem like a dream come true, but many people worry about making friends in foreign countries, far from loved ones. But they need...

Exploring King's Landing on a Game of Thrones Tour of Dubrovnik

Viator | Posted 09.17.2013 | Travel

"This is the spot where Joffrey was hit in the face with excrement," Ivana tells us, relishing reliving the moment when Game of Thrones' bad boy king received his just desserts.

Balkans Road Trip (Part 1)

Stewart A. Swerdlow | Posted 09.15.2013 | Travel
Stewart A. Swerdlow

After a one hour delay at O'Hare Airport in Chicago due to an air-conditioning issues on the plane, we took off for Dusseldorf and what we expected to...

Why You Need To Go To Croatia Right Now (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.01.2013 | Travel

Croatia joined the European Union Sunday with the hope of bringing lasting stability to a region which was defined by conflict 20 years ago. Herman Va...

Europe's Most Spectacular National Parks

minube | Posted 06.27.2013 | Travel

For most people, the word Europe evokes thoughts of world-famous museums, delectable cuisine, and historic cities studded with iconic monuments and vibrant cafés. However, Europe is also home to some truly stunning stretches of wilderness

Life in Fast Forward

John Feffer | Posted 08.24.2013 | Books
John Feffer

The late 1960s, with the explosion of youth movements, the Vietnam War, and the transformation of popular culture, offered a grand opportunity for the reinvention of self. So, too, did the late 1980s, particularly in East-Central Europe.

11 Unbelievable Bodies Of Water

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.20.2013 | Travel

It's pretty hard to beat sitting lakefront or on the beach, enjoying the serene setting and beautiful views. But how about swimming in rainbow-col...

The Top European Destinations For 2013

The Huffington Post | Emi Boscamp | Posted 06.19.2013 | Travel

If you're the kind of traveler that is constantly looking for the next big thing, that searches for undiscovered territory and wants to explore Europe...

Seven Game of Thrones-inspired Getaways

Joy Pecknold | Posted 08.15.2013 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Fans of the HBO show: these castle-themed hotels in the fantasy series' filming locations of Ireland, Scotland, Morocco, Malta and Croatia are for you.

Challenging Gentrification in Eastern Europe

John Feffer | Posted 08.14.2013 | World
John Feffer

Certainly 1989 was a watershed year for politicians, political scientists, and human rights activists in East-Central Europe. But the people that really must have felt the ground shake beneath their feet were: real estate developers.

The Artist as Bullhorn

John Feffer | Posted 07.27.2013 | Arts
John Feffer

Art, in some sense, upends this relationship between the world and our perceptions of it. Artists provoke us into looking with fresh eyes at the things that we take for granted.

This Country Recently Suspended All Sex Education In Schools

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.24.2013 | World

Croatia’s Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday to suspend all of the country’s sex education curriculum just months after public schools began tea...

Regime Change, EU Style

Charles Heck | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Charles Heck

Think of the eventual incorporation of ten former Communist countries in the years after the end of the Cold War. Think of the incorporation of Portugal, Spain, and Greece growing out of an earlier "Europe"-inspired round of regime change.

The Mediterranean's 10 Best Hidden Beaches

minube | Posted 07.07.2013 | Travel

With it's picturesque villages, laid-back lifestyle and world-famous cuisine, it's no wonder that the Mediterranean has been a go-to destination for summertime travelers for years. Here's a list of the top hidden beaches, tucked away in secluded corners and closely guarded by locals.

Staying Critical in Croatia

John Feffer | Posted 06.23.2013 | World
John Feffer

The colonial relationship was reasonably straightforward. The empire dictated terms to the colony, and the colonial administration carried out the orders. The neo-colonial relationship is somewhat more complicated.

How A Random Purchase Is Securing My Retirement Happiness

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.18.2013 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

When making your own plan for retirement overseas, the starting point -- the key to the success of the adventure -- is to be honest with yourself as to what kind of lifestyle you're after.

Message In A Bottle Arrives.. 28 Years Later

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2013 | World

ZAGREB (Reuters) - A Canadian man's message in a bottle honoring his promise to write to a woman named Mary has finally washed ashore 28 years later i...

Defending the Underdogs

John Feffer | Posted 06.12.2013 | World
John Feffer

In 2010, the European Court on Human Rights had its Brown vs. Board of Education moment when it ruled that separating Roma and non-Roma students in the Croatian school system was tantamount to discrimination based on ethnicity.

Game of Thrones Locations: Beautiful Spots From the HBO Hit Series

JustLuxe | Posted 04.11.2013 | Travel

There are a lot of special effects in the HBO blockbuster fantasy series Game of Thrones, but one thing that's never faked is the spectacular scenery. Here's our guide to where your favorite scenes were shot in real life.

Re-living the Balkan Wars Through Serbian Eyes

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 06.11.2013 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The president of the U.N. General Assembly decided to hold an all day debate on whether international justice promoted reconciliation. But his real purpose was to undermine a war crimes tribunal on the former Yugoslavia because of a perceived bias towards Serbs.

Denying Genocide Won't Promote Reconciliation

Richard Dicker | Posted 06.09.2013 | World
Richard Dicker

A public debate at the UN on April 10 will serve up a revisionist denial of the worst killings in Europe since the end of World War II: the ethnic slaughter in the former Yugoslavia that horrified the world in the 1990s.

The Secret History of Yugoslavia

John Feffer | Posted 06.08.2013 | Books
John Feffer

The Secret History is a compelling account of the court intrigues of a treacherous emperor in a crumbling empire.

Jack the Ripper Doesn't Teach Global Competence: Why We Need to Rethink Student Travel

John Hrabe | Posted 06.01.2013 | College
John Hrabe

To prepare American students for today's global economy, we need trips that build global competence with quality cultural engagement. With a few exceptions, most international student travel is failing to build that skill.

Democracy Is Not Enough

John Feffer | Posted 05.29.2013 | World
John Feffer

It has not been easy for the countries of East-Central Europe to establish stable, functioning democracies. Strong-arm leaders -- like Victor Orban in Hungary or, until recently, Vaclav Klaus in the Czech Republic -- have persistent appeal.

Croatia's Unpopulist Party

John Feffer | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
John Feffer

Croatia is still on track to join the EU this July. The more difficult question -- the degree of control that Croatia will retain as an EU member -- remains unanswered.