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Don't Throw Momma From the Boat: How I Survived a Danube River Cruise

Natalie Compagno | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
Natalie Compagno

I am watching the season finale of "Downton Abbey" when my Mom calls to say that she wants to go on a Danube river cruise. Of course she does. It's Pavlovian, the Viking Cruises ad runs before each episode and the bells ring for the servants to attend to the aristocrats of the manor.

25 Reasons to Visit Romania (1): Danube Delta

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

Starting today, I will present you a lifetime adventure and another kind of holiday for those who love to discover new lands, nature, secluded villages, history, culture, amazing people, great food, art and entertainment, sea, mountains, cities, architecture, music and fashion, old churches and secret destinations of the world.

A Tale of (Fraternal) Twin Cities

Allison Pataki | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Allison Pataki

When you drive across the border from Austria into Hungary, you barely know that you've passed an international boundary. This took me by surprise the first time I made the two and a half hour drive from Vienna to Budapest.

How a Trip Down the Danube Made Me a Better American

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Rea Nolan Martin

For America to earn its reputation as the home of the free, we Americans have some collective thinking to do. Thinking that might be better done abroad where the seeds of our freedom first germinated in the hearts of forebears.

On Red Mud and Other Messes

John Feffer | Posted 08.27.2014 | World
John Feffer

In 2010, in Hungary, a reservoir wall containing the industrial sludge pond of an alumina plant collapsed and more than a million cubic meters of toxic red mud swept across the countryside, through several villages, and into the rivers feeding the Danube. Accidents happen. But this was not a complete surprise.

The Dam

John Feffer | Posted 08.16.2014 | World
John Feffer

It says a lot about Hungary in the 1980s that the movement that represented the biggest challenge to the Communist authorities was an environmental one.

Smooth Sailing: Top Destinations for a European River Cruise

minube | Posted 08.11.2013 | Travel
minube

Trips along Europe's great waterways are in higher demand than ever; thanks to their relaxed pace, customizable activities, and itineraries which mix culture, history, cuisine, and nature.

PHOTOS: Day Trips Put Cities In Context

Global Yodel | Posted 03.24.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

All the books about the resiliency of a city's people pale compared to hiking the desolate mountains their ancestors crossed centuries before.

8 Reasons to Explore Eastern Europe

Global Yodel | Posted 02.18.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

It's affordable, steeped in history and, in parts, both bizarre and incredibly beautiful. Plus, in some countries, beer is cheaper than water. Yes, really, it is. But for some reason, Eastern Europe doesn't often feature on many travellers' bucket lists.

Winter Weekend in Budapest: Alone in Great Company

Vivian Norris | Posted 04.26.2012 | Travel
Vivian Norris

The snow and the Danube and the golden domes and the hot chocolate...the Gellert Baths, the sour cream pancakes, dumpling soups, peach nectar, river f...

Thawing Ice Wrecks Hundreds Of Boats

AP | DUSAN STOJANOVIC | Posted 04.21.2012 | World

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Giant chunks of melting ice broke free on the Danube River on Monday, crashing hundreds of boats into each other, sweeping a...

Balkans Hit By Devastating Drought

AP | MARKO DROBNJAKOVIC and AMER COHADZIC | Posted 02.01.2012 | World

BEZDAN, Serbia — The waters of the mighty Danube are so low that dozens of cargo ships are stuck, stranded in ghostly fog or wedged into sand ba...

Romania Witches Use Spells To Protest New Taxes

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOGOSOIA, Romania (AP) -- Solace for world leaders trying to enforce painful austerity measures: At least you're not running Romania. (Scroll down for...

Jason Linkins

Director Of Mining Company ARRESTED Over Danube Pollution In Hungary

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One of the things I learned this summer is that if I were to walk across the street and destroy the local Starbucks with sledgehammers and Molotov coc...

Greenpeace: 'Surprisingly High' Levels Of Arsenic, Mercury In Hungary Sludge

AP | PABLO GORONDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KOLONTAR, Hungary — The concentration of toxic heavy metals where Hungary's massive red sludge spill entered the Danube has dropped to the level...

Hungary's Red Sludge Reaches Danube

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KOLONTAR, Hungary — Red sludge flowed into the Danube River on Thursday, threatening a half-dozen nations along one of Europe's key waterways. M...

Notes of a Temporary Ex-pat #5: In Praise of Ex-Pats

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
W. Hunter Roberts

Ex-pats have the guts to try something new. They create a life out of nothing. They're experimental. They've seen life from enough different perspectives that they know there's more than one way to skin a cat.

Wild Dogs in Romania: An Unexpected Travel Challenge

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lea Lane

We run back to town, and as we hurry back to the safety of our riverboat I realize I am shaking. And I still remember those fearful few minutes whenever I hear an unseen dog bark.