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9 European Cities You Probably Haven't Visited Yet - But Totally Should | Posted 10.17.2016 | Travel

Throw away that cliched European bucket list: we're here to sing the praises of the continent's less-celebrated gems. These 9 cities-on-the-verge offe...

Icelandic Trifecta

Marianne C. Bohr | Posted 07.13.2016 | Travel
Marianne C. Bohr

We're making our way to Corsica through July. First stop: Iceland. I'm usually so clear about where to go and what to see when we travel. Not so with...

Europe's 10 Hippest Cities | Posted 11.30.2016 | Travel

By Alix Farr The true meaning of hip can be elusive. Maybe it's a barber shop doubling as an art gallery, which serves lattes on the side? Or maybe ...

Holocaust Survivors' Son Finds Peace Writing About Germany

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.17.2016 | Religion
Lev Raphael

Fans often ask me at readings which of my many books is my favorite. The answer doesn't pop up immediately, because I've published in many genres: mem...

Very Old White Port: 'It's Just Heaven in a Glass'

Rick Steves | Posted 04.14.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I love how Europeans embrace their culture with such expertise, passion, and abandon.

The Best Places To Go In Europe, Based On Your Personality

SmarterTravel | Posted 04.05.2016 | Travel

You have your heart set on a European vacation, but now you have to decide where to go. With endless options, it's hard to pick just one city or country. Where you go should reflect what you want to do there, so here are 11 different options tailored to 11 different kinds of travelers. Some of the choices may surprise you!

Europe's Most Picturesque Coast Is Way More Affordable Than You Think

Thrillist | Posted 03.31.2016 | Travel

By: Matt Meltzer Credit: leoks/Shutterstock The words "Amalfi Coast" probably conjure up images of luxe vacationers wearing $400 sandals and s...

I Fell in Love With a German on Tinder -- And It Wrecked Me Forever

Katie Karambelas | Posted 03.29.2016 | Travel
Katie Karambelas

Part One - We Met Chris. The German's name is Chris. Of all the German names, his is not even really German at all. But I guess, since he's German...

The European Castle Bucket List: 14 Castles You Must Hit

Thrillist | Posted 03.10.2017 | Travel

Because you can't spend your entire European vacation visiting -- or sleeping in -- every single castle or palace, we narrowed your medieval bucket list down to the continent's (and UK's) coolest 14.

Sunsets on the Road: My Top Ten

Rick Steves | Posted 01.05.2017 | Travel
Rick Steves

I love sunsets. They can be a vivid and romantic capper for a beautiful day on the road. Here are a few dramatic and memorable sunsets that come to mind

Rick Steves' European Christmas: Bath and the Countryside

Rick Steves | Posted 12.14.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Merry Christmas! To celebrate the season, I'm sharing clips, extras and behind-the-scenes notes from Rick Steves' European Christmas. Writing the Ric...

Your Backpacking Trip Should Be Spontaneous, Except For Hitting These 7 Spots

Thrillist | Posted 12.09.2016 | Travel

By: Barbara Woolsey Credit: Flickr/Giuseppe Milo Backpacking through Europe is about being impulsive, right? It's about train-hopping and wand...

Travel Past, Present, and Future

Rick Steves | Posted 12.04.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

TripIt, a popular app designed to help you organize your travels, just did a quality job of producing a series of four-minute interviews with me about...

The Most Beautiful Travel Souvenir

Rick Steves | Posted 12.03.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

TripIt, a popular app designed to help you organize your travels, just did a quality job of producing a series of four-minute interviews with me about...

The Supreme Court Is 100 Percent Unanimous. That Won't Last.

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since October, the Supreme Court has been 100 percent unanimous in its rulings. That's probably because the court just issued its first ...

Painting in Provence

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 11.30.2016 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

In Provence, I chose the Luberon for its beauty, and for the most part, stayed in the villages to paint. The Chambres d'hotes were the most memorable and staying in the old farmhouses also provided painting material.

4 U.S. Cities That Just Feel Like Europe

Thrillist | Posted 10.20.2016 | Travel

We all dream of jet-setting off to Europe for an unforgettable getaway. A very, very expensive getaway. But that doesn't mean you can't get the full European experience right here in the ol' US of A. Seriously.

Video Travel Bite: Amboise, France

Rick Steves | Posted 10.16.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

From time to time we share a random video clip to fuel your travel dreams. Join us today at Clos-Lucé, the French mansion where Leonardo da Vinci spent his last years.

Video Travel Bite: Italy's Cinque Terre

Rick Steves | Posted 10.02.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

From time to time we share a random video clip to fuel your travel dreams. This time, we explore part of Italy's Cinque Terre, from Manarola's cemeter...

A Toast to the Champagne Houses of France

Findery | Posted 09.09.2016 | Travel

As I raised my glass for a sip, the effervescence of the bubbly tickled my nose, just as I imagined it would have done to monk Dom Perignon had he discovered that his blended grapes made such a fuss.

Reflecting on 100 Days in Europe: Travel Memories Make You Richer

Rick Steves | Posted 09.08.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Finally home now after a hundred days in Europe, something occurred to me. I posted 100 blog entries in 100 days on my Facebook page. These generated about a hundred comments a day...and I read all 10,000. It's fun to be in touch with my readers, and to able to share experiences like these in almost real time.

Seeing the Best of Stockholm, Turku, and Helsinki in a Week

Findery | Posted 09.04.2016 | Travel

Are you looking for recommendations for the ultimate Scandinavian road trip to visit Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen, and Turku? I've got you covered....

13 Must-Visit Places Across Ireland & Northern Ireland

Travelzoo | Posted 09.04.2016 | Travel

As a traveler, it can be hard to feel like you've really seen and experienced all a new-to-you country has to offer on a visit, but with Ireland's small size, it's easy to cover a lot of ground in a weeklong visit.

6 Of Europe's Best-Kept Secrets

Thrillist | Posted 08.04.2016 | Travel

We decided it was time to let a few of these destinations, and their gorgeous landscapes, tasty food, and historic architecture, out of the bag.

Top 20 Tourist Destinations in Prague

Eating Europe Tours | Posted 07.27.2016 | Travel
Eating Europe Tours

It's entirely possible to experience the beauty, history and magic of Prague on a whim and without a plan. With every cobble-stoned step and around every corner of the Golden City, there is something to be discovered.