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Glasgow Will Be First UK City To Officially Welcome Refugees

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.02.2015 | World

Glasgow, Scotland, just became the first city in the United Kingdom to accept refugees since the onset of the European Union's spiraling migrant and r...

Next Years Fringe Show

Sandy Thomas | Posted 09.28.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

Believe it or not, some people have already booked their venue for the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Astoria Characters: The Ghosts Guide

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.22.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Just when you think you've heard everything odd about Astoria, Marie Carter starts telling stories.

My Father, Arianna ... and Sleep

Michael Tierney | Posted 09.18.2015 | Parents
Michael Tierney

My father's stories not only taught me how to sleep... but dream as well. And the importance of stories as something in themselves. Which is, I think, a really wonderful lesson.

12 European Mansion Hotels That Are Postcard-Perfect

Oyster | Posted 09.16.2015 | Travel

A stay in a historic mansion-turned-hotel sounds particularly cozy. And sorry North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia (Antarctica, you were never in the running), but nowhere does a stunning estate better than Europe.

'Entry Island,' A Conversation with Peter May

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.15.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Peter May is the creator of three major television series and presided over two of the three highest rated series in the UK, before leaving television to concentrate on writing novels.

Beyond London: 10 Other Places to Discover in the U.K | Posted 09.11.2015 | Travel

Not that there's anything wrong with London, but Hopper wanted to find you some other places to fly in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales! Some are large cities, other tiny dot-sized villages hidden in the rolling countryside.

In Scotland, Hospitality is King

Victor Dorff | Posted 09.10.2015 | Travel
Victor Dorff

The stately home at the core of Scotland's Isle of Eriska was a welcoming sight, standing at the end of a narrow road flanked by beautiful flowers and a variety of well-kept trees. The stress of flying across the Atlantic and driving across Scotland began melting away even before we had parked the car.

The World's 7 Most Beautiful Unspoiled Islands

Thrillist | Posted 08.31.2015 | Travel

"Unspoiled." The word conjures up images of chaste fawns lapping up crystal-clear waters in a lush valley while a harpist plays n the background. Or, we might've just described Bambi. But really, here are tourist-friendly islands where civilization hasn't yet fully ruined everything.

Out of the Frying Pan...

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.25.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

Good news about my mom's suitcase. We got it back! But then this morning, they locked themselves out of their flat. Out of the frying pan...

Solidarity or Self-interest? European Integration and the German Question

David Miles | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics
David Miles

The challenge for the European Union and its member states, particularly Germany, is in balancing the often incongruous demands of co-operation and self-interest, and thus demonstrate to their own citizens that concrete achievements can still create a Europe of solidarity and prosperity as Schuman envisaged.

Liver Pudding

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.19.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

I was able to walk to Fringe Central 2 in time for my 2 P.M. workshop and I'm so glad I got to be there. There was a lot of laughing involved.

Top 10 Tips for Capturing the Spirit of Scotland

College Tourist | Posted 08.14.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

The Edinburgh Castle is a gorgeous location to watch the sun set in Scotland because you are at one of the highest points in the city. Overlooking the castle walls is one of the most unique spots to get an unobstructed view of the sun setting over the horizon.

10 Perfectly Preserved Ancient Cities That Are Stunning

Oyster | Posted 08.12.2015 | Travel

There's nothing better than waking up in a 13th-century building and imagining how many people have woken up, celebrated, or walked the halls of the very same place -- and it doesn't hurt to get to imagine it while still enjoy modern conveniences like air-conditioning and Wi-Fi.

The 11 Things I Did NOT Need On My Trip Around the World

Michelle Kennedy | Posted 08.06.2015 | Travel
Michelle Kennedy

My longest adventure lasted six months and brought a best friend and me through Costa Rica, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, and Thailand. If I get the chance to do it again, I will bring a lot less.

From Land's End to John O'Groats, Cameron and I Bring You the Best of Britain

Rick Steves | Posted 08.05.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

We are really pumping up our Great Britain guidebook coverage for 2016. As a matter of fact, while I'm enjoying research in the far south of England, ...

This Goalkeeper In Scotland Had The Worst Six Seconds In Soccer History

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.07.2015 | Sports

What could the man on the ground have possibly done to have a friend point and laugh a la Nelson Muntz? Looking at the body language of every man in ...

Travelers Café

Rick Steves | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

High school grads in the Alps, a "monk chat" in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and under the pillow in a Scottish B&B. There's a lot going on in our Travelers Café where I collect my favorite blogs.

Friendship and Romance: A Conversation With Author Cathy Lamb

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.27.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

I had the privilege of talking with her about what makes her tick as an author, how she keeps the ideas coming and the power of friendship, romance and love.

10 Most Romantic Places in the UK

Jane Anderson | Posted 07.22.2015 | Travel
Jane Anderson

Britain can be incredibly romantic. Not the obvious stuff like the Tower of London, Stonehenge, or Shakespeare's Stratford. But there are many, many gorgeous little hideaways and beauty spots that most tourists never see.

Emotional Zach Johnson 'At A Loss Of Words' After Winning British Open

Reuters | Justin Block | Posted 07.20.2015 | Sports

ST ANDREWS, Scotland - American Zach Johnson claimed the second major victory of his career when he beat Australian Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen...

Guy Unleashes His Freshest Dance Moves To 'Uptown Funk'

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.17.2015 | Good News

Sometimes, when you're really feelin' the music, you just. Gotta. Dance.  And that's exactly what Fred Rawicz did when he hea...

Trailblazing Women: Vicky Brock, Founder and CEO of Clear Returns

Anne Ravanona | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
Anne Ravanona

Vicky Brock is CEO of a high-growth technology start-up, Clear Returns, which helps retailers boost profits by understanding and tackling their returns.

A Second Enlightenment in the Making? Seven Stories From the Front Lines

Otto Scharmer | Posted 07.09.2015 | Good News
Otto Scharmer

I am writing this post to share a few heartening snapshots from the past few weeks that illustrate the power of the shift in awareness, from ego-systems to eco-systems, that is happening around the planet right now.

Climate Change This Week: The Extreme Weather Connection, Another Solar Breakthrough, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.07.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Beautiful in so many ways: where people moved government to act on climate. Source...