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This Is What It's Like to Flee to Europe With Syrians

Wolfgang Bauer | Posted 12.23.2014 | World
Wolfgang Bauer

This is how a journalist who writes about human traffickers suddenly became a human trafficker himself.

9 Totally Weird Holiday Traditions Around the World

Findery | Posted 12.18.2014 | Travel
Findery

There are hundreds of holiday traditions around the globe, many of which you've probably never heard of -- the giant goat made of hay (Sweden), the witch that brings candy (Italy), the burning pile of dirt (Guatemala).

Behind the Scenes at Germany's Famous Markets

Peter Mandel | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Some make pilgrimages to find the first orange leaf of fall. But I am in search of December. North Pole workshops could be gearing up at this very moment. But that is secret stuff. Since I can't get a visitor's pass there, I've got a different plan.

Our 5 Favorite Slightly Weird, Totally Wordly Holiday Traditions

Vayable | Posted 12.05.2014 | Travel
Vayable

While we're singing carols, decking the halls, and generally making merry, there's a whole world of alternate holiday traditions out there, ready and waiting for you to discover.

Hack vs Flack? What's the Problem? Geography!

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.29.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

In an increasingly globalized world, albeit with local interests, where stories often break on social media before anyone has time to breathe, journalists and PR pros can't afford to be "geography challenged."

FATCA: Are Transnational Criminal Networks Influencing US Policy?

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
Natasha Srdoc

There is a fundamental difference between the privacy of banking accounts and hiding beneficial ownership in order to commit crimes. The benefits of tracking organized crime, terrorism financing and tax evasion far outweigh the risks to privacy and secrecy of accounts, which is already adequately protected by rule of law nations.

How To See More On Your Next Vacation

Viator | Posted 11.07.2014 | Travel
Viator

With some cities, you not only have the option of visiting another region, you can also stamp your passport by going to a whole different country for a few days.

Viktor E. Frankl's Devastating Letter On The Death Of His Wife And Mother In Auschwitz

Posted 10.28.2014 | Religion

Excerpted from Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl with selected letters, speeches, and essays translated by Helen Pisano. Copyright 2014. ...

See More This Winter: Travel to Europe & $ave!

trivago | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
trivago

The Euro at its lowest value against the US Dollar since July 2012 - currently exchanging at $1.26 - and hotel rates in many of Europe's most popular cities are lower in winter, which means that it's time to seriously consider taking a trip across the Atlantic.

XO Jane It Happened to Me: My First Crush Joined the Austrian Nazi Party By Liesl von Trapp

Sam Johnson | Posted 12.21.2014 | Comedy
Sam Johnson

So there I was 16 -- going on 17 -- looking for someone to take care of me, when all of a sudden I met Rolph.

Not a Holocaust Film

Isa Freeling | Posted 12.13.2014 | Arts
Isa Freeling

This is the story of Henrich Himmler told by himself and his family through their letters and personal diaries, which were not burned as he requested. They were secreted away by an American until the '60s, then given to the Israeli archivists.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Anthony Bourdain's Roots

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Anthony Bourdain's very existence is against the odds, and his wanderlust almost inevitable.

A Weekend of Great New German Films Premiere at the Egyptian Theatre

Xaque Gruber | Posted 12.03.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

I chatted with the Director of the Goethe Institut-Los Angeles, Fareed C. Majari, who oversees German Currents to find out more about this unique weekend of film.

Punctum. Reflections on Photography (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 10.13.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

Curated by Séamus Kealy, the exhibition takes its cue from the term "punctum," which was coined by the French philosopher Roland Barthes. "Punctum" refers, for example, to a striking detail in the photograph that captivates the viewer.

Richard Prince: It's a Free Concert (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

The American artist Richard Prince is mainly known for his photographs of iconic pictures from pop culture and his text images of chauvinist jokes. The exhibition It's a Free Concert at the Peter Zumthor-designed Kunsthaus Bregenz is the first large-scale solo show by Richard Prince in an Austrian institution.

Europe Declares War on Facebook

Mark Weinstein | Posted 10.05.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

What will become of this suit? I suppose it could be dismissed but based on Schrems track record, I doubt it. And if people continue to join the suit, then this case will become less a thorn in the side for Facebook and more the privacy shot heard round the world.

Where The Sound Of Music Meets The Cows

Inga Batur | Posted 09.16.2014 | Travel
Inga Batur

If I had to describe the beautiful Nockalm road in one sentence, that's what I would use to get people to visit it. I got your attention, didn't I? But, you are probably wondering: Why such a description?

8 On-the-Go Food and Travel Tips

Margaret Marshall | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
Margaret Marshall

Your vacation will remain more pleasurable when you enjoy your food without being stuffed. You'll sleep better, feel terrific, and be energetic and lively throughout the entire trip.

50 Cities You Should See In Your Lifetime

minube | Posted 11.27.2014 | Travel
minube

With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.ne...

The Top 10 Coolest Caves Around the World

Viator | Posted 08.23.2014 | Travel
Viator

The deep, dark world of caves is fascinating. From caves that light up with the glow of millions of glowworms, to underground caverns stuffed with crystals bigger than the average house -- here's our guide to 10 of the coolest caves in the world.

Forbidden Love in Salzburg, Austria

Betsy Talbot | Posted 08.23.2014 | Travel
Betsy Talbot

We left Salzburg with the reminder that "no" isn't a final answer when it comes to love, thanks to Archbishop Wolf Dietrich and Salome Alt. Creative couples will always find a way to be together, and passionate people will always find a way to continue their life's work.

Habsburg Nostalgia: Europe's Most Embarrassing Anachronism? Paradise Saved?

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
Franz-Stefan Gady

While the autocratic Habsburg Empire was in no way a forerunner of the European Union, reviving its historical and cultural legacies -- unlike the expansion of extreme right wing and xenophobic parties in Austria, Hungary, and other parts of Central Europe -- is politically benign and potentially beneficial.

Obama Gets A Rare White Tiger Cub Named After Him

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama already has a prehistoric lizard species and a trapdoor spider named after him. Now, he can add a white tiger cub to the roster...

Conchita's Lessons to East European Homophobia

Sasa Milosevic | Posted 07.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Sasa Milosevic

What Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst demonstrated at this year's Eurosong has definitely not been seen for years on the stage of the most dominant ...

Parade Honoring Eurovision's Conchita Wurst Axed Over Possible LGBT Clashes

AP | Posted 05.16.2014 | Gay Voices

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow authorities have turned down gay activists' application to hold a parade honoring drag queen Conchita Wurst, winner of this yea...