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Iconic Jetsetter Getaways in the Mediterranean

Oyster | Posted 09.16.2014 | Travel
Oyster

We love whenever we can get a peek into the lives of the rich and famous, and we find it particularly thrilling to visit the haunts of timeless Hollywood stars and hallowed, storied authors (excuse the pun) of yore.

What You Get In Europe For $250 Per Night

Oyster | Posted 09.12.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Not every destination around the globe will deliver the same level of accommodations for your travel dollar. That's why we decided to launch a new series to expose just how much bang for your buck you're actually getting on your trip.

Alex Salmond's Kamikaze Negotiating is a Millstone Round Scotland's Neck

David Miles | Posted 08.27.2014 | World
David Miles

John Swinney, the Finance Secretary for Scotland has repeated the SNP government's threat to walk away from Scotland's share of the UK debt.

HIGHLIGHTS: Magical Messi And Barca Starts New Era Off Strong

Goal.com | Posted 08.25.2014 | Sports

By Ben Hayward, Goal.com It was a satisfying start. There was an air of expectation around Camp Nou as Barcelona began a new era on Sunday night, b...

Locals Fight Against Naked, Drunk Tourists In Barcelona

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2014 | Travel

By Braden Phillips BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - A record tourism year may be a boost for Spain's struggling economy, but in one corner...

11 Rooftop Hotel Bars for Hot Summer Nights

Joy Pecknold | Posted 08.11.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

With summer in full effect, raise a glass and raise the roof -- quite literally -- it's peak season for rooftop patio-ing. As such, I've rounded-up 11 favorites at luxury hotels from Laguna Beach to Bangkok.

Europe on a Budget Never Looked So Good

trivago | Posted 10.01.2014 | Travel
trivago

These six ultra-trendy and budget-friendly finds in some of the most exciting cities in Europe will make your next vacation one for the scrapbook.

10 Cities Worldwide That Are Working To Win Their Wars Against Homelessness

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact

Homelessness has no quick fix. The uphill battle of finding homes for marginalized people (especially during a time of slow economic recovery and ...

Gay Barcelona Summer With Gaudi

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 09.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

Is there an androgynous experience of a city? No? Then Barcelona has just invented it, perhaps not only for me. This should not be too surprising as this old, Spanish city ranks as number one in gay freedoms, nuptial rights included

Modern Hostels -- They Do Exist! -- For The Low-Budget, High-Style Traveler

Oyster | Posted 09.09.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Forget no-frills lodging; today's new brand of hostels offers cool decor and plenty of perks. Sounds too good to be true? Well, we've got the scoop on hostels that pack a wow factor with upscale amenities, contemporary comforts, prime locations, and good food.

This Is The Tour Of Barcelona You've Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel

It is no secret that Barcelona is a vibrant international destination, but the city has never looked livelier -- or lovelier -- than it does in these ...

Near-Miss Jet Disaster Caught On Tape

AP | Posted 07.07.2014 | World

MADRID (AP) — A passenger jetliner preparing to leave Barcelona's El Prat airport taxied across a runway where another was about to land, forcing th...

Are Women's-Only Hotel Floors Anti-Feminist?

Oyster | Posted 08.31.2014 | Travel
Oyster

These properties are targeting well-heeled businesswomen with female-oriented amenities such as curling irons and glossy fashion mags; some may find it convenient, others a bit insulting.

5 Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford

Budget Travel | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Yes, you CAN afford to visit Machu Picchu! Try going with an affordable group tour by G Adventures. (Photo courtesy of Luq1/Dreamstime. Article by Ka...

My Cornell Reunion: Parting the Big Red Seas of Time

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 08.24.2014 | College
Randee Mia Berman

OK, I admit it. I'm a sap for nostalgia. So when my 40th college reunion reminder popped up in the email, I bolted into reverse. Who wouldn't want to "Reflect, Rekindle, Reconnect" -- words the Notable Class Reunion Chairs cooed in their beckoning letters to the alums.

Sónar Festival Offers More Than You Might Expect

Crane.tv | Posted 08.20.2014 | Arts
Crane.tv

This year, Sónar highlighted a very modern reality: there are no clearly defined roles within the creative sector anymore. Multi and interdisciplinary practice has become the norm and lines have been blurred between creators, artists, technicians, performers, DJs and even audiences.

Spanish Reign Ends, Tiki-Taka Fails

David Shams | Posted 08.19.2014 | Sports
David Shams

The writing was on the wall a little over five years ago, when La Roja were upset by the U.S. in the Confederations Cup in South Africa. At the time, few chose to recognize exactly what the U.S. had done.

Your Hotel Room Can Do WHAT?! Super High-Tech Amenities

Oyster | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Although summer vacations are traditionally meant for getting away and unplugging, we can't help but love these super high-tech hotels that boast some of the coolest geek-friendly amenities we've ever seen.

6 Budget European Hotels

Oyster | Posted 08.12.2014 | Travel
Oyster

The Euro and the pound are a tough pill to swallow for American and Canadian vacationers, but Europe isn't all sky-high prices. We promise there are actually excellent deals to be found across the pond, especially when you plan your escape to miss peak season.

Enjoy Sweet Treats At These 7 Fabulous Barcelona Cafes

Renee Lo Iacono | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
Renee Lo Iacono

When it's time to take a relaxing break from all the sightseeing, be sure to stop by one of these cafes to enjoy a cortado -- small coffee with milk -- and serving of something sweet.

10 Great Getaways Within The World's Busiest Cities

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel

Cities have everything -- great people, great food, great public transportation -- the list goes on and on. But sometimes they don't have the one thin...

The 12 Most Luxurious Hotels In Europe

Oyster | Posted 08.06.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Now, you may not own a tiara, but that doesn't mean you can't at least dream of laying your head to rest at one of these penultimate establishments.

Primavera Sound 2014: John Talabot Recaps the Year's Best Music Festival

Theo Bark | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
Theo Bark

Talabot expressed equal excitement about the concluding moments of the festival. Standing in the sun the next morning, system still bumping, surrounded by old and new friends, fellow artists, fans and members of the industry, from Singapore to Mexico and further still.

Meltdown Imminent? Time for a 60-Second Emergency 3-B-C

Millie Grenough | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

"You Westerners. You're so one-dimensional. You don't even know how to breathe!" So said Lous, my Indonesian mentor, when I whined about a grue...

Nothing Compares to Barcelona in the Summer

Adam Groffman | Posted 08.02.2014 | Travel
Adam Groffman

As that famous song by Rufus Wainwright says: Nothing really does compare to Barcelona.