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Hungary for Music: Folk and Electro-Folk From Hungary

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 09.15.2014 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

It's no coincidence that most of the best-known Hungarian composers loved folk music; the country has unusually rich and deep folk traditions, and many modern Hungarians are fully aware of the treasures of their heritage.

Eastern Europe: Better Views, Cheaper Prices, and Fewer Crowds

Shermans Travel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Paris, Rome, and London are all classic first-time Eurotrip destinations. But for savvy or returning travelers, Eastern European cities -- think: Prague, Budapest, and Tallinn, among offers -- offer just as much beauty and history, but at cheaper prices and in fewer crowds.

Gothic, Baroque and Mostly Folk: Music from Central Europe

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 09.10.2014 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

I spent two weeks in June wandering around Prague and Budapest, seeing the sights and looking for folk and folk-inspired music. I came back with a satchel of CDs, some of which I'll share here in a series of posts.

5 Free Things To Do In Budapest

AP | By PABLO GORONDI | Posted 07.29.2014 | Travel

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Since the fall of communism in 1990, Budapest's central districts, mainly those straddling the Danube River, have undergone...

Dining With the Author: Dangerous Misadventures With Owen Matthews

Jennifer Walker | Posted 06.28.2014 | Books
Jennifer Walker

The story of Russia's colonies in Alaska and northern California have been filed away in obscure historical territory for those who come from outside of Russia, but for author, journalist and historian Owen Matthews, it became the core topic of his book Glorious Misadventures.

The 10 Most Photographed Places On Earth

Thrillist | Posted 06.03.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

There's only one rule to keep in mind when traveling: If you don't take photos, it didn't happen.

The Real Grand Budapest Hotels

trivago | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
trivago

Although it's impossible to stay at Wes Anderson's fictional hotel from his latest film, hotel search trivago reveals a glimpse into the six grandest hotels of Budapest that may or may not have influenced the filmmaker.

Christian Missionary Explains How Being Kidnapped Strengthened His Faith

Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion

Andy Dietz was on a Christian missionary trip to Budapest when he was kidnapped by members of the Hungarian mafia as part of a blackmail plot. What mi...

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Budapest

Posted 03.16.2014 | Travel

This week's Moment of Travel Zen comes to us from Lena, of misssfaith.com. Of her photo she says: "My hotel was directly on the chain bridge a...

If New York City Neighborhoods Were European Cities, Where Would You Live?

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 03.06.2014 | Travel

We can't all afford the luxury of traveling or living abroad. But if you live in New York City, maybe you can experience some of Europe's offerings wi...

Wooly Beasts and Meat Jelly: Hungary's Spring Countryside Festivals

WHERE | Posted 04.30.2014 | Travel
WHERE

Grab a flight, and head to the land of the Magyars to experience these quintessential Central European spring festivals.

Another 'Georgia on My Mind'

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.28.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

A walk down Rustaveli Avenue, so named after a 12th Century Georgian poet, on a cold January morning allowed me to appreciate some of the country's history, which my guide recounted with relish.

The Wekerle Estate: Budapest's Hidden Garden City

Jennifer Walker | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Jennifer Walker

The sun illuminates the square and I sit back and watch the children playing through the window of the warm café. For them, it's just an ordinary Sunday, but for me, it's more.

Holiday Must-See: Budapest's Christmas Markets

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Like many other central European cities, Budapest sees dozens of Christmas markets spring up during the holiday season. Now, more than ever, you'll find many of them supporting local designers and craftspeople, thanks to the city's blossoming creative industry.

Hungry for Innovation: Budapest is a New Terminal for Startups

Tom J. Hidvegi | Posted 02.02.2014 | Technology
Tom J. Hidvegi

It has not only made it to the list of top weekend getaways, but due to consistent hard work and passion, it has slowly become one of the sweet spots for startups.

Take A (Virtual) Post-Holiday Detox

Posted 12.02.2013 | Travel

In case the idea of lounging around with hundreds of your favorite strangers sounds appealing, may we recommend heading to Europe to take a thermal ba...

Top Five Bargain Destinations for Winter

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Escape the cold realities of winter and take a vacation ... for a bargain-basement price. From hot spots like Mexico and Ecuador to the bright lights of big cities like New York and Budapest, these destinations offer a welcome change of pace from the cold and dreary grind.

Women's World: Dealers, Divas and Curators Reconceptualize Vienna

Simon Hewitt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

The Fair was crackling with energy, underscored by the exotic presence of artists from Albania, Almaty and Azerbaijan, and exhibitions flown in from Prishtina, Kosovo and Tbilisi, Georgia. There were also a lively talks program and bevy of imaginative social events.

Hungary's Former Interior Minister Charged With War Crimes

AP | Posted 10.16.2013 | World

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian prosecutors said Wednesday that a former communist minister has been charged with war crimes...

WATCH: Do You Live In One Of The World's Most Honest Cities?

Posted 12.13.2013 | Healthy Living

Looking for the world's most honest city? You may need to go outside the U.S. Reader’s Digest recently conducted a "Lost Wallet" Test to find whi...

One Week in Prague and Budapest

Ramaa Reddy Raghavan | Posted 11.20.2013 | Travel
Ramaa Reddy Raghavan

Before summer slinked its sunshine and idleness into oblivion, we decided spontaneously, mid-month in August, to do a one week trip to Budapest and Prague. Why these two cities in Europe?

Budapest - Ready for Its Close-up

Curtis Ellis | Posted 11.09.2013 | Travel
Curtis Ellis

Its river has inspired composers, guarded empires and nurtured a culture of romantics, revolutionaries and refinement. And now, Budapest now finds itself an object of fascination for the mightiest power in history -- Hollywood.

Tango Means Embrace

Rick Steves | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

I met my Czech friend, Lída, as a guide in Budapest back in communist times. It was 1988, and things were just starting to loosen up. Lída was leadi...

WATCH: Man's Best Friend Is Smarter Than We Thought

| Virginia Morell | Posted 07.27.2013 | Science

The next time your dog digs a hole in the backyard after watching you garden, don't punish him. He's just imitating you. A new study reveals that our ...

PHOTOS: The Coolest Views Of Cities From Above

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Some of the best city views happen above the city. Click through for your own sky-high tour of the world...