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LOOK: Europe's Unexpected Gateway Into Ancient Egypt

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.12.2014 | Religion

Walking through Spain's capital, you would expect to see historic buildings and cultural sites. But step into Madrid's Cuartel de la Montaña park and...

The World's Most Social Travel Destinations

minube | Posted 04.02.2014 | Travel
minube

They say "there's no place like home," but we finally put it to the test! The travel site minube along with over 100 tourism boards from Iowa to Indon...

Mario Monti: 'France Should Play A More Decisive Role'

The WorldPost | Posted 03.05.2014 | World

Mario Monti, prime minister of Italy from 2011 to 2013 during the height of the euro crisis, is chairman of the Berggruen Institute's Council on the F...

A Banking Union Must Be A Pillar Of Europe

Pedro Passos Coelho | Posted 03.03.2014 | World
Pedro Passos Coelho

No one should resent the economic success of others. On the contrary. But in the same way that we stand for the ideal of equality of opportunity between individuals within our societies, we also need to deliver that equality of opportunity for every country within our great European society.

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...

It's Not All Vino Tinto: Exploring Spanish Wine and Cuisine

Kristin Braswell | Posted 02.27.2014 | Taste
Kristin Braswell

Madrid drew me in to its web easily, and it didn't take long before I was tangled into a life of tapas, vino tinto, siestas and endless utterings of "vale."

Spain: Recovery with Moral Disarray

Carlos Carnicero Urabayen | Posted 04.14.2014 | World
Carlos Carnicero Urabayen

Homesick for the city where I grew up, I am drawn back to Madrid from time to time for a brief weekend. I was pleased to notice more activity this time -- more people eating out, dancing and laughing. New shops have opened. Trendy restaurants are fully booked. No time for a siesta, it would seem. The cosmopolitan center of the capital of Spain may not be representative of the state of the nation, yet it was a lot quieter two years ago. Is the crisis over?

20 Reasons to Drop Everything and Go to Spain

minube | Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel
minube

1.) The Mediterranean coast is paradise Spain's long, sandy Atlantic beaches and cozy Mediterranean coves are rightly famous throughout Europe....

What We Can Learn From The Basque

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 02.23.2014 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

This blog explains what Portugal and Spain can learn from the Basque. The Basque Country is one of Spain's 17 Autonomous Communities in the current te...

Artist Profile: Jesus Max

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 02.20.2014 | Arts
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

When Jesus Max made the transition to move out West, he was already thirty-seven, he didn't speak English, and he didn't drive or have a driver's license, but he was determined to learn and grow.

Google Glass: Qué Guay!

Sophia Dominguez | Posted 02.07.2014 | Technology
Sophia Dominguez

"Me encantan tus gafas -- te ves tan moderna!" (Translation: I love your glasses -- you look so modern!) declared the Spanish woman in her mid-30s ...

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Spain

Posted 11.25.2013 | Travel

This week's Moment of Travel Zen comes to us from Lynda Hanwella. Her photo of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia depicts the remarkable architecture of Spai...

Meatless Monday: Oldways, New Vegetarian and Vegan Diet Pyramid

Ellen Kanner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Oldways' vegetarian and vegan diet pyramid aims to make a traditional vegetarian and plant-based diets less mystifying and more accessible to people accustomed to the Standard American Diet.

Madrid vs. Lisbon: Which Is Iberia's Top Pick?

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Spain and Portugal are like fresh sangria and old port. They are different tastes. And while the Euro has helped to remake these countries in some similar ways, the two are like neighbors who roll their eyes at the shouts and spicy smells that drift from next door.

Fall Into Madrid With Our Favorite Autumn Events

Party Earth | Posted 11.20.2013 | Travel
Party Earth

There's no need to mourn the end of summer in a city as vibrant and diverse as Madrid. As temperatures cool down, the city gears up for another season...

Jonathan Hollander's Battery Dance Company 38 Years Later

Jim Luce | Posted 10.18.2013 | Arts
Jim Luce

I've always considered myself fortunate to meet the people who are doing big things--positively impacting lives in meaningful ways. Recently I met a ...

Where To See Dinosaurs In Northern Spain

Lori Needleman | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel
Lori Needleman

How cool are dinosaurs? Spain is one of the richest areas in the world for dinosaur remains, and has devoted many museums and theme parks to their ancient predecessors. If you and your family love dinosaurs, come to Spain for a daring adventure.

Spanish Concerts: Just Another Reason to Fiesta

Party Earth | Posted 09.10.2013 | Travel
Party Earth

Anyone who has spent time living in Spain knows that la vida española is all about enjoying every moment to the fullest. The Spanish play hard and pa...

Europe's Hottest Summer Destinations for 2013

minube | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel
minube

Featuring everything from idyllic Mediterranean getaways to the breathtaking landscapes of Scandinavia, here's the list of Europe Hottest Summer Destinations for 2013, straight from thousands of real travelers.

Placido Domingo May Cancel More Shows

AP | Posted 07.11.2013 | Arts

MADRID -- The son of legendary opera singer Placido Domingo says his 72-year-old father may have to cancel some more performances following his admiss...

Bidding Wars and Olympic Madness

Andrew Zimbalist | Posted 08.11.2013 | Sports
Andrew Zimbalist

Politicians' egos, buoyed by the private economic interests that stand to profit and the frenzied international competition for hosting the Olympics, drive the bid. It leads to untethered grandiosity. Putin's pet project in Sochi seems to be a case in point.

'I Didn't Want To Let Fans Down'

AP | CIARAN GILES | Posted 07.30.2013 | Entertainment

MADRID — U.S. rock star Jon Bon Jovi and his band are waiving their performance fee for a concert in Madrid as a gesture to their Spanish fans h...

8 Stunning Markets for Foodies

minube | Posted 05.27.2013 | Travel
minube

There's no easier way to get a true taste of the local culture than by heading for a stroll around the marketplace. The world over, markets are a place for meeting with friends, checking out the day's offerings, and, of course, stocking up on some of the freshest ingredients available.

Two Wonderful Madrid Restaurants

John J. Healey | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
John J. Healey

I'm an old-fashioned food and wine snob who has eaten all over Spain for 40 years. Today I'm going to highlight two Madrid restaurants I find myself going to these days at least once a week.

World's Coolest Hotel Bathtubs (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 07.15.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

At the Mio Buenos Aires hotel, the bathtubs are works of art: Argentine Mario Dasso personally selects only the most beautiful pieces of calden wood (...