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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 (...

Beyond the Running of the Bulls: Spain's 10 Wildest Festivals

minube | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel
minube

In recent years, other fiestas like Valencia's tomato-throwing bash, La Tomatina, have made the international tourist radar and now draw visitors from around the world.

Europe's Most Historic Hotels

Oyster | Posted 05.08.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Pirate Queens, famous authors, scheming politicians and celebrities of days past and present have walked through these corridors -- and now you can, too.

In Search of Things Past: Dreaming of Spain and Love

Ann Tashi Slater | Posted 07.06.2013 | Books
Ann Tashi Slater

Recently I returned to Spain. It was a holiday but also a pilgrimage, a search for something not located in geographical space. I was tracking my parents' dream of Spain, of each other; my own dream of Spain as a place where we'd all been together.

WATCH: Vintage Plane Crashes In Fireball At Spanish Air Show

AP | HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 05.06.2013 | World

MADRID -- A historic jet plane crashed into a hangar and exploded in a fireball at an airshow southwest of the capital Sunday, severely injuring its p...

10 Best European Cities for Layovers

Viator | Posted 06.19.2013 | Travel
Viator

Long flights with even longer layovers may seem less than ideal when you are eager to kick-start your vacation, but your stopover doesn't have to be b...

Big Cities, Small Stays

Oyster | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
Oyster

So though mega-metropolises like Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, or Los Angeles might intimidate you, fear not. You can always retreat to these intimate boutiques for some quiet time amidst the bustle of the big city.

Europe's Top Business Hotels

Oyster | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Whether you're ironing out the details of a high stakes merger or need to be connected to all four corners of the globe at once, these top business hotels are equipped to help with your every need.

Europe's Best Attractions & Where To Stay Nearby

Oyster | Posted 06.01.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Plus, where you should stay to be near these spots.

Coca-Cola Solves the Obesity Epidemic: The Chairs Caused It!

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

Move away from your La-Z-Boy. Don't trust that bar stool. Get a restraining order against your wingback. The geniuses at Coca-Cola have figured out why we're so overweight and -- drum roll, please -- it's the chairs that are the culprit.

Stage Door: The Old Boy, Madrid

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.06.2013 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The ties that bind can both comfort and restrict, but we need playwright Liz Flahive to make that case convincingly. Vagueness is punishing. More like vignettes in unhappiness than a fully realized dramatic work, Madrid wastes the talents of a capable cast.

5 Amazing Clubs in Madrid

Party Earth | Posted 04.08.2013 | World
Party Earth

There is no use in trying to convince travelers that they need to take advantage of Madrid's nightlife -- most people come to the city with visions of legendary late nights in mind.

EuroVegas Gambling On Madrid Suburb

AP | HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 02.08.2013 | World

MADRID -- A multibillion-dollar "EuroVegas" casino resort will be built in the outskirts of Madrid, hopefully bringing much-needed jobs and investment...

PHOTOS: Design Hotels With Bright And Bold Decor

Oyster | Posted 03.14.2013 | Travel
Oyster

From crazy colorful murals to subtle pops of color, these hotels keep their spaces fun and light.

PHOTOS: Spain's Biggest Holiday

Lori Needleman | Posted 03.07.2013 | Travel
Lori Needleman

El Día de Los Reyes Magos (The Day of the Three Kings) is the most anticipated holiday of the year for Spanish children. Also known as Epiphany, it's celebrated 12 days after Christmas and marks the day Los Reyes Magos, the Three Kings from the East, brought gold and gifts to the newly-born Baby Jesus.

Spain's New Year's Party Buffet

Lori Needleman | Posted 02.25.2013 | Travel
Lori Needleman

Even with the economic crisis looming over the country, Spaniards still excel at celebrations.

5 Amazing Bars in Madrid

Party Earth | Posted 02.20.2013 | Taste
Party Earth

Whether you want to spend the night enjoying an authentic Spanish flamenco performance, or want to grab a beer and watch sports, Madrid has a bar for you.

Where To Smoke Weed In Europe

Oyster | Posted 02.17.2013 | Travel
Oyster

despite the recent tourist drug ban in the Netherlands, tourists and locals alike can continue to openly smoke in Amsterdam's cafes. And numerous neighboring countries where weed is decriminalized have loose policies when it comes to the drug's recreational use.