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George Hobica

London's Season Of Culture Starts Now, And It's All On Sale

George Hobica | October 23, 2016 | Travel
Did you miss, or do you miss, Woodstock? Experience it in London at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Photo: (c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London Not to gloat or anything, but the British pound, thanks to Brexit, recently plummeted in...
Christopher Elliott

You'll Never Guess Why Travelers Are Being Inundated With Junk Mail

Christopher Elliott | October 23, 2016 | Travel
Read More: travel, Travel News
When Diana Lee Craig cast off on the Oceania Riviera’s 10-day Eastern Caribbean cruise, there were no surprises. The ship left Miami as scheduled, stopping in San Juan, St. John, Punta Cana and Nassau, before returning to Florida. The shock came after she returned home. Gradually, the...
Jodi Weiss

Trans-America Record On The Horizon: 3,100 Miles To New York City Hall

Jodi Weiss | October 23, 2016 | Sports
Read More: Running, Sports News
Ultra-runner Pete Kostelnick hit the road on September 12th, his 29th birthday, commencing his journey from San Francisco City Hall to run across America. His goal? To break Frank Giannino’s 36-year-old trans-America record of 46 days 8 hours 36 minutes (recognized by Guinness World Records) for the fastest...
Thomas Kuegler

Stop Telling Me 'You're So Lucky'

Thomas Kuegler | October 22, 2016 | Travel
I hate that phrase.  As if my life happened on accident. As if it's luck that I've been traveling for four months. As if a leprachaun himself must have found me and given me a pot of gold to do whatever I pleased. "You're so lucky." I...
Edward Schneider

International Travel: Hearty Swabian Specialties at Restaurant Wiesenstein in Berlin

Edward Schneider | October 22, 2016 | Travel
Walk ten minutes south of the jostle of the amazing KaDeWe department store and you're in another Berlin: Viktoria-Luise Platz is a leafy hexagon in the residential neighborhood of Schöneberg. On it is Wiesenstein, a welcoming restaurant that serves food from the owners' native Swabia (which overlaps the more familiar...
Rick Steves

Video: Building a Gothic Church with 13 Tourists

Rick Steves | October 21, 2016 | Travel
One of my great joys as a tour guide is teaching art and architecture in a way that makes it both fun and meaningful. And a good way to do that is by building a Gothic church out of 13 tourists. Join me here with my happy tour...
Alyson Herzig

My Autistic Son's Journey With Scuba Diving

Alyson Herzig | October 21, 2016 | Travel
Witnessing his excitement, and happiness is something every parent hopes for their child, especially a parent of an autistic child, I just get to do it 60 feet underwater.
Rick Steves

Touring the Louvre

Rick Steves | October 20, 2016 | Travel
Europe's greatest museum is the Louvre in Paris. It was a thrill to take our Best of Europe in 21 Days tour group there to enjoy its unforgettable collection of paintings.
Lisa O'Driscoll

How Not To Be An Annoying Tourist

Lisa O'Driscoll | October 20, 2016 | Travel
  I love to travel! When I found out I had family members moving to London, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to take a trip overseas (hmm...maybe the house guest who invites herself would top the annoying tourist list).  Anyhow, I filled my hubby’s wine glass extra full...
Edward Schneider

International Travel: In Berlin and Dresden, Old Hotels Made New

Edward Schneider | October 20, 2016 | Travel
It's a fact of twentieth-century history that many seemingly old buildings in Germany have been either substantially renovated or completely rebuilt. Allied bombing during the Second World War plus decades of post-war Soviet control in the eastern part of the country left vast areas of wreckage or decay. On...
Abi Fedorovsky

Traveling In A World Of Social Media: Dos And Don'ts

Abi Fedorovsky | October 20, 2016 | Travel
As of September 2016, almost 2 billion people worldwide actively use Facebook. With daily artsy Instagram posts of food, Facebook events that clog up your newsfeed and group chats on WhatsApp filled with hundreds of messages, it’s no wonder that social media has an incredible impact on how...
Tre Harrington

Spooky Haunts In and Around Pittsburgh

Tre Harrington | October 20, 2016 | Travel
Fall is officially here, and you know what that means...Halloween! it is time for the ghosts and ghouls to come out and frolic. Want to know where you have the best chance of finding something spooky in Pittsburgh? Keep reading and bundle up while you are out searching for your next haunt.
The Conversation Global

Behind the beauty of Indonesia's Raja Ampat islands lie poverty and neglect

The Conversation Global | October 19, 2016 | Travel
Trekpedition.Com/Flickr, CC BY-NC Asmiati Malik, University of Birmingham For the month of October, people walking past Times Square in New York City will see a large billboard with a picture of Indonesia's Raja Ampat islands, accompanied with the tagline "escape...
Rick Steves

Experience Is Good Travel

Rick Steves | October 19, 2016 | Travel
Every time I huddle with my guides, exploring ways to improve Rick Steves Europe Tours, our goal is the same: "How do we maximize the experience?" There are many clever ways to pack each day with lifelong memories and cultural lessons. While standard-issue...
John Mariani

Last Chance to Dine at the Waldorf-Astoria's Bull&Bear Steakhouse

John Mariani | October 20, 2016 | Travel
The bad news is that, yes, the Waldorf-Astoria, which opened during the Depression in 1931, will close next year for a three-year conversion of three-quarters of its rooms into luxury condos--just what NYC needs!--thanks to its owner, Chinese holding company Anbang Insurance Group Co., which purchased the hotel from Hilton's parent group in 2015 for a record $1.95 billion. The rest of the rooms will be upgraded to luxury suites.
Rebecca Hall

Delos: Mythical Island in the Mediterranean

Rebecca Hall | October 19, 2016 | Travel
When you think of Ancient Greek sites, for sure you will have heard of the Acropolis in Athens, you may have heard of the Oracle of Delphi - Sanctuary to the God Apollo.
Travel + Leisure

Italy Just Opened A Wine Fountain

Travel + Leisure | October 19, 2016 | Travel
Read More: Italy, Travel News
By Cailey Rizzo, October 13, 2016 This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure. While some may be hunting for the fountain of youth, the next best thing just opened in Italy: a fountain of free wine. The wine fountain opened in Abruzzo, Italy on...
Rick Steves

Three Hardworking Guides: Rick, Trish, and Ben

Rick Steves | October 18, 2016 | Travel
For me, a big part of the joy in leading this three-week tour has been collaborating with two fine guides: Trish Feaster and Ben Cameron. We tag-teamed the tour and learned from each...
Architectural Digest

5 Memorable Haunted Houses Of Classic Horror Movies

Architectural Digest | October 19, 2016 | Travel
For Architectural Digest, by Elizabeth Stamp. While nothing is quite as scary as the murderous or supernatural characters in horror movies, often the settings can come very close. Directors such as John Carpenter and Wes Craven have long had a knack for choosing locations, particularly houses, that provide...
Architectural Digest

18 Of The Best Small Towns In America

Architectural Digest | October 19, 2016 | Travel
For Architectural Digest, by Stefanie Waldek. While there’s nothing quite like the energy of the big city, the hectic pace isn’t for everyone, and urbanites themselves often need a respite. Luckily, the U.S. is home to thousands of perfectly charming small towns that are great places for weekend...
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