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Paris trains let travelers ride to Versailles in styleFor some lucky visitors to Paris, it seems the Palace of Versailles is coming to them, rolling into Metro stations on trains outfitted to resemble some of the palace’s most iconic spaces.

Tue, 6 Nov 2012 15:22:29 GMT

(image) For some lucky visitors to Paris, it seems the Palace of Versailles is coming to them, rolling into Metro stations on trains outfitted to resemble some of the palace’s most iconic spaces.


For some lucky visitors to Paris, it seems the Palace of Versailles is coming to them, rolling into Metro stations on trains outfitted to resemble some of the palace’s most iconic spaces.



Free stopovers lure travelers to IcelandSchnapps and smoked reindeer. Steaming hot pools. Crisp views of the dancing northern lights. These are a few of the reasons to imagine Iceland for fall or winter travel.

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:01:49 GMT

(image) Schnapps and smoked reindeer. Steaming hot pools. Crisp views of the dancing northern lights. These are a few of the reasons to imagine Iceland for fall or winter travel.


Schnapps and smoked reindeer. Steaming hot pools. Crisp views of the dancing northern lights. These are a few of the reasons to imagine Iceland for fall or winter travel.



London’s most charming small hotelsIf the Olympics inspires your own London visit, these are the hotels to book — small, homey retreats within central London.

Tue, 7 Aug 2012 16:17:49 GMT

(image) If the Olympics inspires your own London visit, these are the hotels to book — small, homey retreats within central London.


If the Olympics inspires your own London visit, these are the hotels to book — small, homey retreats within central London.



See the sights of London for lessLondon is renowned for being one of the world’s most expensive cities, but there are many fantastic attractions that won’t cost you a penny.

Fri, 3 Aug 2012 14:32:45 GMT

(image) London is renowned for being one of the world’s most expensive cities, but there are many fantastic attractions that won’t cost you a penny.


London is renowned for being one of the world’s most expensive cities, but there are many fantastic attractions that won’t cost you a penny.



Where to shop and eat in East London

Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:59:10 GMT

For a local take on London, hop on the Tube, head out of the West End, and explore the city's villages.



5 surprising facts about LondonCondé Nast Traveler senior editor Lisa Gill shares some trivia about London. Here are a few things we learned.

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 15:04:28 GMT

(image) Condé Nast Traveler senior editor Lisa Gill shares some trivia about London. Here are a few things we learned.


Condé Nast Traveler senior editor Lisa Gill shares some trivia about London. Here are a few things we learned.



London's Big Ben clock tower renamed after queen

Tue, 26 Jun 2012 19:24:43 GMT

(image) It's one of the most famous names in the world, but now London's Big Ben clock tower is to be renamed Elizabeth Tower to mark the queen's 60th year on the British throne.



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London's secret small hotelsThese small hotel gems are among London’s best assets. The biggest perk? They’re so homey you might forget you’re a paying guest.

Wed, 13 Jun 2012 12:50:22 GMT

(image) These small hotel gems are among London’s best assets. The biggest perk? They’re so homey you might forget you’re a paying guest.


These small hotel gems are among London’s best assets. The biggest perk? They’re so homey you might forget you’re a paying guest.



Room with view and giant bedside clockGhent, Belgium, has unusual rental built around the top of the clock tower of the city’s Sint-Pieters train station – part inn, part art exhibit.

Wed, 13 Jun 2012 12:49:07 GMT

(image) Ghent, Belgium, has unusual rental built around the top of the clock tower of the city’s Sint-Pieters train station – part inn, part art exhibit.


Ghent, Belgium, has unusual rental built around the top of the clock tower of the city’s Sint-Pieters train station – part inn, part art exhibit.



Rome's famous Trevi Fountain loses pieces

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:02:23 GMT

(image) Several decorative pieces have fallen off the Trevi Fountain in Rome, raising the alarm that one of the eternal city's most famous structures needs a new major restoration.



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'Downton Abbey' castle opening for summer toursIf you’ve been dreading the prospect of having to patiently wait until January for “Downton Abbey’s” third season to air, you can now stop pouting, pour yourself some tea and book a trip to England.

Fri, 8 Jun 2012 12:39:00 GMT

(image) If you’ve been dreading the prospect of having to patiently wait until January for “Downton Abbey’s” third season to air, you can now stop pouting, pour yourself some tea and book a trip to England.


If you’ve been dreading the prospect of having to patiently wait until January for “Downton Abbey’s” third season to air, you can now stop pouting, pour yourself some tea and book a trip to England.



Will $95-million cable car be ready for Olympics?

Thu, 17 May 2012 11:19:29 GMT

The world's most expensive cable car is undergoing tests in London – but authorities admit the project, which links two Olympic venues, may not open in time for this summer's Games.



Scramble for Olympics lodging begins in London

Tue, 8 May 2012 13:13:38 GMT

(image) It's months before athletes hit the Olympic track, but time is running out for those in another fierce competition: The scramble for a place to stay in London.



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Heathrow feels the heat as Olympics approachWith the London 2012 Summer Games less than three months away, Heathrow, the event's host airport, is already under fire for the Olympic-sized lines that have been greeting arriving passengers in the immigration halls.

Mon, 7 May 2012 12:48:20 GMT

(image) With the London 2012 Summer Games less than three months away, Heathrow, the event's host airport, is already under fire for the Olympic-sized lines that have been greeting arriving passengers in the immigration halls.


With the London 2012 Summer Games less than three months away, Heathrow, the event's host airport, is already under fire for the Olympic-sized lines that have been greeting arriving passengers in the immigration halls.



Spring for a travel deal in Europe

Thu, 26 Apr 2012 12:54:55 GMT

Fancy a European fling? Now’s a great time to go. Here are five destination suggestions.



Shakespeare celebrated at world festivalThe World Shakespeare Festival, the biggest celebration ever of the Bard and his work, begins in the United Kingdom on April 23, his birthday.

Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:34:42 GMT

(image) The World Shakespeare Festival, the biggest celebration ever of the Bard and his work, begins in the United Kingdom on April 23, his birthday.


The World Shakespeare Festival, the biggest celebration ever of the Bard and his work, begins in the United Kingdom on April 23, his birthday.



5 free ways to see LondonDespite the crush of its Olympic summer, there isn't another world-class destination that can boast as many free things to do as the British capital.

Wed, 18 Apr 2012 12:16:32 GMT

(image) Despite the crush of its Olympic summer, there isn't another world-class destination that can boast as many free things to do as the British capital.


Despite the crush of its Olympic summer, there isn't another world-class destination that can boast as many free things to do as the British capital.



Exploring Europe with a decades-old guidebookMost of us are not like Indiana Jones, and do not want to travel like we are. And that’s the premise behind a new book that pokes fun at the current trend for travel writers and travelers to seek out the road less traveled.

Mon, 2 Apr 2012 12:20:28 GMT

(image) Most of us are not like Indiana Jones, and do not want to travel like we are. And that’s the premise behind a new book that pokes fun at the current trend for travel writers and travelers to seek out the road less traveled.


Most of us are not like Indiana Jones, and do not want to travel like we are. And that’s the premise behind a new book that pokes fun at the current trend for travel writers and travelers to seek out the road less traveled.



Kate and William wax figures unveiled at Madame Tussauds

Wed, 4 Apr 2012 16:47:24 GMT

(image) Madame Tussauds wax museum unveiled their first figures of the royal newlyweds on Wednesday in London, New York and Amsterdam.



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Affordable small hotels in ParisThis list of intimate properties ranges in styles from traditional to contemporary -- all with rates starting under $250 a night.

Sat, 31 Mar 2012 13:51:40 GMT

(image) This list of intimate properties ranges in styles from traditional to contemporary -- all with rates starting under $250 a night.


This list of intimate properties ranges in styles from traditional to contemporary -- all with rates starting under $250 a night.



Europe travel: Best money-saving tipsA stronger dollar and unsteady European economies, as well as growing tourist markets and emerging destinations, make travel to Europe affordable again.

Wed, 28 Mar 2012 12:08:13 GMT

(image) A stronger dollar and unsteady European economies, as well as growing tourist markets and emerging destinations, make travel to Europe affordable again.


A stronger dollar and unsteady European economies, as well as growing tourist markets and emerging destinations, make travel to Europe affordable again.



Italy's Cinque Terre readies for spring touristsLast fall, torrential rains, massive flooding and mudslides devastated Italy's popular Cinque Terre region, raising concerns about how the storm would impact the tourism season, which typically begins in spring.

Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:21:16 GMT

(image) Last fall, torrential rains, massive flooding and mudslides devastated Italy's popular Cinque Terre region, raising concerns about how the storm would impact the tourism season, which typically begins in spring.


Last fall, torrential rains, massive flooding and mudslides devastated Italy's popular Cinque Terre region, raising concerns about how the storm would impact the tourism season, which typically begins in spring.



Travel photo of the day: View from Cinque Terre

Fri, 23 Mar 2012 16:05:52 GMT

Amelia Schroeder visited Cinque Terre just before flooding and mudslides devastated the region, closing business and trails.



Secrets to eating well in ItalyThere's pizza and carb-heavy pasta around every corner, but the country's culinary scene offers so much more.

Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:21:16 GMT

(image) There's pizza and carb-heavy pasta around every corner, but the country's culinary scene offers so much more.


There's pizza and carb-heavy pasta around every corner, but the country's culinary scene offers so much more.



Renovation of Kensington Palace unveiledPrincess Diana's home gets a $19 million rejuvenation

Tue, 20 Mar 2012 15:06:52 GMT

(image) Princess Diana's home gets a $19 million rejuvenation


Princess Diana's home gets a $19 million rejuvenation



Pass me another pint! Dublin's top pub crawlsThere's something for everyone in Dublin. The Literary Pub Crawl, a Musical Pub Crawl, and "the free tour" Pub Crawl are already on the list of not-to-be-missed crawls.

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 15:08:01 GMT

(image) There's something for everyone in Dublin. The Literary Pub Crawl, a Musical Pub Crawl, and "the free tour" Pub Crawl are already on the list of not-to-be-missed crawls.


There's something for everyone in Dublin. The Literary Pub Crawl, a Musical Pub Crawl, and "the free tour" Pub Crawl are already on the list of not-to-be-missed crawls.



15 things you didn't know about IrelandIreland's spectacular coastline, castle-topped hills, rich literary history, and legendary hospitality make the destination a perennial favorite for American travelers.

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 13:37:41 GMT

(image) Ireland's spectacular coastline, castle-topped hills, rich literary history, and legendary hospitality make the destination a perennial favorite for American travelers.


Ireland's spectacular coastline, castle-topped hills, rich literary history, and legendary hospitality make the destination a perennial favorite for American travelers.



A wine geek's ultimate road tripIt is possible, but maybe not advisable, to visit five world-class European wine regions on a five-day road trip.

Sun, 19 Feb 2012 17:04:33 GMT

(image) It is possible, but maybe not advisable, to visit five world-class European wine regions on a five-day road trip.


It is possible, but maybe not advisable, to visit five world-class European wine regions on a five-day road trip.



Travel photo: Sunset on the Canary IslandsTravel blogger Gary Arndt took this photo on the coast of La Palma, one of the seven islands that make up the Canary Islands.

Fri, 10 Feb 2012 17:12:42 GMT

(image) Travel blogger Gary Arndt took this photo on the coast of La Palma, one of the seven islands that make up the Canary Islands.


Travel blogger Gary Arndt took this photo on the coast of La Palma, one of the seven islands that make up the Canary Islands.



Not your mother's Eurail PassThe Eurail Pass is a low-stress, efficient and civilized choice for travelers of any age. And with the addition of Slovakia, Eurail Global Pass holders can now visit 23 countries.

Wed, 8 Feb 2012 13:43:19 GMT

(image) The Eurail Pass is a low-stress, efficient and civilized choice for travelers of any age. And with the addition of Slovakia, Eurail Global Pass holders can now visit 23 countries.


The Eurail Pass is a low-stress, efficient and civilized choice for travelers of any age. And with the addition of Slovakia, Eurail Global Pass holders can now visit 23 countries.