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The 7 Best European Vacations for $1,500 or Less

It’s true, a European vacation isn’t a budget-conscious traveler’s dream. From higher exchange rates to often expensive hotels, costs can add up quickly. However, there are insider tips, secret destinations, and strategies that you can employ to put your dream trip to Europe closer at hand. We’ve covered almost every corner of Europe over the…

8 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid on Your Barcelona Vacation

Casa Batlló, Eixample With a buzzing culinary scene, loads of culture, a warm climate, and sandy — albeit man-made — beaches, it’s no surprise that Barcelona attracts such a huge number of tourists from around the world. But as with any major urban destination, the city comes with a range of issues that first-time visitors…

The Best Free Things to Do in Barcelona

Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, certainly has no shortage of cultural wonders, but entry fees to its various attractions can add up quickly, making a trip to this fabulous Spanish city expensive. If you’re on a tight budget, the good news is that it is possible to see and do a lot without paying anything…

Nude Beaches: Europe vs. the Caribbean

No matter your reason for visiting a nude beach — avoiding tan lines, embracing your curiosity, or a living as a naturist — selecting the right destination depends on a variety of factors. To help narrow things down a little, we’ve pitted Europe (a continent with a famously liberal stance on nudity on beaches) against…

Spain vs. Italy: Which Vacation Destination Should You Choose?

Both Spain and Italy conjure up images of sunshine, delicious food and wine, beautiful beaches, and a relaxed lifestyle. While the two countries have a lot in common, they are also wildly different. How, then, does one choose which country to visit if the budget doesn’t allow for both? We’ve put the two destinations head…

The Best Experiences and Tours in Barcelona Right Now

Barcelona has a vibe like no other place in the world. This cosmopolitan city is famous for its tapas and wine bars, art and architecture, and more than 2,000 years of history. Most first-timers to the city have a hefty must-see list that includes flamenco dancing, beaches, Montserrat, medieval Barri Gòtic, Modernist architecture by Gaudí,…

Everything You Were Too Scared to Ask About Nude Cruises, Answered

Even if nude cruising doesn’t sound like your thing, you have to admit — sitting on your stateroom balcony in the buff, on the open sea, sounds pretty freeing. And isn’t that the point of vacation? Total freedom from the mundanities of everyday life, like paying bills, tackling chores, and — ahem — getting dressed.…

6 European Cities With the Best Beaches

Can’t choose between a city break and a beach vacation? Thanks to some stellar European cities with stunning stretches of sand, you need not pick a side. The following six cities are perfect for travelers who are looking to bask in the sun as well as explore urban streets full of cultural delights and delicious…

11 Popular Attractions and Their Less Crowded Alternatives

There are certain attractions around the world that top many travelers’ bucket lists — from the Eiffel Tower to the Brooklyn Bridge. But upon arriving, you’ll find hordes of tourists, expensive admission fees, and dozens of raised, camera-toting hands that appear in your photos. Generally, these sights are famous for a reason and many folks…

14 of the Best Children’s Museums Around the World

In 1899, the world’s first children’s museum opened in Brooklyn, New York. By 1990, the Unites States had a total of 118 museums dedicated to kids, making the country’s model the go-to for children’s museums around the world. And while the focus of each and every museum may vary, there are common threads that run…