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Book A Night On An Airplane With AirBnB

Book A Night On An Airplane With AirBnB HotelSuites.NL Vacation accommodation website AirBnB has no shortage of unique places to stay, from a "boatel" aboard a converted ferry, to a private island in Fiji. For airplane nuts and those wanting the luxurious exclusivity of a private jet, AirBnB has a collection of...

Two-Wheeled Tourism: 10 Cities to Visit If You Love Bikes

Two-Wheeled Tourism: 10 Cities to Visit If You Love Bikes Anna Brones Why spend your summer vacation on subways and buses when you could be out exploring places on two wheels? Thanks to an explosion in bike-share systems and a general appreciation for bike culture, making cycling a central part of your travels is becoming...

Call An Ice Cream Truck On Demand Today With Uber

Today is the hottest day yet in New York City's latest heat wave, and the summer weather is no less forgiving in many other cities in the western hemisphere. To help beat the heat, car service app Uber is offering ice cream trucks on demand, today only from 11-5 p.m. in...

Tonke Campers Are The Modern Nomad's Motorhome

When I was 3 years old, my parents invested in a Roll-A-Long camper. It wasn't sleek, like the Winnebagos of the day. It was more like a super-sized camper shell mounted on the forerunner of a dually truck. It was badass, and survived innumerable family vacations and...

Interactive Website Shows Cleanest, Dirtiest European Beaches

Interactive Website Shows Cleanest, Dirtiest European Beaches Wikimedia Commons It's getting to be that time of year again. People are heading to the beaches, especially around the Mediterranean. Now choosing one has been made easier by a new interactive website by the European Environment Agency. The agency has released its 2012...

Eurostar Revamps Services In A Bid To Lure Fliers

Eurostar Revamps Services In A Bid To Lure Fliers Long-distance train travel is making a comeback with Eurostar announcing plans to expand its services. The high-speed train, which primarily serves London, Brussels and Paris, has its sights set on new destinations across the European continent. Eurostar says its...

Classic Dutch Town Reflects Past, Embraces Present

Classic Dutch Town Reflects Past, Embraces Present Hoorn is a little Dutch town in North Holland about 35 kilometers out of Amsterdam. Founded in 716, Hoorn was a major harbor town and center of trade during Holland's Golden Age of the 17th Century. Still honoring its rich history, much of Hoorn looks like it did a...

Photo Of The Day: A 121-Year-Old Dutch Beauty

Photo Of The Day: A 121-Year-Old Dutch Beauty Despite the Netherlands not quite being world renowned for their castles, Castle De Haar is a classic example of one, even complete with a moat. This shot by Dutch native Bert Kaufmann is exactly the kind that you would hope to capture yourself, where it's easy to...

Why We Travel: The Opportunity To Meet Other Addicts

Why We Travel: The Opportunity To Meet Other Addicts "Where are you from?" It's the conversation starter you sometimes hear several times per day when you travel. On this occasion, the question was posed by a friendly, bearded waiter from Barcelona at the Amici Ristorante in the small beach town of Santa Teresa, on Costa...

Netherlands' Divorce Hotel Offers Whirlwind Breakups

Netherlands' Divorce Hotel Offers Whirlwind Breakups When it comes to marriage, tying the knot has always been so much faster than untying it. A quickie wedding in Las Vegas can be over in minutes, but a divorce usually takes months or even years to finalize. The Netherlands is hoping to change all that with the...

Events Worth Planning A Trip Around In 2013

Events Worth Planning A Trip Around In 2013 Have you ever landed in a place to find out you arrived just after the town's can't-miss event of the year? Well, hopefully that won't happen again this year. Gadling bloggers racked their brains to make sure our readers don't overlook the best parties to be had...

The Best Street Food In Amsterdam

The Best Street Food In Amsterdam Tourists don't come to Amsterdam to eat. The Dutch city of debauchery attracts legions of travelers for other things – like, say, flowers or pretty paintings or twee canals – all of which build up quit an appetite. So one would think the city would have a...

What's The Difference Between Holland And The Netherlands? This Video Tells You

Remember that fast-talking fellow with all of the nifty geography lessons? The guy who sorted out the difference among Great Britain, England and the UK for us in one dandy film? Well he's back, and he's here to explain the proper use between The Netherlands and Holland....

Amsterdam's Most Unusual Teacher

Amsterdam's Most Unusual Teacher I first heard about Lieka from her boss. He runs a tour guide company in Amsterdam. And over beers, he listed the types of tours his company offers. "There are Red Light District tours, there are food tours and there are drinking tours." "Oh yeah!" he said, "I also have a...

A Dead Duck In Amsterdam

A Dead Duck In Amsterdam There are parties and then there are parties in which one of the guests is standing in the corner caressing a dead mallard duck. Then again, this is Amsterdam and it's sometimes hard to tell if one is hallucinating from taking too much ... um, jetlag, or if, in this...

Getting To Know The Faces Of Holland

Getting To Know The Faces Of Holland Holland's most recent campaign, "Faces of Holland," allows travelers to get to know the iconic facets of the region. Here are the six "faces," and how you can meet them for yourself. Bicycles Biking and Holland are almost synonymous. In fact, out of Holland's 16...

Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum Reopens, Adding To City's Reputation As A Major Art Destination

Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum Reopens, Adding To City's Reputation As A Major Art Destination Amsterdam is famous, and infamous, for its many attractions appealing to all types of traveler. One of the best reasons to visit is for the world-class art museums such as the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Hermitage. Now another can be added to the list. The...

Van Gogh Painting Losing Its Luster

Van Gogh Painting Losing Its Luster Vincent Van Gogh is famous for the brilliant colors he used in his paintings, but one of them is beginning to fade. "Flowers in a Blue Vase," owned by the Kröller-Müller Museum in The Netherlands, is showing signs of deterioration. Specifically, the brilliant...

Photo Of The Day: Checkmate

Photo Of The Day: Checkmate Today's Photo of the Day is from a chess game in Amsterdam at Max Euwe Plein (square). Named for a Dutch chess champion, there's also a museum on site dedicated to the game and player where you can play against a computer, but the outdoor board looks more interesting....

Airline Safety: Another Needle Found In Airplane Food

Airline Safety: Another Needle Found In Airplane Food Two weeks ago, we told you about how six Delta passengers were horrified to find needles in their airline sandwiches. While we were hoping it was a one-time incident, it seems passengers really do need to be extra careful when eating their on-board meals. In the last case,...

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