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Rail travel: Euromaxx wants your best photos!
If you travel by train and love to take photos onboard, here is your opportunity: DW’s Euromaxx travel show is looking for train photography for an upcoming episode that introduces Europe’s loveliest train routes. Deadline July 13.
8 must-see buildings when you’re in Budapest
The capital of Hungary, Budapest, is an ancient city of kings. The mighty Danube River flows through the city, dividing it to two distinct districts. Both sides have plenty of sights to visit as the photo gallery proves.
Agoraphobic woman, 43, has travelled the world using Google Maps
A woman living in New Zealand has chronic fear of open spaces, and can’t travel. She discovered the Street View feature on Google Maps, and has traveled virtually ever since. When she started sharing Street View photos on Instagram, her travel photos became a success.
Great restaurants in Lisbon: readers’ tips
Lisbon, Portugal’s capital, is gradually becoming an international city where digital nomads and tourists of the world like to visit and stay. Lisbon is also one of the few destinations in Portugal where you can survive in English (the others are the biggest towns of Algarve). Go for the seafood, and skip the pork – that’s our tip.
Traveling in Scandinavia – free guidebook download
Klaava Travel Guide
Tips for planning a trip to Norway, Sweden, and Finland in this free guidebook.
Editor’s Letter: Why Your Flight Attire Matters
It is true what the Editor is saying that the way you are dressed for a flight matters. It is only human that customer service personnel quickly assesses what kind of person you are based on your clothing and general attitude. Play it right, and you will be treated better.
32 of the most beautiful places to visit in Ireland
Ireland has managed to create a romantic brand of the island state as a travel destination. Sure, it is pretty, and green, but is it so special? Many people think so, and the photos prove the point. Don’t forget the Irish pub culture – it is perfectly all right to drink anything that is not Guinness as well.
13 food and retail chains taking over America
An accidental traveler in the US may think McDonald’s is the country’s number one brand because hamburger restaurants are so common. Not so. There are 30,000 Subway restaurants in the US — more than any other retail chain in America — and 14,155 McDonald’s restaurants.