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Netherlands — The urban landscape of The Netherlands’ world-class cities quickly gives way to rich green countryside. The country’s top sights can all be reached by train and virtually all locals speak fluent English.

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For dazzling architecture, captivating cities, and the charming, canal-lined countryside.

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8 Majestic Light Shows Around the World

June 16, 2014

By day, Uljanik is one of the oldest working shipyards in the world. By night, the eight cranes here turn into colorful spotlights that can be programmed to over ... Read More »

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Slideshow: 8 Majestic Light Shows Around the World

June 16, 2014 by Tommy Burson

If you thought that light shows were reserved for children at theme parks or at techno shows for young adults, think again. Each year, each day, cities around ... Read More »

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3 Dreamy (But Affordable) Eurail Select Pass Itineraries

May 01, 2014 by Lindsay Silberman

After a year-long absence from Eurail’s Select Pass program, France officially returned to the network last month, becoming the 27th participating European ... Read More »

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4 Landmarks that Could Disappear as Sea Levels Rise

April 07, 2014 by Christine Wei

Last month, a report claimed that a fifth of the 720 UNESCO World Heritage Sites could be at risk of drowning due to climate change and rising sea levels. In the ... Read More »

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9 Reasons to Love Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport

March 31, 2014 by Christine Wei

No joke. When I recently stopped over at Amsterdam Airport Schipholon the way to France, I was disappointed to only spend an hour there. Happily, I got a good ... Read More »

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“The lowest rates for Mediterranean cruises can be found in the winter months, when temperatures hover in the 50s and ports are largely crowd-free.”

Karen Dion Freelance Editor

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