11 European Cities That Are Even Better in Winter
There are devotees of warm-weather vacations among us, who refuse to look north until May rolls around. But there's something to be said for embracing the season and following the deep freeze. In fact, a 20-degree-Fahrenheit day in Europe can be—dare we say it—blissful. The continent's best cities are refreshingly crowd-free and inexpensive during the colder months, and they offer some seriously cozy experiences that will make you forget about the beach altogether. Whether you're shopping a holiday market or sipping hot chocolate in a riverside cafe, you'll be happy you're in one of these 11 European cities when the temperature drops.
12 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Austria
Nowhere in the world quite compares to Austria, where the natural and urban attractions are equally spectacular. The country's hills are alive with snowy ski slopes, pristine lakes, and meadows filled with wildflowers. Meanwhile, its cities and towns are some of the best in Europe, from culture-heavy Vienna to storybook Hallstätt. Here, 12 photos that prove just how gorgeous the country really is.
Best Day Trips from Beirut
There's plenty to see and do in a city as dynamic and cosmopolitan as Beirut, but Lebanon's most impressive treasures arguably lie outside the capital. Given its central location on the Mediterranean coast, Beirut serves as the ideal base for day trips to surrounding seaside towns and mountain ranges, all less than two hours away by car. Though it takes equal parts courage and patience to be driven through the city's notorious traffic as you head into the countryside, it's worth the stress.