|0||by Fox News Travel||Cruises, Disney, Pop Culture and Travel, Krems, Melk, Linz, Salzburg, Vienna, Prague, Passau, Budapest, Bratislava, River Cruises|
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Article by Jennifer Gilligan.
The Run Down: Dubbed the city of sin, Las Vegas is an adult's playground. Between the drinking and the gambling, though, you may find yourself with a few hours to burn. During your downtime, check out the Bodies exhibit, Madame Tussauds, the Blue Man Group, Cirque du Soleil, and CSI: The Experience. You should check out the Miracle Mile shops as well. There's plenty of fun to be had in Las Vegas without drinking or gambling.
|0||by Jennifer Gilligan||Castles and Palaces, Art + Culture, Food + Drink, Historical Travel, Landmarks and Monuments, Literary Travel, Museums, Nature Appreciation, Pop Culture and Travel, Romance, Shopping, Temples and Churches, Urban Parks, Prague, Paris, Dublin, Venice, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Orlando, Maui, Chicago, Las Vegas, Trip Ideas, Family Travel, Food + Drink, Girlfriend Getaways, Solo, Women's Travel|
As heavy spring rains caused major European rivers like the Elbe and the Danube to overflow their banks, serious flooding has hit parts of Germany, Austria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. With more than 20 deaths and extensive damage to structures, the floods also caused the cancellation of several river cruises, including cruises from Budapest, Hungary, and those that call on the popular German port Passau.
|0||by Robert Firpo-Cappiello||Boat and Ferry Rides, Cruises, Rivers and Lakes, Europe, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Cruises, Rental Cars, River Cruises|
You've checked Paris, London, and Rome off the list. So what should be your next European vacation destination? According to a survey of more than 1,000 American travel agents conducted by Travel Leaders Group (and based on actual trips already booked), perennial faves like London, Rome, and Mediterranean cruises are going to continue being top spots in 2013. But there were European countries that saw surprising gains in popularity. So you better book now. Here are the top three:
|0||by Robert Firpo-Cappiello||Croatia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Trip Ideas|
Remember your brave, virgin trip to Europe? When you wore a backpack and lived on cheese, hot baguettes, and red wine? You were such a natural at loose-and-easy travel. You instinctively knew that the best budget travel tip of all is to take advantage of the Continent's affordable train and coach bus options, hopscotching around instead of staying put.
|0||by Sean O'Neill||Train Travel, Europe, Salzburg, Vienna, Prague, Paris, Germany, Munich, Local and Public Transportation|
Not every place we love always makes it into a story. The reasons are varied—a magazine page can only hold so many words, an online story can only be so long, and sometimes, even though one Budget Travel editor loves an idea, others don't agree, and it gets outvoted.
It's a treat, then, when we get to feature some of these eliminated—though worthy—spots in another venue, like our blog!
|0||by Andrea Minarcek||Art + Culture, Czech Republic, Rome|
|0||by Budget Travel||Aruba, Prague, Florida, Las Vegas, Real Deals|
Once the weather turns cold, river cruises aren't exactly top of mind among travelers. That's why it's smart to think about river cruises right now.
The winter lull, when relatively few travelers board or even think about river cruises, is often when river cruise operators roll out their best promotions in an attempt to stir up business. Here, examples from four big river cruise companies:
|0||by Brad Tuttle||Cruises, Europe, Prague, Paris, River Cruises|
|0||by A. Christine Maxfield||Czech Republic|
In a move so shameless I wish I'd thought of it myself, professional traveler/TV host Leon Logothetis fought against the post-Thanksgiving doldrums of the Los Angeles Times with a "special package" listing five cities he found particularly overrated. Athens, Paris, Prague, Dubai, and Moscow all get slammed—often for their residents' poor social skills. And rain. Seriously.
|0||by John Rambow||Pop Culture and Travel, Czech Republic, Prague, France, Paris, Greece, Athens, Dubai|