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Powerful solar storm sparks stunning aurora around the world

Powerful solar storm sparks stunning aurora around the world

Parts of the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand spotted stunning displays of light in the night sky in the wee hours of the morning
Beautiful photos of deserted London

Beautiful photos of deserted London

CNN cameraman Woj Treszczynski captured these haunting images of London's deserted streets on Christmas morning
Your favorite things about Serbia

Your favorite things about Serbia

Pristine lakes, white mountaintops and medieval castles. iReporters share why Serbia is becoming a hot tourist destination
The real 'Grand Budapest Hotel' and other great day trips from Berlin

The real 'Grand Budapest Hotel' and other great day trips from Berlin

The tiny town of Goerlitz has become a star in movies like Wes Anderson's latest production, while Potsdam and Leipzig ooze charm and history
Üdvözöljük to Hungarian, one of Europe’s most curious languages

Üdvözöljük to Hungarian, one of Europe’s most curious languages

"It’s like singing," says one fan who can’t speak a word of it
Whippet good... at last, Yorkshire gets its just desserts

Whippet good... at last, Yorkshire gets its just desserts

Yorkshire’s triumph at this year’s World Travel Awards could be a step toward global domination, says one of the English county’s greatest fans
Bored with Europe? Try the 'new Europe'

Bored with Europe? Try the 'new Europe'

Move over jaded European hotspots, there are some new towns in town
9 top cities for 'detective travel'

9 top cities for 'detective travel'

Murder. Smuggling. Extortion. Here's all the grit your guidebook won't mention, but your favorite mystery writer will
Where’s Cyprus? Study reveals travelers’ geographic confusion

Where’s Cyprus? Study reveals travelers’ geographic confusion

More than half of people who'd been to a certain sunny Mediterranean island recently couldn't point to it on a map ... it gets worse
And the top destination in Europe is...

And the top destination in Europe is...

Sun-soaked islands and picturesque villages top list as Lonely Planet staff pick their favorite spots for food, architecture and history
Safari in Europe: Bear, bison, big game

Safari in Europe: Bear, bison, big game

The "wilds" of Europe? Surprisingly, yes. Don't forget to bring your bear rifle