Venice bans noisy suitcases

QUIET PLEASES: Locals want peace in Venice.

11:51 AM  Famed for its serene silence, Venice is getting tough on the rumble of luggage on cobblestones.

Where goose is king

Balazs Ban, chef of the Macesz Huszar restaurant, prepares a goose plate in Budapest.

Animal rights activists wish the custom would vanish entirely, but fattened goose liver isn't disappearing anytime soon.

War on noisy suitcases

BAGS ON WHEELS" Scenic Venice will start fining tourists for their noisy suitcases.

Famed for the serene silence of its timeless nooks and crannies, Venice is about to get even quieter.

Norway's coolest spots gallery

LOOK AT THE VIEW: Cabins are the camera and the landscape is the image at Juvet Landscape Hotel.

A trio of offbeat hotels where the experience goes beyond 400-count linen sheets and dazzling bathrooms.

Everything meets nothing gallery

Ion Hotel is embedded into the earth at one end and lifted above it at the other

The beauty of Thingvellir enveloped us like the fog as we wound our way through this fairytale land.

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'Empire of the dead'

Skulls and bones are stacked at the Catacombs of Paris.

A place of fear, legend and exploration, this ghoulish burial site still draw thousands.

Street art or vandalism? video

Monsiuer Chat has once again stirred a debate between what is art and what is vandalism.

The French, rude?

Paris with the kids

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Venice bans noisy suitcases

QUIET PLEASES: Locals want peace in Venice.

11:51 AM  Famed for its serene silence, Venice is getting tough on the rumble of luggage on cobblestones.

Colosseum needs new floor

Italy's culture minister has backed a proposal to rebuild the floor of Rome's Colosseum.

BAGS ON WHEELS" Scenic Venice will start fining tourists for their noisy suitcases.

War on noisy suitcases

Famed for the serene silence of its timeless nooks and crannies, Venice is about to get even quieter.

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Where to see the Berlin Wall gallery

Tourists stand in front of the Brandenburg Gate on June 16, 2009.

Sunday marks 25 years sinceĀ the fallĀ of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 1989.

Tales from Oktoberfest gallery

This year, it became clear that I'm too old to camp - or at the very least, to camp at Oktoberfest.

Germany celebrated 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall by throwing a huge open-air street party at the iconic Brandenburg Gate.

25 years since Berlin Wall's fall video

Germany threw a huge open-air street party at the iconic Brandenburg Gate.