Europe Travel

Madrid Is For Meat Lovers

Friday, June 4, 2010

Summer is the season of summits, but not all summits are created equal. I might come off as politically disinclined when I say (or in this case, write) that there is one meeting that interests me the most: the Madrid Fusion International Gastronomic Summit. Someone’s talking my language. My tummy grumbles in response. Imagine the […]

The Best Of Spain In Photos

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

What do you call a person who is obsessed with Spain? A Spainophile? A Spainaholic? A Spainophyte? (A google search of spainophyte resulted in a result that asked whether I meant “sporophyte,” “The spore-producing phase in the life cycle of a plant that exhibits alternation of generations.”) Either way, for those who love Spain and […]

Your Guide To Paris’s Underground

Monday, May 24, 2010

A trip through the shadows of the City of Light By Anthony Cuthbertson The surface of Paris resembles that of an iceberg peaking its tip above the surface of the water. Beneath, there lies one of the most extensive and complex underground networks in the world. Alongside almost 300 metro stations and their interlinking tunnels […]

Alive And Well In Prague: A Case Study Of Ex-Patriotism

Monday, May 17, 2010

When asked why they choose to leave their native soil, I’ve heard plenty of ex-patriots answer with tales of youthful days spent eagerly turning the pages of a National Geographic and dreaming. My own youthfully intrepid mind used to consistently conjure up vivid images standing on a boat’s bow peering out into an infinite sea. […]

Video: Barcelona — By Skateboard

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Come see Barcelona with Danny. You remember Danny, right? My 37-year-old unemployed friend who spends his days in Barcelona drinking coffee, smoking, cigarettes, and skateboarding around the city with nary a care. Yes, I’m jealous. Enjoy this unique look at Barcelona.

Spain’s Paradores: Sleep In Your Very Own Castle For The Night

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

By Susan Radcliffe As anyone who’s been there knows (especially in the summer), Spain is a very popular holiday destination. The Costa del Sol is overrun with tourists and some of the country’s most beautiful beaches are marred by the crowds and the concrete high-rise hotels. But this wasn’t always the case. At the beginning […]

A City´s Sangre: Seeing Paris From Underground

Monday, April 26, 2010

I have a friend who bumped into a couple at a bar. They were drinking pints and discussing points over, what appeared to be, a map. And, it was: A map of the Buenos Aires underground-Subte lines. When asked whether they needed help getting somewhere, they simply replied,  no, thanks. Apparently, every city this couple […]

“Turkey . . . By Far.”

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I hadn’t thought much about Turkey until I met a flight attendant named Kevin about three years ago. My curiosity regarding his many travels led me to this one ultimate question: Where’s the coolest place you’ve been? Let’s cut through all the b.s., right? So, I’m expecting some off-the-radar tropical paradise; a far-flung, white-sanded dreamscape […]

Luke´s Europe Trip: Dispatch 4 (Holy Andalusian Tapas! By Decree Of The King!)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I tend to consider myself a wholesome, PG-rated person. But in looking back at my first three Expeditioner dispatches from my Europe trip, the themes were not exactly the stuff of church homilies. They included: Selling cigarettes in London, The Devil, and illegally visiting Paris’s catacombs. To redeem myself, I was resolved to make my […]

There Is A Coffee Heaven, And They Call It Vienna

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Who would of thought that a bag of questionable pellets, originally thought to be camel dung, could transform a city into a coffee culture hub? Neither did the Viennese, nor myself, until The Toronto Star let me in on the secret. With over 300 coffee shops, Vienna has mastered the art of the bean (I’m wondering if […]

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