Europe Travel

The Case For Lisbon

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

It’s always a little odd the first time you cross into another country — especially an English-speaking one — and suddenly find yourself surrounded by a completely different culture and unfamiliar language. This happened to me crossing from English-speaking South Africa — where many neighborhoods could easily be mistaken as outliers of Phoenix — into […]

Luke’s Europe Trip: Dispatch #1 (London: Your Guide To Leaving The City $150 Richer Than When You Came!)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

* Disclaimer: hereby takes no responsibility for your imprisonment or diplomatic incident you cause as a result of mimicking any of the following actions described in this article. As a writer I think I’ve acquired some questionable thought patterns. Where my mind used to say, “That’s illegal, so don’t do it.” It now says, […]

Video: This Is What Happens When Artists Are Let Loose In Berlin

Friday, March 19, 2010

This is the first time I’ve heard about it, but for the past five years, Berlin has celebrated the Festival of Lights in mid-October. The festival entails, basically, letting the boat-load of artists that call the city home do what they want with light projections all over the city, including on some of they city’s […]

Ahhhh . . . Swimming In Austria’s Beer Pools

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Benjamin Franklin taught us that “beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy.”  I wonder what he would have said after a visit to the Starkenberger Brewery in Tarrenz, Austria. Housed within the walls of a 700-year-old castle, are seven pools full of beer.  That’s worth a dip. The 13-by-13-feet square […]

Video: This Is The Way To Experience Paris

Thursday, March 11, 2010

With over 29 million visitors a year, Paris is the most visited city in the world. With that number of visitors, truly it must be impossible to find your own little nook of the city where you can blend in and experience the city like a local. Right? Cue The Frugal Traveler, circa summer ’08, […]

Friends, Romans, Countrymen: Let’s Head To Croatia This Summer

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Let’s face it, the Romans knew what was up. Even a life of excess needed an equally fantastic getaway, and the people of the ancient empire knew just where to go: Croatia. With some help from our friends at GoNomad, all of us can walk on the same pebbles as Augustus, or eat at the […]

Off The Beaten Path In Paris

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Seeing Paris has always been a dream of mine, as for most anyone I have ever met. The idea of walking along the Seine, sipping coffee with croissants and divulging a bottle of delicious house wine over dinner is enough to make me book a flight tout de suite. I am working on my self-control. Nonetheless, […]

The Case For Tuscany In Winter

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

On a recent return to Tuscany, Danielle Pergament of the NYT discovers things are a little different in the region come the dead of winter when the tour buses have gone home and the crowds have receded from the piazzas. And what remains in the off-season when things get back to normal? None other than […]

Bedtime In Winston’s Bunker

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Ok. Most people don’t really consider the U.K. as part of Europe, but in an effort to keep with “Europe Week,” we’ll make an exception. CNTraveller recently mentioned that you and 49 others can book a night in Winston Churchill’s wartime bunker for the night of May 14, 2010, and live like the British Bulldog […]

The Coffee Culture Boom: Is London Really The Next Coffee Town? (And The Case For Toronto)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

This week the NY Times hailed London, England, as the next city for the coffee craze. Although the major corporations, like Starbucks, are pervasive in this international city, there seems to be a movement towards the smaller, independent shops that see coffee as an art. But, as most people know, this java renaissance is happening […]

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