Europe Travel

Things To Do In Istanbul

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I’ve made a habit before going on a trip to cruise around the online destinations section of newspapers to try to find one or two great articles that I can print out and bring along as a supplement to my guidebook for ideas and tips (which is what I did in Cartagena where I ticked […]

Tips For France In 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Okay, Rick Steves may not be my favorite guy in the world (see my last post), but his writing is everywhere, and since the Travel Show (again, see my last post) is going to be Stevesless this year, I thought we’d check in on him today. This week Rick is giving us the heads-up on […]

Why You Haven’t Really Seen Turkey Until You’ve Seen The Whirling Dervishes In Konya

Sunday, February 7, 2010

If you stick around Istanbul long enough you’re likely going to run into a Whirling Dervishes performance. But if you want to see the real thing you have to head to Konya, where it all began. By Inka Piegsa-Quischotte I have to admit that until I visited the festival in Konya, Turkey, I didn’t have […]

Video: An Insider’s Guide To Wandering Rome

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Oh man, my dream job: a city tour guide — in Rome no less. Rome Walks, a walking tour company in The Eternal City, put together this handy vid, pointing out some tips for seeing the city, both on and off the beaten path. Highlight: 2:22. “Wander down Vicolo de Cinque and you can find […]

I’m Heading To Italy, Where Should I Go?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Some friends of mine are planning a trip to Italy at the end of the summer, and they recently asked me, “Where should we go?”, which, if you think about it, is quite a loaded question given the scale of the country. It’s kind of like asking, “What should I do with my life?” or […]

Berlin: 10 Things You Should Really Do

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Any city can be difficult to navigate or to really get a feel for it. It’s always nice to meet or know locals so that they can take you on a tour of a different nature. Locals are able to see the small things — the trees in the forest — which keep the city […]

Five Free Things To Do In London

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

To many it seems as though the bigger the city, the more expensive it is to live there. Rumor has it that cities such as Tokyo, New York City and London are just too expensive to live in. Even as a Toronto-dweller, I always get asked how I can afford to live there. So, how […]

Video: Christmas In Salzburg Anyone?

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Turns out the crew over at just moved to new digs in downtown Manhattan, just around the corner from! So cool, it’s turning into Silicon Valley, but for travel, except we’re in the heart of the Financial District (which the area is somewhat better known for). Check out the well-coiffed Kelly as she […]

Forget Italy, Visit The Dubious Principality Of Seborga

Friday, December 18, 2009

This week marked the untimely passing of Giorgio Carbone, the dubiously-legitimate, yet popularly elected leader/king/sandwich-moocher of the small nation of Seborga, a 2.8 square mile parcel of land located near the French border on the Italian Riviera. Never heard of the country, you say? You’re probably not alone, though it’s reported that at least 20 […]

Visiting Santa’s Grave

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

If you wander around the southern Italian city of Bari, you will most likely notice intimate, cobblestoned lanes, cafe-choked piazzas, and one of Italy’s best opera houses. Somewhere between it all, is the Basilica di San Nicola, and the actual tomb containing St. Nick’s bones. Built in 1087, the castle-esqe basilica was created specifically to […]

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