Europe Travel

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 […]

Fear And Bathing In Istanbul

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Seeking a true cultural experience, Cameron immerses himself in some uniquely Turkish hospitality in Istanbul. By Cameron Fergus Face down on the cool, smooth marble slab, I lay hot, sweating and uncomfortable. The air’s humidity has formed into huge balls of condensation which plummet from the domed ceiling high above. When the drops don’t hammer […]

Video: Explore Perugia — Much Different Than Your College Town

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Perugia, the capital city of the region of Umbria, is home to what you’d expect from Italy: beautiful buildings, world-class art, a rich culinary tradition; but you’ll also find a boatload of students here — 50,000 to be exact. Time to live out that study abroad program you skipped in college?

Indulge Your Inner Rodent At France’s Hamster Hotel

Friday, December 4, 2009

Heavy petting… going nuts… queue the suggestive hamster jokes. Nantes, France has added another “attraction” to its handful of other enticing options, a romantic hamster wheel for two (no… really). Visitors to the La Villa Hamster have the option of dressing up in full rodent garb, nibbling organic grain, sleeping in a haystack, and, yes, […]

Why Every Skier Must Get To Europe

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It’s no secret I choose skiing as my winter escape, so naturally I gravitate towards ski destinations this time of year. Recently, Travel & Leisure put together a collection of 16 of the world’s scariest (ahem, gnarliest) ski slopes, convincing me that Europe may just be where it’s at. In particular, France appears three different […]

Majestic Mountains, Beguiling Towers, And Lawless Bandits, Oh My

Sunday, November 15, 2009

With the disappearance of the lawless bandits and random kidnappings, what’s the most likely reason for not returning home? Try not wanting to leave. By Stephen Bugno Our friend back at the embassy in Tbilisi dutifully passed on warnings from higher-ups advising us not to go or, if we were so intrepid, to at least […]

Athens: A Must See City Once Again

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Greece has always been on my list of places to get to. Athens conjures up so many images in my mind. Say it with me, “Athens.” It must be the ancient legends, the great thinkers, and the lightning bolt-toting gods walking around town. Besides, my fondness for toga parties really goes without saying. Apparently, Zeus […]

So What Should You Do In Paris?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Don’t see the Mona Lisa, climb the Eiffel Tower, or grab a coffee at Café de Flore? Well, not exactly, but taken from an expert on Paris, there are plenty of ways to get the best out of Paris, without doing what Paris is best known for. For example, want a great view of the […]

A Cultural Pub Stroll Through Edinburgh

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Despite being voted the best city in Britain by the Observer Travel Awards, Edinburgh seems to be a mysteriously intriguing place. What better way to coax a city out from behind its walls is to, as Ian Rankin discovers, take a walk and get lost, or better yet, go get some drinks. This pleasant saunter of […]

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