Europe Travel

Top 8 Tourist-Free Islands In Italy

Friday, October 23, 2009

For some reason one of the things I remember most about Capri (other than the beautiful sunsets, quaint streets, and maniacal Vespa drivers), is the fact that when I was there, the rumor around town was that Keanu Reeves had just stayed on the island. Not that I have anything against the guy (except, perhaps, […]

Ski Chalets: To Cater Or Not To Cater, That Is The Question

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Your legs are still burning from the days last run. You’re finishing up an après drink waiting for the rest of the group. You’re hungry, it’s cold, and you’re exhausted from flailing around the slopes of Chamonix, France. The last thing you want to do, now, is look for, or worse yet, cook your own […]

Tour The “Other” Paris

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I never understood why people take those tours that lead you to all of a particular city’s most popular attractions. Do you really need to shell out 20 euros to have someone point you in the direction of the Eiffel Tower or Vatican City? That’s like four bottles of wine you could’ve spend that cash […]

Experiencing Norway’s Winter Sports And Living To Tell About It (Barely)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

What do you get when you mix dog sledding, .22 rifles, and Norway’s most famous liquor? How about an unforgettable weekend experiencing the best of Norway’s winter sports. Emerging onto a 3,000-foot plateau in central Norway, the moment freezes. To the east, hundreds of miles of virgin tracks glide enticingly away through the countless conifers […]

Meat City: Copenhagen’s Up And Coming Art Scene

Friday, October 16, 2009

Yes, Meat City. More specifically, a still functioning meatpacking district of Copenhagen. Finally, artists, club goers, and butchers are together at last. The city owned, Kodbyen District (literally Meat City — I didn’t come up with that), is undergoing an innovative change, to say the least, where all of the abandoned butcheries are now being […]

Paris. Beautiful. Timeless. On The Cheap!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Something about the fall makes people want to travel to Paris. Something about fall also makes people feel very poor. Oh yeah, that’s because we all blew our savings living it up during the summer months. No worries, fall also means we get a rash of “Paris on the cheap” tips from our travel peers. […]

Sweden’s First National Marine Park

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Let’s be honest, what’s not to love about Sweden? The place that gave us the infamous bikini team, has now designated its first National Marine park, just so they could have a place to frolic. Well, a guy can dream, right? Kosterhavet National Marine Park is found in the Koster Islands, between Sweden and Norway, and the most […]

Strip And Scrub: The Iceland Way

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Iceland is green, and Greenland is ice. Yeah, yeah, yeah… we all learned that as a kid, and never thought too much of it since. What I failed to learn then, I’m catching up with now. Iceland is one of those mysterious, unique places I always see on a map, tilt my head a little […]

Surviving Spain

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Every year for the past fifteen, over 200,000 people converge on the coast of Spain for the annual music festival, Festival Internacional de Benicàssim, for four days of live music, partying, and hanging out at the beach. What could possibly go wrong? By Laura Bridgestock It’s 8:30 a.m. I’ve been asleep for three hours. It […]

Tower of Pisa Is No Longer The Leaniest

Monday, September 14, 2009

The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy may have finally met its match. For years, the citizens of Bedam, Holland claimed their Tower of Walfridus, in Bedam, Holland, had more tilt. It was shorter, less iconic, and (technically) wasn’t as tilted. All true, until now. Recently, this Telegraph article explains, after discovering the increasing […]

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