Europe Travel

The Curious Case Of The Santorini Sunsets

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Perhaps the world’s most beautiful, partially collapsed island in the world, Santorini is the only inhabited caldera in the world, and for some reason, known the world over for their immaculate sunsets. So popular are the sunsets that every twilight, hundreds of people gather to watch the sun dip below the horizon, a ritual that […]

Want The Real Berlin? Try Sleeping In A Berliner’s Bed. Berliner Optional

Friday, August 21, 2009

I guess I didn’t realize that short-term/weekly rentals are far and few between in England, so imagine the shock a Londoner received when they found out they can squat in a decked-out Berlin penthouse for a full week for about the same as one night would’ve cost in a hotel. Turns out, Berlin’s student-heavy/artist friendly […]

Croatia: In Case You Needed A Little Persuasion

Friday, August 7, 2009

In case you were having any doubts as to whether to visit Croatia, check out the glorious sights in this video.

Where’s The Best Place For Tapas In Spain?

Thursday, August 6, 2009

According to the Guardian, the best place in Spain to visit for some of the best (as well as proximately located) tapas in the country is in the town of Logroño, where close to 50 tapas bars are crammed into a block “the size of four tennis courts.” But where to start, you may ask? […]

Where’s The Best Street Food In Istanbul?

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Guardian’s posted this great video about the best places for street food in Istanbul. Check out the fish sandwiches served from the “sultan boats” near the golden horn at 4:46. Not recommended for those with weak stomachs.

Madrid’s Must-See New Old Market This Summer

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

This week the NYT drops by what’s got to be near the top of any list of things to see while visiting Madrid: the newly reopened Mercado San Miguel, the city’s mecca for food junkies and people watchers, as well as a top destination for travelers hoping to join in on a tradition since 1916. […]

Istanbul And Greece, Together At Last

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Something about travel videos sped up really does it for me. Perhaps especially suited for those with ADD? Anyway, this video of Istanbul has some amazing shots. Be sure to check out the crazy fireworks show at 0:48. But even not sped up, Greece still looks amazing. It’s hard to screw up Greece though, isn’t […]

Bringing The Beach To Paris

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

While you’re toiling away at your business-centric job this August, the French are busy turning even their economic centers into giant summer wonderlands where they spend their monthlong vacation lounging on man-made beaches on the Seine. File this one under: “Things to learn from the French.” Per ABC, “now in its eighth year, the monthlong […]

Your Guide To Paris Food Blogs

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

What better way to indulge your Parisian food lust fantasies (short of eating there) than reading about it every day? I know, sad substitute, but at least it’s something. Budget Travel’s running down their 10 favorite Paris food blogs, including Clotilde Dusoulier’s “Chocolate & Zucchini,” Francois Simon’s “Simon Says” (rumored to be the inspiration for […]

Finding Paris’s Secret Corners From Behind A Camera

Sunday, July 12, 2009

You never know what you’ll stumble upon while wandering the streets of Paris with camera in hand. Hopefully a good picture, but more important, some great memories. By Dana McMahan Sophie pushed open an anonymous door on rue de Faubourg Saint Antoine and we stepped off the noisy street and into a peaceful, shaded alley […]

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