Europe Travel

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 […]

7 Spots To Celebrate Bastille Day All Over The World

Thursday, July 9, 2009

I know, I know, you’re still recovering from Canada Day, but you can’t just sit at home while the rest of the world is celebrating Bastille Day this July 14th. Matador’s got your guide to the festivities around the world, including New York’s Midtown celebrations (not to metion the giant pétanque tournament in Brooklyn), Budapest’s […]

You Too Can Do Paris On The Cheap

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

This week the Frugal Traveler attempts the impossible: Paris for cheap. And he succeeds! Through a little hotel-slumming, twitter restaurant advice, and the reliance on the all-important French institution that is the picnic. “The picnic is the great democratizing institution of summer, when Parisians spill onto riverbanks and bridges and into parks and gardens, chasing […]

How Overrated Is Venice?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

We spend a lot of time here at going on and on about places to visit and sights to see around the world, but it begs the question: aren’t there plenty of places you shouldn’t travel to? Of course there are, I just don’t think there’s much use spilling a lot of ink talking […]

Under The Umbrian Sky

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

It seems like we’ve read this one before: a solitary escape to the Italian countryside, salaciously detailed descriptions of food, the name dropping of small villages, but for some reason it’s still captivating, even if one Ms. Mayes is not involved, and even if there’s no Tuscan sun hovering overhead. As this NYT article about […]

Your Guide To Eastern Europe On The Cheap

Friday, June 19, 2009

BootsnAll has your guide to getting around Eastern Europe cheap, from the low-cost airlines you’ve likely never heard of (BlueAir, Air Balitc, and the unfortunately named “Wizz Air” — so many jokes, way too easy), to the low-down on train travel (much slower, much less of a deal than in Western Europe). Of course, the […]

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