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Summer Spotlight: Turkey
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Summer Spotlight: Turkey

We’re now just about at the halfway point of May, which means that most travelers are, or should be, in the final stages of finalizing those crucial summer getaways (well, at least for those of us north of the equator). Of course Europe is a popular summer getaway for many […]

The Key To Finding The Best Bakeries In Paris
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The Key To Finding The Best Bakeries In Paris

Paris may be a little overwhelming for those looking to find some of the best pastries, breads, cheeses, desserts and wine that the city has to offer, but a helpful tip, as Fodor’s reveals, is to keep your eyes peeled for the “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” (MOF) indication on a […]

It’s A Small World After All . . . In Oslo?
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It’s A Small World After All . . . In Oslo?

For a truly authentic Norwegian experience, head to the country during the May 17th celebrations. But be prepared, you may never think of Norway the same way again. By Catherine Skrzypinski “Hei, I am Øivynd,” the shy Norwegian greeted me and my classmate, Zarinah, in front of the Royal Palace […]

Come Check Out Ankara’s Nightlife, You Won’t Forget It
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Come Check Out Ankara’s Nightlife, You Won’t Forget It

Ankara may not have the concentration of throbbing clubs and number of partygoers as its cosmopolitan counterpart of Istanbul has (Ankara may be Turkey’s capital city, but Istanbul is the country’s largest ), but there’s still a thriving bar and music scene in the city, you just need to know […]

Did You Know The Best Hostels In The World Are In Lisbon?
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Did You Know The Best Hostels In The World Are In Lisbon?

Ever check out HostelWorld’s monthly list of the top hostels? If you do, what you’ll most likely notice is that Lisbon dominates the upper half of the list, occupying #2, #4, and #5 (Travellers House, Rossio Hostel, and Lisbon Lounge Hostel, respectively). (The other thing you notice is that Krakow, […]

Be Blown Away By This Amazing Video On Rome
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Be Blown Away By This Amazing Video On Rome

I came across this great video on Rome by Cameron Moll the other day while I was browsing the “Travel Videos” section on Vimeo. Despite the obvious commentary at the beginning (“We’re standing in front of the Colosseum . . . Rome — Italy”), Cameron does a great job capturing […]

Croatia: Summer Music Festival Capital
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Croatia: Summer Music Festival Capital

With a full decade of war behind it, Croatia’s islands have fast become one of Europe’s premier summer party destinations, attracting everyone from well-heeled celebrities to the down-and-dirty underground dance music crowd, all in search of good times, good music, and an escape from the crowds that descend on Europe’s […]

Is Tokyo’s Best Ramen Shop Run By A New Yorker?
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Is Tokyo’s Best Ramen Shop Run By A New Yorker?

Self-confessed “ramenjunkie” and Culinary Institute grad (and later NYC chef) Ivan Orkin decided to give up his life in the high-end world of NYC dining and pursue his dream by starting up a 10-seater ramen shop named, appropriately enough, Ivan Ramen, in a Tokyo suburb, all for the love of […]

Roughin’ It — In The French Riviera?
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Roughin’ It — In The French Riviera?

Sure we probably all have a few million laying around to shell out for a thirty-foot yacht or private villa on the Côte d’Azur, but for those of us looking for a little connection to the land and a chance to escape our oh-so-glamorous lives, there are some breathtaking excursions […]

A Pilgrimage To Poblet And Pinot Noir In Catalonia
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A Pilgrimage To Poblet And Pinot Noir In Catalonia

Travel with Beebe as she explores the 12th century Catalan Cistercian monastery of Poblet and its wine fields in the heart of Catalonia. By Beebe Bahrami My friend Mia had joined me for ten days during my research into the sacred sites of Catalonia. We were currently fixed at a […]

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