Europe Travel​​

Iceland: The World’s Hottest Destination?
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Iceland: The World’s Hottest Destination?

With the Icelandic krona nearly dropping by half to the dollar (44 percent to be exact), Iceland has been experiencing an unprecedented tourism boom since the economic disaster hit this tiny country of just 320,000. […]

A Food Lover’s Look Behind The Scenes In Paris
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A Food Lover’s Look Behind The Scenes In Paris

A nod to TheExpeditioner.com contributor Dana McMahan for her piece over at BootsnAll.com where she delves ever deeper into the Parisian dining scene by visiting the Rungis Market at 4 a.m., the market that replaced […]

Which Croatian Island Should You Visit? Hint, It Rhymes With Gwar (I Think)
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Which Croatian Island Should You Visit? Hint, It Rhymes With Gwar (I Think)

Home to vineyards, all-night discos and perfect swimming conditions, the Croatian island of Hvar (the capital, appropriately enough, is also named Hvar) is the longest and (supposedly) sunniest of the over 1,000 islands in the […]

Eat Where The Parisians Do
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Eat Where The Parisians Do

Looking for one of Paris’s best neighborhoods to satisfy your hunger? Then head to where the locals head, the quartier d’Aligre in the 12th arrondissement, as described here by Budget Travel. High on street markets […]

First Look: Images of Athens’s New Acropolis Museum
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First Look: Images of Athens’s New Acropolis Museum

Images of Athens’s New Acropolis Museum have begun to crop up, and the good news is that it’s not bad as so many people had feared (in fact it looks pretty amazing). Rumored to be […]

Images From Ireland
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Images From Ireland

[mbs slideshow=1] Here are some highlights of my trip to Ireland in April of 2009. 1.     St. Patrick’s Cathedral: Dublin. Reputedly the site of a well that St. Patrick himself used to baptize newly converted […]

Discover Basque Country (In France!)
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Discover Basque Country (In France!)

On the other side of the south of France lies the Pays Basque, the little-known French Basque region over the border from its slightly more well-known Spanish counterpart containing San Sebastian. As this article in […]

Ireland Trip: Day 6-7 (Final Travels And Return Home)
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Ireland Trip: Day 6-7 (Final Travels And Return Home)

The day after Easter is actually a bank holiday here in Ireland, so it’s actually quite sleepy on both Easter Sunday and the Monday after. Cork, being Ireland’s second biggest cities, has gone through a […]

Ireland Trip: Day 5 (Easter And Rugby – What A Combo)
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Ireland Trip: Day 5 (Easter And Rugby – What A Combo)

Cork is just a short 4 1/2 hour bus ride southeast from Dublin, and buses leave on the hour on most days. As most people say, some of the best of Ireland is seen outside […]

Ireland Trip: Day 4 (Spray Painting and Absinthe)
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Ireland Trip: Day 4 (Spray Painting and Absinthe)

The trick is that they add the tomato, thus making the traditional Irish breakfast especially healthy. Complete with most animals in existence in the Western hemisphere, this artery-clogging conglomeration sticks with you the rest of […]