Europe Travel

Come Visit Catalonia’s Tavascan With Your Fun Group Of Friends

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tavascan, in Catalonia, Spain, is a ski resort/national park where you can spend the weekend if you happen to live in nearby Barcelona and had a group of good-looking friends who dress well and prepare food much better than you can make. I’m pretty sure you can still go even if none of those things […]

Why The Holidays Are The Best Time To Travel Out Of The Country (And To Scotland)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Is there any worse feeling in the world than coming up to the end of the year and realizing the number of vacation days/personal days you have left outnumbers the number of days left in the year? These are days your employer is literally paying you not to come into work and to instead enjoy […]

Top 5 Off-The-Beaten-Path Things To Do In Prague

Monday, October 6, 2014

After spending 5 months living in Prague a few years back, I can confidently say that it’s my favorite city on the planet. Prague’s unique culture and blissful atmosphere is unlike anywhere else in the world. In addition to the beautiful cobblestone streets and medieval castles surrounding the city, Prague is one of the most budget-friendly cities […]

When A Lost Guatemalan Taught Me To Walk On Water

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It has been three years since I last saw Loch. We parted on a train somewhere under London, thousands of miles away from the town in Guatemala where we had first met. As the tube doors slid shut on an era, I did not imagine that it would be near Sagres, Portugal’s most Southwesterly tip, […]

Explore Paris Through Art With Your Phone

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Here’s a great new app for those heading to Paris this year. TravelbyArt is a new iPhone app that lets you discover Paris through the eyes of the city’s legendary artists, writers, singers and composers of the 20th century, with twenty curated tours that reveal the important places in the lives of such artists as […]

Amsterdam Through The Lens

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

After I returned home from my requisite Western Europe backpacking trip following college, I remember being asked what my favorite city had been to visit. Having traveled to London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice and Bern during that trip, it’s not like I didn’t have a number of equally qualified, massively beautiful cities to choose from. However, when I would […]

Spring Break In Iceland? Yes, Please

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Ahhh, Iceland in March, does it get any better than that? Well, no, not really. And though Iceland may not come out on top of most lists for favorite places to jet off to for spring break, the island nation in the North Atlantic is actually an amazing place to visit any time of the […]

Here’s What It Would Look Like To Live In A Castle In Italy

Sunday, March 23, 2014

I get a fair amount of unsolicited emails on a daily basis here at TheExpeditioner, including everything from PR agencies announcing news about a new hotel opening somewhere in Costa Rica to travel startups letting me know about their newest app launch, which is all fine and good. If I had more time, I would […]

6 Books You Must Read Before Going To France

Sunday, March 2, 2014

The stereotype of the French is that they are stinky, rude and have a predilection for bad comedy, but they are also elegant, thin and have a predilection for fine art and good literature. The French are nothing if not an enigma — a study in paradoxes. How can one wear the latest Balmain creation […]

Scaling Italy’s Iron Roads

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Every so often, in the hills of northern Italy, travelers still stumble onto caches of rusting grenades beneath the snow and ice that lingers from World War I. Italian and Austrian soldiers once crept over these heights under the shade of night, their ears red as raw meat from the snow. They clambered up sheer […]

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