Europe Travel

Is Globalization Killing The Irish Pub?

Friday, March 27, 2009

One person’s authentic Irish pub may be someone else’s Olive Garden. It seems that with the onset of globalization and the increase of culture exportation, the traditional Irish Pub is the latest to be recreated and commoditized around the world. This article at World Hum discusses the new book, A Pint of Pain, one man’s […]

Top 5 Spots For Street Food In Paris

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Paris may have some of the best (and most expensive) restaurants in the world, but for those hoping to save a little money or looking for something a little bit different while about town, here are the top five spots for street food in Paris. Ah Paris: the land of soufflés and escargot, of fine […]

Tips For Eastern Europe This Summer

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I would normally begin a post about a Rick Steves article by poking fun at his get-off-the-beaten-path-by-taking-my-tour-or-buying-my-book mantra, then dissuading you from taking any of his advice, but I’ve got to admit, the guy does know Europe, so take this next bit with a grain of salt. Here’s what Rick’s dug up for new sights […]

Dublin On The Cheap: Act Like A Dubliner

Friday, February 27, 2009

Want to save money while traveling: avoid the tourists. It’s axiomatic, but its surprising how often travelers forget this simple little truth. And though Ireland’s been hit with some hard times recently — after years of staggering growth — Dublin still manages to be an all-to-easy destination to blow your travel budget, unless you know […]

A Night Out In Paris’s Underground Dining Scene

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Forget the big names and put away the guidebook, for a taste of some of the best eats Paris has to offer, be ready to head underground. By Dana McMahan With Michelin-starred restaurants and legendary food purveyors competing for the gourmand’s attention on seemingly every corner, Paris offers some of the world’s most famous and […]

Insider’s Guide To Retro London

Thursday, February 5, 2009

London’s experienced a massive facelift and identity transformation brought on by the influx of banking money and globalization, but there are still a few spots around town where you can get a whiff (quite literally) of a London of yesteryear, or at least maybe a London you can kind of imagine as filtered through Harry […]

See London’s East End Before It Ends

Monday, January 26, 2009

First off, I apologize for the lame title to this blog posting. Now that that’s behind me; East London (and more specifically, Stratford) is being handed the incredibly well choreographed and impossible-to-match Olympic torch from China in four years, which spells trouble for this immigrant neighborhood of over 1.5 million (take a look at a […]

More Dispatches From Iceland

Friday, January 9, 2009

Not to be outdone by everyone else on the Iceland bandwagon, the NYT sent normally stodgy restaurant reviewer Frank Bruni to sample the city’s more-affordable-than-before reindeer and puffin delicacies and to check out the notoriously inebriated and long-lasting nightlife (where he managed to stay out almost past 1 a.m. to report back of hearing a […]

Iceland’s Economic Collapse = Influx Of Visitors

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

It’s probably best not to be too vocal while your on the street about the fact that one of the main reasons you’re in a particular country is how cheap everything is and how your otherwise meager lifestyle is elevated to that of a swingin’ business mogul during your trip. But let’s face it, currency […]

Food Shopping In Athens With 300,000 Of Your Closest Friends

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Just around the corner from the Acropolis, Dimotiki Agora (or what English speakers refer to rather lamely as the Athens Central Market) is probably the best place to see modern Athens in all its chaotic glory. Wandering around the seemingly endless corridors of vendors, if one was so willing or so motivated by their OCD, […]

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