Europe Travel

10 Things You Need To Know About London

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

London’s a great time to visit this fall now that the crowds have thinned and ticket prices are dropping, so here’s a look at 10 things you should know when you go. At 2:54 you get a good overview of the city’s main museums, which most happen to be free, and at 5:25 there’s a […]

Why Go Anywhere Else? Budapest In A Weekend

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The key to a successful weekend vacation? Making the most of your time. So when I say Budapest is the “easy option” of eastern Europe, I mean it in a good way: you can dive right in and enjoy every second. By Laura Bridgestock Budapest has always been a step ahead of its neighbors in […]

Skopelos: Ready For Its Closeup

Monday, October 6, 2008

Skopelos may be getting the Hollywood treatment, but this little Greek island isn’t letting it get to its head — with looks like this who needs Hollywood? By Andy Boxall As of the date of this publication, there are no official “Mamma Mia!” tours in Skopelos as there are “Sex in the City” tours in […]

Livin’ La Dolce Vita a Roma

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I finished rewatching La Dolce Vita the other night and I was surprised at how different the film was from what I remember after first seeing it many years ago. Most noticeably, how critical Fellini portrays Rome. Far from the glamour and the romance so associated with the city, Fellini really takes a negative view […]

Oktoberfest: Does Anyone Care?

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Oktoberfest is just around the corner, and just in time for this vapid event are your predictable slew of Oktoberfest “guides” that purport to help you fit in with the mostly tourist crowd that descends on Munich every year. I’m not so much against the idea of Oktoberfest — the annual event began back in 1810 […]

Livin’ The High Life In Gothenburg Before Reality Sets In

Monday, September 22, 2008

Enjoying the high life in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city, without breaking the bank takes a little discipline and a lot of imagination. By Matt Stabile There’s no doubt about it: I had traveled to Gothenburg in first class; once I got there it was back to reality. I’d just arrived from Stockholm on the […]

Do Barcelona With No Money

Monday, September 22, 2008

Is it really possible to do a major European travel destination on the cheap? Is fall a better time to visit Barcelona now that summer is over? Does Woody Allen’s new movie “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” make you want to visit there or does it make you just miss classic ’70’s Woody? Well it is possible […]

A White Night Out In stockholm

Monday, September 15, 2008

Sweden’s long summer days and cool nights out makes it one of the best places to visit in Europe come the longest day of the year. By Matt Stabile This was classic Stockholm. It was just past midnight and from our view in one of Stockholm’s highest rooftop bars we’d just watched the sun finally […]

The Enchantment Of A Green City In Green Spain

Monday, August 25, 2008

Exploring the magical city of Oviedo, the jewel of northern Spain. By Beebe Bahrami Jetlagged but finally at our destination, Miles and I checked in at the Hotel Favila, dropped off our backpacks, splashed our groggy faces with cold water, and joined the swelling crowd for the evening stroll along Calle Uria. The critical mass […]

Lose Yourself In The Languedoc

Monday, July 21, 2008

Tucked far away in the South of France, Languedoc is one of the country’s most unique and charming provinces; sometimes causing a visitor to forget that they’re in France at all. By Ben Snook To this day, the people of Languedoc are proud of their heritage and many still regard northerners with a certain amount […]

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