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Navigating The Med On A Smile And A Shoestring: Part One (The Mission)
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Navigating The Med On A Smile And A Shoestring: Part One (The Mission)

During this past summer Contributing Editor Hannah Bowman found herself on an island in the Mediterranean Sea. She liked it there, but didn’t want to stay forever. So, with a tent on her back, one month to play with and a handsome Flem by the name of P.J. in tow, […]

How To Indulge Your Inner Sweden (You Know You Have One)
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How To Indulge Your Inner Sweden (You Know You Have One)

The chances you’re going to have any run-ins while visiting Sweden with any brooding, teenage vampires; maniacal, neo-fascist manufacturing magnates; or new fathers displeased with their forced 60-day paternity leaves are probably slim to none (sorry). However, if you’re looking to explore some of the sites around Stockholm and the […]

How To See Venice On A Budget (No, Really)
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How To See Venice On A Budget (No, Really)

Like other top European city-break destinations such as London and Paris, Venice has a reputation for being pretty expensive. It’s true that if you’re not careful you could end up blowing half your budget on one meal — albeit, probably a very good one — but Venice certainly doesn’t have […]

10 Ways To Stop Worrying And Experience Naples Better
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10 Ways To Stop Worrying And Experience Naples Better

Naples doesn’t make everyone’s Italy itinerary and it almost didn’t make mine. Over 40 million travelers pour into Italy each year but many visitors tragically dodge Naples, the city’s reputation for crime and trash heaps preceding all else. The Bay of Naples was the mythological home to the sirens, singing […]

When Paris Turns Into Saint Tropez
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When Paris Turns Into Saint Tropez

The Paris-Plage (Paris Beaches) kicks off in Paris every year in late July, transforming riverside roads usually congested with cars into an urban oasis complete with sandy beaches, deckchairs, food vendors, outdoor concerts and Parisian woman eating ice cream in bikinis (see above). Your welcome. This year find the riverside […]

Why A Holiday On Horseback Is Definitely Not Just For Kids
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Why A Holiday On Horseback Is Definitely Not Just For Kids

The dry river bed curves away into the distance, walls of the steep ravine closing in on either side, towering up to meet the cloudless intensity of blue arching above. My vision blurs. I can taste the warm air as it rushes into my nose and mouth, the smell of […]

Top 10 Things To Do In London Besides The Olympics
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Top 10 Things To Do In London Besides The Olympics

With the London 2012 Olympics upon us, it seems the entire world has gone sports mad. If you’re lucky enough to be in London for the Olympics, and looking for sights to see outside Olympic Park, here are 10 off the-beaten-track experiences to be had in London that have nothing to […]

An Insider’s Guide To Belgium’s Biggest Party: The Ghent Festival
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An Insider’s Guide To Belgium’s Biggest Party: The Ghent Festival

Belgium probably does not spring to the front of one’s mind when considering examples of hip happenings and exciting cultural phenomenon. It is more a place one would associate with a platter of well-prepared mussels, the setting for In Bruges perhaps, or somewhere your grandmother may elect for a weekend […]

Why The Fiesta Del Agua In Lanjaron Is Not To Be Missed
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Why The Fiesta Del Agua In Lanjaron Is Not To Be Missed

What do you get when you take 20,000 people and give them each a bucket and an infinite supply of water? The Answer: A bloody epic water fight. And the annual Fiesta Del Agua y Jamon (festival of water and ham) in Lanjaron, Spain, is just that: A water-based battle of […]

Whatever You Do, Don’t Skip Out On Breakfast In Istanbul
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Whatever You Do, Don’t Skip Out On Breakfast In Istanbul

Kebabs have long been a staple of the traditional undergraduate diet. So when the question of what a student on a limited budget could expect for decent and filling fare in Istanbul was posed to the Guardian, the answer seemed to be obvious. For if there is one thing you can […]

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