Europe Travel

5 Takeaways From An American Living In London

Thursday, October 24, 2013

You know that dream you constantly have? No, not the one where you’re standing in front of your 10th-grade history class in your underwear and the teacher is instructing you to recite the lyrics to “Space Oddity” or risk failing the class. I’m talking about the dream where you’re an expat living in London, complete […]

My Culinary Saga in Iceland

Sunday, October 6, 2013

“You can eat as much as you want, because it’s already half digested,” said the man sitting to my right, smiling through his thick brown mustache and watching expectantly as I took another swig of Viking beer. I forced myself to smile back at him as I speared a gelatinous piece of yellowish whale fat […]

The Top 10 Beaches In Croatia

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

In the last decade, Croatia has quickly grown into a massively popular travel destination, with nearly 12 million visitors traveling to this country on the Adriatic Sea last year. But let’s face it, if there’s one thing people think of when they think about travel to Croatia, it’s the beaches. With about 1,1000 miles of […]

The Expeditioner Presents (Episode 3): Italy with Stephen Oddo [Video]

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Expeditioner Presents (Episode 3): Italy with Stephen Oddo In the third episode of The Expeditioner Presents, I sit down with Stephen Oddo of Walks Of Italy to discuss Italy. Stephen is the co-founder of Walks Of Italy, a travel tour company that offers walking tours all around Italy, including night tours of the Coliseum, […]

Top 10 Tapas Bars In Madrid

Sunday, June 30, 2013

What goes into making a list like the top ten tapas bars in Madrid? Like any big city, it’s difficult to make a top ten for anything, let alone tapas. The below, with a couple of exceptions, reflects my personal bias for down-to-earth, affordable tapas (kind of the whole point, for me) served in venerable […]

Here Are The Best Makeout Spots In London [Video]

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Continuing with what is shaping up to be an unofficial video week here at The Expeditioner, I thought I’d highlight kate Thomas (, a great travel video host and filmmaker (and friend of the site). I asked her to describe her travel video series and to give a little background as to why she wanted […]

When In Iceland, Go Swimming Inside

Monday, May 20, 2013

Swimming pool tourism? That’s right. You read it first here. Iceland is famous for its geothermal activity. Ingenuity has led to utilizing the environmentally sound geothermal energy for 99% of the county’s energy needs. But do you know the unsung hero of all this hot water? It also happens to be the easiest way for […]

In Search Of The Other Spain In Asturias

Monday, February 18, 2013

Spain is a well-oiled tourism machine. In addition to the coastal resorts that established themselves in the ‘60s and ‘70s and any number of tomato-pelting, bull-running festivals made famous by Hemingway and the like, Spanish tourism nowadays seeks to cater to the visitor on the lookout for culture, for history, for sport, for spiritual retreats […]

Navigating The Med On A Smile And A Shoestring: Part Seven (Palermo)

Friday, February 8, 2013

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, she headed north. “Navigating the […]

The 10 Cheapest Cities To Visit In Europe For 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

For the third year in a row, has released their European Backpacker Index (yes, you read that right economics majors), a list that ranks European cities by their cheapness. The list includes such variables as hostel bunk prices, local transportation costs, budget meals, attraction rates and, of course, local beer prices. Doing so, the […]

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