Europe Travel

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 […]

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 […]

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