Europe Travel

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 (TravelWithKate.com), 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, Priceoftravel.com 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 […]

Navigating The Med On A Smile And A Shoestring: Part Six (Wild Camping In Sardinia)

Wednesday, January 30, 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 […]

Top 5 Things To Do In Berlin (Besides Beer, Sausage And Techno)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Deterred from visiting the German capital because you think it’s just for those who like beer, sausages and techno? I’ll admit it: I was “That Person.” I remember a few years ago a work colleague, about to move to Berlin, excitedly summed up the city to me with those three things. I’m pretty sure I […]

Navigating The Med On A Smile And A Shoestring: Part Four (The Aeolian Islands)

Thursday, January 10, 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 […]

5 Reasons To Include Lyon On Your Next Trip To France

Monday, December 17, 2012

Maybe it’s because the lights of Paris burn so brightly, but travelers often forget there are other cities in France. I suspect smaller French cities get skipped over on the way to the countryside, where people seek life-affirming epiphanies in a quaint, Provençal setting or for suntans on the southern beaches. I don’t blame these […]

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