Europe Travel

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

Monday, September 24, 2012

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 to be a bank breaker. […]

10 Ways To Stop Worrying And Experience Naples Better

Monday, August 6, 2012

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 mermaids who lured sailors to […]

When Paris Turns Into Saint Tropez

Thursday, August 2, 2012

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 beaches at Louvre/Pont de Sully, […]

Why A Holiday On Horseback Is Definitely Not Just For Kids

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

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 speed and animal sweat is […]

Top 10 Things To Do In London Besides The Olympics

Sunday, July 29, 2012

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 do with sports (and won’t […]

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

Thursday, July 12, 2012

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 away with Aunty Joyce. But, […]

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

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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 truly gigantic proportions (with some […]

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

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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 get the former Ottoman capital, […]

An Afternoon At The World’s Most Famous Turkish Bath

Monday, April 2, 2012

After a day walking around the Topkapi Palace or rubbing shoulders with hundreds of other visitors in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, what better way to relax than by having a Turkish bath? The most convenient place for travelers, and also the most famous, is the Cemberlitas Baths, the entrance to which is just outside the Cemberlitas […]

5 Coffee Shops In Amsterdam To Visit Before The City Goes Legit

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Among other great attractions in the city, Amsterdam is world famous for its “cannabis coffee shops.” Each offers their own atmosphere and are great places to hang out on while on break visiting the city sites. They are, of course, world famous for offering marijuana on their menus. However, in 2004, Amsterdam followed the example […]

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