Europe Travel

The Vineyards Of Sardinia

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

As a wine enthusiast I wait anxiously for autumn to arrive. The crisp, pleasant weather slowly transforms the landscape into a magnificent palette of auburn, jade, and gold, and ripens the vines to picking perfection. Fortunately, I can spend most weekends during the season admiring these vistas while getting merry at tastings offered at the […]

The Badass European 4WD Camping Rig Festival (Or Something Like That)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Spurred on by this month’s photo contest of “Adventure Travel” (check it out here), I was curiously flipping through the virtual pages of  The Adventure Life magazine when I came across a photo essay on the entrants in this year’s 12th annual Abenteur and Allrad Overland Festival in Belgium, what I learned to be the […]

Deep Breath: The Alhambra At Night Is Worth The Hassle

Monday, September 6, 2010

By Robin Graham I bet Washington Irving didn’t have to put up with any of this. Getting a ticket to visit that great treasure of Islamic art and culture, the Alhambra — made famous by Irving himself, among others — is no easy task. It isn’t that it’s hard to find; there’s a website for […]

This Is Why You Want To Visit Gracia In Barcelona

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Gràcia, smack in the middle of Barcelona, wasn’t always just a district in the city, but was once its own village, and as the NY Times points out in their recent photo essay on the ‘hood, “it’s never lost that village feeling and remains a jumble of narrow streets and tree-shaded plazas dotted with Art […]

Video: Seville, Spain, And Its Crazy Connection To Phoenix

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Phoenix is a city in Arizona, but it’s also the name of a band from Paris, and their song appears in the above video featuring shots from Seville, a city in Spain. Phoenix (the city) also has a lot of people of Spanish descent. See where I’m going with this? If so, please let me […]

The Emergence Of Global Cuisine In Madrid

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

When most food-loving people ruminate over “meccas” of global cuisine, cities like New York, Tokyo, Singapore, and Barcelona conjure instant salivation. Being a foodie is serious business, so for most, traveling to these cities for the culinary experience is not a matter of if, but when. In a recent article in the New York Times, […]

Appreciating A Quieter Paris In August

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

If you love Paris but despise the crowds, then August may be the perfect time to travel to The City of Light. Yes, it’s true that many restaurants, businesses, and cafés shut down during this month, but with half of Parisians leaving the city for annual vacations, you may just enjoy the extra leg room. […]

World Cup Dispatch: Part Six (Every Match Must Have An End)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Contributor Andrew Post is traveling in the U.K and Ireland for the next two weeks covering the World Cup and his trip for This week he’s in North East England before heading to Dublin, then on to Scotland. Minus any hooligan-related incidents, Andrew will be checking in with dispatches along the way. God help […]

Video: Yup, Venice Still Looking Amazing

Friday, July 2, 2010

Okay ladies, when’s the last time your man sent you a really nice text, let alone composed a visual poem for you, expressing his love using the timeless images of Venice to help express his wordless emotions? Guys, you can blame Rickster for getting you in trouble. Everyone else who is not in the doghouse, […]

Maybe Ibiza Is Not That Bad After All?

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lately, it seems that I’m running into cliche destinations a lot. The kind of places that are inundated with packaged tours, overzealous nightlife, and sunburned tourists donning wide-brimmed hats. The thing I’m realizing is that these destinations became cool for a reason. If you head away from the parasitic Cancun, you can find amazing countryside and Mayan ruins. Same goes for Thailand — you can find solitude, but […]

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