Dominica: The Real Caribbean

Monday, September 29, 2008

How the little island of Dominica has embraced its reputation as the “real” Caribbean. By Manda Spring Imagine a unique and unspoiled land, free of pollution and overdevelopment and full of natural beauty. Many of the islands in the vast Eastern Caribbean archipelago display a sense of modernized atmosphere and they are driven by the […]

Oktoberfest: Does Anyone Care?

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Oktoberfest is just around the corner, and just in time for this vapid event are your predictable slew of Oktoberfest “guides” that purport to help you fit in with the mostly tourist crowd that descends on Munich every year. I’m not so much against the idea of Oktoberfest — the annual event began back in 1810 […]

The Frugal Traveler Speaks: Reveals Plans For World Domination On $100/Day

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Last night the New York Times travel writer, Matt Gross (a/k/a The Frugal Traveler), stopped by Idlewild Bookstore, the new travel bookstore here in New York, for a talk about his recently wrapped up “Grand Tour” of Europe, his thoughts on the idea of travel writing, and his plans (or lack thereof) for next summer. […]

Livin’ The High Life In Gothenburg Before Reality Sets In

Monday, September 22, 2008

Enjoying the high life in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city, without breaking the bank takes a little discipline and a lot of imagination. By Matt Stabile There’s no doubt about it: I had traveled to Gothenburg in first class; once I got there it was back to reality. I’d just arrived from Stockholm on the […]

Do Barcelona With No Money

Monday, September 22, 2008

Is it really possible to do a major European travel destination on the cheap? Is fall a better time to visit Barcelona now that summer is over? Does Woody Allen’s new movie “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” make you want to visit there or does it make you just miss classic ’70’s Woody? Well it is possible […]

A White Night Out In stockholm

Monday, September 15, 2008

Sweden’s long summer days and cool nights out makes it one of the best places to visit in Europe come the longest day of the year. By Matt Stabile This was classic Stockholm. It was just past midnight and from our view in one of Stockholm’s highest rooftop bars we’d just watched the sun finally […]

The Enchantment Of A Green City In Green Spain

Monday, August 25, 2008

Exploring the magical city of Oviedo, the jewel of northern Spain. By Beebe Bahrami Jetlagged but finally at our destination, Miles and I checked in at the Hotel Favila, dropped off our backpacks, splashed our groggy faces with cold water, and joined the swelling crowd for the evening stroll along Calle Uria. The critical mass […]

El Tango De La Primavera: How Buenos Aires Gets A Spring In Its Step

Monday, August 18, 2008

Though considered mild by most standards, the end of the winter in Buenos Aires is greeted with a jubilance that could only be seen in Argentina By Madi Lang Imagine a 50 year-old taxi driver in a beat-up but recently washed taxi. He’s pulled over to the side of the road and has nodded off […]

Lose Yourself In The Languedoc

Monday, July 21, 2008

Tucked far away in the South of France, Languedoc is one of the country’s most unique and charming provinces; sometimes causing a visitor to forget that they’re in France at all. By Ben Snook To this day, the people of Languedoc are proud of their heritage and many still regard northerners with a certain amount […]

The Top 11 Castles In Germany

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Take a tour through southern Germany on Castle Road to see over 70 of the world’s most magnificent castles. By Manda Spring If you’re thinking about trekking through Germany this summer to do a little castle-hopping, the best way to do so is to head to Castle Road where you’ll be able to check out […]

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