Europe Travel

Ireland Trip: Day 1

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Mental note: In the future, do not eat two large bowls of a high-fiber breakfast cereal the morning of a long flight, it does not make for a comfortable trip. I left drizzly, grey New York City to arrive in sunny, balmy Dublin! Who would’ve thunk it? The first thing you notice upon entering the […]

Ireland Trip: Day -1

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Here’s a picture of my travel gear before packing (a new personal travel tradition). Notice the lack of summer clothes but the inclusion of sunglasses (I’m an optimist). The good news is that the weather in Ireland seems to be leaning in my favor as of this afternoon’s most recent forecast. The bad news is […]

The Top 10 Pubs In London

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Who better to come up with a “Top Ten List of the Best Pubs in London” than the guy who wrote the book on it? Peter Haydon spills the beans on his favorite drinking joints in London, with the White Horse topping the list (looks a lot greener on the site than I would’ve imagined […]

Turkey Is The New Greece, But You Know, Cheaper

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Turkey has become a popular getaway for many European travelers as the Euro has taken off in value over the last few years. But as this article discovers, it’s still relatively easy to get away from the coastal developments and see the rest of the country. From historic Cesme, Turkey’s western-most town, to beautiful Bodrum, […]

Louvre Is 2008’s Most Visited Museum In The World

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Almost as anticipated in the art and travel worlds as the Forbes 100 Richest list is in the financial world, the Top Five Most Visited Museums list was released today, with the Louvre topping the list with over 8.5 million visitors who descended beneath the world’s most famous pyramid (okay, most famous outside of Egypt) […]

Is Globalization Killing The Irish Pub?

Friday, March 27, 2009

One person’s authentic Irish pub may be someone else’s Olive Garden. It seems that with the onset of globalization and the increase of culture exportation, the traditional Irish Pub is the latest to be recreated and commoditized around the world. This article at World Hum discusses the new book, A Pint of Pain, one man’s […]

Top 5 Spots For Street Food In Paris

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Paris may have some of the best (and most expensive) restaurants in the world, but for those hoping to save a little money or looking for something a little bit different while about town, here are the top five spots for street food in Paris. Ah Paris: the land of soufflés and escargot, of fine […]

Tips For Eastern Europe This Summer

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I would normally begin a post about a Rick Steves article by poking fun at his get-off-the-beaten-path-by-taking-my-tour-or-buying-my-book mantra, then dissuading you from taking any of his advice, but I’ve got to admit, the guy does know Europe, so take this next bit with a grain of salt. Here’s what Rick’s dug up for new sights […]

Dublin On The Cheap: Act Like A Dubliner

Friday, February 27, 2009

Want to save money while traveling: avoid the tourists. It’s axiomatic, but its surprising how often travelers forget this simple little truth. And though Ireland’s been hit with some hard times recently — after years of staggering growth — Dublin still manages to be an all-to-easy destination to blow your travel budget, unless you know […]

A Night Out In Paris’s Underground Dining Scene

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Forget the big names and put away the guidebook, for a taste of some of the best eats Paris has to offer, be ready to head underground. By Dana McMahan With Michelin-starred restaurants and legendary food purveyors competing for the gourmand’s attention on seemingly every corner, Paris offers some of the world’s most famous and […]

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