Europe Travel

Insider’s Guide To Retro London

Thursday, February 5, 2009

London’s experienced a massive facelift and identity transformation brought on by the influx of banking money and globalization, but there are still a few spots around town where you can get a whiff (quite literally) of a London of yesteryear, or at least maybe a London you can kind of imagine as filtered through Harry […]

See London’s East End Before It Ends

Monday, January 26, 2009

First off, I apologize for the lame title to this blog posting. Now that that’s behind me; East London (and more specifically, Stratford) is being handed the incredibly well choreographed and impossible-to-match Olympic torch from China in four years, which spells trouble for this immigrant neighborhood of over 1.5 million (take a look at a […]

More Dispatches From Iceland

Friday, January 9, 2009

Not to be outdone by everyone else on the Iceland bandwagon, the NYT sent normally stodgy restaurant reviewer Frank Bruni to sample the city’s more-affordable-than-before reindeer and puffin delicacies and to check out the notoriously inebriated and long-lasting nightlife (where he managed to stay out almost past 1 a.m. to report back of hearing a […]

Iceland’s Economic Collapse = Influx Of Visitors

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

It’s probably best not to be too vocal while your on the street about the fact that one of the main reasons you’re in a particular country is how cheap everything is and how your otherwise meager lifestyle is elevated to that of a swingin’ business mogul during your trip. But let’s face it, currency […]

Food Shopping In Athens With 300,000 Of Your Closest Friends

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Just around the corner from the Acropolis, Dimotiki Agora (or what English speakers refer to rather lamely as the Athens Central Market) is probably the best place to see modern Athens in all its chaotic glory. Wandering around the seemingly endless corridors of vendors, if one was so willing or so motivated by their OCD, […]

Top 10 Alternative Sights In Rome

Monday, December 15, 2008

Seen the Vatican? Done the Coliseum? Walked the . . . well you get it. From decorative crypts to Jetsons-like malls, here are the top 10 lesser-known sights around Rome you’re unlikely to find in any travel guide. By Sarah Parker 1. The Hot Air Balloon in Villa Borghese Villa Borghese may be one of […]

Why You Should Skip Thanksgiving And Live It Up In Greece This Year

Monday, November 17, 2008

Forget Thanksgiving and live it up in Greece for the holidays where you can enjoy uncrowded sights, great weather, and food that will blow away a turkey dinner any day. By Laura Bridgestock Want to take a Thanksgiving break that won’t break the budget? Head for Greece (just don’t order the fish…). Greece’s thriving tourist […]

Exploring The Two Worlds Of Turkey

Monday, November 10, 2008

Understanding Turkey takes both time as well as effort, but what else do you expect from a country that spans two entire worlds? By Ben Snook Turkey is confused. It’s been confused for quite some time, in fact. Straddling the Bosporus, the country has its feet planted in both Europe and Asia (or Asia Minor, […]

Falling In Love With Italy; It’s Easier Than You Think

Monday, November 3, 2008

A trip to Southern Italy is all it takes to show why it’s so hard not to love Italy, even when it’s not even trying that hard. By Hillary Richard I’m going to go out on a limb and say that it’s impossible not to love Italy, but that’s not due to a lack of […]

Visiting Paris During The Sale Of The Year

Friday, October 24, 2008

Imagine if you could only find clothes on sale twice a year. What would be the result? Semi-annual Black Friday-like shopping melees? Caddy women (and a few men) jockeying for prized items? An upsurge in foreign tourists hoping to pounce on deals of up to 90% off on luxury goods? An intermittent upsurge in personal […]

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