Archive for January, 2013

Hostel ROOM Rotterdam

Where to stay in Rotterdam: Hostel ROOM

Posted on 30. Jan, 2013 by .

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During my trip across Northern Europe, I made a brief stop in Rotterdam and stayed at the ROOM Hostel, thanks once again to Hostelworld. Here’s a review of my night there! Hostel ROOM Rotterdam - The Location View Larger Map Hostel ROOM Rotterdam - The Hostel   The hostel is in a typical Dutch brownstone [...]

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Beautiful Antwerp, Belgium - In Photos

Posted on 28. Jan, 2013 by .

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One of the stops I was most excited about during my grand Eurail.com tour across Northern Europe was Flanders - and of course, I wasn’t disappointed. Antwerp was the first stop on my itinerary through the region, and it set the bar really high for Bruges and Ghent. It’s a cosmopolitan, lively city - in [...]

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My Favorite Things To Do In Stockholm

Posted on 25. Jan, 2013 by .

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There’s no going around it, I’m afraid - no matter how much I try to hide it, I’m a sucker for all things Swedish. Ikea. H&M. Alexander Skarsgard. Icona Pop. The Hives. And so on. So you can imagine my excitement when I finally got to Stockholm during my Eurail.com stint across Scandinavia. I. was. [...]

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Living Like a Local With @Wimdu in Amsterdam

Posted on 22. Jan, 2013 by .

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When Wimdu offered to host me during my trip to Amsterdam, I was beyond excited - I’m a big fan of apartment rentals when I travel for extended periods of time, so this partnership couldn’t come at a better time. After 2 weeks in hotels, I was ready to be “home”, if only for a [...]

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The gorgeous Normandy cliffs in Étretat

Posted on 21. Jan, 2013 by .

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You know those gorgeous cliffs in Northern France everyone raves about? The ones I added on my bucket list ages ago but never had the courage to drive all the way up there to actually see them? Well, this summer, I did just that. I drove to Normandy, and finally saw these wonders of nature, [...]

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Where to stay in Malmo: Hotel Master Johan

Posted on 19. Jan, 2013 by .

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During my stint across Scandinavia with Eurail.com, I had planned to only stay two nights in Malmö, which I thought would give me ample time to explore the city and the surroundings. How wrong was I! There are many things to see and do in the area, and a few more nights would have been [...]

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Hofbräuhaus

Posted on 18. Jan, 2013 by .

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As you may know already, I’m not a big fan of beer in general - I much prefer my rosé in the evening. Or anytime it’s 5 o’clock somewhere… So it may come as surprising news that one of the things that I was looking forward to the most during my time in Germany was [...]

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J’aime la Provence, a photo essay

Posted on 16. Jan, 2013 by .

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I think I may have found a new favorite place in France, guys. It’s Provence. How original, right? I’m only the 450,204th person in the world to say that. But after visiting the vast majority of the country, I can honestly say that Provence has something special about it, that just makes you want to [...]

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Where to stay in Copenhagen: Generator Hostel

Posted on 12. Jan, 2013 by .

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You guys know I’m already a big fan of the Generator Hostel chain. What’s not to like? Modern buildings, central locations, variety of rooms, great nightlife and cheap dining options. Honestly, it doesn’t get better than that. Including at the Generator Hostel Copenhagen. Generator Hostel Copenhagen: The Location View Larger Map The hostel is located [...]

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13 Other Interesting Facts About France

Posted on 11. Jan, 2013 by .

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You guys remember my controversial “10 Little Known Facts About France“? It had quite a few people talking. To this day, it’s still one of my most popular posts every month, even though I wrote it over a year ago. Since then, I’ve traveled all around Europe, yes, but I also spent a fair amount [...]

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My Top 12 posts of 2012

Posted on 09. Jan, 2013 by .

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In the midst of both end-of-the-year and much talked about end-of-the-world come the inevitable topic of retrospectives. And now that we officially survived the Mayan apocalypse (and went through a photographic retrospective), I thought it was time to go through a last recap of 2012 by sharing the posts that got the most clicks, and [...]

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Fête des Lumières lyon

Lyon’s Most Colorful Event - Fête des Lumières

Posted on 07. Jan, 2013 by .

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I’d heard about the Fête des Lumières from several French friends throughout the year - according to them, it was a must-see that I wouldn’t regret traveling 2.5 hours to get to. Good enough, I said. I never need an excuse to attend a great festival anyway! Cue December 8th, 2012. Wearing just about every layer [...]

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