Archive for 'Europe Travel'

When All You Need Is A Holiday - Photos Of Sunsets From Tenerife

Posted on 24. Jun, 2013 by .

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You wouldn’t believe the comments I get from people I encounter in my travels, or even friends and family members. A surprisingly large amount of people don’t understand the concept of being a travel writer or blogger. “So, you’re on vacation like, all the time, right?” “I’m so jealous of your life!” “Your parents must […]

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Kipps Backpackers Brighton

Where to Stay in Brighton: Kipps Backpackers

Posted on 23. Jun, 2013 by .

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Kipps Backpackers in Brighton is the ultimate backpacking hostel — inexpensive beds, basic amenities, good location close to the sea and the bars of North Laine. In my opinion, a great place to crash for a night or two (but perhaps not much longer). Kipps Backpackers Brighton: The Location View Larger Map   The hostel is […]

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day trips from Rotterdam

7 Easy Day Trips from Rotterdam

Posted on 19. Jun, 2013 by .

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One of the big advantages of traveling within the Netherlands, outside massive amounts of cheese and overall awesomeness, is the proximity to, well, everything. Because if you’ve looked at a European map, chances are you’ve either: Noticed how small the Netherlands are, or… That you just haven’t seen them at all (true story). It’s always […]

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Traveling From London to Edinburgh? Take The Train. Seriously.

Posted on 28. May, 2013 by .

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I like to believe that there is a time and place for everything. A time for being rushed, and a time for taking things at a leisurely pace. A time for a get-to-the-goddamned-point mood, and another for contemplation. And after years of traveling around Europe, I tend to prefer the epicurean journeys to the expeditive cheap […]

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The Hidden And Haunted Tour of Edinburgh

Posted on 17. May, 2013 by .

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You know what they say, right? When in Rome… do as the Romans do. In Paris, go up the Eiffel Tower. In London, take a silly pose with Big Ben. In Pisa, hold the leaning tower. You get the gist. And in Edinburgh, the touristy thing to do, outside the obvious, is go on a […]

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the view from the shard

The View From The Shard - in Photos

Posted on 26. Apr, 2013 by .

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The Shard has been the subject of mixed opinions ever since its construction was approved: too high, too shiny, too much, too pointy. Others said it would revitalize the area, and bring in loads of visitors (and consequently muchos pesos). So when I was invited to visit The View from The Shard, needless I was […]

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Where to stay in Paris: Hotel Le Five

Posted on 25. Apr, 2013 by .

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Upon my most recent visit to Paris I was lucky enough to be invited by Hotel Le Five to experience one of their famous “scintillating canopy” rooms, I didn’t hesitate for long. My experience with the Elegancia Group had always been outstanding, and I couldn’t wait to find out if this hotel would top the […]

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Is Cassis the best village in France?

Posted on 15. Apr, 2013 by .

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If I were to ask the following question “What makes a village irresistible?”, what would be your answer? Chances are, it would include good food, friendly locals, a beautiful setting and a little je ne sais quoi about the atmosphere.  What more could you want? And as it turns out, when I decided to visit […]

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Stockholm, The City That Won’t Let You In

Posted on 10. Apr, 2013 by .

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I was really looking forward to visiting Stockholm. It’s one of the cities I always idealized, imagined to be a certain way and predicted I would fall in love with, and never want to leave. And while this isn’t entirely different from the reality of my visit, it’s also not exactly the truth. Stockholm blew […]

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5 Things You Should Know About Budget Airlines in Europe

Posted on 08. Apr, 2013 by .

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If you’ve been reading this blog for a few months, you know how I feel about budget airlines in Europe: I love them (well, most of them), and I wouldn’t travel any other way. I flew countless times with low-cost airlines from every corner of Europe - Edinburgh, Barcelona, Berlin and more - and while […]

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The Sainte-Chapelle of Paris - in Photos

Posted on 01. Apr, 2013 by .

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The Sainte-Chapelle had been a long standing item on my Paris to-do list, but for some reason, I’d never got around to it. I had deemed Notre-Dame and Sacré-Coeur more worthy of my attention - the former for its free entry, and the latter for the views. It wasn’t until my most recent trip to […]

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Kessler Esslingen

The Oldest Wine Cellar in Germany - Kessler

Posted on 29. Mar, 2013 by .

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Whenever someone thinks of sparkling wine, the Champagne region of France comes to mind. That’s a given. But as it turns out - I strongly dislike champagne. Needless to say that I was less than enthused by the idea of visiting a cellar. This is Germany, I thought, why would I choose to visit a cellar […]

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My Travel Guilty Pleasures

Posted on 27. Mar, 2013 by .

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Whether you are a frequent traveler or a one-week-abroad-per-year kind of person, there’s no getting away from it. We are all human beings, each with our own quirks. Some adorable, some strange, some… plain embarrassing. You know what I’m talking about. Serial thief of toiletries or over-achiever at breakfast, I’m talking to you! We are all […]

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Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Scenes from an Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Posted on 20. Mar, 2013 by .

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It hardly gets more touristy/iconic than this, right? While I usually prefer to tick off just a few landmarks and then discover the city’s cool neighborhoods, hopping on a canal cruise was of course never part of my master plan in Amsterdam. Not that there’s anything wrong with it - it’s just not something I […]

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Free Things To Do In Paris

25 Odd, Touristy and Free Things To Do In Paris

Posted on 18. Mar, 2013 by .

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Travel is but one of the few expenses that will make you both richer and poorer at the same time. But what if I told you there was a way to avoid the monthly bank statement heart attack? Paris, unlike the rest of its equivalent counterparts, is actually fairly easy to visit on a tight budget, […]

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