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5 Tips for Planning an Adventurous Europe Vacation

5 Tips for Planning an Adventurous Europe Vacation

You don’t want the typical European vacation with crowded tourist spots, brand-name hotels, or meals at chain restaurants. Instead, you prefer adventures, and want something different out of your travels.The number of adventures you can have in Europe is astounding, so take your time crafting a trip that you’ll remember for the rest of your […]

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Why European Cruises are Perfect for Short Breaks

Why European Cruises are Perfect for Short Breaks

Short breaks can be extremely beneficial, but knowing where to travel can be tricky. One fantastic option is to take a European cruise; this will show passengers historic continent, highlight many beautiful and diverse areas, allow you to recharge you batteries away from the day-to-day grind and enable you to indulge with fine food and […]

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Amsterdam – A City of Exploration

Amsterdam – A City of Exploration

Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe famed, amongst other things, for its waterways and tulips. It’s one of the top destinations for last minute city breaks. Whether you are looking for a lively nightlife, or a quiet relaxing break full of culture you will find something here to suit your tastes. […]

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The Leisurely Pace of Village Life in Cyprus

The Leisurely Pace of Village Life in Cyprus

With some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean and an average of 340 sunny days per year in which to enjoy them, it’s not hard see why the tiny island of Cyprus attracts 2.4 million visitors each year. However, there is another side to the island and if you have landed on this […]

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Heading to London After the Olympics is Still a Good Idea

Heading to London After the Olympics is Still a Good Idea

Olympic fever may have come and gone this year, but London’s appeal as a must-see tourist destination will never fade. The capital city offers access to some of the world’s best historical sights, and plenty of new attractions that are sure to hold any traveler’s attention. Here are my recommendations for what you should see […]

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Sunset Sunday – L’Ametlla de Mar, Catalonia Spain

Sunset Sunday – L’Ametlla de Mar, Catalonia Spain

During the last days of my European backpack adventure I traveled across Spain. And many of those days and nights I spent in the sleepy shore town of L’Ametlla de Mar. Largely off the international tourist map, L’Ametlla de Mar is roughly two hours south of Barcelona on the train and is essentially the “go-to” […]

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Sunset Sunday – Sunset in Melnik, Bulgaria

Sunset Sunday – Sunset in Melnik, Bulgaria

I opened my Lonely Planet Eastern Europe Guidebook and searched for a day trip outside of Sofia. I noticed Melnik, the cultural, wine making city south of the capital and close to the Greece border. Besides the wine, I also noticed a hike to a monastery, the Rohzen Monastery. In Bulgaria the monasteries are one […]

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Sunset Sunday – Cádiz, Spain

Sunset Sunday – Cádiz, Spain

Andalusia. It’s labeled essential Spain with good reason. The history, culture, and cuisine – all make for a fantastic trip. With the roots of Columbus in Seville, the tales of the Alhambra in Granada, and the historic bull fighting ring in Ronda, one can easily spend a week inside Andalusia. And if you enjoy eating, […]

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