Best Urban Beaches From Paris to Philadelphia – Summer City Beaches Are Popping Up In Land-Locked Cities Around The World
July is almost here when all thoughts turn to lazing at the beach with friends. In major land-locked cities across the globe, temporary beaches are popping along river banks to give city-dwellers and visitors a bit of sun and sand fun. City beaches are not a new idea but, when Paris brought in sand and palm trees to line the banks of the Seine River in summer, the world took notice. Paris Plages become an immediate passion for Parisians who couldn’t escape to the Med for a beach vacation. You just can’t keep a good idea from spreading and soon pop-up urban beaches were being created in major cities across the world. So grab you flip flops and beach chair and head to one of the world’s most popular pop-up city beaches!
Surely nowhere else on earth are there as many celebratory festivals as there are in Europe each year. For centuries local cultures have gathered to honor and celebrate everything from gaming competitions to religious holidays, to cultural traditions and even an abundance of beloved food items. The result is a kaleidoscope of festivals worthy of your participation.
Here’s a look at some of Europe’s most popular festival gatherings month by month:
Five Exhilarating Snowboarding Destinations You’ll Want To Visit At Least Once In Your Life
Every snowboarder has a bucket list as long as their arm of places to ride before they stop shredding forever. However, with many of these “dream” destinations the idea of the place is better than the actual riding to be had. So before you grab your snowboards and head out the door, here are five snowboarding destinations that should be at the top of your list and will NOT disappoint:
Adventurous Saalbach Holidays Deliver Excitement and Beauty in All Seasons Saalbach (also known as Saalbach-Hinterglemm) is a quintessentially beautiful Austrian municipality located near the city of Salzburg that offers some of the most spectacular skiing in Europe and is a wonderful winter holiday destination. However thanks to its beautiful green mountains, visitors flock to the […]
Local food markets give a glimpse into the soul of a destination. The crops that local farmers grow and the culinary creations that food artisans produce speak to the history of the location and the traditions of its citizens. Nothing is more pleasing and engrossing than roaming among the stalls of a neighborhood farmer’s market […]
There are big fines for drivers in Austria and Switzerland who don’t have a Vignette Sticker (road tax stamp for driving on motorways and expressways) – so vacationers with rental cars beware! Thanks go to Luda Kirk for sharing a painful tale of being fined in Austria for not having the proper sticker. And you […]
Whenever I think of Austria, I immediately start humming a tune. Music dances through the storybook countryside and permeates its baroque cities. Whether The Sound of Music is your favorite, or Mozart tickles your fancy, you’ll delight in walking in their footsteps thoughout Austria. A great place to start your travel planning is with a […]