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Fun City Beaches Pop Up Across The Globe

Fun City Beaches Pop Up Across The Globe

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!

June 29, 2016 | By More
England To France By Ferry – An Awesome Channel Crossing Experience

England To France By Ferry – An Awesome Channel Crossing Experience

Going to France by ferry can be quite an adventure but is often overlooked since flying and the Chunnel are faster options. Flying has its own delights no doubt, but the ever annoying delays on arrival, to airport car parks make it less than a fulfilling experience. Crossing the Channel by ferry however lets you watch the Isle of Wight fade into the haze, watch the waves made by the ferry as it moves, and best of all, you get to travel with your car, motorhome or caravan from one country to the other. Ferry crossing is a thrill that needs to be rediscovered.

May 13, 2016 | By More
Europe’s Most Celebrated Festivals, Month by Month

Europe’s Most Celebrated Festivals, Month by Month

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:

April 29, 2016 | By More
Europe’s Cultural Road Trip Visiting Iconic Architecture

Europe’s Cultural Road Trip Visiting Iconic Architecture

Culture Road Trip; Visiting The Most Iconic And Inspiring Architecture In Europe

Each year many people decide to travel to Europe for many different reasons. Europe is the perfect place whether you are going on a road trip, backpacking or holidaying – the only essentials to bring are your passport and a valid European health insurance card. Many people each year flock to visit some of the most iconic and inspiring monuments. European countries are well known for being the most inspiring travel destinations as they are filled with culture, history and architecture.

March 30, 2016 | By More
New DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides Still Your Best Travel Companion

New DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides Still Your Best Travel Companion

In this age where most everything is turning digital, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Books are still your best travel companion for quick, well researched, destination information. DK Eyewitness Travel has just released their newly redesigned Top 10 Guides in a streamlined size that’s perfect for throwing in your backpack or travel bag. Any avid travelers knows that DK Eyewitness Travel guidebooks have always been well known for their succinct information coupled with lots of maps, photos and illustrations.

February 29, 2016 | By More
Amazing Things You Never Knew About Oktoberfest

Amazing Things You Never Knew About Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest 2015 begins this coming weekend! The largest Beer Festival in the world, Germany’s Oktoberfest, has been going strong for over 200 years and in all that time, appetites for good fresh beer, giant pretzels and grilled meats have grown every year. Today Oktoberfest in Munich welcomes over 7 million people during its 16 day beer fest. With 34 beer tents that seat 100,000, you would think that there would be a seat for you….but don’t dare go without making advance reservations at a table, or you’ll be standing the whole time. The good folks at Viator.com can coordinate everything for your visit. Have a peak at their article “25 Things To Know About Oktoberberfest” with links for reserving tours and tickets at the bottom.

September 16, 2015 | By More
Guide To Dresden, The Most Beautiful City On The Elbe River

Guide To Dresden, The Most Beautiful City On The Elbe River

Discover Dazzling Dresden, Germany – The most beautiful city on the Elbe River.

Dresden is undeniably one the most beautiful cities in Germany, many would say the most beautiful, it sparkles with baroque majesty that will leave you feeling you’ve arrived in a very special place. Lying right at the heart Germany’s Saxony region and just 30 miles from the Czech border, Dresden is separated into two parts lying either side of the River Elbe.

August 21, 2015 | By More
25 Year Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall – a Worldwide Commemoration

25 Year Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall – a Worldwide Commemoration

From November 7 to 9, 2014, Berlin and the world-at-large will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution in Berlin, Germany that witnessed the fall of the oppressive Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. Anyone who was alive during that era certainly feels an affinity with the people of Berlin so long tyrannized by a brutal government, and their jubilation at being finally free to engage with the rest of Germany and the world.

Citizens of Berlin will celebrate the fall of the Berlin wall with a LICHTGRENZE that will feature 8,000 helium-filled balloons placed along the route of wall that separated East and West Berlin.

November 3, 2014 | By More
Say It Like You Mean It – With Great New Translation Guides

Say It Like You Mean It – With Great New Translation Guides

Most translation guides will teach you how to say, “No Thank You”, when you REALLY want to say, “Beat It or Piss Off!” I’m thinking of the gypsy’s in Europe here… how many times do I need to say, “no thank you” to the guys trying to sell us a rose at dinner!!!

The new phrasebook translation guides published by Marco Polo have got you covered whether you want to be strictly correct, or express yourself in a more relaxed way.

July 9, 2014 | By More
Where To Find The World’s Best Parties

Where To Find The World’s Best Parties

The vast majority of travel guides that crowd dusty shelves in books stores and personal libraries tell you where to find the best hotels, countless museums and endless architecturally significant churches, but they’re missing one of the most important reasons we travel – to discover where locals go to party!

Where To Party Around The World. The Matador Network, a community of young travel bloggers who tell it like it is, has just published the “ultimate guide to partying around the world”, with 101 Places To Get F*cked Up Before You Die.

January 14, 2014 | By More
A Practical Guide To Oktoberfest, Munich’s Gala Harvest Celebration

A Practical Guide To Oktoberfest, Munich’s Gala Harvest Celebration

As temperatures cool, thoughts naturally turn to Munich and their gala Oktoberfest celebration; this year the world’s most famous beer festival (starting on the 18th September and ending on 4th October) celebrates its 200 year birthday. If it’s too late to organize a trip for this year, then book some days off in 2014, because Oktoberfest is definitely one of those bucket-list events you’ll always be glad you experienced. Just remember to reserve hotels in Munich as early as possible, as they always get fully-booked for the festival.

In late September each year a dozen cavernous beer tents are erected in the Theresienwiese Park, which is located close to the city centre. Over six million beer-lovers attend this festival each year, filling the long tables and consuming more than 6.5 million litres of the specially brewed Oktoberfest Bier over the sixteen days – this is not a festival of moderation!

September 20, 2013 | By More
Top Restaurants for Sunday Brunch in Berlin

Top Restaurants for Sunday Brunch in Berlin

Berlin is one of the most popular cities in the world at the moment, and for good reason. With a vibrant population of young artists, musicians and trendsetters populating the area, the city is constantly evolving. While days in Berlin are exciting, the nights click things up a notch or two as a tidal wave of eclectic youth splashes through the streets and into the cities numerous clubs, bars and cafes. There is never a dull moment here, but sometimes you need to take a break from the turbulence, and that’s why Sunday morning brunches in Berlin are a must.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re young or old, local or international; there’s nothing like an extended brunch spent drinking coffee and fresh juices, filling your plate high with freshly cooked sausages and scrambled eggs, and soaking up the scene.

September 18, 2013 | By More
Castles, Vineyards and Bike Trails – Life Is Good Along The Mosel River Germany

Castles, Vineyards and Bike Trails – Life Is Good Along The Mosel River Germany

When my husband and I first moved to Germany we searched for that typical German town with ‘gingerbread houses’ and an old mystical feel to it.  After realizing most of that was in Bavaria, hours away from our house in Rheinland Pfalz, we stumbled upon the Mosel River.  A 30-minute ride from our house through […]

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Where To Find Europe’s Top Golf Courses

Where To Find Europe’s Top Golf Courses

There are plenty of great golf destinations in Europe, so it’s easy to plan a golfing holiday. OK, this isn’t easy. There are so many great golf destinations throughout Europe – it’s nearly impossible to narrow it down.  But I’ve got some great suggestions for where to head for an unbeatable golf holiday. From St. […]

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Berlin’s Extraordinary, Ever-Changing Art Scene

Berlin’s Extraordinary, Ever-Changing Art Scene

The Berlin Art Scene has been a revelation in recent years as the place to be to find the most ground-breaking artists and galleries exhibiting their work in many of the city’s districts. Things are changing slowly but surely however, with the once funkier, run-down districts being gentrified and forcing the galleries that made them […]

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Touring Berlin Off The Beaten Path

Touring Berlin Off The Beaten Path

Berlin has a lot to offer visitors, but the more famous attractions – the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, and TV tower – tend to get overrun with tourists. Here are five off-the-beaten path ideas, each speaking to different times from Berlin’s rich history. Charlottenburg Palace Built in the 17th Century, Charlottenburg Palace stands as a […]

April 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
Where to Find The Best Skiing in Germany

Where to Find The Best Skiing in Germany

Winter sports are huge in Germany. If you’re a fan of German cuisine, beer and schnapps and want to book your ski chalet in Germany, there is much more to German skiing than the large Alpine resorts of the northernmost slopes of the Alps. Bavarian Chalet GermanyIf high-speed lifts and comfortable Apres-ski lounges are what you seek, then head to the Austro-German border in Bavaria. If you’d prefer smaller resorts with cheaper passes and less people, Germany has a lot to offer.

December 7, 2011 | By | Reply More
Don’t Eat Cucumbers in Germany This Summer!

Don’t Eat Cucumbers in Germany This Summer!

Caution:  We’ve just read a report that Germany is in the grips of a large and dangerous E. coli outbreak that has already infected over 1,000 people and has resulted in at least 18 deaths.    It is expected that E. coli infections will continue to spread throughout Europe and that more deaths are likely. Cucumbers […]

May 31, 2011 | By | Reply More
A Local Recommends – Unique Activities in Berlin

A Local Recommends – Unique Activities in Berlin

As the European summer draws to a close, the tourist hordes head home. Berlin is the ultimate autumn destination with the city’s events calendar in full flow and a multitude of stylish new Berlin hotels and international restaurants dotted all over. The savvy traveler will wrap up cozily and stroll the leafy streets by day […]

October 13, 2010 | By | Reply More
Get To Know Europe's Family Friendly Vacation Villages

Get To Know Europe's Family Friendly Vacation Villages

There’s a hidden treasure in Europe that everyone with kids needs to know about – family friendly holiday vacation villages built to entertain families in high style. Think grand resort comes to the countryside – and the prices are outstanding! For most of us the thought of visiting Europe with the kids in tow conjures […]

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