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:
Mugs and Coffee Traditions vary all cross the world and make a fascinating study of our coffee drinking customs.
Everything gets better with coffee. It doesn’t ask questions, it understands, especially during mornings when we’re not even sure how to face the world. Coffee is that one thing that we have in common with the rest of the world. For coffee lovers out there, cups and mugs are the best travel souvenirs. These tokens represent a culture more uniquely and deeply than refrigerator magnets and key chains can ever do.
Norwegian Airlines is grabbing lots of attention as the newest major low-cost carrier flying between the United States and Europe. Their growth has been rapid and they are now the 3rd largest low-cost airline in the popular transatlantic marketplace. Also known as Norwegian Air Shuttle, the airline has just announced new direct flights between Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris and New York, Los Angeles, and Fort Lauderdale all beginning this spring.
The Most Romantic Wedding Destinations in Great Britain
Whether you’re a native to Great Britain or you’ve got your sights set on a destination wedding, you couldn’t possibly ask for a better place to get married. Great Britain’s charm isn’t comparable to anything, with beautiful landscapes and classical architecture. If you’ve been dreaming of the perfect fairytale wedding, you’d be surprised at how many options you have available in Great Britain. The hardest part will be narrowing down the list to just one final location.
There’s a new trend on golf courses around the USA and it doesn’t come with high fees or expensive equipment. In fact, you probably have everything you’ll need to play FootGolf already at home. FootGolf is attracting attention as an ideal activity for families to get out in the sunshine and play together, and makes a great activity while on a family vacation. What is FootGolf, you ask? Take a soccer ball and strategically kick it around a beautiful 18 hole golf course into specially designed 21 inch cups cut into the rough of the course. Simple and fun!
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An Insiders’ Guides to Delightful Dublin
Dublin, Ireland’s capital and most famous city, is packed with charm, culture, history and an enviable nightlife. Tourists flock from all over the world to experience the many attractions and beautiful architecture of the city. UK-based London City Airport has been working with travel and lifestyle bloggers to find top tips and advice for a trip to Dublin. We’re sharing some of their thoughts here to help inspire our readers for their own Irish city break.
If you would like to experience a traditional St. Patrick’s Festival, head to Dublin between the 14th and 17th of March 2014 for 3 days of entertainment. (http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/events). One typical event is a Céilí, a celebration of traditional Irish music and folk dancing. This highly sociable gathering is a great opportunity for you to learn some steps and soak up the Irish culture. Another must-see is the St. Patrick’s Day parade. A colourful spectacular that makes the streets literally come alive. Leading pageant companies and marching bands will parade the streets of Dublin from 12:00 pm on March 17th.
The Best Traditional Dishes in Dublin
Sometimes, when you’re exploring an unfamiliar location on a getaway or vacation, one of the most intriguing parts comes with sampling the culinary delights of the area. Most people think of Dublin and anticipate the pub food, but Dublin is also a place of fantastic culinary delights and enjoyment. Let’s take a look at some of the places you can go to for amazing dishes that are traditional to Dublin.
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.
Festival Season in Dublin for 2012 The irreverent city of Dublin is fast becoming a stage for talented musicians, artists, street performers and film makers and as such can now boast a flamboyant line-up of world-class events for Dublin’s Festival Season. Whether you’re an avid festival goer or looking for something new and unusual, Dublin […]
Some concert aficionados appreciate more than just whatever band or artist is on stage at the moment. Sometimes it is about the venue itself. It’s not strictly about acoustics either. An argument can be made that a true concert experience is the atmosphere of the venue and the surroundings. No matter how far technology has […]
Make the most of your end-of-year holidays and spend Christmas and New Year’s Eve abroad. As well as the big city celebrations around the world, some hostels have also arranged parties on-site to create a friendly and festive atmosphere. Party where you’re sleeping and there will be no expensive taxis home or late night waits for the bus.
If you’re the type of thrifty traveler who seeks out good nosh then you’ll be delighted to discover there are some great low-cost vegetarian with vegan option restaurants that range from fast food to deli-style to sit down brunches. Some cafes grow their own organic produce and feature vegetarian cuisine from all over the world. […]
Many couples are looking forward to their honeymoon in a distant location. One of the best experiences for celebrating a honeymoon is by getting close to the sea. The beauty of the beach along with the serene location is the best place for the couples to be together and bond. Here are some great beach honeymoon destinations in Europe.
Most golf enthusiasts have one common day-dream, to play golf once in their lifetime on legendary courses in Ireland and Scotland. Perhaps nowhere else on earth is the love of golf more prevalent than in the British Isles where the game of golf was invented. Long-time provider of affordable travel to Ireland and Scotland, Sceptre […]
Sceptre Tours has introduced a number of luxury tours of Ireland at really fabulous prices. Over the past few years Sceptre Tours has made a glowing name for themselves by offering budget travel to Ireland, Britain and Italy. In fact the folks at TravelZoo recently named them the “Best Overall Provider of Outstanding Travel Deals” […]
Would you believe $399 per person air + rental car? The Aer Lingus Vacation Store has announced a fabulous promotion that invites everyone to travel ‘home’ for a holiday in Ireland. Whether you have family in the Emerald Isle, or you just want to be treated like family, Ireland never fails to make visitors feel […]
Long considered the premier bike touring company based in the USA, Vermont Bike Tours has recently announced the addition of top quality walking tours. VBT has been named one of the top three adventure tour companies on Earth for the past three years by the National Geographic Society, and has been offering quality tours for […]
If you’re heading over to the Emerald Isle, don’t go unless you’ve spent some time exploring VisitDublin.com. The site is loaded with tons of ways to save money and guarantee a fabulous visit. The site is a prime example of a tourist bureau doing things right. Let’s get our priorities straight right away and begin […]