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Dining Out in Paris – An Essential Guide For Travelers To Paris

Dining Out in Paris – An Essential Guide For Travelers To Paris

Dining Out in Paris – What You Need to Know Before You Get to the City of Light, is a terrific guide to own whether it’s your first visit or your 10th.

Paris is always on my mind. It’s a destination that captures the imagination and hearts of visitors. No matter how many times I return, I know there are endless fascinating nooks and crannies waiting to be savored. Author, Tom Reeves, apparently experienced this magnetic draw as he pulled up stakes in California in 1992 and moved to France permanently. A devote of the Paris restaurant scene, Tom’s dining guide shares all the little customs and quirks of dining in the city of light. Every traveler to Paris (first-time or not) should have this handy little guidebook in their pack.

August 8, 2016 | By More
Tallinn, Hipster Paradise in Estonia

Tallinn, Hipster Paradise in Estonia

Tallinn, The journey from soviet ruins to hipster paradise.

Whenever you think hipster you probably think Shoreditch in London, Fitzroy in Melbourne, Williamsburg in New York or some other well-known trendy hipster location out there. Do you really think those pop hipsters are “real” hipster? I don’t think so… As a matter of fact I am sure they are not, especially after I visited Tallinn a few weeks ago.

July 6, 2016 | By More
10 Reasons It’s The Best Time in Decades To Visit Britain

10 Reasons It’s The Best Time in Decades To Visit Britain

Here are 10 great reasons why this may be the best time to visit Britain in the last thirty years.

Probably a few weeks ago you had no idea what “Brexit” was or how it would affect Britain immediately after the vote to leave the European Union. The vote of the people of Britain to approve Brexit last week, sent proverbial shock waves through the world’s financial markets. The result was an unprecedented drop in British Pounds Sterling to the lowest value in decades. Today the GBP is down to the lowest value again the USD in 3 decades. As a result, the number of internet searches for fights to Britain have increased by an estimated 50%. Travelers know there are bargains to be had across-the-pond, so don’t miss this opportunity to travel to the United Kingdom for less than it’s cost in many, many years.

July 4, 2016 | By More
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
Ireland’s Enchanting Off-Shore Islands – Go Explore!

Ireland’s Enchanting Off-Shore Islands – Go Explore!

Getting to know Ireland’s intriguing off-shore islands.

Many of us have visited Ireland more than once, as the hospitality of the Irish is unsurpassed and the scenery is stunning. But just when you think you know the island-nation well, there is more scenic beauty waiting just offshore on one of Ireland’s 80 off-shire islands. Here’s an introduction to Ireland’s beautiful off-shore islands just waiting for you to explore.

June 15, 2016 | By More
13 Iconic Monuments Cloaked in Mystery

13 Iconic Monuments Cloaked in Mystery

13 Historic Monuments Where Mystery Prevails

The world is a rich and wonderful place that’s full of surprises. Mysteries can be found in the most unexpected corners of the Earth – and many of them are left unsolved despite centuries of speculation.
Here are 13 mysterious historical monuments, from those well-loved in pop culture, to lesser known curiosities from ancient times, all waiting for your exploration:

June 13, 2016 | By More
6 Amazing Buildings Once Built For British Royalty

6 Amazing Buildings Once Built For British Royalty

6 Amazing Buildings You Probably Didn’t Know Were Built for British Royalty

With Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday being celebrated this weekend, everyone’s attention will be focused on a number of iconic royal destinations in the UK like Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. But these great palaces are not the only impressive buildings that are linked to the British royal family.

June 10, 2016 | By More
Ins and Outs of Prague With a Local – Top Tips for a Great Visit

Ins and Outs of Prague With a Local – Top Tips for a Great Visit

Have you ever seen one of the oldest bridges in Europe? Do you want to try wine from a drinking glass like the one Charles IV owned? Did you know that world’s renowned Prague Dancing House was originally named “Fred and Ginger” after Aster and Rogers fame? Or that Old Town Square has the tastiest street food and most unique handicrafts – all are waiting for you to discover in Prague!

June 6, 2016 | By More
World’s Most Glamorous Celebrity Owned Resorts – Vacation Like A Superstar!

World’s Most Glamorous Celebrity Owned Resorts – Vacation Like A Superstar!

It would seem that media superstars know a thing or two about glamorous experiences and luxury surroundings. After all, if you had mega-millions at your disposal, you’d definitely have a taste for the finest luxury goods and most breathtaking settings. So it should be no surprise that many media celebrities have purchased resort properties to reflect their personal vision of resort utopia. While some have failed, many have succeeded in becoming the most glamorous and sought after resort properties in the world.

Here’s a look at The World’s Most Glamorous Celebrity Owned Resorts

May 20, 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
The Changing Faces of The Ramblas, Barcelona’s Most Famous Street

The Changing Faces of The Ramblas, Barcelona’s Most Famous Street

The Ramblas: the changing face of Barcelona’s most famous street.

I remember the first time I walked down the Ramblas well. It was February 1998 and Barcelona’s most famous street was full of tourists and locals alike. There were silver-painted human statues, stock still until a coin clattered into their collection boxes, buskers of varying degrees of talent, and card tricksters keeping a keen eye out for the first sign of the law. Whether taking a stroll, people watching, or on their way elsewhere, the street was bustling with activity as people went about their business.

April 21, 2016 | By More
DIY Walking Tour of Sherlock Holmes’ London Neighborhoods

DIY Walking Tour of Sherlock Holmes’ London Neighborhoods

The first Sherlock Holmes story (A Study in Scarlet) was published in 1887 and it took London by storm. It combined cold logic, meticulous observation, forensic science and the now-familiar format of the detective story. Did you know that although Holmes uses fingerprint analysis in his first case, Scotland Yard didn’t introduce the technique until 1901?

Join the team from the London Pass on a Sherlock Holmes self guided walking tour across central London.

April 20, 2016 | By More
Venice Trip Report – What You Can Learn From My Mishaps

Venice Trip Report – What You Can Learn From My Mishaps

What do we all do when planning a vacation? (Let us skip the tickets, hotel and packing part). Imagine these all are set and a day or two are left until the flight. Of course, we need a plan on what to see and where to go.
In the mood for magic and romance, I watched a million of videos of carnival and loving couples sailing in gondolas. I had made a nice plan (as I thought), packed all my fancy dresses and a few pairs of peeps. I thought I would fit the place perfectly. If I only knew how wrong I was!

April 13, 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
Mugs and Coffee Traditions From Across The Globe

Mugs and Coffee Traditions From Across The Globe

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.

March 30, 2016 | By More
Exploring The Wild West Coast of Iceland

Exploring The Wild West Coast of Iceland

Want to explore wild west? Western Iceland remains off the beaten track and well worth exploring.

Iceland has become a popular tourist destination in the recent years. It has some of the most stunning landscapes in the world and fantastic views of the Northern Lights; the capital city Reykjavik is also well known for its vibrant, bustling atmosphere and welcoming locals. However, just an hour from the city is the relatively unexplored ‘Wild West’. There are an abundance of ice caves, lava tubes and small villages which offer an amazing glimpse if traditional Icelandic life. Places to visit in this part of Iceland include:

March 25, 2016 | By More
Croatia’s Top 5 Most Fascinating Cities and Why To Visit See Them Now

Croatia’s Top 5 Most Fascinating Cities and Why To Visit See Them Now

Top 5 Most Fascinating Cities in Croatia

Drawing influences from both the Mediterranean and Central Europe, Croatia is a country with many beautiful cities and towns. It’s coastline stretches over 1,000 miles along the Adriatic Sea, encompassing more than a thousand islands, and is crossed by the Dinaric Alps and dotted with castles. With a rich history dating back to the 7th century, Croatia retains much of the influence of early rulers from the Greeks and Romans. If you’re planning to visit, be sure to research your many choices; I offer you a description of the country’s top must-see cities.

March 18, 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
Norwegian Airlines Is Making Travel To Europe Affordable Again

Norwegian Airlines Is Making Travel To Europe Affordable Again

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.

February 22, 2016 | By More