They Eat Horses, Don’t They?… The Truth About the French, is a delightful book examining popular myths about the French.
Who among us hasn’t fantasized about putting life on hold and spending a year or two living in FrancThe Truth About The Frenche? Ahhh, I can imagine it all now; croissants at daybreak, long walks through lavender fields, stopping for a picnic of wine, bread and cheese… But I’m also imagining dealing with the infamous French stand-offish attitude, poor plumbing, and trying to dress with the chic ease of French women. Need I worry about the myths and rumors about quirky French lifestyles or is it all just hooey?
Take this fun quiz to find your perfect road trip in Ireland. Then download the map, directions and all the sites to see from Lonely Planet. This is your perfect Ireland Road Trip helper!
Reasons Why Easter in the Baltics Should Not be Missed
Easter in the Baltic States is all about painted eggs, traditional food, and festive gift giving. Egg knocking is common in all of Europe throughout the holiday, as well as going to church on Resurrection Night, lighting candles and gathering around the table to enjoy special dishes that end the fasting period. Don’t miss out Easter in the Baltics. The religious holiday has a rich historic background that marks all sorts of periods with different rulers that had an impact on holiday traditions.
The National Geographic Society has a well earned reputation for capturing the essence of a destination in vivid detail while igniting our imaginations about what it would be like to visit there. Now their team of experts have scoured the world to identify the most extraordinary places in the world to stay. The initial selection of 24 Unique Lodges of the World include properties that demonstrate a dedication to authenticity, sustainability, excellence in service and outstanding guest experiences.
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.
Eastern Europe in winter offers something different that will amaze you. Europe is an amazing continent to explore, regardless of the weather conditions. The museums, the history, the different cultures, the food, and ultimately, the people, should be enough to convince you that this territory it worth seeing. Packed with hidden attractions, puzzling landscapes and […]
Emirates Airlines has announced an unbelievable sale for flights from JFK to Milan, Italy – with prices so low you will probably never see a sale like this again!! Emirates is offering two airline tickets for the price of one when tickets are purchased by June 22, 2015. That means two tickets from $799 in […]
The French word for “buddy” (“mate”) is “copain”: the person you share your bread with. When you’re traveling, you often meet people and ask for their advice, assistance, sometimes they will even offer you a place to stay for a few days. In many countries, hospitality is an obligation, and people you’ve never known before will do all they can to help you, just because they feel it’s something they have to do. And as for you, you feel obligated and perhaps grateful beyond words. So…. you can just go to the next supermarket (or the next bookstore) and buy them a present just to show how much you appreciated their attitude. But there’s also something better you might want to try… cook for them!
Ever since the Olympics (I know that is old news but stick with me) London’s Theatreland has had a newer fresher feel to it.
There were a lot of shows that were hanging around a bit for no other reason than they could. But in 2012 many shows that were not cutting the ice closed and some others that just came in to town to reap the rewards of an Olympic year, rightly disappeared into obscurity! Since then visitors to London have enjoyed a plethora of new and exciting productions.
8 Secret Getaway Spaces for Visiting Barcelona
Don’t be afraid to call yourself a tourist, it is not a bad word. There is nothing wrong with indulging yourself in the chaotically long queues to see the world’s most famous sights, in fact, you’ll regret it if you don’t. However, there will come a time when you will want to escape to find peace and quiet and more out of the way sites. Here I will share with you my 8 secret getaway spaces that kept me going during my time in Barcelona.
Get mesmerized this winter by the “best of a decade” Northern Lights displays and tick ‘see the northern lights’ off of your bucket list! Here’s why this year will see the best northern lights display in many years.
The Northern Lights are a magnificent sight that takes place in the far north during the wintertime. Also called the aurora borealis, this phenomenon is caused by solar activity, and scientists are predicting a superb viewing opportunity late this year. Scientists from NASA have foreseen that this December the sun’s maximum solar activity will once again reach its highest peak. Thus, travelers from around the world will be able to see the aurora borealis in its full bloom.
The nightlife in Madrid is never dull, it’s one of the world’s favorite cities for a great night on the town. Here’s a look at the top spots for memorable Madrid night life!
Madrid, the grand city of luxurious architecture, fine hotels and fancy restaurants has a lot to offer for tourists who want to play at night as well as during the day. There are places that literally never close and others that keep the party going until 2:30 a.m. Nightlife in Madrid can be characterized by a single phrase – “Mucha Marcha” which translates as “a lot of action”. Madrillenos explain it as there is too much see and to much to do, so sleeping is not an option.
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.
London attracts millions of visitors from across the world each year. To meet the demand there are about 9,000 plus hotels in the Central London alone, but alas, the city has a reputation for being quite expensive. So where can a budget traveller turn for reasonable accommodations in this vibrant city?
For those visiting London on a budget, one good option is to stay in a short-term serviced apartment. For others looking for a traditional hotel experience that won’t break the bank, London has a growing number of trendy hotels that provide a clean, nicely decorated room and a good breakfast for economical prices.
Here’s a look a some of London’s Best Budget Hotels:
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:
Excitement is building in anticipation of the children’s film, Paddington, due to be released in the U.S. in mid-December and late November in the UK. The movie features the adventures of lovable bear, Paddington Brown, a storybook bear who has been entertaining young children (in book form) for over 50 years. London (Paddington’s hometown) is pulling out all the stops to honor the nation’s most beloved bear. 50 specially outfitted Paddington Bear statues will dot the city, appearing in strategic spots where Paddington encountered his most memorable adventures. Families will be able to follow specially designed Paddington Trails to follow the lovable bear all over the city.
Five European ski resorts where beginners can concur the slopes
It can be intimidating to know what to expect on a ski trip to Europe, especially if you’ve never planned one before. If you’re new to skiing, there are lots of resorts overseas that will make you feel comfortable and excited to hit the slopes. Start by picking a resort that suits your needs as a beginner; one with plenty of accessible pistes that match your skiing ability.
Here we’ve chosen a selection of five of Europe’s best ski resorts for beginners, with great facilities and gentle slopes, helping new skiers find their confidence on the slopes.
This compelling question tickles our imagination and is the basis of a terrific new book published by Lonely Planet: The BEST Place To Be Today, 365 Things To Do & The Perfect Day To Do Them. The premise of this entertaining guide is to provide interesting and unique places you should consider traveling to – on the very best day to visit that particular spot. With something intriguing to do on every day of the year in 2015, this book makes it on our list of great Christmas presents for your favorite travel enthusiast.
So what’s the first day you would look up? Your birthday, anniversary, or perhaps that cold mid-winter week that you always hit the wall and want to escape to someplace exciting and warm.
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The Croatian Adriatic waters are some of the most exciting parts of the world any tourist would long to visit. Having earned the title of “An Unforgettable World-Class Sailing Destination”, this country has grown to become a famous tourist destination in Europe and the world as a whole. Croatia is home to an extensive archipelago that contains at least 1000 islands. Most of these islands are deserted, isolated and forested giving this beautiful country an adorable pristine nature. Island Svetac is one of these hidden treasures.