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Getting Around in Venice

Venice is a city of canals and unlike many other places the public transportation system is based on water for the most part. On land the best way to get around is on foot. To have a true Venetian experience you most certainly won’t rely … Continue reading →

The Lesser Known Island Gems of Venice

Visit the Islands of Venice

Wandering the labyrinthine streets, indulging in rich coffee and gelato, sampling the local pizza and pasta options, shopping on the Rialto Bridge, and relaxing in the Piazza San Marco are all fabulous ways to spend your time in Venice. It is not uncommon for visitors … Continue reading →

Now is the time to visit Seville

If you are thinking about a vacation in the south of Spain you usually plan for the summer time, right? Andalusia has one of the warmest climates in Europe. During the summer Sevillanos keep their cool by avoiding the midday sun and drinking their beer … Continue reading →

Exploring the Historic City of Dublin

Visit the historic city of Dublin in Ireland

Ireland is a beautiful country full of interesting places, but none are more visited than the city of Dublin. The Irish capital boasts an appealing mix of modern European class and traditional Irish charm. It is full of important historical sites as well as contemporary … Continue reading →

Street Art in Paris

Speaking in very general terms the City of Light embodies timeless elegance like no other city. However, Paris also has a very different side. The urban side of the city is a little rougher around the edges. The city has a vibrant street art scene … Continue reading →

Barcelona, A Modern City With Deep Local Roots

The City of Barcelona Spain

Barcelona is an incredibly popular European city for travelers of all ages and interests, young explorers in particular seem enthralled by the cities diversity, indeed no city in Europe mixes cosmopolitan style with regional flair quite like Barcelona. The city’s well-kept public spaces and diverse … Continue reading →

Ten Places to Visit in Northern England

If you have never visited England before now is the time to plan your trip, if you go online to find out more about things to see and do while visiting England, you’ll typically find a list of attractions based mostly in the southern parts … Continue reading →

Things to do in Rainy Madrid

Things to do in Rainy Madrid If you are like me seeing and hearing the rain against the window makes you want to stay in bed all day.  But of course that is not always possible, especially not when you are on a trip somewhere … Continue reading →

Unforgettable Experiences in and around Paris

Are you one of those people who love Paris with a passion and just can’t keep away from this captivating city? Each time you go there, you probably like to add some novel experiences to your album of personal Paris memories. Here are a couple … Continue reading →

Short on Time in Rome?

There’s a well-known proverb that says “Rome wasn’t built in a day” and when you visit the Italian capital you will soon understand what is meant by it. There is so much to see and discover in this treasure trove of antiquity. It can take … Continue reading →

Travelling Solo

Correct me if I’m mistaken, but I have the feeling that travelling alone has become much more of a trend recently. And I am not talking about a week long all inclusive trip to a luxury resort on some tropical island. I’m referring to backpacking … Continue reading →

Peculiarities of Berlin, Germany

Strange Berlin Germany

So far, we love Berlin. It’s right up there, next to Montreal, as one of our favourite cities on Earth. What makes both special is that people seem liberated enough to do their own thing. They don’t seem under the big brother spell, opposed to … Continue reading →

Fashion and Culture in Milan

It is a well-known fact that the cultural offer in Italy is very far-reaching if you take the monuments and art work of Rome and Florence alone. Though it is the second largest city in Italy, with a history going back to the Celts, Milan … Continue reading →