Whether embarking on a Eurotrip or a weekend jaunt to a foreign city, European travel requires some smart planning; you may know all the must-see landmarks, but we provide the hidden gems.
Christiania: City Within a City
Nestled in the center of Denmark, surrounded by an old brick wall covered in graffiti, is the free-town of Christiania. I was fascinated with its history- created in the 1970’s when a group of anarchists, artists, and hippies took over an old military base and proclaimed it separate from Denmark. With blatant disregard for Danish marijuana laws and building colors, it remains it's own thing to this day. I had to see Christiania for myself, so I went in the dead of winter, and walked all 85-acres of the walled city within the city. I’ll tell you the ins-and-outs of this little Freetown and the best place to grab some grub.
Dusseldorf on the Rhine
The capital of the North-Rhine Westphalia state of Germany, Dusseldorf is a university town and a center of art and fashion. It has lovely tree-lined streets, beautiful parks, riverside walks, and impressive architecture to admire. The capital of the North-Rhine Westphalia state of Germany, Dusseldorf is a university town and a center of art and fashion. It has lovely tree-lined streets, beautiful parks, riverside walks, and impressive architecture to admire.
Things to See and Do in Blackpool
A weekend in Blackpool is certainly worth consideration when searching for short breaks this year. From famous attractions such as Blackpool Tower to amazing museums and top-quality theatrical performances in the evening, you may be hard pressed to fit everything there is on offer in a single break! And while the seaside town attracts more visitors during the summer – when the weather tends to be best – there is plenty for you to see and do here over the course of a weekend whatever time of year you visit. Perhaps the most famous iconic attraction is Blackpool Tower, which stands at 518 ft tall and can be seen for miles around.
Fun-Filled Sporting Activities in the Costa Brava
If you’re ideal holiday isn’t about lounging around on a sun bed all day, then check out the action-packed activities on offer in the Costa Brava. With a range of sporting activities available to keep holidaymakers busy, tourists will be able to take the ear phones out, put the book down and enjoy some fun-filled sporting adventures in this Spanish gem.
Thanksgiving in Sicily
Heavenly aromas filled the air of our Sicilian townhouse with such density you could almost taste them. Conversation hummed in the air, a strange, beautiful medley of Italian and English from our Italian and American guests that was as familiar to me as breathing. After thirteen years in Sicily, I understood both, but I didn't have time to listen much, rushing around as I helped my parents with the finishing touches of the meal.
Cologne on the Rhine
A 2,000-year-old city, Cologne, spans the Rhine River in the North Rhine – Westphalia state of Germany. It’s the region’s cultural landmark with Gothic architecture, awesome green spaces, and fantastic river views.
Can Taking A Trip Help Improve Mental Health And Wellness?
Enjoyment, empathy, and creativity have all been associated with travel. However, research indicates that the mere act of planning a trip can stimulate your brain.
Louvre Museum Tour: What You Will Experience, How Much It Costs, How to Book
Incredible works of art may be found at one of the largest museums in the world, the Louvre. In the Louvre, you may find anything from Baroque pictures to statues from Ancient Egypt! The Louvre is a landmark in and of itself and is frequently ranked as having one of the best views of Paris. It is situated in Paris 1 on the right bank of the Seine River.
Insight into the Duomo Florence Tour
The Duomo in Florence is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Tuscany. The Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral is Florence's central church. One of the most popular destinations in Europe is the Piazza del Duomo in the center of Florence. This is for the very good reason that these structures are works of great architecture and art.
Bremen on the Weser River
Bremen is a Hanseatic city in northwestern Germany. Hanseatic referred to a league of trading cities in the 13th century. It is a commercial and industrial city with a major port on the Weser River. It is also one of the largest seaports and centers of seaborne trade in the country.
To continue my series regarding budget travel advice, I’m very happy to describe my recent experience in Spain (and Europe’s) sunniest city, Seville, which is a fantastic treasure trove of culture, food, drink and … sun!
An Innocent Abroad
Nursing my kanelsnagle (cinnamon bun) at Zaggis on Frederiksboroggade and watching young Danes cycle past on their way to work, I have to admit I was feeling pretty chill. The Scandinavian word for contentment, hygge, came to mind and while its common to both Norway and Denmark, each country interprets it differently. The Norwegians think of hygge as simply a word meaning cozy. The Danes, on the other hand, take it one step further, incorporating hygge in the broad sense, into their national identity. The Danes are very, very chill.