Christmas Markets Around the World

Aside from a few flurries in November in the Northern Hemisphere there is nothing like a good Christmas Market to know that the holiday season is fast approaching. Celebrated around the world for one weekend or a whole month, Christmas markets are a great way to embrace the coming season, to enjoy some yearly traditions, […]

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December 9, 2013 by
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20 Reasons Why Cleveland Does, in Fact, Rock

This story tells you everything you need to know about Cleveland. Sure, it’s a city of fewer than half a million residents in America’s Rust Belt, but it’s got aspirations. Cleveland is the kind of city that is going to support a risqué art exhibit, even if they put a parental guidance warning on it. […]

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December 5, 2013 by
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Meet Francesca Maria Casertano, a Private Guide in Rome

Having been born and raised in Rome, Francesca Maria Casertano possesses a native’s intimate knowledge of Italy’s exuberant capital. Not only is she full of the sort of lesser-known facts and anecdotes that can truly bring Rome to life, she is also a licensed tourist guide and archaeologist who has worked at some of the […]

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December 3, 2013 by
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Meet Patricia Valenzuela, a Private Guide in Peru

As an authorized professional tour guide based in Northern Peru, Patricia Valenzuela offers private, custom-designed tours to some of the country’s richest archaeological sites. “Enlightening, Enthusiastic and Enjoyable Tours” is Patricia’s slogan, and she strives to assure that all of her services maintain the high standard of quality that have always characterized her work in […]

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November 26, 2013 by
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Exploring Christmas Markets in Europe

Valkenburg Christmas Market

During the month of December, European countries come alive with the spirit of the holidays. Christmas Markets in Europe become a star attraction, especially in Germany, enticing visitors with their selections of holiday gifts and traditional food and drink set in festive market surrounds. Imagine the smells of roasting almonds and mulled wine wafting through […]

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November 25, 2013 by
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German Christmas Markets: Where to Go and What to See and Do

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There are hundreds of Christmas markets all over Germany, which typically open at the end of November and run until Christmas Eve. Opening hours vary but the markets are open daily, usually from 10am until around 8pm or 9pm.

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November 22, 2013 by
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Exploring Bosnia From Dubrovnik

I recently spent some time in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and because I’m on somewhat of a quest to visit as many countries as I can, I decided to take a side trip from Dubrovnik to Medjugorje and Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina. However, the towns that we visited and the people that we met were so […]

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November 21, 2013 by
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10 of the Most Beautiful Spots in Finland

Finland is famous for its natural beauty, from its jagged coastline and strings of rocky archipelagos to bleak, scrub-covered fells and soundless expanses of northern snowlands. Over half of Finland lies within the Arctic Circle, forest covers 86 per cent of the land, there are 37 national parks, 187,888 lakes and almost as many islands […]

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November 20, 2013 by
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Meet Bridget Putre, a Private Guide in Munich, Germany

For the last four years, Bridget Putre has been organizing and leading tours around Munich, Germany for groups of 2-40 people. With her extensive experience and knowledge of her region, as well as a wonderful rapport with clients, it is little wonder why those traveling to Munich so often seek Bridget out as their guide. […]

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November 19, 2013 by
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From Ruin to Cultural Riches – Exploring Budapest’s Ruin Pubs

For years, these “ruin bars” or “ruin pubs”, a literal translation from the Hungarian word romkocsma, were considered temporary, since one might pop up for a single summer, only to disappear by the winter or re-open at another address. However, Budapest now has around 20 ruin pubs and counting, with bars spilling out beyond the […]

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November 18, 2013 by
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