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25 Incredible Ways to Propose Abroad

Forget dropping down on one knee at a glitzy restaurant; these days popping the question requires a little more thought. From drifting along the Venice canal ways on a romantic gondola ride to camping out under the Egyptian stars, or even from the top of the Empire State Building, here are 25 ideas for mind-blowingly romantic proposals.

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February 7, 2014 by | 4 Comments

20 New Year’s Eve Parties Around the World

As the Christmas lights start to fade and the holiday season is coming to an end, there’s still one final bash to send out 2013. With the New Year just around the corner, now’s the time to make your New Year’s resolutions, drink away the last year’s regrets and celebrate starting all over again in 2014. From riotous street parties and fireworks extravaganzas, to marching bands and torchlight processions, here are 20 of the best New Year’s Eve parties from around the world.

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December 31, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Europe’s Most Accessible Cities (and Tips for Getting Around With Limited Mobility)

Rental car in Paris

According to figures released by the UN, there are 650 million people living in this world with some sort of disability, with around eight million of those from Europe, which also has a population that is aging. That’s a huge section of the population and one that until recently was not well served when traveling overseas. However, times they are a-changing and guidelines for accessible travel laid down in the European Parliament are now largely being adhered to or at the very least worked towards.

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March 21, 2013 by | 2 Comments

8 Great Day Trips from Barcelona

Once you’ve had your fill of Barcelona’s ancient architecture, world-class cuisine and hedonistic nightlife, venture outside of the Catalonian capital, where you’ll find plenty of sights to keep you occupied. From mountain-top panoramas to sipping cava in a family-run vineyard, here are 8 destinations that make great day trips from Barcelona.

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October 18, 2012 by | 0 Comments

Barcelona Scooter Tour: Zip Around Like a Local

Viator offers a 3-hour scooter tour of Barcelona which began in the Barceloneta neighborhood at a place called Cooltra. After a very short introduction to the motorbike, we took off following our guide Miguel. There were only 4 of us so it was easy to stick together among the traffic and stop lights.

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September 12, 2012 by | 0 Comments

Barcelona’s Best Outdoor Adventures

Barcelona is a city of juxtapositions: ancient Gaudi landmarks pitched against modernist architecture; the winding streets and pleasant market plazas, crammed with Chupitos (shot bars) where come nightfall, rowdy students knock back shot after shot. But one thing Barcelonans can agree on is their love of the outdoors. Whether you prefer a gentle stroll around the city sights or a tough hike up the mountains; lounging on one of the city’s many beaches or taking to the waves on a kiteboard; there are an abundance of activities for all ages, abilities, and preferences. For those hoping to make the most of Barcelona’s beaches or explore the varied topography of the Catalan countryside, here’s a rundown of Barcelona’s best outdoor activities.

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July 19, 2012 by | 0 Comments

Team Europe Update: Ryan & Asha in Barcelona

Flamenco at Tablao Cordobes

The next stop on Team Europe’s journey was Barcelona! They said ciao to the gelato and pizza in Venice and Italy and hopped on a plane to Spain, where they spent time playing on the beach, making paella, and riding around in fancy cars.

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June 15, 2012 by | 0 Comments

10 of the Best Cities to Explore by Bike

Norway trampe

Whether you’re a health fanatic or just a curious traveler on the hunt for an adventure, biking is an ideal way to explore a city. There’s nothing quite like taking in the sights and sounds of a new destination as you whip past monuments, street vendors and public parks. Due to the increased popularity of urban biking, many cities have gone above and beyond the call of duty to make easily accessible bike lanes for travelers. So, the next time you find yourself in a bike-friendly city, skip the car rental and let your legs do the driving.

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April 9, 2012 by | 4 Comments

Top 5 Gaudi Sights in Barcelona

Rooftop of Gaudi's La Pedrera - Casa Mila

Here are the top 5 don’t miss Gaudi sights in Barcelona – before you set off though, save time by prebooking your tickets as the queues are often horrendously long for these popular sights.

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March 23, 2012 by | 1 Comment

The Best Less Popular Cities in Europe to Visit

When people plan trips, they tend to opt for the big, well-known cities … the Parises, Madrids, and Venices of the world. But, while these places are packed with history, intrigue and beauty, there are other less popular cities offering beautiful and unique experiences, often a stone’s throw away. For your next trip, keep the big city picks, but schedule in some day or overnight trips to other cities nearby. Need some ideas?

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February 22, 2012 by | 5 Comments

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