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Two Countries, One Trip: How to See More on Your Next Vacation

Even if you’re not the kind of traveler who wants to check off as many destinations as possible in a week-long vacation, you might get restless staying in one place for that long. With some cities, you not only have the option of visiting another region, you can also stamp your passport by going to a whole different country for a few days.

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August 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments

14 Festivals and Events Worth Traveling For in 2014

Fed up with lazing on the beach or vacationing on the piste? Start planning your next trip right here as 2014 is panning out as a bumper year for travelers chasing a little more substance for their buck. There are major-league sporting events to attend all over the world and a cluster of poignant war anniversaries in Europe as well as landmark events in America.

Here’s a selection of some of the must-see festivals and events happening exclusively in 2013.

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January 22, 2014 by | 0 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

German Christmas Markets: Where to Go and What to See and Do

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 | 1 Comment

Kreuzberg District Tour: Food, Culture, and Street Art

One of many famous works of graffiti in Berlin

The Kreuzberg district of Berlin is a very hip area. Hence, it’s the perfect spot for a Kreuzberg District Food, Culture, and Street Art tour. Tour guide Jannes met me and the other tour participant by the East Side Hotel, just outside of the Kreuzberg district of Berlin, and directly across from the East Side Gallery. The East Side Gallery is the longest section of the Berlin Wall that remains standing – at 1.3kms. It’s covered in graffiti-like art, but it’s not for just anybody to come along and make their mark; artists are invited.

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October 24, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Festivals Around the World in September

Oktoberfest

From the world’s largest and most famous beer festival to Mexican Independence Day and even an African Reed Dance ceremony; there are plenty of good excuses to celebrate this month. Here are some of the best festivals happening around the world in September.

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August 26, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Best Children’s Museums Around The World

Toy animals at the Toy Museum in Prague

To help you plan a fun and educational family vacation, here are our top picks for the best children’s museums around the world.

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April 18, 2013 by | 2 Comments

The World’s Best Neighborhoods for Spotting Street Art

Stumbling upon vibrant street art may seem like you’re digging for a needle in a haystack but it’s actually easier than you think, especially if you know where to look. Many cities where street art culture flourishes have one or two neighborhoods where street artists tend to leave their mark. From Bogotá’s colorful La Candelaria to London’s gritty East End, here are 11 of the world’s best neighborhoods for spotting street art.

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March 25, 2013 by | 1 Comment

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

Underground Berlin: A First-Hand Look at Berlin’s Buried History

I make my way to the meeting point in Berlin, at Gesundbrunnen, feeling a slight degree of trepidation. The Cold War is a mystery to me, as is most of modern history. I was a little worried that I’d be spending the next few hours with boffins and military enthusiasts than someone like myself. I was happily proven wrong.

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September 8, 2012 by | 8 Comments

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