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10 European Road Trips to Take This Summer

Furka Pass, Switzerland

From America’s Route 66 to Australia’s Great Ocean Road to South Africa’s Garden Route, the world is full of unforgettable road trips, but don’t write off Europe for your next adventure. Whether you want to hire a campervan and get off the beaten track, cruise along the coast in a convertible or tackle one of […]

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May 23, 2016 by | Comments Off on 10 European Road Trips to Take This Summer

Europe’s Most Colorful Gardens

Mirabell Gardens, Austria

It’s hard to resist a garden in full bloom, especially one sampling every color of the rainbow. While one can easily find a slew of scenic gardens and public parks in just about any city, there are a few European destinations boasting quite impressive flowerbeds this season. From larger-than-life palace grounds and artist-inspiring, free-growing shrubs […]

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March 21, 2016 by | 2 Comments

Amsterdam’s Keukenhof Gardens: Tiptoe Through the Tulips

Keukenhof Gardens in season

If you’ve got a thing for flowers, color, beauty, history and sweet-smelling air, the Netherlands’ Keukenhof Gardens, not far from Amsterdam, is the place for you. It’s gorgeous. So gorgeous, in fact, that no one has ever taken a bad photograph there. Well, not of the flowers anyway.

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March 11, 2016 by | 17 Comments

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

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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 […]

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February 24, 2016 by | Comments Off on Two Countries, One Trip: How to See More on Your Next Vacation

New Year Traditions Around the World

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What are you doing when the clock strikes 12 on New Year’s Eve? Depending on where you are, this answer could vary. In America, there is the tradition of watching the ball drop from Times Square in NYC (or the Peach drop in Atlanta and so on), along with an impressive fireworks display that rivals […]

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December 27, 2013 by | 1 Comment

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 | 1 Comment

Sampling the Flavors of Amsterdam on a Food Tour

Hopjeswafels, a popular variation on stroopwafels

In a city of such colour and character as Amsterdam, the only way to cut to the “real stuff” is to have a local take you around. And there’s a lot of real stuff to cut to; Viator’s Amsterdam Food Tour is packed with plenty of good eats, interesting information, and great conversation.

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November 7, 2013 by | Comments Off on Sampling the Flavors of Amsterdam on a Food Tour

Amsterdam’s Secret Gardens

Bosschehofje

Imagine walking around Amsterdam – it’s busy, there are crowds of people everywhere, you’ve just spent an hour and a half walking around the Rijksmuseum after queuing for two hours to get in. You’ve had enough; you’re tired and fed up. You want to sit down somewhere without someone bothering you. That’s when you spot […]

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October 2, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Visiting North Holland and the Enclosing Dike

You can see the IJsselmeer on the left (lower part of the dike) and the Zuiderzee on the right.

Constructed between 1927 and 1933, the Afsluitdijk connects the North-Holland province with the Friesland province and runs over a length of 32 kilometers. It’s a fundamental part of the larger Zuiderzee Works that dams off the Zuiderzee (a salt water inlet of the North Sea) and turns it into the fresh water lake of the […]

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September 19, 2013 by | 1 Comment

The 10 Best Wine and Food Festivals in the World

Capetown Vineyard

Wine connoisseurs and foodies have plenty to get excited about this year, with a packed roster of gastronomic events taking place around the globe. From celebrity studded culinary masterclasses to grape-stomping competitions, here are 10 Wine and Food festivals that you don’t want to miss.

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April 4, 2013 by | 2 Comments