5 Reasons You Need to Visit Ireland

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Ireland is an enchanting country. It might not be one at the top of your list but once you get there you’ll realize you’ve been missing out. Ireland is a small country, modernizing but keeping its breathtaking ancient landscapes and some of the friendliest people on earth. Even if it’s rainy, which happens a lot, you’ll be certainly received with a warm welcome. There are many reasons to visit Ireland, and below you’ll find five that should be convincing enough. Continue reading “5 Reasons You Need to Visit Ireland”

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48 Hours in London – Guide For First Timers

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Spending 48 hours in the British capital requires a tight itinerary if you want to get the most out of this city. From exploring must-see attractions to eating delicious street food, experiencing a musical on Broadway and pub-hopping to extravagant nightclubs, there’s so much to see and do in this short span of time. If it is your first time in the city, this guide will give you a 48-hour snapshot to help you sketch your days, so that you don’t miss out anything important. Continue reading “48 Hours in London – Guide For First Timers”

Exploring Greece: A Wild Camping Adventure

This a guest post written by Joey Holmes about her time wild camping in Greece.

Greece has, for a long time, been the perfect destination for travellers on a budget looking for guaranteed sunshine throughout the summer months. The varied and stunning ancient history, excellent food, pristine beaches and long sunny days holds huge appeal for European holidaymakers, many of whom go for incomprehensibly cheap (and often tacky) package holiday deals. But we wanted to see Greece from a different angle, away from the chaos of sunlounger filled beaches and booze cruise party people. We wanted to see Greece the way it’s depicted in the photos; deserted, tranquil, untouched and beautiful. Continue reading “Exploring Greece: A Wild Camping Adventure”

Top 5 European Cities For Foodies

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(Image via Flickr by Connie Ma)

Some people like to choose their travel destination based on landmarks, museums, and outdoor activities. Nowadays, there is an increasing number of people nurturing a passion for food: the foodies! These people love visiting food markets, trying new restaurants, and cooking with new ingredients; finding pleasure whether it be sipping wine in Bordeaux, eating pizza in Naples, or having a one-of-a-kind dining experience at a Michelin-star restaurant in Copenhagen. Many companies are catching on to this movement and even offering world-class dining itineraries. Continue reading “Top 5 European Cities For Foodies”

The Ultimate European Road Trip

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When I think of road trips I think of America first. I think if you grew up in the US, road trips were quintessential. The United States is such a vast country, and each state could be its own country considering culture differences and size; but in Europe, you can take a road trip and traverse actual several countries in a few hours. Europe offers something for everyone and you can plan a road trip there based on your interests. Continue reading “The Ultimate European Road Trip”

Where In Europe Are You Most Likely To Be A Victim Of Pickpocketing?

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Europe is infamous for pickpocketers (just made up that word, I think), and for good reason. They are truly everywhere, but you can get lucky too. I don’t know the statistics but I’ve been to Europe many times and lived there for almost a year, and I only got close to almost being pickpocketed (that’s not a word either, is it?) once in 2008. The person I was with saved me. He turned around just before the pickpocketer was about to grab the visible wallet out of my bag (okay, that was my bad.) He got caught and ran away and that was the end of it. No, I didn’t chase him away, cursing away like a maniac. Could’ve made a better story though. My reaction was more of a silent wtf and went on with my life. That’s kind of how I react to life in general. Continue reading “Where In Europe Are You Most Likely To Be A Victim Of Pickpocketing?”

How To Travel Europe Like A Local

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Isn’t Europe wonderful? One of the great things about this continent is that the countries within it are so different from each other in spite of their small territories and short distances from each other. There is a huge cultural difference between European capitals and it’s good to know some of these while traveling there. For example, while it is acceptable to take away your leftovers after a meal in London, it is kind of embarrassing and frowned upon in Paris.   Continue reading “How To Travel Europe Like A Local”