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A guide to the eateries of France

There's a vast number of eateries in France. Most have defined roles, though some definitions are becoming a bit blurred. Here's a quick guide:<p>Auberge<p>An <i>auberge</i> (inn), which may also appear as an <i>auberge de campagne</i> or <i>auberge du terroir</i> (country inn), is usually attached to a rural B&B or small hotel …

4 Reasons Every Budget Traveler Should Choose Self-catered Accommodations — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>When planning a trip, most travelers don’t think twice about booking flights and a …

Explore Italy’s art masterpieces

Italy hosts such a rich variety of historical art pieces it is almost overwhelming to the novice art-appreciator.<p>You can see many of Italian art’s greatest hits in a single day if you want to shuffle along behind everyone else at the Vatican, but this is a recipe for Stendhal syndrome: an arguably …

Sardinia Beaches: The Glorious Beauty Of Italy's Coastal Gem (PHOTOS)

Well doesn't this look like a little slice of heaven?<p>Sardinia, the tiny island off the coast of Italy just south of Corsica, offers a little bit of everything to travelers. From small medieval towns to crazy beautiful beaches, the Mediterranean island has a busy summer travel season.<p>Interested in …

A road trip through Scotland's intoxicating Isle of Skye

Like the finest single malt whisky, the Isle of Skye is an intoxicating distillation of all that is great about Scotland’s Highlands and islands. Its dramatic landscape embraces everything from bleak, wind-scoured mountains to sheer sea cliffs and edge-of-the-world, seashell-strewn beaches. Throw …

Ten great cycling routes: from day-trips to long-distance adventures

Wind in your hair, landscapes whipping by, cruising through peaceful forests: embracing the outdoors on two wheels is one of the healthiest and most enjoyable ways to get around. Here’s our round-up of great cycling routes which offer something for everyone, from multi-day adventures to relaxing …

America's Best Airlines

The 2013 Airline Quality Ratings rank fourteen U.S. domestic airlines according to their on-time performance, customer complaints, mishandled baggage and denied boardings.

Braving the 'Iron Ways': a beginner's guide to climbing Italy's Vie Ferrate

With their sculpted peaks, pinnacles and towers of rock, Italy’s eastern Dolomites are the most beautiful corner of the Alps. The architect Le Corbusier called the rocky amphitheatre ‘the most beautiful architecture in the world’, Unesco granted them world heritage status in 2009, and ever since …

Top 20 free things to do in Dublin

Dublin may not be the cheapest destination in Europe but don’t let that stop you; some of the best stuff to see and do here is completely free.<p>From walking tours to tranquil gardens and Oscar Wilde to Samuel Beckett, here's our guide to enjoying Ireland's capital without reaching for your bank card.<p>…

20 ways to make the most of a summer’s weekend in London – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 5:00 pm, July 5, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London<p>What to do this weekend?<p>Well first, get a load of <i>this</i> weather forecast:<p>Oh. Em. Gee.<p>…

The Best Places To Eat And Drink In Prague

<b>On your first day here, seeing this is a must:</b> On your first day in Prague, get high — in elevation, that is. Put on your hiking shoes and walk up to the top of one of the city's hills to take in a macro view of the skyline. Petrin Hill (Prague 5) or Letna Park (Prague 7) is best. I often hear …

European Travel

Colours of Cuba

One of the most striking things about travelling through Cuba is the array of colours you see around the country. From the brightly painted retro …

DIY Colorful Hair Chalk

Hellogiggles.com shows us how to channel our inner fairies and make our own DIY Hair Chalks.<p>What does she use? Pastels! You know the ones we used as …

DIY Accent Walls That Make An Impact

One of the most important elements in a room’s design is the wall color. There are thousands of hues you can choose, from neons to neutrals and …

Best-value destinations in Europe for 2013

Offering some of the world’s most iconic sights, best museums and superb cuisines, Europe is always an attractive and exciting destination, though overpriced hotels, extortionate entry fees and eye-wateringly priced restaurants in many parts of the continent can make travel here feel less than a …

5 Must Hit Bars While Backpacking Through Europe

Backpacking through Europe can be one wild ride, especially if you know the best places to meet fellow travelers and locals along the way. Below are some of the top bars to check out while you are on your great adventure that will fit your budget and surely fuel incredible stories to take home with …

FREE Walking Tours of Prague

Meet the team<p>Home of the famous Prague FREE Walking Tour with some of the best guides in Europe<p>Accommodation we trust<p>Travelers speak out<p><b>5/5</b> …

6 Ways to Save on a Trip to Europe

Ask anyone and they will tell you that traveling to Europe this summer will not be cheap, unless of course you want to go very early June or late …

Best of Europe: Summer Trips | Fodor's Travel Guides

1<p>Iceland is one of the most dramatic natural spectacles on the planet. It is a land of dazzling white glaciers and black sands, blue hot springs, …

A Culinary Tour Through Western Europe [Guest Post]

Europe is home to 50 countries housing a variety of cultures, languages, people and most importantly, food. When visiting Spain, France, and the …

Travelogue Entry No. 1: On and Off the Beaten Track in Europe

Last week, I embarked on a month-long research trip through Europe to continue my dissertation study on the history of artist-curated exhibitions. …

A Student’s Guide to the Drinks of Europe

Ok, so you’ve decided to study abroad in Europe: welcome to the "Old World," filled with history, culture, and... a drinking age below 21! While this …

Healthy Travel Tips for Europe Bound Travelers

A piece of cautionary advice for all vacationers exploring Europe this summer: with the novelty of travel, maintaining one's health and wellness can become less of a priority. Travel stresses, lack of exercise, and compromised food habits can lead sightseers to not be at their best physically or …

What to Pack to Backpack Through Europe

<b>The Trip:</b> I’m backpacking through Europe for <b>3 months</b>, spanning the summer and early fall. I’m travelling with a <b>carry-on bag only</b>, and you can read …