Brian J. Cook

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The 25 cheapest cities in Europe to rent an Airbnb

Since millions of Europeans have opened their homes to strangers on the website, we've teamed up with Airbnb to find out the European cities with the cheapest rates.<p>Looking at cities with at least 200 listings, Airbnb found bargains all over the continent in the likes of Slovakia and Poland, as …

16 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent thread on Quora discussed some of the best destinations in Europe that remain mostly unknown.<p>The answers hit on a number of hidden gems, which we included in this list, along with some others that came from our own research.<p>From Denmark's Faroe Islands to one of Armenia's oldest …

European Travel

Top 6 Hotels Under £50 In London To Stay In

Here are very budget friendly top 6 Hotels under £50 in London, which are perfect for solo travellers, groups and families travelling to the city who …

The end of the road in Croatia: time to Split

Kevin Rushby brings his month-long odyssey to a close in Croatia’s most charismatic city, exploring its Roman vaults with a guide whose explanations are as ribald as they are revealing<br>• <b>Read more of Kevin’s Croatian adventures</b><p>My guide Dino is not a man to mince his words. “Coming here and not seeing …

The 25 cheapest holiday destinations in Europe

The website looked at the average cost of various travel — including a night's stay in a hotel room, dinner for two, a 1-kilometre taxi ride, a cup of coffee, a pint of beer, and a bottle of wine — in 48 European cities.<p>From big-name beach destinations to lesser known cities, here are the cheapest …

European Travel

World's Cheapest Travel Destinations

Traveling the world can be expensive, but don’t worry, Nothing Familiar has you covered! If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that even in the …

Central America

Czech Republic Travel Costs Prices - Old Towns, Puppets Beer

The Czech Republic On a Budget<p>The Czech Republic, although not large, is rich in history and culture. It is a landlocked country in Central Europe …

European Travel

Three Days in Prague, a European Gem

I promised a few thoughts and pictures of the three days I spent in Prague because it was, frankly, one of the most interesting places I’ve been in …

20 Photos That Will Make You Want to Book A Flight to Venice

Travel photographer Sharon Zobali's film from Italy's most charming city.<p>Not sure where to travel to next? Take a tour of Venice, Italy in photos. Here, 20 beautiful images from travel photographer Sharon Zobali that will make you want to stop everything and book a flight to one of Italy's most …

Where to eat with the locals in Rome

The Eternal City has no shortage of eating options. Italian culture is well known for its family traditions, that almost always focus on food. Your …

Rome, Off the Beaten Path

Rome appeals to a plethora of tastes and arouses a range of emotions…even in normally reserved people. The aesthete will be swept away. The history …

Italy

Here's what the $99 flight from LA to Iceland is like

A nine-hour direct flight in coach sounds like hell on wings to me. I'm not spoiled—I've only flown business class once in my life, to Amsterdam on a new Dreamliner aircraft, which was truly a dream. Private pods, welcome gifts in reusable clutch purses, warm towels and food, pillows and eye masks, …

Los Angeles

5 Far-Flung Destinations That Won’t Break The Bank

Live like a queen on a beer budget<p>If you're reading this article, chances are you're sitting at home, wishing that instead of wherever you are, you were, well, anywhere else. If your mind is drifting toward the sound of ocean waves slowly crashing, the hum of quick bargaining at a bustling market, …

10 Tourist Mistakes when Visiting Italy: Tipping, Tickets, and More

<b>Tipping in Italy.</b> Though regularly discussed, argued and debated, the truth is you don’t need to tip in Italy. Really. Let me repeat that: <b>you don’t</b> …

Climbing up St Peter's Basilica's dome

Climbing to the top of St Peter’s dome is one of the highlights of a trip to Rome. Here is how to climb the dome and how to skip the queue.<p>Not that …

The One Dish You Shouldn't Order in Rome

When it comes to dining in Rome, there's a pasta dish to avoid—unless you know the one place to try it.<p>There seems to be <i>molto</i> confusion around the origins of fettuccine Alfredo. Ask any true Roman about it and you'll be met with a befuddled "who is-a Alfredo?" That's because, fellow Americans, …

The Essential Carry-On Bag Packing List

Need a little help packing light? With the new <b>carry-on bag packing list</b>, you can stick to what’s essential for your trip, no matter where you’re …

10 things you didn't know about the Vatican City

1. It drinks more wine than anywhere else in the world<p>2. It has the world’s shortest railway<p>3. It has more tourists per resident than any other country<p>4. It has its own euro<p>6. It owns a telescope in Arizona<p>7. Its post office is among the world’s best<p>9. It has citizens, but no-one is born in the …

Travel - Italy, from Rome to Venice (Part I)

Hiyaa girls! Last month, I went to Italy for two weeks with my boyfriend. As I have told in advance, we made a trip from Rome to Venice with stops in …

How to Drink Your Way Through the Beer Gardens of Munich

How do I do beer in Munich? Order a bunch, then start drinking!But really, there’s a little more to the beer drinking scene in Munich, and it …

Low-carb Diet

Art-world star brings a contemporary perspective to the magnificent Versailles palace

The original plans for Versailles — the magnificent 17th-century palace situated about 12 miles southwest of Paris — included a waterfall in the garden. But merely building the Grand Canal that runs through the grounds proved to be a major feat of engineering. To create a cascade proved …

Rome’s Top 5 Attractions According to Locals

<i>PHOTO: The Colosseum in Rome is one of the most popular attractions in the city for locals. (photo by Janeen Christoff)</i><p>Italians’ favorite places to …

Top 10 Ways To Visit Paris On A Budget

Categories: Top 10Image: You're headed to <b>Paris</b>! Want some easy ways to save money, while exploring the City of Light? We've got it - <b>Top 10 Ways To</b> …

66 Things to Do and See in Paris

From the classic landmarks to the lesser-known gems, we've rounded up some of the most entertaining, most exquisite, and most quintessentially Parisian attractions and activities the city has to offer.<p>From the classic landmarks to the lesser-known gems, we've rounded up some of the most …

The 13 Best Rooftop Restaurants in Prague!

Written by17 Mar. 2016<p>Prague, the capital of the <b>Czech Republic</b>, can boast by several complimentary nicknames such as: <b>„Praga mater urbium“</b> (Prague – …

7 Ways to Save on Overseas ATM Withdrawals

<i>As you start arranging travel for this spring and summer, don’t overlook your plan for withdrawing cash abroad. As TPG Senior Points & Miles</i> …

Your Comprehensive Guide to Gay Travel in Paris

Paris wears a thousand faces. For one thing, its architecture includes a bit of everything: Roman ruins and medieval byways in the Latin Quarter, the …

Your Comprehensive Guide to Gay Travel in Munich

The capital of Bavaria, Munich is framed by snow-capped peaks of the Alps. It’s known for its many museums, distinctive architecture, and of course, …