David Parsons

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Top 10 Flea and Antique Markets

Find hidden treasures at one of our top ten flea and antique markets.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything</i><p><b>Bermondsey (New Caledonian) Market<br>Long Lane and Bermondsey Street, London</b><br>There is a saying in London that anything stolen and sold before sunrise is legal. With this …

Flea Markets

What You Get in Europe for... $250 Per Night

Let's play a game of "would you rather." Would you rather stay in a cute boutique in Istanbul or a dated (but canal-side) hotel in Venice? A historic country estate in Ireland or a stylish, woodsy hotel on the fjords in Norway? Everyone's preferences are different, but one thing is for sure: Not …

Cutting-edge Lisbon

New York, London, Paris, Milan? Move over funky fashion capitals of the world, Lisbon is the place to be. The city's cutting-edge fashion and design haunts are luring visitors who are after more than a souvenir magnet of a custard tart and a vintage tram.<p>While Lisbon has been known for its music …

Insider's guide to Madrid: the lesser-known art of Spain’s crowning capital

When it comes to art, Madrid knows few rivals. The Museo Del Prado justifiably attracts more visitors than any other museum in Spain, while the extensive private collection of Thyssen-Bornemisza and the contemporary masterpieces of Museo Reina Sofía have their own generous share of followers. Yet …

Barcelona Journal V: Barceloneta

When you ask the concierge in your run of the mill upscale Barcelona hotel where to go for fish, he or she will generally point you to Barceloneta. It's down by the waterfront, overlooking the harbor and it is, they assure you, really excellent, despite the fact of being a magnet for tourists. The …

Barcelona's top museums and galleries

<i>This highlighted list of museums and galleries is taken from Lonely Planet's city guide to</i> <i>Barcelona</i><i>.</i><p>GALLERIES<p>CaixaForum<p><i>Image of CaixaForum by</i> <i>montuno</i><br>Housed in a former Modernista factory, an outstanding brick caprice by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, this extensive private collection of contemporary art is …

You Can Walk To This Rugged Spanish Islet

Meet the little slice of Spain you never knew you needed to visit. It's called Gaztelugatxe and it's an islet off the coast of Biscay, Spain.<p>You'll get all wanderlust-y looking at it, especially when you see its "Stairs Above The Sea", which are a regular on any "Most Extreme Staircases In the …

Check out the best art GIFs of 2014

The creators of the Giphoscope -- the hand-cranked, real-world GIF machine -- have set about making a real name for themselves in the world of art. Marco Calabrese and Alessandro Scali have just hosted their very first ever annual Giphoscope Award, created to honour the very best of animated GIF …

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Xventure Off-road Trailer

The Xventure XV-2 trailer from Schutt Industries is a rugged, off-road trailer that lets you sleep in the attic, while hauling your gear below. The …

Drink the World: Barcelona

There's a fountain at the top of a lovely tree lined street called La Rambla that they say if you drink from, you will never leave Barcelona. I do not think they mean this as a threat, more as a promise.<p>Barcelona is special. Some cities need to be tackled like you're wrestling a bull (Rio), or …

How to order a beer in Spain

I don’t want you to be another lost and confused foreigner when you come to Spain, so let me explain here and now: Spaniards don’t usually ask for a …

Alcohol

Where to Stay in Istanbul

<i>Photo courtesy of Annminina / Dreamstime.com. Article by Caroline Patience, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Istanbul -- the only city in the world that straddles two continents -- just took the No. 1 spot in TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice awards. If you're thinking of going, we've got some stylish …

Budapest’s Grand Hotels

With its title alone, Wes Anderson‘s new film, <b>The Grand Budapest Hotel</b>, conjures up a vision of Old World elegance.<p>The quirky comedy stars Ralph Fiennes as a concierge of a legendary hotel in a fictionalized central European country. But hotels do once again play starring roles in the Hungarian …

What's New in Great Britain in 2014

As part of our annual guidebook updating process, we assemble a series of "what's new" articles for each region in Europe. This is the third in a series of these articles I'm posting to Facebook. Today we're going to Great Britain. If you or your friends have a trip coming up, get up-to-date with …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

14 Places In France That Aren't Paris

Photo credit: Paul Bica/Flickr<p>Paris: you either love it or hate it. But don't let your feelings for Paris color your view of the rest of France... it's a wonderful country with lots to see and do.<p>If you're a fan of the City of Lights, venture beyond the metropolis. If you're not a Paris person, …

The Biggest Booking Mistake Travelers Make

There is a science to airfare: The day, time of day, and the time of the month that you book matter.<p>The number one mistake I see most travelers make is to book too early. Unless you are planning travel for high-traffic days, like Christmas or July 4, you stand the best chance for the lowest …

A guide to the eateries of Turkey

<i>A guide to the various types of eating places you'll find in Turkey.</i><p>One of the joys of eating out in Turkey is that there’s no need to order your whole meal at once. It’s perfectly acceptable to order one or two small dishes, see how you go, and order more later if you’re still hungry or tempted. …

Istanbul: City of the Future

From the October 2010 issue of <i>National Geographic Traveler</i><p><b>Beloved for its complex, layered past, Istanbul, where East meets West, may also offer a vision of what’s to come.</b> <br>I don’t think I’d ever stepped inside a cinema restroom to see little video screens along the wall projecting fashion runway …

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