Judy Van aswegen

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Tour Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily By Bike, Following Your Stomach

Long-distance cycling tours are fun except when they aren’t. Meaning that eating bars and goo pouches, sleeping on the side of the road, schlepping …

Italy

A Weekend In: Luang Prabang, Laos – The Gem of Southeast Asia

After 18 days in Vietnam, it was time to head to Laos, and the city of Luang Prabang. And what a spectacular city it was. It is beautiful, walkable, …

Which Travel Search Site Is Best? It Depends on Your Goals

In the beginning, you called an airline or travel agent when you wanted to book a trip. But if you’ve done any traveling at all within the last 15 years, you’ve probably come across a fare aggregator or metasearch site. Hundreds of perfectly legitimate ones exist; you’ve undoubtedly heard of …

How To Find The Perfect Trek To Machu Picchu

In this post I’ll share my advice and experience from my recent trip to Peru. There are a million and one different tour operators in Cusco, the base …

Madagascar: an island unlike any other

Lying in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of Africa, the island of Madagascar has evolved in splendid isolation for more than 80 million years; the result is a unique and startling world full of upside-down trees, stone forests and, of course, lemurs.<p>Join us on a journey through a …

Underwater waterfall and 12 other Mauritius must-sees | CNN Travel

Le P'tit Train Du Nord: The Summer Cycling Trip You Need to Take

By Cherie Thiessen<p><b>"Stop! Wild strawberries!” I dismount and begin picking the delectable berries while my oblivious partner, David Dossor, cycles off</b> …

3 things that surprised me about Myanmar

Thanks for following and reading Overland Travel Adventures from Go, See, Write <b>“This is Burma,”</b>wrote Rudyard Kipling.<b>“It will be quite unlike any</b> …

Plovdiv, Bulgaria: Europe's Oldest Inhabited City

As the bus drove through Plovdiv's suburbs, after a two-hour journey from the capital Sofia, I felt like I was visiting an old friend.<p>I have had an inner obsession with Plovdiv for years. My fixation with the myth of Orpheus led me to the lands of ancient Thrace, right to this historic city …

Sofia, Bulgaria: A Travel Tuesday Of Stately Proportions

Come yonder with us to Sofia, Bulgaria's capital, in honor of #TravelTuesday.<p>Sofia is a charming city of cobblestones, religion, and small nesting dolls.<p>Below is Alexsander Nevsky Cathedral, one of the biggest Eastern Orthodox churches in the world.<p>The cathedral can fit 10,000 people inside and …

Wine-tasting in the Balkans: a guide to Bulgaria’s wineries

Forget France, ignore Italy and give Spain the shrug: for oenophiles in search of a veritable vino, Bulgaria can’t be beaten. One of the oldest winemaking countries in the world, this Balkan nation has been stomping grapes since the time of Thracians who, unsurprisingly, were big fans of …

Lonely Planet names Bulgarian region among ‘best places to travel in October 2016’

Respected international travel guide Lonely Planet has listed Bulgaria’s south-western mountains area as among the best places to travel in October …

Explore the Caves of Carvoeiro, Portugal in 11.4 km

The picturesque fishing village of Carvoeiro, Portugal is located just 5km south of Lagoa. The small beautiful city is great to walk around and …

Beyond the beach: Bulgaria’s hidden treasures

I’m laden with juicy fat cherries, freshly plucked from the tree. The sun shines and we’re picnicking among spangles of wild flowers and long grasses. A track steers back to the wood-beamed house where we are staying, past mud-and-timber houses tilting back into the earth.<p>I’m with my husband Mark …

European Travel

'Viktoria' review: A girl grows up in Bulgaria, before and after communism

A strikingly assured and ambitious feature debut for writer-director Maya Vitkova, at least to a point, "Viktoria" has a touch of "Garp" and "The Tin Drum," as well as plenty of dryly absurdist Eastern European humor in its tale of a young woman whose first two decades of life are sharply divided …

Over 60 and in search of adventure - the Kiwis enjoying OEs later in life

David and Linda Whitlow pictured in the Fujian province, China.<p>Most men of David Whitlow's age might be happiest fishing in the swells off Cape …

Five Things to do in Poznań

In order to catch every country in the world, the capital cities are on my usual check list mainly due to her ease, convenience in getting there and …

Poland Rediscovered: Kraków, Auschwitz, and Warsaw

Krakow

31 reasons why we should all be living in Lisbon right now

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Lisbon

I Heart My City: Nuno’s Lisbon

<b>Nuno Lopes de Paula</b> was born and raised in Lisbon. After studying tourism and working in the local tourism office, he went off to see the world, but his heart belongs to Portugal. He shows off his hometown pride as a spotter for the Lisbon edition of Spotted By Locals and keeps busy by playing with …

A Rainy Day in History in Belem, Portugal

The four of us stand huddled together on the banks of Portugal’s famous Tagus River, bracing ourselves against the cold and looking out over the …

European Travel

Self-Guided Walking Tour of Porto | Visiting Portugal

This self guided walking tour of Porto will take around 3 to 4 hours to complete. Feel free to brake it up into multiple segments if you don’t have …

A Picturesque Stroll Through Colorful Coimbra

I'm enjoying my visit to Coimbra. Just an hour from Lisbon, Coimbra is sort of the Oxford or Cambridge of Portugal --the home of its most venerable university. Here are a few colorful slices-of-life that I collected during my latest trip.<p>Coimbra Market -- In the EU, but Still Funky<p>Every city in …

Portugal: readers' tips

<b>This week's winning review</b><p><b>Perfect Portugal</b><p>Monuments, churches and architectonic structures are the usual requirement when visiting a country for the first time; however, exploring farther afield from the main cities is an absolute must in Portugal.<p>Why not start the day with a “Pastel de Belem” …

Plenty to Braga about in Portugal

It's a sleepy, ancient city, but also brimming with a modern, youthful energy. Check out Braga, the loveliest city in Portugal you've never heard of<p>Given that Braga has almost four dozen places of worship, it's easy to see why the Baroque city, one of Portugal's oldest, has a reputation as a staid, …

Lisbon city guide: a day in Cais do Sodré

Once a seedy area of Lisbon, the riverside Cais do Sodré district has been reborn as one of the city's coolest, a hub of great clubs, bars, restaurants and original shops<p>Open any Portuguese magazine these days and there is sure to be an update on Lisbon's riverside Cais do Sodré. Its transformation …

The best beaches in Portugal: readers' travel tips

Winning tip: Praia da Adraga, Sintra, near Lisbon<p>It's worth making the 12km journey from Sintra to mainland Europe's most westerly sands to see the Atlantic breakers rolling in over Adraga beach. It is great for surfing and watching sunsets – which are even better viewed while sampling fresh clams …

The 10 Great Summer Attractions in Lisbon | As 10 Grandes Atrações do Verão em Lisboa

[ THE ESSENTIAL LISBON TOURISM & INSIDER'S CITY GUIDE ] [ O GUIA ESSENCIAL DE TURISMO E DA CIDADE DE LISBOA ]<p>The Best of Lisbon | O Melhor de Lisboa

European Travel

Trains from Porto to the Douro Valley | Visiting Portugal

Trains from Porto to the Douro Valley are one of the most scenic ways to travel when you are visiting Portugal. The route goes inland along the …