Sarah Maddison

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Dining Discovery in Athens Dishes Up a Positive Vibe

Stepping out of my hotel during my first hour in Athens, I stumbled onto a great restaurant. This video clip illustrates perfectly how Athens is regaining some positive energy. Here's my guidebook write-up:<p>Karamanlidika by Fanis, close to the Psyrri neighborhood and near the Central Market, is my …

6 reasons why your airport layover doesn’t count as “real travel”

There will always be someone who has traveled more places than you. When confronted by this person, the mature thing to do is to except that fact, …

Moulin Rouge

The Ultimate San Francisco Checklist

By College Tourist. Author Jenna Rice, University of Central Florida.<p><b>How to tackle a trip to one of the most iconic cities in both California and the world.</b><p>With so much to do in San Francisco, a visit to this west coast culture hub can be overwhelming for even the most seasoned traveler. From its …

San Francisco

Britain’s 10 unmissable stops

Few places pack so much variety into such a tiny space as Britain. The cities tempt with top-class shops and restaurants, and some of the world’s finest museums, while cutting-edge clubs and world-famous theatres provide endless nights to remember. Next day, you’re deep in the countryside, high in …

European Travel

Top 10 highlights of San Francisco

You may think you know San Francisco from social media (Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest all began here, after all) but for the real thing – the mouth-watering cuisine, ear-tingling performances and truly joyous celebrations of individuality – you have to be here. But where do you start …

San Francisco

The best free things to do in Athens

Soaking up Athens life doesn’t have to break the bank. It’s a reasonably priced city to begin with, and you’ll find that if you pick a basic hotel, most cash ends up going toward dining in trendier restaurants or sipping high-end cocktails, if that’s what you’re into. Need to economise? There are …

European Travel

City of Love: romantic things to do in Paris

There is no escaping the romance of Paris. In the early 19th century Paris revelled in the artistic and literary liberation of Romanticism, yet this graceful city has always inspired love. It permeates through the city where loved-up couples laze in its manicured gardens, get intimate in candlelit …

France

40 free things to do in Rome

Travelling to Rome on a budget? Never fear – sightseeing in Italy's magnificent capital city doesn't have to cost the earth. Although many museums and monuments charge hefty admission fees, a surprising number of the famous sights are actually completely free. The doors of the city's art-laden …

Italy

What's new in Paris

Paris might be timeless when it comes to iconic art and architecture but it is also a city constantly on the move – always hot on the heels of tomorrow’s trends and pushing the boundaries of architectural design and innovation. Inspired new projects are flourishing across the French capital this …

France

Two Countries, One Trip: How To See More On Your Next Vacation

Even if you're not the kind of traveler who wants to check off as many destinations as possible in a week-long vacation, you might get restless staying in one place for that long. With some cities, you not only have the option of visiting another region, you can also stamp your passport by going to …

European Travel

Western Balkans: time-tripping in southeastern Europe

The Balkans have attracted adventurers for centuries – literary bigwigs Lord Byron and Rebecca West penned romantic accounts of journeys through these, once foreboding and mysterious lands. For modern-day travellers, intrigued by the puzzle of Europe’s rough-around-the-edges southeastern corner and …

European Travel

12 Bests of Continental Europe

When we spent two weeks recently motoring across Continental Europe with our kids, we were tourists. No sense pretending otherwise. We were sight-seers...holiday-makers. Like Chevy Chase and his kin, we're an American family on a European Vacation.<p>Biggest, oldest, tallest, grandest...you don't …

Baroque n stroll: two days in Vienna

As the former HQ of the Hapsburg Empire, the Austrian capital has a flabbergasting stash of cultural and art treasures – more than you could ever hope to see in a lifetime. But with 48 hours on your hands, you can easily take in some of the city’s trophy sights: baroque palaces bejewelled with …

European Travel

Keeping it Simple in the Cyclades: Ios

As a new generation of Greeks reclaim their heritage, they’re looking past overtouristed islands like Mykonos to quiet stunners such as <b>Ios</b>.<p>Reachable only by boat (including a daily ferry from Santorini), this 42-square-mile island in the Cyclades archipelago largely retains its traditional way of …

A guide to the eateries of Spain

Restaurants have been a part of Spanish culture for centuries. Indeed Spain is home to the oldest surviving restaurant in the world. According to the Guinness book that would be Sobrino de Botín (established 1725) just off Plaza Mayor in Madrid. Botín is merely the oldest and you’ll find many other …

Barcelona

French Idyll: One Visit, Three Voices (Part 1)

Traveling is, by its nature, an intensely individual and personal experience. Whether one travels solo on a self-planned journey or as part of an organized group tour, the resulting experiences will be different for each traveler, based on interests, knowledge and temperament. While multiple people …

France

France sans frontières: the best French border towns

Looking for a new angle on the well-trodden paths of France? Then travel to its borders. These three melting-pot cities showcase the best of France while giving a tantalising glimpse into the rest of Europe - Lille skims the Belgian border in the north; to the east, Strasbourg grazes Germany; and …

France

National Geographic Travel

10 Hotel Fees To Watch Out For

<i>By Lane Nieset for ShermansTravel</i><p>Has this ever happened to you? You think you're getting a great hotel deal, only later you discover that everything from a fitness center charge to a newspaper service fee has been tacked onto the bill? Hotel fees are more popular than ever these days, and all kinds …

Hospitality

How to Use Your Cell Phone Internationally

Using your cell phone internationally can lead to exorbitant bills if you’re not careful. Here are a few steps you can take to make sure you stay …

Ottoman houses and Roman ruins in historic Antalya

The largest city on the western Mediterranean coast, Antalya is modern and largely affluent, comprised of high-rises, and busy shops and businesses. However most visitors to the city itself, rather than the surrounding beach resorts, stay in the old district of Kaleiçi, a largely traffic-free area …

Archaeology

Off the beaten track in Rome

From the Colosseum to the Sistine Chapel, Rome's headline acts need no introduction. But away from these historic crowd-pleasers, there are a host of lesser-known sights and neighbourhoods waiting to be discovered. Here's a selection of our favourites.<p>Chiesa di Santa Prassede<p>The interior of the …

Italy

Paris in One Day? On a Budget? Oui, Oui!

<b>Paris -- it has been said* -- is always a good idea. Even when you only have one day to bask in its charms.</b><p><i>Carrie Seim on her one-day jaunt to Paris.</i><p>This summer I hopped aboard an early morning Eurostar train from London, with only my handbag and the <i>joie de vive</i> necessary for a single, delicious …

France

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel