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Undiscovered Italy: Lake Garda

You’ve heard of Lake Como, home to over-the-top palazzos, super-sleek yachts, and George Clooney’s exploits. But did you know that about halfway …

Italy

Europe’s cheapest cities, 2013

From Bucharest to Budapest, the third annual European Backpacker index found that travelling to the previously pricey continent is actually less expensive than you would think.

Nice on a budget

From artistic museums and ample public transportation to fresh Mediterranean cuisine and sultry beaches, experience the best of the Côte d’Azur without draining your bank account.<p>The south of France conjures up images of old world glamour and luxury. But yacht-owning Russian oligarchs, aging …

France

Mini guide to Budapest's spas

Take advantage of the Hungarian city’s thermal waters, as the Romans first did almost two millennia ago.<p>The Romans first took advantage of the city’s thermal waters almost two millennia ago. Now the choice of bathhouse is legion, whether you want to lie back and admire the architecture or get in a …

European Travel

Berlin’s Carnival of Cultures

Inspired by London’s and Rio de Janeiro’s famous annual parties, Berlin’s Karneval der Kulturen brings the city streets to life in a four-day blaze of colour and music.<p>It was back in 1996 that Berlin held its first Karneval der Kulturen (Carnival of Cultures). Inspired by London’s and Rio de …

A night at Paris’ museums

On 18 May, more than 150 museums and cultural spaces will open their doors at sunset for a free, fresh look at the capital’s cultural heritage.<p>On 18 May, Paris will take part in the annual Night of Museums, with more than 150 museums and cultural spaces opening their doors at sunset for a free, …

France

Four apps encourage smarter detours

Far beyond showing you the shortest way from A to B, these four GPS-enabled apps show the most interesting and amusing ways to get to your desired destination.<p>Common wisdom has it that technology disconnects us from the real world, hindering us from interacting with our environment and experiencing …

Epicurean Slovenia makes its mark

From the capital’s cafe-kissed streets to the coast’s waterfront restaurants, this emerging nation is developing a culinary scene to match its Mitteleuropa neighbours.<p>The bijou country of Slovenia may not enjoy a prime position on the tourist map, but it has recently started to forge its presence …

European Travel

Under-explored day trips from top European cities

For those with the time and inclination to take the road less travelled, these three lesser-known gems are just a short distance from their more famous siblings.<p>Travellers can enjoy a myriad of wonderful experiences when visiting Europe's most popular cities ­­– a veritable cornucopia of historic, …

Riding the wave of change on Munich’s Eisbach

Started in the 1970s and illegal until 2010, today an ingenious band of wetsuit-wearing adventurers has turned the Bavarian city into one of the world’s more unlikely surfing capitals.<p>At the Eisbach, a small channel branching off the Isar River in downtown Munich, people in wetsuits line the banks, …

Mini guide to activities in Wales

Get active in all corners of Wales, from mountain biking in the forest to exploring sea coves by kayak.<p>Wales’s varied terrain lends itself to a whole host of activities, from the relaxing to the rather more vigorous. And whether you get on your bike, horse or surfboard, you are guaranteed a …

National Parks

Rooftop dining and dancing in Paris

On 30 May, an evening of innovative food and contemporary music, hosted by the most modern of French restaurant guides.<p>On 30 May, cult Paris restaurant guide, Le Fooding, will host Veillée Foodstock, a food and music evening showcasing the most exciting and in-the-know aspects of Paris’ culinary …

Finding your rhythm in Vienna

From Mozart to marching bands to balls and boy’s choirs, for most visitors, often the most difficult part is cutting through the noise to find the music scene that suits them best.<p>They call Vienna the city of music, but there is more than one way to find your rhythm in this classical city. From …

Flute

Mini guide to nightlife in Glasgow

From traditional pubs to candlelit clubs, the social scene in Scotland’s second city is some of the best in Britain.<p>Whether you’re after a wee dram in a cosy pub, a microbrewery beer in a swanky bar or a night filled with loud live music and dancing, Glasgow’s nightlife has something for</b> …

Country village charm in the heart of Paris

With more than a hint of rural charm, the often-overlooked picturesque pockets of Mouzaïa and La Campagne à Paris evoke a city from days gone by.<p>Far-removed from Paris’ typical tourist sites, Mouzaïa and La Campagne à Paris (the countryside in Paris) are two of the French capital's most charming …

France

Summer Concert Guide for the European Backpacker: London

As a backpacker, you could dedicate an entire week to London alone to explore each of its diverse and distinct cultural hubs. After a day spent in one of the city's many neighborhoods, check out one of many concerts in London that mirrors its rich history as well as the character of its …

Wiesbaden Marketplace

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Paris Time-Lapse Video Takes You On A Condensed Tour Of The City Of Light (VIDEO)

Paris 2013 TimeLapse in Motion (Hyperlapse by Kirill Neiezhmakov) from Kirill Neiezhmakov on Vimeo.<p>If you're desk-bound this summer -- or if a trip to Europe just isn't the cards -- you can still take in the sights of Paris from the comfort of your computer screen.<p>This beautiful time-lapse video by …