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Be neighborly: Take a stroll in the neighborhoods near your hotel. Or check out the old Testaccio district. This ‘hood dates back to antiquity and is becoming a popular bar hop spot for a young crowd while many restaurants feature delicious Roman era cooking. Trestevere is also a unique place to walk, as most of the narrow alleyways lead back to the Piazza Santa Maria, one of the city’s oldest places of worship.
Pantheon: One of the most iconic structures in Rome. The Pantheon was renovated by Hadrian in 120AD which is one of the reasons why it is so well More >
Universal Adapter: Have a universal adapter charged and at the ready always.
Airport Advantage: Know everything there is to know about your home airport. You might be surprised at the hidden gems you find. For example, a check out desk that is not jam packed just because it’s down an additional flight stairs. Say hello to people you see there often too. You never know when you might need a buddy to eek you More >
Though considered evil, witchcraft is a fascinating subject to most. Though most witches were most often people who simply worshiped the sun and moon while tripping off of natural herbs, in ancient times they were connected to demonic activities like orgies, sacrifices, and even vampirism. Quite a thing to be condemned for!
Many Spanish towns were full of mysticism and witchcraft in the 16th and 17th centuries. During these times witches were accused of worshipping the devil, casting spells on people, and where often burned at the stake.
The town of Zugarramurdi is one such town where hundreds were accused of sorcery More >
What? Germany has a Riveria? On an island?! It’s true! The island of Sylt is a place you probably never knew existed until right now. It is stretched along 36 square miles of bliss and is known for its quaint beach cottages, fields of heather, and nudity. There are also to die for dishes at many of the celebrity frequented restaurants as well as designer shopping. Or to get away from it all, on the northern most point is the Alter Gasthof Inn. The inn has been serving regional dishes for over 200 years.
So why aren’t you there yet?
Sylt is More >
A hot trend in travel is to go somewhere and well, do something… something of value that is. You can go green, do some volunteer work, or take a crash cooking course. Since we love food that’s finger lickin’ good, we’ll take the latter please!
Spanish cooking is a huge international trend too. It’s long been known that some of the best restaurants on the globe are located in the country, particularly El Bulli, which has held the title of world’s finest restaurant for three years running.
Though you may not come out as fine a chef as El Bulli’s Ferran Adria, you More >
Some animals like to hang in packs but none more so than the mauve stinger jellyfish. These slimy critters have been seen massing in millions for miles on end. In recent years, they have been making their way inland to Spanish beaches and are now slowly but surely heading for France and Italy.
What is causing these jellyfish to go from the ocean to the beaches? The rising ocean temperatures and over fishing have seen a decline in the number of jellyfish eating animals like sea turtles causing a population explosion. And this year the Cote D’Azur, particularly the beach of More >
Ah, not again! You’ve been duped by another phoney baloney scammer. It’s something that’s sure to put a doozy on your good time. That being said, many of the biggest scams today can be easily avoided with a little thing called common sense. Let’s check it out.
Free trip to Florida: Your phone rings and the voice on the other end tells you to select 9 and you win a free trip to Florida. What!? You quickly pound in the 9 and listen to a schpeal about a $500 holding fee. So excited about your win, you quickly agree to give More >
That title is like sweet music to our ears and soon to be sweet beer to our lips. After researching with those who have tested, tasted, and gotten wasted we’ve come up with the best beer cities in the world.
10. Mexico City: Corona, oh how we heart you! The most perfect summertime beer known to man is produced in Mexico City. Not into a lime wedge in your drink? No problem. The locale is also noted for their smooth, dark Negra Modelo lager, Dos XX golden lager, and Bohemia pilsner lager. Una cerveza por favor indeed!
9. Portland: Home to the More >
Monaco is small – really small. Its entire population is only 33,000 but that doesn’t stop it from being the most sought after spot in the world by the rich and famous. It is one of the most expensive countries to live in as well as one of the most lavish. And it’s about to expand, thanks to good old stilts technology.
Now when we think stilts we think clowns swaying to and fro over us at a carnival. Well yes, it will go something like that minus the clowns and the swaying (we hope!). By using extensive oil rig technology, More >
The United Kingdom is known for its coastal variety. Some beaches are sandy, some are worn down and windswept, and others offer majestic cliffs. According to The Independent online newspaper, there are 50 beaches in UK that are primed and proper for your use. Though we won’t cover the entirety, we will give you a taste and a brief suggestion of where to stay so that you can practically dig your toes in the sand from your room.
10. Sennen Cove, Cornwall Sennen Cove is picturesque with its sandy beach, crystal Sea, and striking locale. It is also a great place to More >