Eat your way across Europe

One of the biggest pleasures of traveling Europe is the food. Every country has traditional and unique dishes to try, giving us the inspiration to spice up our own home cooking. While we can’t get out to Europe’s food markets to pick up culinary ideas and souvenirs, let us help you to taste your destination by guiding you through 9…

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Viking. More than just Norse ships and pillaging

If you’re a traveler, you’ve likely taken at least one cruise in your life.  And, chances are good that you may have boarded a Viking Cruise ship:  they are some of the best and most forward-thinking cruise lines in the world. But, Viking goes beyond by also informing and entertaining us with their ongoing Viking.tv online events. As well as…

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Air / space

Sometimes, traveling on aircraft for long periods of time makes you give up hope.  Aircraft can be so uncomfortable, and the seats unforgiving. Those in business or first-class often never encounter the same aches and pains of us hoi poloi,  but the struggle is real. Now, Airbus comes to the rescue with their new Airspace interior designs, and what a…

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Women, go lightly

There is a new option for women travelers who want to feel worry-free when they travel. Golightly is a private travel club for women providing a safer space to list and book vacation rentals and home-shares within a vetted community. All properties are only listed and booked by a verified member, but she can travel with whomever she chooses. There’s…

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You get what you pay for

Many of us approach dining at a Michelin-starred restaurant as almost a religious sabbatical.   Our best trousers and dresses, shoes shined, hair recently coiffed, we cross the hallowed threshold into a world of inconceivable bliss.  And, the next thing you know, the entire month’s paycheck is accounted for. Well, it’s time to wake up.  It turns that out modern Michelin…

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Pain is just a word for bread

This looks grueling. Put on your best pink tutu, peacock feathers or Viking hat and get ready to run – and drink! Held on 11 September in 2021– just in time for wine harvest – the annual Marathon du Médoc brings contestants to more than 30 vineyards in the wine region of Médoc in France, north of Bordeaux. They’ll stop…

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U need a UNESCO

Twenty-twenty will forever be remembered as the year of COVID. No matter your background, the stresses of the last year far outweighed its joys. Our physical and mental wellbeing were put to the test in ways we could never have imagined. While the pandemic is still raging, a new vaccine and the easing of some restrictions have made all of…

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EasyJet – easy to get!

EasyJet – easy get!  New holidays to the Italian lakes We’re super happy to welcome EasyJet Holidays to our group of affiliate friends. If you know Europe (and if you know us) EasyJet is a travel brand that we not only feature, but have also used again and again in our travels.  And now they have stretched beyond jets ……

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Doesn’t ring a bell

If you’re an avid traveler, you’ve probably been to all of the top spots:  Venice, Paris, Buenos Aires, New York etc.  But you may have only scratched the scratch of what the world has to offer. This article highlights some of the world’s least travelled locations.   Some of them are big names – Monaco, for example, but some may be…

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Safe travels? You can Belize in it

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is pleased to announce that Belize has achieved the Safe Travels Stamp, granted by the World Travel &Tourism Council (WTTC). The Safe Travels Stamp, the first global safety and hygiene stamp, was awarded to Belize in late December 2020 in recognition of the country’s enhanced health and safety protocols. The stamp was developed in order…

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A sixth sense, a weapon…

Like other artists, the actor is a kind of shaman. If the audience is lucky, we go with this emotional magician to other worlds and other versions of ourselves. Our enchantment or immersion into another world is not just theoretical, but sensory and emotional. How do actor and audience achieve this shared mysterious transportation? This shared ritual draws upon a…

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Whose cruise?

Travel is slowly peeping its head outside the door – and what do we see?  Cruises are on the horizon!  And Royal Caribbean has a pretty nice online brochure to whet your appetite. The brochure will make it easy to view all of their cruises to the Caribbean, Alaska or Europe. Featuring videos and ship details, this is your first…

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Blast resort

As of this writing, the dark Covid clouds are starting to disappear and people are dreaming about traveling again.  And, many are looking forward to all-inclusive resorts. While some travelers look at all-inclusive resorts as an exciting opportunity to let all their normal rules and restrictions go hang, others may find the bounty overwhelming, even stressful. They worry about putting…

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Starfish and coffee

Prince Rogers Nelson (Prince) was a pretty popular guy when he was still in the land of the living.  He passed away in April 2016 and still leaves quite a considerable legacy. So much so that his home, Paisley Park, an extraordinary estate and production complex in Chanhassen, MN is offering tours. Fans have the unprecedented opportunity to experience first-hand…

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“Be” adventures

At the time of this writing, the world is starting to look forward to a Covid-free future.  Governments are – mostly –  doing their jobs and protecting their citizens. It will come as no surprise that many of those citizens want to travel, once more.  The pent-up demand will help to save not only cash-strapped airlines and hotels, but entire…

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Hey, hepcats!

Our town, Vancouver, has many things:  many shops, many sights, many people and  . . . many restaurants, some of which come and go. But, one mainstay – and for good reason – is The Templeton.  Situated on Vancouver‘s slightly crazy Granville Street, The Templeton diner has been here for decades, serving absolutely delicious diner meals at all sorts of…

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Clean blue jeans

We like to feature our affiliate friends when we can, as we choose them for their broad range of offerings, as well as their often innovative approaches.  Some are small, and some are large, but we value them equally and are happy and proud to be associated with them. But, here we’d like to tell you more about our affiliate…

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Be Right Back!

Here’s an interesting new concept – London’s BeRightBack.travel Built to help you always have travel in your calendar. BRB is the world’s first travel subscription company. Focused on Europe, the execution is pretty straightforward: Choose your trip types Build your bucketlist Select your preferred airports Create your trips Unlike a gym, you can cancel at any time with no minimum…

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The time is now

Demand for last minute travel searches for same day and next day overnight hotel stays have increased compared to last year, according to our affiliate friends ,global digital travel platform Agoda.com, as it unveils its GoLocal Tonight product across Asia Pacific. Travelers looking for spontaneous last-minute travel, can benefit from even greater savings from Agoda’s GoLocal Tonight deals when they…

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Shot thought

As of the time of this writing, things are finally moving when it comes to the world having access to the Covid-19 vaccines.  The curve is reaching upwards, which brings not only hopefulness that we will all go back to a more normal normal, but part of that “normal” will include travel, again. But, one of the discussions that we…

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