Don’t suffer for your art

If you can’t come to the arts, let the arts come to you with our selection of free virtual museum collections. With the promising news of a COVID vaccine, we need to take care of our mental health more than ever, especially if we want to prepare for our collective comeback to post-pandemic life.  Experts agree that keeping the mind…

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Driving Miss Basel

Basel, Switzerland, is home to over 30 museums, one of the more famous museums is the Kunstmuseum, which is the oldest museum in Switzerland and holds some of Europe’s most amazing collections of fine art. An interesting site in Basel is Kannenfeldpark, which is a park that was formerly used as a graveyard in the late 1800’s and now is…

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1. Dream 2.Plan 3.Go!

We’ve mentioned, recently, that many travel experts are expecting July 2021 as the time where travel will finally pick up again. Our partner Skyscanner’s recent survey highlighted that 82% of UK travellers and 85% of US travellers are intending to go at least on one vacation in 2021. And some travel providers are  featuring offers can be up to -40%…

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OK Tours!

Those in the know, know that Central Europe is still a hidden secret in many ways.  And one of the most beautiful and modern is Prague, in the Czech Republic.  If you have not explored this part of Europe, then you are missing a treat.  The Czech Republic is not a geographically large country, but it has a rich and…

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For when the interwebs are down

Increasingly, finding wifi in far away places is getting easier and easier.  You can travel almost without worrying about it.  And, there is the promise of new satellite-based services that can give you a signal even if you’re in the bottom of a well. But, even if you’re completely set when it comes to wifi in foreign places, some of…

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Towers of Pain? Never!

Chile is one of the most picturesque countries in the world, and yet is not bursting at the seams with tourists.  So that means that you have the chance to explore in comparative solitude. So that you know, Chile is is a long, narrow country along the southern half of the west coast of South America, between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean. The…

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Cuba is on fire!

Cienfuegos means one hundred fires.  And that will surely be the number of flames that light your heart and your soul when you visit this most exquisite city in Cuba. Cienfuegos was founded in 1819, when French colonists settled in around the most spectacular and natural bay in Cuba. Bringing their elegant, classical architecture, wide, airy streets giving it a…

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Abu Dhabi do!

You see it in films, and it is the stuff of legends – the sands of the Middle East.  Camel rides are one-of-a-kind, but if you need something with a bit more adrenalin, how about this? Abu Dhabi’s impressive desert dunes offer off-road driving enthusiasts a once-in-a-lifetime driving experience, but never go out into the desert alone.  A trip to…

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Montego Bay – it’s all on the right side

Travel industry brains are predicting that July 2021 will be the time where travel, again, will be in bloom. Why not plan ahead?  Catch some rays on Ocean Eden Bay – Adults Only – All inclusive’s private white sand beach or spend the day relaxing at the full-service spa. Located in Falmouth, Ocean Eden Bay – Adults Only – All…

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Living with the locals

Throwing yourself into a new culture can be one of the most daunting yet rewarding parts of travel. Here are some things to consider if you’re about to check-in to a homestay and check out a place with a community-run operator. When traveling, it’s easy to just see the veneer of culture without really getting to the heart of a…

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Want something new for your travel list? Czech!

The Czech Republic is an old and modern jewel just waiting to be discovered.  Its capital, Prague is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Central Europe. It is a frontier of the modern West and the former Iron Curtain, hiding such beauty and elegance that you will be amazed. Prague has a bit of everything: historical monuments, admirable…

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Erbil, you will

Erbil, also spelled Arbil, locally called Hewlêr by the Kurds, is the capital city of Iraqi Kurdistan and the most populated city in the Kurdish inhabited areas of Iraq. It is located approximately in the center of the Iraqi Kurdistan region and north of Iraq. The Erbil Citadel, also known as Hawler Castle, is an artificial mound and the historical…

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India, you’re my lovesong

If ever we were challenged to name a country more diverse than India, we’d have a tough time. Few places, if any, rival the sheer amount of traditions, cuisines, landscapes, and religions found within India’s borders, from the high Himalayas in the north to the desert sands of the west to the palm tree-fringed rivers and islands of the south.…

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Winter is coming. Are you ready to hygge?

Winter is coming. Some of you (me too) may have missed out on hygge, the Danish phenomenon that links coziness at home to a serene and balanced life. That’s a lot to unpack in such a small word. But even with the promise of living a contented life, I never felt the urge to embrace hygge and hunker down inside.…

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Yours, Paradores

Before I go into the best national heritage Hotels of Spain, I thought it might be interesting to know a little background on this wonderful initiative. It was in 1910 that the government entrusted Marqués de la Vega Inclán the project of creating a hotel network, practically non-existent in the country at the time, which would provide accommodation for tourists…

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So goes Barbados

It was a historic throne speech. On Sept. 16, Her Excellency Gov. Gen. Dame Sandra Mason told the world Barbados was removing Queen Elizabeth as its head of state. “Having obtained independence half a century ago, our country can be in no doubt about its capacity for self-governance,” Mason said. The small island nation in the Caribbean was one of…

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Travel to Portugal in 15 seconds

Known as the “El Marco” bridge, it links the Spanish municipality of La Codosera with the Portuguese Arronches.  With beautiful, natural scenery, you might want to further explore La Codosera and its surroundings.   Funded by the European Union, the tiny wooden piece of infrastructure was built in the first decade of the 21st century by labourers from both the Spain…

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Oktober-rest

Munich may be without Oktoberfest — but it’s still a lot of fun Munich’s Oktoberfest was canceled this year due to the coronavirus. But the city has come up with alternative events that could also benefit tourists from abroad in the future.Christin spent the summer under palm trees, enjoying the feeling of sand between her toes — right in the…

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