Europe

7 Ways to Enjoy Life in Provence, France

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We all know France is beautiful, chic and more than a little sexy. We look to the French for fashion trends, for food inspiration and for an iconic landscape which drapes girls drinking red wine in black dresses against the backdrop of the twinkling Eiffel Tower. Perhaps most importantly, the unfathomable French resilience that has this proud nation standing[...]

A perfect family getaway weekend in Usedom

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It doesn't always have to be Thailand. Or Mexico. Or Portugal. Sometimes one only need look to one's own little country to find the perfect beach break. In our case, we tried Usedom, a small island in Northern Germany, right in the Baltic Sea. It's one of those things: everyone goes every year and often has done since they were kids. Especially once t[...]

5 Amazing Day Trips from Lisbon

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Can we all agree that Portugal is one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe? At least I think so – I love the country dearly and keep coming back. Somehow, though, I’ve never managed to do a full-blown road trip to see the whole country. It's not that Portugal doesn’t provide ample opportunities for long drives through beautiful scenery, hidden places[...]

8 must-see places on a road trip through Catalonia

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You’ll already be well aware of Barcelona; Catalonia’s cool and trendy capital where Gothic mazes lead you to hole-in-the-wall tapas restaurants, sweet sangria, kooky architecture and hidden bars…  and with over 7 million tourists heading to Barcelona every year, it’s high time to venture out and see some of the stunning countryside that wraps the city edges[...]

The Perfect Long Weekend in Lisbon

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There are often places that catch the 'buzz'. Places which suddenly, out of nowhere, everyone seems to be talking about. Lisbon, capital of Portugal, can be described in this way at the moment; the internet is currently brimming with advice of what to do and see in this city - and with good reason. As I found out last weekend, Lisbon is one of Europe's mo[...]

A Foodie Guide to York, England

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York may be a city best known for its crumbling walls and exquisite Minster but those who know it a little better know it for its food too. For a city of its size, it’s punching well above its weight for choice of independent restaurants, cafes and bars. York is a must stop on your UK itinerary, whether you are into chocolate, sweeties, English ales or Yo[...]

How to Spend 48h in Barcelona

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Ever since I moved to Italy - and undeniably before that too - I have developed a growing fascination with Southern European culture. My curiosity and passion probably stems from all the amazing food I’ve been eating, or simply just the way I spend hours walking around and people-watch in each place I visit. The vibe of this area is truly intoxicating. Anoth[...]

10 Off-the-beaten-Path Things to Do in Madrid

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Madrid has no shortage of sights to see, from the Prado and the Reina Sofia Museums to Buen Retiro Park. Any guidebook worth its salt will tell you to visit the Royal Palace, the Plaza Mayor, and the Puerta del Sol. And you should definitely see those places. But what about all the amazing sights you don’t read about in the guidebooks? You better believe [...]

Top 10 Places in Berlin to Work from your Laptop

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Last week we introduced you guys to a great little series we are running on travelettes this month which is all about the new style of business in your city. This comes as part of a campaign currently run by Huawei, one of our favorite providers of electronics (maybe some of you remember we've reported on their latest releases here and here in the past). The[...]

How A Simple Hello can Change Everything

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'A simple hello could lead to a million things.' This carpe diem-esque quote is scribbled on various journal pages, typed into an Instagram caption, or spoken aloud in times of uncertainty and hesitation. This is a story about one of my first experiences traveling solo, an experience that continues to affect and shape my travels one year later. It[...]