July 30, 2014

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Vampire Weekend Benicassim Spain

Music Festival at Benicassim Spain

Calling all music festival lovers!  You might want to start planning to attend next years music festival in Benicassim Spain after reading this guest post brought to you by Richard Cabo!   Ask a person to name a music festival and, chances are, they’re likely to go with one of two - Glastonbury, the UK’s traditionally muddy three-day party in a field, or Coachella, a festival that … [Read more . . .]

Museum of Ethnography Budapest Hungary

Art Around Town: Budapest

To enjoy art you don’t have to visit a museum.  In fact, art can be seen while wandering the streets of any city you visit.  You see it in the statues, monuments, fountains and buildings lining the streets and squares. A city that has a lot of art along its streets is Budapest Hungary where the streets are full of beautiful buildings and hundreds of sculptures.  But you better be prepared … [Read more . . .]

Alpsee Bavaria Germany

Visiting Neuschwanstein Castle and Alpine Bavaria

When people visit Germany it almost always includes a stop in Bavaria and, with good reason, this trip will include a visit to Neuschwanstein, just one of King Ludwig’s castles. Perched high atop a hill deep in Bavaria, near the Austrian border, sits Neuschwanstein castle. The castle combined with the dramatic scenery created by the jagged peaks of the Alps equal a beauty that is … [Read more . . .]

Gallo Romaine Walls Le Mans France

9 Reasons to Visit Le Mans France

Over the weekend my husband was watching the 24 Hours of Le Mans car race. He’s the race fan, so while he was giving me a little education on the cars and watching the race, I set out to discover more about Le Mans itself.   Le Mans France is situated about 113 miles south west of Paris in the Pays de Loire region. Sitting along the banks of the Sarthe river, Le Mans dates back to Roman … [Read more . . .]

Benidorm Spain

Discovering the Cultural Heritage of Benidorm

Beaches seem to be king in Benidorm Spain but the lovely seaside city has a cultural side too! This guest post by Jeni of Co-op travel introduces some of the cultural spots to explore in Benidrom! There’s a lot more to Benidorm than what the average tourist might think. A small village as little as fifty years ago, the Spanish town has grown to become one of the most popular holiday … [Read more . . .]

Farmers Market Freiburg Germany Flowers

To Market, To Market

Farmers markets that is! There are a lot of reasons I love summer but one of the best things (in my humble opinion) is the bounty of summer fruits and vegetables. And the best place to buy these goodies is at a Farmers Market. With Summer officially beginning next week, its time to get out and spend some time wandering a local Farmers Market. . .  no matter where you are.   There is … [Read more . . .]

Memorial de Verdun France

Remembering World War I

Last week we remembered D-Day and the troops who risked their lives to liberate France from German occupation .  The D-Day beaches in Normandy France are a huge tourist draw but it seems as if time has forgotten those soldiers who lost their lives during World War I. There are not many sights left in Europe that remind us of the First World War but in Eastern France travelers can learn about the … [Read more . . .]

Panorama of Korčula Croatia

Less Crowded Options for European Summer Travels

School is almost out which means summer vacations are right around the corner. If you’re able to vacation any time of year, you might not choose summer to visit Europe but many vacationers only have summertime for a European family vacation. So how do you beat the summer crowds in Europe? In my local Sunday paper I found a list of travel options that are less crowded than the more popular … [Read more . . .]

Cycling Along Narrow Gauge Railway Route Olot Girona Spain

Wheeling Through Catalonia

This type of cycling holiday is something I’m very interested in, so I am very excited to bring this guest post to you today!  Elizabeth Banks is a freelance travel journalist and food lover.  She has a passion for discovering off the beaten track holiday destinations. As a cycling novice, I was eager to see what my first cycling holiday would be like.  For my first trip I chose Inntravel … [Read more . . .]

View over Badenweiler Germany Black Forest

Six Reasons to Visit Badenweiler Germany

I love reading and enjoy books that whisk me off to wonderful places in Europe. If you’re like me, you’ve spent hours traveling through European cities in books like The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown, London and Russka by Edward Rutherford or even Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes. If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, you know how much I love visiting Germany. So it was … [Read more . . .]

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