Tag Archives: Europe

How To Get Wimbledon Tickets: A Step By Step Guide

Wimbledon entrance sign

So you are a tennis fan and have always dreamed of going to Wimbledon but are not sure where to start? Well, rightly so! It is the hardest Grand Slam tennis tournament to gain access to. But, who better to learn from than someone who recently went through and successfully attended my first Grand Slam in the English countryside. I figured I’d pass along some tips to find your way into Wimbledon…

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Best European River Cruises: Uniworld vs Viking vs Avalon vs AMAWaterways

River cruise in Paris: Best European River Cruises

Does your bucket list include traveling to certain European regions? Traveling Europe is a top priority for many of us, but the planning, language barrier and other factors often keep us from taking the plunge. The good news is, there’s an easier way to see your desired locations in Europe — through river cruising. River cruising is one of the best ways to see a number of foreign cities, quaint towns and landscapes without the hassle of choosing your own hotels, itinerary, car rentals, restaurants and more. But how do you choose from so many different cruise lines, itineraries and destinations? We’ll give you a helpful overview and our picks for the best European river cruises…

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Contiki Reviews: Ready to Plan Your Trip of a Lifetime?

Girl taking photos while traveling

Does planning a trip stress you out? You’re not alone. Why not avoid the stress of travel planning and book your next adventure through Contiki? Contiki offers trips with almost everything planned out including accommodations, meals, activities and more. All you have to do is select the trip you want and pay for it. Contiki vacations target a specific age and style of traveler (which we will discuss below), and it’s important to make sure you want that style of trip, so you have a great time on your vacation. We’ll help you determine if Contiki trips are right for you…

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Making the Trek to Stonehenge from London

Stonehenge from London

Stonehenge is in Whitshire, only 88 miles from London, so if you’re visiting London take a day trip to Stonehenge! Perhaps you’ll see some other amazing sites along the way! If you are you unsure how to book your trip – no problem! We’ve got some great tips for you…

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What We Learned From Ötzi The Iceman

Ötzi the Iceman

Ötzi the Iceman is a well-preserved natural mummy from around 3,300 BCE. Discovered in 1991, Ötzi has enthralled researchers and laymen alike. Below we will take a look at what we know about Ötzi as well as what he has been able to teach archaeologists about life in 3,300 BCE…

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How Did the Titanic Sink?

Old photo of Titanic

The maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic set sail on April 10, 1912 but just five short days later the passenger liner met her fate. The fate of the titanic is well known by everyone who has heard the liner’s name, but few people know exactly what transpired to make the Titanic sink. Below we will take a look at the journey of this Olympic class ocean liner and just how it came to be that she lay down at the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean…

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The Ultimate London Restaurant Guide

Street sign in London

When you travel, one of the best ways to get to know the culture is to eat the local food. So when we travel, we do a lot of it – eat that is. My parents (who we recently traveled to London with) tend to do a bit of homework in advance via guides and recommendations from friends as well as Frommer’s. Our bellies greatly appreciated this extra planning effort. So here’s a recap of our caloric intake in London, England, during the summer of 2013…

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Dining in Spain: A Guide To Mallorca Restaurants

Mallorca restaurant

Delicious tapas, cold sangria and cervezas, laid back lifestyle, all in the magical and beautiful backdrop of the coast? What’s not to love about Mallorca. Mallorca, a Balearic island off the coast of Spain, it is a hidden gem if you ask me. Just a short flight from London (or direct flights to dozens of other European destinations) it is full of history, charm and a perfect mix of both sightseeing and relaxation. There are cathedrals, museums and of course shopping. And all extremely affordable. My first time to Mallorca, and hopefully not my last. I wanted to recap some of the places we stumbled upon as tourists in hopes that it would be useful for others should they get so lucky to experience this place (aka heaven on earth)…

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Westvleteren: Home to the Best Beer in the World

Westvleteren beer cap

During college I studied abroad for a semester in Paris, France. During this time. I made the most of living in Europe by visiting many countries but my favorite among them was Belgium. The unique architecture, the cute cafés and squares, the rich history, the beautiful canals and the food were all so inviting. So inviting in fact that 10 years later my husband and I returned. But this time I arrived with a true itinerary in mind that orbited around Belgian beer. The world’s best beer: Westvleteren…

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Ice, Ice Baby: A Guide to an Iceland Stopover

Iceland Stopover

If you’re Europe-bound, a stopover in Iceland is a bonus worth considering! If you can fly out of a handful of cities in the U.S., you can get there for no extra charge to your European flight and can stay in the Nordic country for up to 48 hours! Why not take advantage of this opportunity to experience a new culture and get an extra stamp in the passport? I recently had the chance to take part in an Iceland stopover and wanted to share some tips and advice on how to make the most of your trip…

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