Europe

Sipping Culture: World’s Best Beer Bike Tours

Sipping Culture: World’s Best Beer Bike Tours

Exploring a new part of the world can take many forms. On one hand, cycling around an unfamiliar city or town on a fine day, zipping down its hills, coasting through its parks and market places and snaking through its […]

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Fusion Safaris: Top 12 Fitness And Food Vacations For 2015

Food loving travelers, rejoice! If you want a guilt-free way to enjoy the best wines, seafood and regional cuisine around the world, chose from these food-fitness safaris, active trips that will have you burning calories without even realizing it. In […]

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When American Barbecue Invades The European Kitchen

“What we are is the barbecue police,” Carolyn Wells says as she surveys the stands that have popped up in this field in Flanders. She looks the part in her Kansas City Barbecue Society sweatshirt, and I’m not the only […]

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French Food Culture: The Illustrious History Of The Croissant

Paris is famed for its pastry, but while millefeuille is marvelous and fans of the éclair abound, the heart and soul of French pastry is undoubtedly the croissant. A breakfast favorite and the source of inspiration for concoctions from the […]

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Drinking Culture: A Sip Of Corfu, Greece

While many people know Greece for its wine — especially Santorini with its assyritiko — there’s another island offering a completely different drink experience. Actually, it offers two. On the beautiful Corfu, home to attractions like Sisi’s Palace, Mount Pantokrator […]

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Wellness Travel: World’s Top Boozy Yoga Vacations

On first consideration, drinking and yoga may seem rather incompatible. If, like me, you’ve occasionally had one too many glasses of red wine before heading to an hour of vinyasa and downward dog, you may have reservations about combining the […]

Coffee Culture: Top Five Cafes In Budapest, Hungary

Coffee Culture: Top Five Cafes In Budapest, Hungary

In the heart of the bygone Austro-Hungarian empire on the banks of the Danube river, the twin cities of Buda and Pest, much like their imperial sister Vienna, are a classic coffee destination. Regal coffee houses bedecked in gold, mahogany […]

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Top 11 Cultural Experiences In Germany (In Honor Of The 25th Anniversary Of The Fall Of The Berlin Wall!)

As a culture carnivore, I’m always on the lookout for immersive cultural experiences when traveling. On a recent trip through Germany — specifically Hamburg, Leipzig and Berlin — I instantly fell in love with the destination. It’s hard to believe […]