Articles for Europe

One London Hotel, Two FA Cup Teams

One London Hotel, Two FA Cup Teams May 13, 2011 | Europe, Travel News, UK | Read More
Have you ever been bullied? Maybe someone called you a name? Beat you up? Kicked your dog? Made fun of your mom? Stole your hotel reservations? Never happened to you? Well, according to Stoke City Football Club manager Tony Pulis via Daily Mail, that’s exactly what happened to his team ahead of the...

“Gap Years” are getting shorter and shorter, studies find

“Gap Years” are getting shorter and shorter, studies find May 13, 2011 | Europe, Travel News | Read More
The “gap year”, an institution in the UK, many parts of Europe, and other countries around the world, is the time typically taken by students between finishing school and entering university. The idea is to broaden the perspectives of young adults, although many use it as time to “let...

World’s Largest Model Airport Costs Almost As Much As Real One

World’s Largest Model Airport Costs Almost As Much As Real One May 12, 2011 | Europe, Germany, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Do you have €3.5 million (or about $5 million) lying around somewhere? Perhaps in a Swiss bank or maybe an tax-exempt offshore account in the Caribbean? If the answer is yes, why not splurge and recreate your favorite scale model? That’s about how much it cost to build the world’s largest...

Hotels & Art Museums Team Up, Results are Beautiful

Hotels & Art Museums Team Up, Results are Beautiful May 9, 2011 | Culture/History, France, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Travel News, UK | Read More
Hotels and art seem to go hand in hand, and the more creative the results, the bigger interest from the public…naturally. Around this place, we like to pretend we’re cultured too, and so we’re stoked to hear Le Meridien Hotels are offering a new Unlock Art program. Le Meridien has created new...

Invisible Ink Recipe Revealed: National Security in Jeopardy, Love Letters Get More Romantic

Invisible Ink Recipe Revealed: National Security in Jeopardy, Love Letters Get More Romantic May 9, 2011 | Europe, France, Germany, Romantic, Travel News | Read More
In Australia, the Central Intelligence Agency recently declassified six World War I documents, the oldest held by the agency. Their contents? The ingredients used to create invisible ink. The ingredients, it seems, are a little more complicated than the ones used in the (seemingly) awesome toys we played...

Popular TV Shows and Films Driving Vacationers in UK to Location

Popular TV Shows and Films Driving Vacationers in UK to Location May 6, 2011 | Europe, Travel News, UK | Read More
Well, at least we haven’t yet seen any indication of a new trend-word like “TVcation”, or perhaps, “telecation.” Although, now that the cat’s out of the bag, we can really see that taking off. If it does, you know where you heard it first, folks. As reported by The...

KLM Wants to Put Your Face on Their Plane

KLM Wants to Put Your Face on Their Plane May 5, 2011 | Europe, Netherlands, Travel News | Read More
Modern technology is making it easier and easier to get your face out there. Some people even become instant celebrities by posting a video to YouTube. How would you like a claim to fame? On a plane? Wouldn’t that be insane? According to tnooz, the Dutch airline, KLM, is plastering one of its airplanes...

Could JK Rowling Win Best Shed?

Could JK Rowling Win Best Shed? May 2, 2011 | Europe, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Ah, the shed. A retreat from the duties of indoor work, an escape from the tedium of house chores. A place to carry out carpentry, store those gardening tools, or for some people, a creative space to do just about anything. Readersheds.co.uk is expressing their love for the shed by asking people to share...

Freaky Frenchman’s Mansion A Fount of History, Crazy

Freaky Frenchman’s Mansion A Fount of History, Crazy March 9, 2011 | France, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
If you were a single man with a lot of money and no wife to tell you, “No, you can’t,” what would you do? If you’re Louis Mantin, you make a mansion-sized time capsule circa 1905. If you’re interested in the era of Oscar Wilde, it’s soon to be up for visits for vacationers...

Virgin Airlines Treats Heathrow Like Shoddy Contractor; Witholds Funds

Virgin Airlines Treats Heathrow Like Shoddy Contractor; Witholds Funds January 26, 2011 | Offbeat, Travel News, UK | Read More
It’s a common practice for homeowners to withhold the final payment for renovations until the general contractor completes a “punch list” or items that weren’t fixed in the first go-around. Virgin Airlines had to deal with thousands of angry and upset customers at Heathrow Airport during...