Articles Tagged ‘Europe’

10 Idyllic Swiss Villages

10 Idyllic Swiss Villages June 5, 2012 | Europe | Read More
The quiet Swiss village of Wengen is a gorgeous town with a long history. Host to the famous Lauberhorn Run Ski Race, Wengen has established itself as a popular skiing destination that sees crowds numbering in the thousands each year.

10 Maps You Didn’t Know You Needed

10 Maps You Didn’t Know You Needed August 15, 2011 | Featured | Read More
Maps are a traveler’s bible. Whether you prefer your maps digital, interactive, or the old-school fold up kind, we would never recommend leaving home without one. A good map gives its user logical information–directions, topography, street names…you know, the important stuff. While...

US Government Will Know Everything About EU Travelers

US Government Will Know Everything About EU Travelers June 16, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Even with the dollar continuously falling against the Euro, we may be seeing less Europeans visit the States over the next several years. If they find out about a proposed agreement between the US and EU about keeping passengers personal information for 15 years, that is. Yes, the US Department of Homeland...

Is a Traveling Stuffed Animal an Acceptable Substitute for Real Travel?

Is a Traveling Stuffed Animal an Acceptable Substitute for Real Travel? February 14, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
So it might not be quite as weird as the fetish “furries” (as seen in such popular shows as Entourage and CSI), but it’s kind of on the same list. According to the Metro UK, the latest trend out of Japan sees stuffed animals going on travel vacations. Those unable to afford travel these...

EU Goes to Bat for Traveler’s Roaming Complaints

EU Goes to Bat for Traveler’s Roaming Complaints December 20, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
We’ve heard this story a million times: a family gets back from a great trip and settle back into their routine, only to open up their phone bill to find they owe thousands because of roaming charges while traveling. The most recent was of a couple teens who racked up a $9700 phone bill for their...

Famous Italian Hotel Closes for Winter

Famous Italian Hotel Closes for Winter November 30, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Although there’s a lot of talk about travel increasing again, it’s no surprise to anyone that travel and tourism has been hit hard around the world. Many countries in Europe have been the hardest hit by the economic tumult of the last couple years. Hotels, restaurants and other establishments...

Automotive Tourism: Going Far and Wide For Your New Car

Automotive Tourism: Going Far and Wide For Your New Car October 12, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Buying a vehicle online is fairly commonplace these days. A couple of years ago, my wife and I bought a van on eBay that was located in Sydney, while we lived in Melbourne. We flew to Sydney, picked it up and drove the 550 miles back to Melbourne. LeaseTrader.com — specialists in matching car shoppers...

The World’s Most Expensive Places to Rent a Car

The World’s Most Expensive Places to Rent a Car October 8, 2010 | Budget, Travel News | Read More
If you’re a backpacker this may not apply to you, but in many countries a rental car — or hire car as they’re known abroad — can provide a nice sense of freedom. A TravelSupermarket.com poll cited by the Daily Telegraph used a standard one week’s rental of a medium family...

Amphibian Stowaway Leapfrogs Customs Officials in England

Amphibian Stowaway Leapfrogs Customs Officials in England September 22, 2010 | Africa, Travel News | Read More
Talk about clever traveling. An endangered African frog from Cote d’Ivoire hitched a ride aboard a banana and ended up traveling 3,000 miles from home, and landed in Cambridge. It wasn’t until the box of bananas was unpacked at a grocery store that the frog was discovered. The store called...

New European Flight Map is Eye Candy for Travelers

New European Flight Map is Eye Candy for Travelers September 15, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
With new technology coming out at blazing speeds, from iPads to electronic book readers and everything in between, it’s safe to say that we like our eye candy. This could be said even more so for travelers, who are rarely seen without their gadgets. Now there’s even more eye candy for travelers...