41 of the Best Things to Do in Italy

Oh, Italy— you boot-shaped beauty, you. With your pizza-spinning chefs, OTT hand gestures, truffle-scented tagliatelle and creamy gelato, there’s really nowhere else that can match. From north to south, you range from ice-capped Dolomites covered in snow to wave-lapped pebble coves baked in 80-degree sun. And between the two…well…let’s just say it’s a panini sandwich […]

Italians Are Sharing Their Quarantine Views, and It’s Beautiful

While all eyes are on Italy, Italians are looking out their windows towards one another. As we hold our breath, they’re singing.  Facing a multi-week quarantine after an infectious and deadly spread of the Coronavirus across the country, Italians have officially been on lockdown since March 9. Some communities in the north, where the virus […]

41 of the Best Things to Do in Poland

In a whirlwind of potato-packed pierogi dumplings, Slavic churches, cobbled old towns, and smoky sheep’s cheese, Poland unfolds from the icy waves of the Baltic Sea to the rock-topped crags of the Tatras. From north to south, it packs in all sorts to entertain travelers. You’ll come face to face with grunting bison in old-growth […]

Everything You Need to Know About King’s Day: Europe’s Wildest Street Party

Here’s what you probably know about Amsterdam: beautiful canals boast lights that twinkle at night. The city is home to an abundance of “coffee shops” with names like Smoke Palace and Grey Area. And, no matter which way you look, you can spot residents whizzing around on bikes, living on houseboats, and munching on raw […]

Strong Beer Festival: Munich’s Other (Better) Beer Fest

Think of Oktoberfest in Munich. The scent of fresh pretzels and currywurst linger in the air. Everyone is dressed in lederhosen and dirndls. Helga (yes, your server’s name was indeed Helga) is delivering beers the size of your head to you and your new best friends. Only pictures and headaches as memories tomorrow. Wrap all […]

The Ultimate Interrail Itinerary: 41 Pit Stops Across Europe

For more than 45 years, the Interrail pass has been whisking travelers around Europe. From Paris to Porto, Lisbon to Latvia, Berlin to Bulgaria, it now covers a vast network of rail lines and connections between the Black Sea, the Baltic, and the Atlantic Ocean. Some links are nifty high-speed whizzers out of the future. […]

13 Magical Spots For a Winter Vacation in Europe

Europe is the birthplace of hygge culture: the Danish word for all things comfy and cosy. If tropical getaways aren’t your thing, than Europe is the perfect spot to hunker down and cozy up this winter season. Wake up to snow-capped mountains in Slovenia, walk cobbled streets in Tallinn, shop at cheerful Christmas festivals in […]

The Best 1-Day Copenhagen Bike Tour, from city to small towns

Copenhagen and cycling are essentially synonymous— the two exist in harmony, a match made in heath heaven. Believe it or not, there are more bikes in the city than actual residents. The bike scene is brimming with enthusiasts, structural innovators, and people like me who enjoy leisure exercise and saving a few bucks from skipping […]

13 of Our Favorite Off-the-Beaten-Path Greek Islands

Forget the body-packed beaches of Corfu. Dodge the snorkeler-filled lagoons of Crete. Ditch the pulsing party towns of Mykonos. There are plenty of other Greek islands: you just might not have heard of them yet. Cue this list. We’ll guide you from the rustic Dodecanese chain on the cusp of Turkey all the way to […]

13 Cool and Unconventional Hostels in Europe

Back in the day, a hostel was little more than a place to get a decent night’s sleep in return for a bit of cooking or cleaning and earning your keep. And sure, there’s a high chance that your family still pictures you scrubbing the floor before curling up under a flea-bitten blanket with a […]

A Guide to Barcelona Through the Eyes of Picasso

Pablo Picasso: one of the defining artists of the 20th century and a primary figure behind the Cubism movement. Although he spent the bulk of his adult life in Paris, Barcelona is where the legendary painter called his true home in times of nostalgia and sadness. Picasso was born in Málaga and later moved to […]

9 Beautiful Beaches Within Two Hours Of Central London

Sure, the weather in the UK is not so great, but when the sun is shining, we know exactly where to go to escape the heat. What we lack in palm trees, we make up for in unspoilt beaches and incredible views. So, when you fancy nothing more than a few hours with the sand […]