Despite legitimate terrorist threats in Europe, northern Italy seems calm, polished and welcoming.
Modernist architect Carlo Scarpa and Opera Diva Maria Callas had important moments in the Veneto which are now on display along with many other lesser known cultural sites.
We have to get to the station, but the girls are too nervous to take a cab. I've been nervous all day and doing things I didn't want to do (or rather, not doing things I really wanted to do...), but I agree and hop on.
At times I can't believe it is now my reality. I began a round-the-world trip with my boyfriend last summer. Since then, we have traveled to Croatia, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand, Fiji, Mexico, India, France and Spain.
Experience does help prepare for dealing with culture shock and a traveler on an extended trip through multiple countries is generally able to handle it well. What comes as a surprise however, is a feeling of discomfort returning to familiar environment of home. This situation is referred to as reverse culture shock.
A well-traveled friend once shared a bit of advice. When visiting one of the great cities of Europe, go to the top hotel in town for a drink. Whether it's a cosseted bar or lobby lounge, you're assured of the ultimate in European style.
As summer approaches, the multitude of festivals going on in and around London has grown. People want music on their doorstep and they want something a little bit different to the big commercial festivals.
Yes, Paris is for lovers but Paris is also for the single soul that hasn't found that twin flame yet. Paris is for artists and poets and musicians and mystics and especially for those that want to feel just one small tablespoon of her magic. Paris takes all comers and if you can find a way to allow her to guide you she will fulfill you in ways no other city can.
Since summer is fast approaching and the southern states can get a little stifling with the heat and humidity, why not whisk your significant other away to New England to reignite the passion that connected you in the first place? We've rounded up five romantic bed and breakfasts where you can either explore the region or stay in your room. Either way, you will leave refreshed and ready for whatever life throws your way.
By the time we got to Barcelona, we'd already fallen in love with Dublin, Liverpool and Paris. When we planned a trip to four European cities, we didn't think about the toll that the logistics of travel can take, or how a certain numbness from being enchanted so routinely can set in (I know, sob story, violins...). In any case, Barcelona did not get her best visitors in us.
Quite some time ago, having just turned 21, I traveled with my dad to Tanzania, where he'd once lived. It was the first trip of my life that could reasonably qualify as exotic, even with my father leading the way.
Bijou, bespoke and boutique -- all the words you want to hear when you're looking for the perfect hotel to stay in on a blissful weekend break.
Berlin has it all: incredible museums, a legendary nightlife scene, and great restaurants, and it's a city that's constantly evolving. Accommodation options range from traditional to funky to five-star.
This is Day 20 of my 100 Days in Europe series. As I research my guidebooks and make new TV shows, I'm reporting on my experiences and lessons learned in Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Bulgaria, Romania, and beyond.