Happy travels, happy new year! 5 last-minute New Year’s Eve destinations

Every year has to end, and we’re usually more than grateful for the chance for a new beginning – even if it’s just in our heads. After the quiet, contemplative Christmas season, some people like to stay cozy and warm, while the others say goodbye to the year with a wild, boozy party. Those of you who like to finish out the year with a trip may face more than your fair share of difficulties in finding a destination: London, Berlin and Paris have long since sold out of affordable flights and accommodations. But that’s no problem, since we’ve sleuthed out a few European destinations that are still up for grabs where you can enjoy a unique and memorable New Year’s celebration! … Read More

Beyond London: 5 English cities worth a visit

There’s no question, London is an unbelievably beautiful city that everyone should visit at least once. There’s also a good reason why the nearby university towns of Cambridge and Oxford are such popular tourist destinations. But it’s also worth your while to venture farther afield to see what England has to offer. Away from the London hub, England has no shortage of beautiful, exciting and unusual cities to explore. The following five cities are worth a visit and are sure to impress you with their unique character. … Read More

Cycling around the world – bicycle tours for leisure travelers

As someone once said: “Having a bicycle is the closest thing there is to have wings.” These days, a bicycle is much more than just a piece of sports equipment or a means to get from point A to point B, it has become an essential part of a lifestyle, the “slow bicycle movement.” And it’s not just for workplace commuting that people are reaching for their bicycles; travelers too, are reveling in this pleasurable mode of transportation, both for long cycling trips as well as easy little tours.

Many people shy away from multi-day bicycle tours, maybe because they don’t have a fully-equipped high tech bicycle, or because they don’t think they’re fit enough – but they couldn’t be more wrong! It doesn’t have to be the Tour de France, there are plenty of routes that are perfectly suited for casual cyclists. In this post, we’ll tell you what makes traveling by bike such an incredible experience, what you should look out for along the way, and even take the opportunity to give you suggestions for the best routes! … Read More

5 Everyday surprises you’ll experience on your trip to India

Some surprises are good, and some are a bit less so. Whatever else might be said about the country of India, one thing certainly rings true, it’s a land of undeniable surprises. If you’re planning a trip to India, we guarantee the following five things will make your jaw drop!

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1. Traffic

On the streets of India, you’ll witness tuk tuks, cows, expensive sports cars, donkeys, artfully painted vans and motorcycles packed with entire families and seemingly operating against the laws of physics, all competing for space.

In general, traffic functions very differently to what we expect in the West. In India, legal regulations are viewed more as well-intentioned guidelines. But the formal rules of the road and what actually happens on the streets have exceedingly little in common. It often seems as if he who honks loudest wins. The “No Honking” signs, a common sight in areas of high congestion, seem almost ironic against the ear-splitting backdrop of the frenetic traffic. One way streets are commonly used as regular two-way thoroughfares, in particular by the small, agile tuk tuks. Rickshaw drivers are a common, almost iconic part of traffic in India. … Read More

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Canada – where untouched nature and lively cities meet

Canada is all the rage these days. And not just as a running gag for many Americans who have threatened to emigrate since the start of the Trump presidency. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, known for his good looks and magnetic charisma, has managed to become somewhat of an internet sensation, warming the hearts of people from all across the world as a positive example of tolerance, diversity and light-hearted diplomacy.

Clearly this country, the world’s second largest by landmass, is worth a closer look. The First Nations arrived first, followed by the Inuit, the French, and the English, all of whom have shaped Canada’s diversity. We’ve tried our hand at crafting a little overview and some travel tips for this gigantic North American country, with its stunning nature and multicultural society!  … Read More

Under the stars – 5 exceptional camping spots in Europe

Although tents are one of the oldest types of dwellings, even today people still enjoy tucking themselves away in tents, yurts and tepees, to awake in the morning surrounded by nature. Nowadays, you don’t have to sacrifice luxury and comfort for the sake of mobility. Whether you’re on the road in an RV or a devoted fan of the newest craze known as “Glamping,” one thing is for certain: a well outfitted, clean place to stay is an absolute must. Today, we’ll introduce you to 5 of the best camping spots in Europe, in the very nicest locations! … Read More

8 Common tourist pitfalls you should avoid

We’ve all been there before: When you’re on vacation, it’s particularly easy to fall victim to one tourist pitfall or another, in particular when you’re under the influence of friendly local persuasion, often wrapped in the cloth of hospitality. But there are certain tricks and financial pitfalls that are easily avoided, as long as you can recognize them – today, we’ll show you 8 tourist pitfalls, and tell you how to get around them! … Read More

Castles, Fortresses, Palaces – 5 imposing relics of the past

The child in all of us that listens with eager excitement to fantastic tales of heroic knights and fair maidens never really leaves us. These fairy tales often take place in castles and fortresses, where the king and queen reside, and where knightly battles are waged. Even as adults, we can take pleasure in the exciting true histories behind the imposing structures that feature so prominently in these stories: today, we’ll introduce you to five unforgettable castles and palaces, in places where the tragic and romantic, past and present, collide. … Read More

5 impressive road trip routes for any taste

Road trips: they embody the feeling of freedom and absolute boundlessness, and the ability to adjust your schedule and route just the way you want it to be. When most people think of road trips, it’s the USA that often comes to mind first, conjuring images of flickering neon motel signs on the side of Route 66. But you can find exciting, scenic terrain and picturesque panoramas on roads and streets across the world. In that spirit, we want to introduce you to 5 road trip routes that couldn’t be more different!  … Read More

Oases of relaxation – 5 untouched dream beaches

As any frequent traveler can tell you: untouched beaches that are easy to get to have become few and far between. But even so, there are still a few spots on the water where you can enjoy the complete stillness of silence, that aren’t too far off the beaten track. Here are our 5 secret beach tips, each a wonderful and unique experience. … Read More