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11 Day Trips You Should Take From Madrid

Crystal Palace at Retiro Park, Madrid/Oyster With its many extravagant festivals, pleasant climate year-round, and refreshing work-to-live attitude, Spain took home the title of third most-visited country in the world last year. This is nothing new, though. For the past few years, the country has been breaking its own records in tourism, and between its…

Top 8 LGBTQ-Friendly Destinations to Visit in Europe

June has arrived, meaning that cities around the United States and abroad will start kicking off their Pride festivals, parades, and celebrations. Though much progress has been made in the U.S. and countries around the world, it’s hard to find a more concentrated region of inclusive and welcoming destinations for LGBTQ travelers than Europe. To…

18 European Travel Experiences to Add to Your Bucket List

For a Europhile with vacation days, it can be hard to remember that there are actually seven continents. Our rally cry is “Europe or bust!” Thankfully, there’s enough on the continent to keep us exploring for a lifetime — and we’ve got the bucket list to prove it. If you’re constantly drawn across the Atlantic…

5 International Trips That Are Cheaper Than a Weekend in London

London/Oyster We’ve already told you how expensive two days in New York City can be, but there are plenty of other destinations that will break the bank in no time at all. London is one of those places. The popular European city drew a record 19 million international visitors in 2016 alone, according to the…

The Best Trips for First-Time Solo Travelers

We could wax poetic about all the ways traveling alone can be beneficial, however, taking the plunge and traveling solo for the first time can be a daunting thing. Taking your debut solo trip is bound to unleash a series of emotions that range from sheer joy to touches of loneliness. Thankfully, there are some…

7 Best Honeymoon Destinations for LGBTQ Couples

Earlier this year, Bermuda made global news by repealing the law that allows same-sex marriage. The move came as a surprise, both because it represented a step back in terms of LGBTQ rights, and also because it showed an ugly, less tolerant side of the island’s culture. Still, LGBTQ travelers — particularly those planning their…

9 Popular Tourist Destinations That Still Pack a Lot of Local Culture

One of our common travel woes is excitedly visiting a new destination, only to be met with a tourist trap that’s lost most of its culture (we’re looking at you, Bali and Cancun). Fortunately, there are many destinations that are able to attract millions of visitors each year while retaining the region’s way of life.…

Best Party Destinations in Europe

Europe is packed with historic cathedrals, first-class art museums, and breathtaking scenery, but some travelers place nightlife and party options at the top of their must-see list. From beachside boozing to nightclub dancing, there are some European cities that offer visitors the chance to party from dawn to dusk and dusk to dawn. Here are…

The Best Girlfriend Getaways in Europe

An annual girls getaway is a tradition many women look forward to. Whether you’re traveling with your best friends, mom, or second cousin once removed, sharing a special travel experience is something you’ll always remember. To help you start planning, we’ve rounded up eight awesome girlfriend getaways across Europe. Each one appeals to different interests,…

10 European Destinations You Should Visit This Winter

While conventional wisdom might say head south of the equator and to the tropics during the winter, you’d be missing out on some great travel deals across the world’s northern reaches as well. In fact, heading across the Atlantic to Europe during the year’s coldest months is likely to give you an awesome opportunity to…