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9 Unexpected Urban Beaches Around the World

Cities like Miami, San Diego, and Honolulu are beloved for their combination of urban pleasures and oceanside beauty. There, upscale dining and lively bars lie a short distance from a soft blanket of sand and beautiful waters. Well, while you may not realize it, cities like Paris and Berlin have beaches, too. Though they’re not…

5 European Cities Where Your U.S. Dollar Will Go Furthest This Summer

With the dollar still performing relatively well against major European currencies, it’s a good time to take a trip across the pond. While the destinations in Western Europe rely on the current relative strength of the dollar, those in the east have historically been, and still remain, a great value for travelers from the U.S.…

Where to Get a Taste of Asia in Europe

For many, visiting Europe means eating steak-frites in France, enjoying pub crawls in England, and admiring Baroque architecture in Germany. But there’s so much more to explore. Many European destinations are home to ethnic enclaves where people of the same heritage work and live. These neighborhoods showcase the food, traditions, and culture of its inhabitants’…

The Best Itinerary for London

London Eye/Oyster London is a bustling, vibrant city that slows its pace for nobody, so expect this four-day itinerary to follow its lead and pack in the sights and scenes thick and fast. The city’s neighborhoods are a melting pot of styles, combining historic sights, contemporary design, luxury shops, and urban street style all within…

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…

11 Charming Bed-and-Breakfasts in Europe

Bed and breakfast — such a simple formula can help travelers feel at home in big, unfamiliar cities. Though B&Bs might conjure images of New England hideaways or stately Southern mansions with rocking chairs set up on screened-in porches, Europe, too, is filled with these quaint, intimate retreats. So, if your idea of a special…

6 Vacation Ideas Inspired by This Year’s Oscar-Nominated Movies

For cinephiles, movies are absolute magic, giving us a chance to escape our day-to-day lives and head to the California coastline, the London cityscape, or the salt planet of Crait (shout-out to Star Wars fans). Thankfully, you can visit those places even after the end credits roll — well, most of them anyway. The movies…

7 Former Olympic Cities You Should Visit

With the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games just around the corner, we’ve been thinking about past Olympics: the retro logos, the athletes’ classic uniforms, the spectacular venues, and of course, the incredible moments. Admittedly, recent doping scandals and commercialization have made the upcoming Games a bit less palatable. However, the pitfalls of modern sport shouldn’t…

7 of the World’s Most Expensive Cities and Their Cheaper, Cooler Alternatives

For the urban travel aficionado, the world’s biggest, baddest, and most expensive cities have unmatched allure. Places like New York City, Tokyo, and London are certainly some of the coolest, busiest, and most energy-packed places on earth, but just a couple nights spent in any of those destinations can leave your bank accounts quickly drained.…