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The 7 Best European Vacations for $1,500 or Less

It’s true, a European vacation isn’t a budget-conscious traveler’s dream. From higher exchange rates to often expensive hotels, costs can add up quickly. However, there are insider tips, secret destinations, and strategies that you can employ to put your dream trip to Europe closer at hand. We’ve covered almost every corner of Europe over the…

Spain vs. Italy: Which Vacation Destination Should You Choose?

Both Spain and Italy conjure up images of sunshine, delicious food and wine, beautiful beaches, and a relaxed lifestyle. While the two countries have a lot in common, they are also wildly different. How, then, does one choose which country to visit if the budget doesn’t allow for both? We’ve put the two destinations head…

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…

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…

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.…

The Best Time to Visit Spain: A Season-by-Season Guide

To be honest, visiting Spain any time of year is a good idea. The country is blessed with a mostly mild climate, meaning that even during wintertime visits, you might not need a jacket during the day. Of course, there are plenty of factors to consider, and particular parts of the country are more hospitable…

The 10 Sunniest Destinations in Europe

As fall approaches and the sun starts setting earlier each day, we’re already thinking about what destinations are best for getting our necessary dose of Vitamin D. European countries aren’t often considered the sunniest spots, but there are certain cities that are better suited for avoiding the dreaded seasonal affective disorder. We consulted the stats…