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Ten Brilliant UK Cities to Visit Besides London

When tourists think of visiting the UK, they usually have one destination in mind: London. The capital city of England seems to dominate the international image of the UK and many other cities are not usually considered in most tourists’ plans. Of course, the city of Big Ben and Beefeaters is certainly worth visiting, as it is a world class …

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Exploring Croatia on a Budget – Insider Tips

This guest post is brought to you by Frank and Vera from Frank About Croatia. They share their insider tips for making the most of your trip to this beautiful country on a small budget. I moved to Croatia from Canada almost ten years ago without really planning it. I haven’t even known much about Croatia prior to moving here. …

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Sofia, Bulgaria – Let’s Just Chill Out Here

In our digital nomad lifestyle, Lee and I are travelling 365 days of the year. It’s a wonderful life of adventure, but it’s very different than the pace a two week holiday. Although we do spend our spare time visiting attractions and going on tours, we often find ourselves in a laid back mode where we simply relax and enjoy …

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Hitchhiking through Europe -­ The Way To Go

Traditionally, hitchhiking has been the cheapest way to travel around, but really, it’s more than that: you can meet lots of people and even make friends, you can find out the best places to eat, you can become frustrated and wet, but most of all, you’ll have fun and you’ll feel free. That’s what hitchhiking is about.

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Discovering What Lies Beneath the Sea in Bodrum, Turkey

Bodrum is a popular holiday destination that lies along the sunny Aegean coast of Turkey. What was once a quiet fishing village in the 1960s has now turned into one of the centres of the Turkish tourism industry. However, no matter how popular it becomes it still seems to hold onto its peaceful seaside charm, with laid back cafes, quirky …

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Amsterdam Coffee Shops to Stay Open for Tourists

If you were alarmed back in May when we posted this article about tourists being banned from enjoying cannabis in Amsterdam coffee shops, you can sit back and relax. Nobody will be killing the buzz of this iconic European backpacker destination anytime soon. Under laws introduced by the previous conservative Dutch government, there was a national ban on foreign tourists …

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Viva San Fermin! – The Running of the Bulls in Spain

This guest post is brought to you by Peter Hall, a 25 year old freelance journalism graduate from the University of Central Lancashire. He recently visited Spain where he jumped right into the local culture and participated in the San Fermin Running of the Bulls Festival. Here is his first hand account of this infamous Spanish spectacle. I like to …

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Bonktown: German Town Embraces Lusty Name

The town of Poppenhausen in Germany has been ridiculed for many years because its name translates to “Bonktown” as the word “poppen” is a slang for making love. Recently, the town hall officials have decided to make the most of the naughty name and create a sexy tourism image around the town. Poppenhausen will now be re branded as a …

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Photos: The Palace Of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles is a gorgeous royal Château just outside of Paris, France. It is a marvel of architecture and one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th-century French art. It was originally built as Louis XIII’s hunting lodge, and later his son Louis XIV expanded it, moving the government and the court of France there in 1682. From 1682-1789 it was …

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World’s Coolest Cities: Vienna

The capital and largest city in Austria, Vienna is one of those places where you can effortlessly create the feeling of having stepped backwards in time into a more elegant and graceful era. Visitors can enjoy a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, or get dressed up in their best evening gown to savour a night at the opera or waltz …

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Dude You’re Killing My Buzz – No More “Special” Coffee Shops for Backpackers in Amsterdam

The right-wing coalition government in the Netherlands has announced yesterday that tourists will be banned from all marijuana-selling coffee shops throughout the country by the end of 2011. Amsterdam has been like Disneyland for stoners up until now, with legal weed available in many local cannabis shops around the city. The new law will require patrons to be over 18 …

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World’s Coolest Cities: Paris

Did you know that Canadians are free to work in France for 3 months?

Fresh brie melting on a fluffy croissant, black berets and striped shirts, cigarettes and haunting accordion music, we all have an image of this iconic city that has been shaped by art, film, and pop culture. Described in brush-strokes and words countless times, Paris is a million different things to a million different people. But what is the real Paris?

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