Archive for the ‘Europe’ Category

Places in Rome Where It’s Less Crowded, But Just As Splendid

Places in Rome Where It's Less Crowded, But Just As Splendid

Rome has so much to offer, but tourists often end up visiting the usual sites like the Colosseum and Vatican City. Whitney Webster, a contributor for Conde Nast Traveler, provides a list of great alternatives to classic attractions located in the City of Seven Hills. Skip the Colosseum; Visit the Baths of Caracalla While the […]

Finding the Best Airline Deals

Finding the Best Airline Deals

It is one thing to find cheap airfare, but another thing to find the best deal. With airfare changing by the hour and airlines removing their fares from travel websites, it is indeed a challenge. USA Today has come up with this guide to get the most out of cheap airfares. Sign up for free […]

How to Get Cheap Airfare

How to Get Cheap Airfare

The airline industry struggles to get by this difficult economy as it continues to raise fees and add fees to cope up with high fuel prices. The income it is earning still does not help because Americans now opt for “staycations,” spending vacations within their cities instead of flying to other destinations. Experts, however, say […]

Ten Tourist Spots to Visit Before They Are Gone

Ten Tourist Spots to Visit Before They Are Gone

It is heartbreaking to hear news about the drastic changes in our environment, with global warming only making it worse. By 2030, the Great Barrier Reef will be bleached; the Arctic ice caps will melt, leaving the North Pole bare; and glaciers in the Swiss Alps and Mount Kilimanjaro would be gone. The immediacy of […]

World's Unique Travel Destinations

World's Unique Travel Destinations

When traveling abroad, why bother choosing the usual destinations packed with tourists and rude citizens? The world has a lot of options and a few of them can provide a unique experience you can call your own. The Azores Islands (pictured) – Located in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, the Portuguese-ruled, autonomous region […]

Travel Chaos Not Over in Europe

Travel Chaos Not Over in Europe

Many flights to and from Europe have been resumed for the first time after volcanic ash from Iceland threatened the safety of airplanes and airline passengers. Despite the reopening of flights, many airspace all across the continent will still remain closed or will be reclosed after a few days.Airports in London, for instance, will not be open until Wednesday at the earliest if the volcanic ash cloud continues to stay over much of the United Kingdom. This includes Heathrow airport, which is the …

Things to Remember in Iceland

Things to Remember in Iceland

It may have a really troubled economy nowadays, but Iceland continues to draw curiosity.  Beyond the “ice” and Björk, Iceland has a lot to offer for travelers from around the world.The land is literally not made of iceDespite the name, only 10% of Iceland is covered with glaciers.  First-time visitors would be surprised how mild its climate is, not to mention its many geothermal springs where tourists come and bathe.Take a dip in the Blue LagoonAmong the country’s “hot spots,” the Blue Lagoon (l…

Church-Hopping at Vladimir

Church-Hopping at Vladimir

Beyond the hustle and bustle of its very chaotic capital, Russia boasts of old towns that still retain its distinct medieval architecture.  These cities, known among locals as the Golden Ring because of its proximity with one another, also preserve its later buildings erected from the 16th to 20th centuries.One of the most visited cities in the Golden Ring is Vladimir, located in the central part of the Eastern European Plain and sitting on a steep hill beside the Klyazma River.  Travelers are d…

Scenes in Downtown Bergen

Scenes in Downtown Bergen

Since its foundation in 1070 AD, Bergen has evolved into one of Norway’s most important cities.  This country’s second largest capital even became the administrative capital during the early 1200, so it is not surprising why Bergen has been a commercial and tourist hotspot for many European travelers.Bergen has a number of attractions, but even the locals would tell you that in order to get into the “real feel of Bergen,” one has to go beyond the typical sights and simply stroll along downtown. …

Svalbard, Norway: The World’s Northernmost Tourist Haven

Svalbard, Norway:  The World’s Northernmost Tourist Haven

If you are one of those rare travelers who are willing to go to the edges of the earth just to discover places that few tourists have dared to trek, consider traveling north…way north.  At the northernmost tip of Europe is a collection of islands (technically) governed by Norway where one can experience life in the Arctic. Svalbard is one of the most spectacular places imaginable, having a bit of access from the North Pole as well as vast icebergs and floes that choke the seas.  Despite the ba…