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Ever toyed with the idea of picking up a new car at the factory in Europe and touring around for a few weeks? Or did you assume that was something from a by-gone era? In truth, it is mostly a thing of...
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The capital of Bavaria is known for its beer festival, Oktoberfest. Every year people drink hundreds of litres of good beer, eat kilometres of sausage and scarf down thousands of roast chickens. But does Munich, during the rest of the year, resemble the city that we see in the news each year? Well, a little bit, yes...
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Brussels can be a wonderful foodie centre. You just have to venture a little bit further than just the old town. With that in mind, here's a quick guide to eating and drinking your way through foodie Brussels, the express way.
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It's summer, and travelers are flocking to the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace, and the Coliseum with cameras in tow. Backpackers are making their rounds before heading back to college or work in early fall. These simple tips for visiting Europe in summer will help you stay sane among the crowds, save money in some not-so-budget-friendly destinations and make the most of time in countries that are overflowing with sights to see and things to do.
And tips for renting a car in Europe!
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A monarchy up until 1918, echoes of her aristocratic roots can still be felt and experienced by visitors today. As important as this history and tradition are to the city, there is also an edgy emerging art, fashion and food scene that are definitely worth exploring, experiencing and tasting.
Hungary is rich with culture and the Turkish influences make it one of the most exotic European countries. It's capital city -- Budapest -- boasts beautiful skylines, rich cuisine and a vibrant nightlife, while still being budget-friendly. Thus, a traveller's dream.
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Hot off the heels of celebrating its title as the European Capital of Culture in 2013, Marseille, a cosmopolitan, multi-ethnic French-Mediterranean port city and the capital of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in France, has shed its gritty reputation to unveil a brand new look.
Travellers dream of slow food and fast cars in Italy but few make it to what many Italians consider the breadbasket of the country. Most visitors stick to tourist-laden Rome, Florence and Venice and are missing out on some of the country's best exports -- art, food and cars. These are found in Modena, a city often forgotten on most Italian holidays.
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We calculated the average airfare based on flight prices from half a dozen airports in cities across Canada. And, those perennially favourites, along with Dublin, Brussels and Amsterdam, come out on top in terms of affordability. Pay attention -- there are some big differences between cities that aren't that far apart.
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Canadians have actually been steadily increasing their overseas departures year over year. Rather than biting off more than one can chew, cruising offers a taste of other countries. Here are five more reasons to consider a cruise
This is Ivrea, Italy, a small town of 25,000 in the country's north. And every year, for a few days, it's home to roughly 500,000 kilograms of fresh oranges. But these oranges aren't for eating or ju...
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(Relaxnews) - A hostel in Cape Town that offers hotel-quality rooms and amenities in a collection of centuries-old Victorian houses has been named Lonely Planet’s best value hotel in the world. In spi...
While many of the sights London is well known for are worth a second visit, should you find yourself in this city for a second or third time, or are seeking out ways to spend it like a local, here is our hit list of things you should do.
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(Relaxnews) - Brands like the Mandarin Oriental and Clinique La Prairie were among the big winners at an awards night honouring the best in luxury spa and wellness destinations around the world. If yo...
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If you're looking for a tried-and-true bucket list, this may be it. It may not be the most original collection of destinations, but this infographic of the the world's 50 most visited tourist attracti...
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So you’re off the plane and the adventure has officially begun. You gather your expertly packed backpack and set off for the hostel. It’s your first time staying in one but the reviews seemed okay and...
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(Relaxnews) - A World Heritage city synonymous with port wine has been crowned the best European destination of 2014 for its “postcard-perfect views,” friendly locals and gastronomy. In a poll of 228,...
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(Relaxnews) - It's a tale of two cities. A bit of forward thinking and ingenuity is driving an emerging trend that would see derelict subway stations transformed into a restaurant or swimming pool, an...
(BERLIN-AFP) - Soaring above a pine forest in the heart of former communist East Germany, a huge hangar built to house airships on an old Soviet airbase has been transformed into a popular, if unlikel...
When I leave the country to explore another, I usually take my laptop and phone with me to work on the fly and to check-in on things back home. The problem with using your smartphone in the U.S. or overseas is that data rates can get super expensive. Here are a couple places where you can be a WiFi bandit while travelling.
Between the street parties of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee and the athletic spectacle of the Olympics, London has a lot going on this summer. You don't need to bunk at Buckingham Palace to get an authentic British experience. The boutique hotel experts at Mr. & Mrs. Smith have picked out five one-of-a-kind spots to spend an authentically English evening in the capital.