Fall and winter come with a built-in charm and romanticism that makes nearly any destination a must-visit during this season. Escape the cold with winter sun vacations, enjoy the changing foliage of the countryside or visit the European Christmas markets that begin to appear around this time of year. Not to mention, fall and winter are typically low-season for many destinations which means cheaper flights and fewer crowds!
If you live in the United States and celebrate Easter, you likely already have an abundance of painted eggs, chocolate rabbits and baskets full of goodies. This holiday, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, has taken influences from the pagan celebration of the spring season; the egg represents the rebirth of nature after the long winter. The addition of the Easter Bunny came later with the immigration of German settlers in Pennsylvania. Take a look now at how cultures across the globe celebrate the holiest of days on the Christian calendar.
Here in the states, St. Patrick's Day is typically celebrated with parades, drinking, and wearing a ton of green - lest you be pinched for your non-festive atire! In Dublin, the color du jour is orange - the true color of the nation - and, of course, more drinking. Here you can learn about the celebration of St. Patrick around the world on the one day in which everyone can be Irish.
Across the world, people gather to dance, drink, eat and revel in the joy and pride of their cities. While the most well-known Carnivals are held in South America, Europe also boasts a plethora of wild celebrations that are not to be missed. While each boasts a unique, local vibe, one thing that combines them all is the celebration in the streets and the bright parade of costume and floats. Take a look at some of the different Carnival celebrations held across the globe as we come to the beginning of what is widely accepted as the Carnival season.
Europe is largely known as one of the main producers of wine throughout the world, so it is hard to know just which region to choose from when picking your wine tour. As with any produce, grapes take on the flavors of their surroundings and are exceptionally influenced by the climate of the area and the treatment of the soil, resulting in a unique flavor that cannot be reproduced. Take a look at our top 5 best wine regions to gain a sense of where your favorite variety is produced.
Make your New Year's travel resolution a reality with these amazing destinations and vacation packages! Find new reasons to visit old favorites and discover cities you never knew existed with the top 15 destinations for 2018. With vacation spots in Latin America, Europe and the Mediterranean, there is bound to be a trip just for you.
You know the smell. The subtly fragrant aroma of a slow simmered sauce blended with the unmistakable savory, spicy bouquet of cured meats. Your mouth starts to overlflow before this tantilizing cuisine even leaves the oven. I'm talking about pizza. Bubbly, crusty, saucey pizza. Thin crust, original crust, pan, deep-dish; these are the flavors we know in America, but what about the rest of the world? In this article, you'll find out how Italy does pizza in different regions, but also how other nations serve up a slice. Just, please, no drooling on your keyboard.
After over a decade in London and 2 years of continent hopping, the 2018 Academy Awards of food returns to Europe for the biggest gastro-party of the year. This year’s host is Bilbao in Spain’s Basque Country, the wine enthusiast's haven. This area holds one of the largest concentrations of Michelin-star rated restaurants in the country, so it’s no surprise that the world’s best chefs will converge to enjoy food and wine, two of Spain’s greatest cultural achievements. Spain offers visitors several official wine trails that will take you through some of the best wine regions in the country, but we think you should make your own trail! Take a trip with us along a journey of the best in Spanish wines and food from Girona to Bilbao.
In the industry, we see travellers head to Paris to visit the Louvre or to London to see Big Ben all the time, and there is nothing wrong with that! Those are great sites and definitely worth a trip, however, there is far more to experience in Europe than the major landmarks we all know and love. Ever thought of visiting waterfalls in Croatia? Or, maybe, you want to watch the city of Valencia burn to ash - metephorically. Here you will find the best examples of off-beat experiences all over Europe to make your trip one of a kind!
Many believe to truly experience a new culture one must eat the way the locals do. One of the best ways to accomplish this is street food. Not only is street food quick and convenient, it is also rich in flavor and can be easy on the wallet. In this article, you will find our top recommendations for street foods in Morocco for both the adventurous eater and those with simpler tastes.