3011, 2015
  • Punta Cana

Punta Cana: Top Excursions

By |November 30th, 2015|Sponsored|

Get Underwater One of the most popular attractions on the island is snorkeling, and there are a number of ways to go about it. For most people, snorkeling is a great way to reconnect with nature and release some of the stress they have. In order to get the most of the snorkeling experience, you will need to find the right guide for the trip. Hit the Links [...]

3011, 2015
  • Rovinj Beach in Croatia

Seven Things to Bring to Beaches in Pula

By |November 30th, 2015|Beach, Croatia, Outdoors, Tips|

Water Shoes. Rocks, sea urchins, crabs—there’s no shortage of things to cut your feet open on. Olive oil. Should you step on a sea urchin, soaking the afflicted body part in olive oil will help you get the spines out. Snorkel mask. It may not be fun to step on aquatic life, but it’s sure pretty to look at. Your dog. Certain beach areas prohibit animals, but [...]

3011, 2015
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How to Plan a Last-Minute Vacation

By |November 30th, 2015|Sponsored|

The holiday season is just around the corner, which for most people means a little extra time off from work. Keeping yourself occupied during these off periods can be a bit harder than most people think. There are a number of activities to participate in during the holidays, but nothing beats hopping in the car for a last minute vacation. Planning a last minute vacation can be a [...]

2911, 2015
  • Norway Mealworm Brownies

Dessert Dives: Pestaurant Edition

By |November 29th, 2015|Culture, Food, Norway, Tips|

Remember how your parents used to tell you not to eat bugs, perhaps pointing to little Jimmy Arnold down the block who ate ants in his free time and had the social skills of a carrot? Well, as the kind folks at Pestaurant will tell you, your parents were more than wrong — little Jimmy may be saving the planet! Full disclosure: I wandered into this stand [...]

2811, 2015
  • Northern Ireland Good Vibrations

Ten Musical Activities To Keep You Busy in Belfast

By |November 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Belfast Music Bus Tour. It only happens every two weeks, but this extensive bus tour, organized by Oh Yeah Music Centre, provides a great introduction to Belfast's storied musical history: Van Morrison, U2, and the Undertones all make appearances. Good Vibrations. Punk is central to Belfast's musical history, and this record label/record shop released some of the most important Belfast bands. Ulster Hall. There are bigger concert [...]

2711, 2015
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Top 5 Places to Get Your Shop On in Brisbane

By |November 27th, 2015|Australia, Food, Outdoors, Shopping, Tips|

1) Jan Powers Farmers Markets (Wed, 10am-6pm, Sat, 6am-12pm) Food! Errbody loves food. Bringing a taste of the country to the cold hard streets of downtown Brisbane, come soak in the olfactory goodness of homemade cookies, pasta sauce, and fresh oranges. There are so many delicious smells your nose may jump off your face and live in the paella cart. Just watch out: hidden amongst the culinary [...]

2611, 2015
  • Varadero Beach, Cuba

El Malecón: Paradise by the Sea

By |November 26th, 2015|Beach, Cuba, Drinks, Food, Outdoors, Tips|

The Malecón is a five mile long seaside esplanade that stretches from Havana Harbor in the east to the western edge of Vedado. It’s cordoned off from the ocean by a crumbling, mildewed seawall that overlooks jagged, barnacled rocks swimming in the surf below. Interestingly enough— though not in the least surprisingly— the Malecón serves as a microcosm that represents Havana as a whole. In fact, pretty [...]

2511, 2015
  • Katzrin winery

Five European Beverages Guaranteed to Make Your Head Feel Funny

By |November 25th, 2015|Drinks, Tips|

Delirium Tremens -- This beer is named after the hallucinations that occur during severe alcohol withdrawal. Tasteless name, sure, but it’s been hailed as the best beer on the planet by beer drinkers the world over. Plan for around 6 euro from Le Grand Cafe de Lyon. Rose -- It's only logical to drink wine in France. However, a bottle of red on a hot summer night [...]

2411, 2015
  • Dublin Street

Top 5 Places to Get Your Vintage Fix in Dublin

By |November 24th, 2015|Dublin, Fashion, Ireland, Shopping, Tips|

Harlequin, 13 Castle Market. With stock that changes daily, Harlequin will always keep you guessing. Maybe you’ll opt for the floral dress from the sixties, or perhaps the Baltimore Police Uniform. The infinite variety, coupled with reasonable prices, makes it a top stop for vintage shopping in Dublin. Tahiti Vintage Dublin, George's Street Arcade. There are only about 100 square feet in this vintage shop, but somehow [...]

2311, 2015
  • Phoebes Mycenae View

“Old Stuff”: A Day Trip to the Ruins of Mycenae

By |November 23rd, 2015|Athens, Outdoors, Tips|

If nothing in Athens is old enough for you, make a day trip to Mycenae. As a city that was ancient even to the ancients themselves— and only about 90 minutes to two hours away from Athens— Mycenae is worth a visit. Lovers of the Iliad or Brad Pitt will remember that Mycenae was the stronghold held by Agamemnon, brother of Menelaus. If you haven’t heard of [...]