12 01, 2016
  • Siena Street

Top 5 Things to Know Before Heading to Palio

If you're in Siena on the day of the Palio, you should absolutely make every effort to attend the race and see the proceedings up close. Here are a few tips for what to bring, when to go, and what to expect. 1. Get there early (and bring plenty of water). Attending the Palio means you'll be spending quite a bit of time in the center of Il Campo under a lot [...]

10 01, 2016
  • Paratay Beach

Itinerary for a Day-Long Party in Paratay

Rise and shine! Time waits for no one. If hunger pesters the stomach, the hostel will provideth food. Walk to the Rodoviária and wait for the Trindade Bus and spend the 40 minute bus ride thinking about how awesome the waves are going to be, and then have your expectations blown out of the water once you get there. Spend two and a half hours thinking about how hard surfing must be [...]

8 01, 2016
  • Boat Docked in Volos, Greece

Grecian Giants: Mount Pelion

If you can stand to look away from the gorgeous port and bright blue water in Volos, look up. You’ll see that Volos is built on the slopes of Mount Pelion. One of the most beautiful and popular mountains in Greece, Mount Pelion might have quite the reputation, but it sure deserves it. According to mythology, it was named after Peleus, father of Achilles— who really should have bought his son better [...]

6 01, 2016
  • London Park

Top 5 Books We (Wish We) Found at the Book Market Under Waterloo Bridge

1. You Can Take It and Eat It (And Chew Your Life Supply): The Duran Duran Cookbook. Though it never caught on across the Atlantic, this collection of recipes compiled by the UK new wave band remains an integral part of any British chef’s oeuvre. 2. The Nights of the Round Table. Pure smut, but a fascinating historical artifact nonetheless. 3. The Heritage Collector’s Guide to British and Irish Doilies, Eleventh Ed. [...]

4 01, 2016
  • Prague Letnapark

Czech It Out: Holešovická Tržnice

In its youth, Holešovická Tržnice served as a site for cattle slaughter – then it got married, had kids, bought mom jeans and now, lives a tamer life as a market for cheap goods, fresh produce and second-hand clothes. A little bit of everything, this marketplace probably looks something like your grandma’s attic, plus bushels of fruit and vegetables. For farmer’s market lovers, Holešovická Tržnice’s Hall 22 boasts a respectable range of [...]

2 01, 2016
  • Thessaloniki Panorama

Top 5 Places to Drink (in Public) in Thessaloniki

So maybe you can’t do everything on the streets, but drinking is totally okay. Why drink in bars when you’re in the gorgeous city of Thessaloniki? Grab a sketch plastic bottle of wine and go to one of these places instead. The Castle: Made the hike up to the castle in Ano Polis? We’ll drink to that. Come up around sunset, creep along the walls to find the perfect spot to watch [...]

8 12, 2015
  • Cliff Jumping in Nice

Flight School: Cliff Jumping in Nice

If your mom never yelled at you while you were younger and said something along the lines of, "if all your friends told you to jump off of a cliff would you do it?!" then you were probably a total square and should go back to class, you teacher's pet. In Nice, if your friends tell you to jump off of a cliff, you should totally do it. The geography of the [...]

7 12, 2015
  • Rome Apertivo at Cul Du Sac

Pre-gaming Your Pre-game: Apertivo

With its evening tradition of apertivo, Italy has basically found an excuse for its citizens to pregame dinner every single night. Not really, but this pre-dinner period is still a great way to get the fermented juices flowing before sitting down for a later meal (Italians normally don't eat dinner until 8:30 or 9pm, so apertivo is a good way to tide yourself over between lunch and the last meal of the [...]

6 12, 2015
  • Antibes Harbor

ABCs of Antibes: Absinthe, Billionaires, & Coastline

Antibes is the small town squished between Nice and Cannes that serves as a backup port for those who can't find a place to moor their yacht in Cannes. Okay, this might not be totally true, but Antibes is famous for "Billionaire's Bay," a bay that should require no explanation further than its title.  Beyond being one of the world's most valuable parking garages, Antibes is home to several other interesting attractions. [...]

3 12, 2015
  • Hofgarten Munich

Englischer Garten: Your One-Stop Destination for Parks, Surfing, and Beer

The Englischer Garten might be Munich’s most overlooked highlight. Not only is it more than 100 acres larger than New York City’s Central Park, it is also home to a few of the best biergartens in Germany. Especially during the summer, the English Garden is one of Munich’s most frequented destinations, where locals line the Isar River and lounge in many of the parks open fields whenever the thermometer tops 70 degrees. [...]

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