1 12, 2015
  • Hilltop View from Vinohrady, Prague

Five Places to Ditch the Crowds in Vinohrady

1. Jiřího z Poděbrad Farmers Market         Mass production is for the masses – leave the packaged life behind for a day wandering rows and rows of a farmer’s market, picking your own damn avocadoes. Well, yes, not from actual trees, but from market stands, and that’s basically the same thing. Basic-ally. Open Wednesday & Friday 08:00-18:00, Saturday 08:00-14:00. 2. Baobab Why yes, baobab trees were referenced in The [...]

1 12, 2015
  • Marabana Cuba

Couch to 21k: the Marabana

Havana, for all its charm and allure, is not a city for runners. That's not to say that you don't see them, pounding the uneven pavement of the Malecón seawall and huffing fumes through the tunnel that leads to the suburbs. But it's still a rare breed that chooses to train in this city, and for women even rarer - nothing breaks the peacefulness of a long run like being catcalled by old [...]

30 11, 2015
  • Rovinj Beach in Croatia

Seven Things to Bring to Beaches in Pula

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 those that don’t are often [...]

27 11, 2015
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Top 5 Places to Get Your Shop On in Brisbane

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 bliss are some terrifying rip-offs [...]

26 11, 2015
  • Varadero Beach, Cuba

El Malecón: Paradise by the Sea

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 much anything you can see [...]

23 11, 2015
  • Phoebes Mycenae View

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

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 either, you’ve probably heard of [...]

21 11, 2015
  • France Marche Forville

Farmville to Forville

Le Marché Forville is a giant open market full of vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, etc. The market takes place in the morning until about mid-day everyday but Monday, when it’s replaced by the Brocante Market next to Le Palais des Festivals.  The venue itself is a large, open-air pavilion that somewhat resembles a train station (except for the fact that it's missing trains). It's located along Rue Luis Blanc [...]

20 11, 2015
  • Barcelona Market

Ten Free-ish Things to Keep You Busy in Barcelona

· Park Guell. Park Guell features some of Gaudi’s most impressive designs. Until recently, admission was free; however, the park surrounding the area is still open to enter and has promises great views of the city. · La Rambla. La Rambla is a long walkway packed with shops, street performers, restaurants, bars, and wide-eyed foreigners— just like you. Although it is a tourist trap, it's definitely worth a wander, and if you keep [...]

16 11, 2015
  • Costa Brava beach

Top 10 Beaches in Costa Brava

Sant Francesc. This is a delightful little cove near Blanes. The water is crystal clear, green, and blue as you get deeper. You can see it from the gardens above, and sometimes you'll find local fisherman catching octopus while you swim. Bay of Roses. A very large bay with extensive restaurants and hotels along the shore. A popular tourist destination, the Bay of Roses features many water sports such as jet skiing [...]

8 11, 2015
  • Street art in Athens

Outdoor Galleries: Top 5 Places to Enjoy Street Art in Athens

Sari: Home to the Street Art Gallery and some gorgeous works. If you want the full hipster experience, get a cappuccino freddo at the Dada Rock Bar and sit outside across from the gallery— that is, in the street lined with graffiti. Pireos: This is right next to a busy street, so try not to get run over while admiring the panels of street art that Pireos. If you’re feeling more adventurous, [...]

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