The Fight Between Carnival and Lent: Eating Frugally in Vienna’s Naschmarkt

The Fight Between Carnival and Lent: Eating Frugally in Vienna’s Naschmarkt

Stretching nearly a mile long, the chaotic assemblage of food stalls and cramped cafés that comprise the centuries-old Naschmarkt in central Vienna can be an olfactory overload for newcomers. The first time I went, the mingling smells of dried fruit and döner kebab made me forget for a second that I wasn’t in Istanbul—until the sight of an enormous Wiener Schnitzel snapped me back to reality.

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Athens Nightlife is Like a Toga Party, but It’s Also Not

Athens Nightlife is Like a Toga Party, but It’s Also Not

If you’ve ever been to a toga party, 1) you’re probably kind of a douchebag, and 2) you know that they do not closely resemble either ancient Greece or modern-day Greece, and are pretty much just an excuse for horny kids to remove another layer of clothing. But upon further examination, I have discovered some astonishing similarities between traveling to Athens and your frat’s toga party...

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Your Grocery Guide to Paris

Your Grocery Guide to Paris

Real talk: your broke ass can‘t afford to eat in swanky French restaurants every meal (or even every day). Take deep breaths. That’s okay. In fact, it‘s more than okay: you’ll have a better food experience than the tourists who feel like they have to shell out for (mostly mediocre, tourist-trap) meals all the time. You‘re going to eat like a local: you’re going grocery shopping.

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Fashion Free in Paris

Fashion Free in Paris

The last time I was in Paris, I tried to go to the fashion show, but at the time it was on the 7th floor of the department store. Why was that a problem? Well, you see, I use a wheelchair, and while normally if I can’t get into a building by myself or with the help of friends I will enlist a handsome young man to help lift me to my heart’s desires...

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I ventured into Antwerp’s red-light district. It went okay.

I ventured into Antwerp’s red-light district. It went okay.

...The first time I found myself (yes, I will admit, there were multiple times) in the red-light district, it had been an accident. It was my first day in Antwerp, and I was using a rented bike to explore the city. I took one turn and suddenly there was no one walking on the street anymore and—was that? Yep those were—she was...

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Top 10 Movie Filming Locations to Visit

Top 10 Movie Filming Locations to Visit

Whether you’re on top of this year’s blockbusters or rewatching It’s a Wonderful Life every Christmas, congratulations on your excellent taste in hobbies. As undying fans of travel, cool people, and popcorn, we humbly suggest these ten awesome places to visit…that also might appear in your favorite scenes.

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Partying Like a Backpacker

Partying Like a Backpacker

A modernized castle resting high above the Zurich bustle, this luxurious resort with every amenity you could ever dream up was a bit out of the norm for me, an interesting contrast to the cheap bars and no-cover night clubs I had been frequenting in Zurich’s most appealing locale, the red light district (though not accurate at all, some locals describe this region as the “Turkish slums”)...

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Street Style: Rome Edition

Street Style: Rome Edition

I’m no Bill Cunningham, but after a few weeks of traversing Rome’s many neighborhoods on foot, I think I know a thing or two about street style. So for all you vias, viales, corsos, largos, and even you teeny little vicolos, here are some quintessential fashion staples that no sensible street would ever leave the piazza without. Get ready to stop some traffic...

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Is Venice Devoid of Youth?

Is Venice Devoid of Youth?

Walking around the historic districts, aside from cliques of teenage tourists, I rarely find locals my own age. It’s really putting a dent in my plan to pick up a beautiful Italian girl over my short month in Italy. But during my current visit to the upbeat, bumping Generator Hostel on the island of Giudecca, I’ve been guided to the student “hotspots.”

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