Posts Tagged‘Europe’

Preparing for and walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain: a guide

Once a pilgrimage made by Middle Age Catholics, the Camino de Santiago has become one of the most popular thru-hikes in recent memory. Comprising seven main routes, this multi-week walk takes trekkers across Spain to the humble town of Santiago de Compostela. What is the story behind this long hike? How should you prepare? Which route should you take? We’ll tackle the answers to all these questions below. What is the Camino de Santiago? The Camino de Santiago refers to a series of paths created by pilgrims in the Middle Ages. They led to a chapel that would later become…

What to see on a bike tour of Barcelona

Of all the cities in Europe, few have the mystique Barcelona does. With immensely stylish buildings, gorgeous beaches, and locals who live life to the fullest, it’s not hard to see why this place draws so many visitors annually. If you want to tour Barcelona under your own power instead of being led around by a group tour, making use of a city bike rental Barcelona is a great way to accomplish this. Not only will you be able to travel around the city at your own pace, but you’ll be able to do so without tiring yourself out too…

Top destinations for spring snowsports in France

Looking to get away for one last snow holiday in 2017? The French Alps have plenty of options for those wanting to enjoy the best that the spring snow season has to offer. Below, we’ll go over some of our favorite spring snowsports destinations in France. 1) Val d’Isere Craving a challenge before hanging up your skis/board for the year? There is no better resort to tackle in the French Alps than Val d’Isere. Home to the Olympic Downhill during the 1992 Albertville Winter Games, you’ll have the opportunity to take on its impossibly tight turns and frightening steeps. The…

Travelling to Russia – Is it tourist friendly at all?

These days, when travelling, it is important to assess whether the locale is friendly for tourism. That being said, it is best to assess what being tourist friendly actually means and then comparing it to different locales around the globe. In determining whether a city is tourist friendly, it is best to consider whether the locals treat tourists well, whether there are robberies or street gangs, and whether there is a high level of international languages spoken. Upon analyzing this information, it will be easy to see which cities are friendly for tourists and which are not. One place that…

London for the location independent professional: a guide

Part of the appeal of being a location independent professional (aka digital nomad, remote worker, etc) is that you can visit any place in the world and be able to enjoy yourself irrespective of cost, as you can earn an income as you travel. London has become one of the more popular destinations on Earth for laptop-toting travelers, as its significant attractions, world-class dining scene, and robust business climate has drawn them here in droves. If you hope to join them in the near future, here is what this city has to offer digital workers. Where to stay If you…

Getting to the Netherlands in comfort and style

Out of all the destinations in Europe, few combine historical sites and modern attractions quite like the Netherlands. When it comes to getting there however, it is recommended that you fly KLM, as they have perfected the art of customer service over their 98-year existence. Below, we will go into detail on what you can expect when you book a flight with this prestigious airline. Arrive relaxed Whether you fly business or economy, those that fly to the Netherlands aboard KLM will arrive at their destination surprisingly refreshed. Those investing in a business class seat will love the fact that…

The Most Historic Neighborhoods in London

While there are many modern attractions and things to do, there’s no denying that many of London’s top attractions have been around during the many centuries of its existence. From its many royal palaces, to the governmental institutions that made Britain a model nation for others around the world, the most historic neighborhoods in London should occupy a central position in your travel itinerary. So, before you go to travel around London in a private limo, be sure to take the following suggestions into consideration so that you may make the most of your time here. St. James’s Dive right…

4 Surprisingly Inexpensive Travel Experiences Abroad

The American dollar is fighting its way back up the food chain and exchange rates offer longer and less expensive travel experiences. People are getting the chance to take the time to appreciate their surroundings without the stress of running out of money. Wise travelers also worry less about saving money and more about spending their money wisely when they get to their destination. If you want to be like these smart travelers, you need to know how to budget your money. With the following three destinations, you’ll find a recurring theme: live like the locals. Consider these insider tips…

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