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The Best Coffee and Beer in Berlin

Now I will begin this post by saying this is by no means an exhaustive list. Berlin is an incredible mixing pot of amazing coffee and great beer from all around the world, plus a foodie’s paradise. Hopefully this article will help you experience some of the best coffee and beer in Berlin!  Continue reading

Best Norway Instagram Photos

10 Instagrammers Who Will Make You Dream of Norway

I was recently in Oslo for a long weekend with my parents and it has simply made me want to see the rest of Norway SO BAD. I’d seen some photos on Instagram before (Lofoten – so much wanderlust oh my), but after being in Oslo I followed quite a few accounts and WOW. Simply WOW.

Here are a few to tempt you…

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The Best Travel Apps for 2016 (and a giveaway!)

Some apps are completely pointless and are just for wasting time, procrastinating, or those ones that look great and you download them and never ever use them. Other apps are amazing, take the hassle out of your travels and you’ll swear by them to anyone who will listen.

The second category of app is what I’m going to talk about today!

I’m one of those people that has an app for everything. One of my friends will say, “oh I wish there was an app that did such-and-such” and I’m always the one to jump in and be all “there’s one for that!” and tell them what it’s called, how awesome it is, and how often I use it.

So here is a list of my favourite go-to apps for travel. I’m not listing any for finding flights as that will be a separate article altogether!

PS: I am partnering with GPSmyCity! We will be giving 10 lucky readers a FREE promo code for a self-guided walk in a city of your choosing!

 

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Why Gothenburg Should Be On Your Bucket List

The resounding question that I’ve been asked when I said I had just got back from Sweden was, “oh, did you go to Stockholm?”

No! (Although I have been to Stockholm before.) There is more to Sweden than just Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden’s second-largest city, is definitely a place that deserves more visitors!

Gothenburg, or Göteborg (yur-te-borry) in Swedish, is a city of delicious food, buzzing café culture and a love of microbreweries and craft beer. While not as “glamorous” as it’s big sister Stockholm, the industrial port city of Gothenburg is definitely a place that a visitor to Sweden shouldn’t miss.

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By Road and Rail – Prague, Vienna and Budapest (Part 2: Vienna)

Austria is well-known as a top destination for snow sports and is the winter sports capital of Europe, and is also famous for being a country where the hills are alive with The Sound of Music. If it’s good enough for Julie Andrews, it’s good enough for me. Austria is landlocked and bordered by Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, Italy, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. With its prime location and incredible scenery, it is a perfect place to visit when doing a trip to Europe, especially if you’re coming from Prague!

Vienna is one of my favourite cities in Europe – don’t miss out on it!

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ERROR FARE: Milan – Rio de Janeiro ONLY €201 (March)

UPDATE: 

There are more dates possible! It’s a lot easier if you go to the booking website directly if you don’t want the dates 7. – 19. March! More dates are:

7. – 16. March
7. – 17. March
7. – 18. March

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Why Learning a Language can Improve Your Travels

Learn the Lingo – Improving Travel Experiences Through Language

Learn the Lingo or “why learning a few simple phrases can improve your travel experiences for the better”.

Thank you to Steven of QuinlanES for this great guest post about why learning a bit of the language when you travel somewhere can really make your trip! Connect with him on his Facebook page here!

Everyone loves the Netherlands.

Well, let’s be honest, most people really only know it by reputation and even then only really know Amsterdam by reputation. You never hear anyone say, ‘Gee, I know, let’s visit the Afsluitdijk (literally the ‘closing off dike’), a twenty-mile long causeway that separated the North sea from what was once the South sea, and is now Holland’s largest interior lake.

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And when you get right down to it, that’s not a problem unique to the Netherlands. There are plenty of countries that are known primarily for a single touristy place, usually with a catchy theme. Vegas, New York, Tokyo, Paris, Amsterdam.

A large part of the reason for that is that unless you’re willing to learn the local language you are pretty much limited to the places where you can make yourself understood. The amazing local sights, the restaurants that aren’t on the tourist maps, and the little secrets and nooks and crannies that make up the most interesting stories can usually only be found off the beaten track, and that almost requires the ability to speak to the locals.

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