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My Favorite European Eateries in the World

I’ve had my fair share of great food around the world but this article lists my favorite European eateries so far. My Favorite European Eateries London London has become a gastronomy mecca, thanks to its increasing and diverse population. None of this is more prevalent than at the variety of cuisines…

Philly 2015 Day 2: A City of Contrasts

My second day in Philadelphia saw me visit two attractions that couldn’t be more different than one another. The first one was a well-preserved symbol of freedom while the other was a decrepit structure that represented isolation and is nowhere near as imposing as it once was. A City of…

Italy 2012: Day 2, Pope and The Vatican

Italy 2012: Day 2, The Vatican I woke up the next day feeling refreshed and rested. I got lucky since my bed was a single placed in the corner and blocked by the lockers, which made it seem like I had my own private space. Years of traveling to Europe made…

Italy 2012: Day 1

This was it! I was headed to Rome! I could hardly contain my excitement. Rome was somewhat of a dream destination for me, much like London. The history, the food, the art; all of them were of great interest to me. Plus I got a ticket to be in the…

My Favorite Brussels Hangouts

I spent much of 2013 gallivanting around Europe, stopping in London, Edinburgh, Berlin, Prague, and Budapest, but Brussels was my home base. In the months I’ve stayed in the Belgian capital, I did my best to make the city feel a bit more like home and thanks to these locations…

Surprised but Eager in Berlin, Germany

Berlin City Guide Why I went here? I’ve always been intrigued by Berlin. Not only is it one of the great capitals of Europe, but also because of its involvement in modern history: World War II and the Cold War to be specific. Berlin is also cheaper than most European…

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Where in the world have I been? Here is a sampling of places from recent years… World Heritage Sites I have always been a fan of visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The series of books about Oli will also see him visit some of these incredible attractions. Here are some…

Hipmunk City Love: The Most Romantic Hotels in Rome

Rome is just another one of those grand European capitals that exude romance everywhere you turn. There are the lovely small streets accentuated with works of art, the grand piazzas that were once the center of Roman life, and then you have the silhouettes of some of its most famous sites, all of which make for a picture perfect background. If you’re a couple on your honeymoon or just rekindling the romance in Rome, consider these beautiful and affordable hotels that display elegance and offer its guests plenty of romantic flair. …

Rant or Rave: Firefly D.C., Happy Hour Edition

Just to reiterate, this review is only for the happy hour menu. Where to begin? I sought out Firefly because it was one of the few bars that supposedly offered something special to celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival and because it has a nice outdoor patio seating. I met up with a friend for happy hour drinks. She lucked out and snagged a table for us despite a packed house. Little did I know, that single event would be the highlight of our evening. …

Hipmunk City Love: Berlin’s Top 5 Trendy Hotels

Berlin is an artist’s dream city with creativity busting around every corner. Ever since the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, the city has transformed itself into a place of artistic expression. There was a massive movement for urban art that attracted artists and designers from around the world, and the architects contracted to reshape the city were encouraged to think beyond the norms of traditional designs. The result of this transformation is part of the attraction to visit Berlin, and as a visitor to this great European capital, it’s fitting to start your vacation in one of these five trendy hotels. …