Enjoy the terrace at Atlantis Books By Julia Zaremba There are few travel companions better than books, especially those that already come dotted with thumbprints and do not need to be recharged. The beauty of used bookstores- other than the fact that they are budget-friendly- is that they provide an intimate record of people that have […]
Stari Most via Shutterstock By Julia Zaremba Two sides of the river, both alike in dignity. For thousands of years, Mostar has been divided between cultures, religions and political powers. At the same time, it has been connected by more than just Stari Most, a UNESCO bridge that bridges the Neretva River. Churches, mosques and […]
BY CARRIE GAVIT As you plan your summer European travels, consider leaving behind city centers to shake up what you see, do and experience. Take Amsterdam. The city is well-known for its canals, coffee shops and red light district. But unique adventures await a short journey outside the city as it’s also an ideal city for […]
Sunflowers by Shutterstock A guide to Marche, Italy… By Julia Zaremba We all have dreams of the ideal Italian getaway: towns seeped in history, terracotta roofs glistening in the sun, pasta shapes molded by hand, cerulean seas fading into the horizon, and wine grown in the backyard. There’s Leopardi’s hills to wander through, Caravaggio’s dramatic […]
Hungarian countryside by Julia Zaremba By Julia Zaremba Driving east of Budapest, there are tunnels of trees and fields of dry hay as far as the eye can see. To the left, the Carpathian Mountains stand proud on the horizon. The air is thick with sunshine and the lazy buzz of cicadas. Kilometers stretch on […]
In the world of literature there are few places as mysterious as Count Dracula’s Transylvanian castle in Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula. But what if it really existed? Would you go and—perhaps more importantly—would you run in to the Count himself? You can visit the infamous castle depicted in Stoker’s classic book and even if you don’t meet the titular character, there’s still a lot to see.
By Erin Kayata In northern Luxembourg sits the town of Clervaux, looking like it’s straight out of a fairy tale. Thick forests and mountains surround it, and there are quaint white buildings trimmed with black speckled through the town. And like all fairy tales, it has a castle. Clervaux Castle, dating back to the […]
I fell in love with couch surfing and the cultural exchange it fosters while I was studying abroad. As Couchsurfing.com expanded, I began to wonder what it would be like to travel to places like Iran, Cuba, Vietnam or Russia as an American citizen. Fortunately, four couch surfers were happy to sate my curiosity by sharing their experiences and insights.
By Sarah Teczar The mention of wine tours evokes images of California’s sun-dappled Napa Valley, the vineyards of Bordeaux or a sprawling Tuscan countryside. But today, wineries are popping up in some unexpected places, meaning there’s no need to stick to the predictable locations. Millennials drank 42 percent of all wine consumed in the […]