Journal

Spotlight: Belgium

Happy National Day, Belgium! On this day in 1831, Leopold I became the first monarch of Belgium (which had just gained its independence from the Netherlands the previous year). Today, Belgium is one of the most culturally rich countries in Europe, and, despite its Dutch...

European Real Estate: Save or Splurge

When it comes to real estate, Europe is a mixed bag---prices are notoriously high in the big cities (a tiny flat in London will set you back on average £458,000/$800,000), while it's possible to buy an entire castle for the same price in certain Eastern European...

7 Amazing Cocktail Bars in Europe

Tripping through Europe is amazing for a lot of reasons but cocktail culture isn't always an obvious one. All over the world the resurgence of craft cocktails, small-batch local distilleries, and a strong leaning towards vintage libations is attracting aficionados to some unlikely spots. Here...

10 of Europe’s Most Beautiful Wine Regions

With its abundance of vineyards nestled in some of the most picturesque regions in the continent, Europe is a wine enthusiast's paradise. Many of the world's most lauded wines have their origins here, and the possibilities for wine-centred vacations are countless. Here, we share our...

How To Stay Healthy During A Trip: Advice from Lara Kozan

Lara Kozan is an entrepreneur in the health and wellness industry. Her versatile profile includes co-founding YYoga, one of Canada's largest yoga companies, and more recently Nectar Juicery, a modern nourishment company. This depicts her passion for helping people to take their health into their own...

Inside Europe: Seeing Ireland by Boat

After time spent travelling and living in California, Vancouver, and Sweden, David Owen Mahon is now back in his native Dublin, where he manages the bar at Mother Reilly's, an award-winning pub and restaurant adjacent to the family-run Uppercross House Hotel. Chatting with tourists all...

10 Reasons to Vacation in Budapest, Hungary

It's not everyday that you get to experience an incredible place most people know nothing about, and then bring home incredible stories packed with unexpected surprises. After living in Budapest for three months solo, that's exactly what I get to do now that I’m home:...

Inside Europe: A Conversation With Photographer Jaap Ruurd

Planning a trip to a place you’ve never been, on the other side of the world, can be extremely overwhelming. Leafing through those Lonely Planet books can lead to hundreds of dog-eared pages and every Google search can garner literally millions of ideas for your...

11 Awesome German Things

Since their outstanding World Cup victory, it's time a little light was shed on the other amazing things Germany has contributed to. Whether it be changing the face of Christmastime, or creating astounding X-ray technology, Germany has a substantial place in the history of inventions....