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It isn’t as simple as you’d initially think. Sure, you could book it blindly, but remember that unique cultural celebrations happen all across the continent all the time. And it’s important to be aware of that, and make your timing decision based on catching that holiday, or avoiding the additional headache it may introduce via limited public transportation, completely booked hostels and other unforeseen complications. At the same time though, catching Carnevale in Venice, and the Tomatina in Bunyol are absolutely unforgettable experiences. So be sure to look into that before you book your flights or trains. Here are some suggestions for travel destinations.

Europe Train

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Situated near eastern Spain’s Iberian coastline is the western Mediterranean archipelago known as the Balearic Islands. The four favorite destinations of the island group are Ibiza, Formentera, Majorca, and Menorca. Aside from the diverse cuisine, culture, history, and landscape of the islands, it is the climate and the beaches that attract international visitors as well as those from Spain. Here are our choices for the top 5 unspoiled beaches in the Balearic Islands.

Ibiza Spain Beach

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Budapest is Hungary’s capital and largest city with a population in excess of 1.7 million residents. Additionally, it is Hungary’s principal cultural, commercial, industrial, political, and transportation center and covers an area of roughly 525 square miles. Based on the culture and history of the city, it is oftentimes regarded as one of the most target tourist destinations in Eastern Europe. However, the primary allure is the beautiful Danube River as it gracefully meanders its way through the city.

Budapest Hungary Castle

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Milan is Italy’s largest city (Rome is the largest) and by far the financial hub of the country. Despite the destruction and devastation of World War II that impacted the city as terribly as it did, Milan has evolved into one of the more beautiful and cosmopolitan cities in Italy. The city today targets the lifestyle of those tourists who want to experience worldly international pleasures when vacationing outside of their home country. It is a paradise for tourists who love art, culture, cuisine, football (soccer) history, and most importantly, the nightlife.

Milan Italy Duomo

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Sumptuous ambience of some hotels tells stories that guests cherish forever. Jays Paris, Hotel Luxembourg Parc, Hotel des Academies et des Arts, One by The Five and Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris belong to the same league. All the five upscale hotels, located close to one or the other famous landmark of Paris, France, host uber the rich. A fine collection of work of arts, antique furniture and tapestries, and state-of-the-art gizmos complement contemporary designs. However, natural light-filled bathrooms and regal bedrooms are privilege of travelers with very deep pockets only.Paris France Notre Dame

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The capital city of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin, derives its name from ‘Dubh Linn’ which means ‘Black Pool’. Founded originally as a Viking settlement, Dublin is a city brimming with history, culture and a whole lot of fun. A weekend in Dublin will offer you plenty to see and do.

Dublin Ireland Castle

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One of the most often heard phrases when others are discussing a recent trip abroad is, “I wish I could get away more often”. The main inhibitors for many in their desire to get away are time and money. While I cannot advise sure means to get more of those precious commodities, there are other ways of ensuring that in future it will be you telling stories about your exotic adventures abroad.

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Good time management is the best way to ensure that you can travel more often. Many people assume that their lives are so busy they can rarely take a weekend away when, in fact, this is rarely the case. Plan ahead and keep a weekend free. read full article

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Hitting the beach in Italy is probably not what you had in mind when planning your vacation, but with 7,600 km of coastline, a day at the beach is a great alternative to spending the day in a Piazza. Tuscany alone has plenty of fabulous beaches, a little something for everyone and all fairly easy to get to.

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In Northern Tuscany, about an hour from Florence, you will find Versilla, where there are several different beaches to choose from, Forte dei Marmi, Marina di Pietransanta and Viareggio. read full article

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Nowadays Madrid, Spain is one of Europe’s most vivacious and dynamic cities. Thousands of people walk up and down its busy streets, have dinner at great restaurants, visit its amazing museums or just have a beer in a terraza. The city has many traditional and modern neighborhoods, each of them offering its visitors different kinds of activities and sights according to their interests. There is everything for everyone.

Madrid, Spain, Palazzo Reale

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The Running of the Bulls, the encierro in Spanish, is the most anticipated part of the Fiesta de San Fermín. I still remember the first time I learned of this event; my teacher had shown us a YouTube video in Spanish class.

St Fermin Pamplona

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Bangkok is a fantastic Thailand city that has the infectious energy of many cities across the Far East but an important distinguishing character of its own. Due to the growing importance of the city as an international air travel hub more and more people are passing through, but many do not give the city the time it deserves. Even if you have other places to be, Bangkok is worth at least a day or two so it can be explored and reveal itself beyond the clichés.

Bangkok Temple

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Australia boasts over 11,000 beaches across its 37,000 km coastline, including some of the finest coastal spots in the world. Whichever type of beach you’re looking for, this country has it covered. Here are just some of the best beaches Australia has to offer.

Austrailia Beach

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If you are thinking about heading to the USA and NYC in particular, you have to try a big gay Broadway holiday. Not only is NYC the home of America’s gift to the Arts and Musical Theatre, but you have a ton of things that you can do to have a Broadway themed holiday. Here are some shows that you may want to check out for the 2011 Broadway season and some places that you may want to go.

Gay  Holiday NYC

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As one of Spain’s economic and cultural center, Barcelona is also a prime beach-lover’s destination with a myriad of beaches to choose from. Its 4.5-kilometer long coastline near the urban area showcases at least seven general beaches where one has even been named by a Discovery Channel documentary as the world’s third best beach! Let’s go and see what these beaches have to offer so be prepared to go for a dip below the cool waters, watch the beautiful people, and bask under the palm trees beneath the hot Spanish sun!

beaches in Barcelona

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