How to Tuesday
When thinking about Amsterdam images of clogs, tulips, cheese and windmills usually come to mind. For many people it may also be the red light district and coffee shops, but there is a lot more than that in this interesting city. A visit to Amsterdam is something you’ll never regret.ù
The most common way to move around the city is by bike. You can also take the tram, which goes to most tourists’ spots.
There is a lot to see, but if you only have 24 hours it is a good idea start with a tour around the canals. Amsterdam has more canals than Venice and more bridges than Paris. read full article
Venice is served by two international airports, Marco Polo has been the most popular to date with full service airlines while the second, Treviso, is the base for budget airline routes to and from the city. Unsurprisingly, Treviso is further away and therefore connections are slightly less convenient.
Marco Polo Airport offers travellers the chance to experience one of the most glamorous airport transfers anywhere in the world as they cruise across the Laguna Veneta towards the iconic skyline and grandeur of Venice. read full article
Prague is a central city of Europe and therefore a “must-have” addition to any European city hop journey.
Though it is an amazing city where most visitors are foreign students who like to spend half a year on location to fully explore the city, Prague is relatively concentrated in size and it is possible to cram its highlights in a 48-hour venture into the old bohemian capital. read full article
Since the breakup of the Soviet Union and during the post-Communist era, the city of Budapest has become a tourism mecca for international travelers.
There are numerous attractions and events that you can enjoy in the city, especially when vacationing as a family. Budapest is a city steeped in world history and filled with cultural treasures and it could take numerous visits there to discover all of them. read full article
In the fall, the look of Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands, turns gorgeous amber and orange. Days become cooler and shorter.
Both locals and a trickle of tourists look for indoor entertainment – museums, music venues, dance floors… Here are some vibrant dance, music and theater festivals to cheer you up in the fall. read full article
Perched on the edge of the Gulf of Finland, Finland’s stylish and yet totally un self-conscious capital, Helsinki, is the perfect short-break destination.Getting around
Schiphol is one of the world’s busiest airports and is often used not just as a gateway to Amsterdam but to all of Europe, especially for passengers flying from the US. Schiphol is also used by many budget airlines such as Easyjet catering to the weekend break market. Getting to and from the city and airport should be easy and straightforward, even for those of us who don’t speak Dutch.
Whether you come to Belgium for its delicacies or not, whether you even like chocolate or not, doesn’t matter once you set foot in Brussels: You will try some chocolate. As you will soon find out, chocolate vendors are everywhere in the main tourist areas of downtown Brussels.
Known as the cradle of the Renaissance (la culla del Rinascimento), due to its abundance of art and architecture, Florence attracts millions of tourists every year. However, the city’s river valley location and its surrounding hills make for extremely hot and humid summer weather, with average temperatures ranging from 27 to 31°C from June to September.
Berlin enjoys a very well-connected, relatively inexpensive, and efficient public transportation system. There are two main airports in the city: Berlin Tegel (TXL), located in the northwest and Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF), located in the southeast. Both are international airports, but Schoenefeld mostly caters to charter flights and low-budget carriers like EasyJet and Ryanair. Tegel is considered the current official international airport of Berlin, but that is soon to change in 2011 when Schoenefeld becomes Berlin’s sole airport.
This year for our anniversary we decided to forgo the gifts and trifles and opted instead to indulge in a weekend getaway. The soothing thermal waters and tranquil setting of Sirmione beckoned to us from the shores of Lake Garda. We packed our swimsuits and flip-flops and headed for the lake.
Madrid is often left off the tour schedules of international bands- well, non Spanish speaking ones. Location doesn’t help and some feel they can tick the Spain box with Barcelona, considered more in tune with the international music “vibe”. To an extent true, but these days the Spanish-European link is stretching further than the Catalan capital and Madrid is mixing more European live music into its already well developed and certainly well appreciated local and national scene.
Colorado is a feast for the eyes any season of the year and each season offers a host of activities for the adrenaline junkie. Colorado has more 14,000-foot peaks than other state, which provides endless vistas and endless adventure. Whether you like to ski, board, telemark or simply be outside Colorado is your destination. read full article
White sandy beaches, coconut palms, diving, snorkelling, luxurious spa treatments, excellent food – Koh Samui is Thailand’s dream holiday island. read full article
London‘s Angel is full of little secret places, but by far the most interesting part of the area is Camden Passage. A higgledy-piggledy haven of market stalls, independent shops and cute little bars. Things change quickly around here. One minute there’s a guy selling vintage shoes, the next he’s moved on a there’s lots of vintage crockery in his place. But there are a few permanent features that deserve a mention. Here’s a little rundown of my favourite places: