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Berlin Brandenburg Gate

While there are many tour bus companies ready to escort you to all your Berlin site-seeing destinations, the city 100 bus can take you to many of those same locales for only the 2.10€ price of the ticket. It runs from Zoologischer Garten to Alexanderplatz and back and stops at many essential Berlin spots along the way. read full article



The primary feature of the Isle of Cyprus is the fact that its climate is literally perfect 320 days out of the entire year. Basically, there is only about a month and a half during the year where you wouldn’t want to visit there. One of the peak tourist periods is December through February because you would never know you were in the throes of winter there as possibly compared to where you may be living.

Kourion archaeological site in Cyprus



Helsinki has several well-maintained public indoor pools, and popular outdoor pools open in the summer months. Most pools have one or more saunas, and many also have professional massage therapists in the premises for sports massages. Entrance fees are generally around 3 to 4 Euros. Here are some of the best swimming pools in Helsinki.

Helsinki beaches



Hunting down celebrities in London is not solely the preserve of the paparazzi. Pick up any trashy magazine and you will see them all over the place: hanging around Camden Market looking cool and edgy, ordering salads in expensive restaurants, spilling drunkenly out of nightclubs – its almost as if they WANT to be seen!

Celeb spotting in London



As the cutting edge hub of Catalan culture, it’s hardly surprising that Barcelona is one of Spain’s leading cities when it comes to music festivals. From early Baroque music, to virtuoso Spanish guitar, to pounding techno attracting crowds from all over the world, Barcelona caters to all tastes.

Sonar Music Festival Barcelona



If you are planning a trip to Athens and your budget is a primary consideration, don’t despair because there are several attractions that you can see involving no out-of-pocket cost.

Athens Zeus Temple

With the global economy being as unstable as it has been, it’s no wonder that tourists who travel internationally have either cut back on their spending or are looking for free venues in order to supplement their travel itineraries. read full article



If you’re in London over Wimbledon, you can’t really avoid tennis fever. This year, things are a little bit different. There’s a little thing called the World Cup that seems to be taking over (not for me, I’m not really a football kinda gal).

London Tennis Wimbledon

But, Wimbledon is still huge and just because there’s a bit of footy going on, that doesn’t mean you’ll just be able to rock read full article



Free events in London this summer include the More London festival, the Big Dance and the highlight of London’s summer, the annual Notting Hill Carnival.

More London at The Scoop

The More London at The Scoop is a series of free events over several months this summer, held at the riverside business area… read full article



Though Lisbon is an utterly beautiful and picturesque city in itself, it is quite small relative to other international metropolitan cities.

Lisbon Monastery Dos Jeronimos
After a few days of walking around, the city starts feeling familiar and navigating through the city becomes a cinch. read full article



Train travel in Switzerland is easy: the country is small and distances between major cities are short, trains are punctual and comfortable, and the scenery is always stunning.



Naples has a slightly bizarre ‘love it or hate it’ reputation within the travel industry. Some see the city as having a unique charm and character when compared to the almost obsessively clean cities in other countries, while others see Naples as a filthy crime ridden hole. Whichever side of this debate you happen to be on almost everyone agrees that Naples makes a great base for exploring the deliciously appealing sights of the wider Campania region.



One of the more popular tourist destinations in Western Europe is the city of Amsterdam, the capital and largest city of the Netherlands. Rich in history and culture, it is Europe’s 6th largest metropolitan regions. However, one of the most significant features and favorite attractions for many visitors to the city are the “coffee shops” in Amsterdam.



The capital and largest city of Portugal is Lisbon with a population of nearly 600,000 people and the greater Lisbon area has nearly 3 million people.

Arco Rua Rua Augusta in Lisbon, Portugal

One of the most outstanding features of the city is the numerous photographic opportunities that it provides the tourists with. read full article



It’s a cow. It’s purple. It’s upside-down. The Udderbelly in London Southbank

London Udderbelly

is an unusual venue. Sponsored by E4, read full article



Helsinki is Finland’s capital and was originally founded in 1550. Known as the “Daughter of the Baltic”, it has been the nation’s capital since 1812.

Ice Bar in Helsinki

At that time the tsars of Russia began rebuilding the city, read full article