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This tradition of eating every last bit of meat in the house before the arrival of Lent has long changed from an evening of gastronomical celebration to a much longer gala that allows for any flight of imagination to be translated into a most colorful reality. Almost every town… read full article



Carnival comes from the Latin carnem levare which literally translates into taking away the meat. This is what the carnival was originally meant to be – a splendid pre-lent feast, a last night of indulgence before the period of penance begins. Today’s carnival is, however, a much grander event spanning several days… read full article



If you are planning a Euro Trip, or even just a multi-city adventure, these are your most efficient options for getting there at the last minute…

When planning out your trip to Europe, carefully consider your options. Your travel arrangements will most certainly be effected by one of the… read full article



1. The City itself

Yes, it lacks Manhattan-style skyscrapers (with the exception of a few weedy blocks at Canary Wharf), has a ridiculously over-crowded infrastructure, and features the international embarrassment called Heathrow Airport, but it’s a still a wonderful city with millions of things… read full article



From the snow-capped majesty of Sierra Nevada’s mountains to the cool pristine waters of the Mediterranean, via the desert sands of Tabernas, Andalusia offers the traveller an extraordinary diversity of spectacular landscapes. And if you’re pressed for time here’s how you can experience all the best that nature… read full article



It is still winter in Berlin and there is less daylight to keep a traveler warm and active, so I can recommend an interesting twilight anecdote.

Wrap your scarf tight, pull on some warm, water proof shoes, grab a map and take a walk… read full article



If you happen to visit Malta for a winter weekend getaway, you will be fascinated by the island’s striking wild seascapes and mild weather.

Renowned Maltese hospitality will make your stay even warmer, though the island is at its best during the summer months. Known as the pearl of… read full article



Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal and according to the travel experts of the Gay and Lesbian Community, “it’s come a long way, baby.”

As Europe’s long-time travel destination underdog it has had to reinvent itself from disasters of the past. Whether it is… read full article



San Isidro Festival Madrid is famed the world over for its colourful and exciting festivals. Madrileños love to party, and throughout the year you will find a whole range of festivals packed full of colour and excitement. Here is a selection of the best, so stock up on sangria… read full article



There’s no need to have a Brigit Jones moment on February 14th in London. Say “no” to songs like All By Myself and a bottle of wine with the couch and “yes” to events that will make it easier to meet Mr or Mrs Right.



Whisk Valentines outside London on February 14th. Cupid’s arrow flies on a Saturday this year and these romantic city breaks are less than an hour’s train ride away from England’s capital.

Valentine on a Vespa

Valentines can go on a tour of the countryside around… read full article



Paris is undeniably the romantic capital of France, if not Europe and the rest of the world. However, Lyon is full of enough cozy nooks to satisfy even the most ardent romantic.

If you’re in search of ways to impress your loved one… read full article



I planned to write an article on places to hear ‘traditional’ live Scottish music in Edinburgh, but what is ‘traditional’? Scottish music grows in all directions from pipes and drums to contemporary rock bands like Franz Ferdinand.

So, here is a guide to places where you can… read full article



Located in the Arlberg Pass area of the Tyrolean Alps is St. Anton am Arlberg, home to an area that is known worldwide for its renowned skiing and winter sports.

Where the nightlife is concerned, there are pubs and discos to avail you of unending entertainment… read full article



It is said that Warsaw, Poland, is not a very touristy city and you might even hear that it is not very beautiful, but who would believe that?

You just need to discover the city in your own way. Here we are to give you some… read full article