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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



Kölle Alaaf is the cheer with which the Carnival at Cologne is declared open on the nineteenth of February and this almost Mediterranean city of Germany transforms into a riot of stupendous proportions.

The most famous parade is the Rose Day Parade, called the Rosenmonntag when… read full article



Swiss Quality Hotel - St. MoritzIt’s hard to imagine taking a vacation in Switzerland for more than romantic reasons despite the fact that it is one of Europe’s primary holiday and vacation destinations. The ideal vacation for lovers or honeymooners awaits you in this country that is… read full article



Dating back to prehistoric times, the village of Graz is the capital of the Styrian region and the River Mur (also Murradweg) is its meandering backdrop that flows through the wide plain where the village is situated.

Graz is a perfect blend of historical architecture and… read full article



Gay nightclubNice, French Riviera, has developed a reputation as one of Europe’s preferred gay destinations. The gay and lesbian community can find a wealth of accommodations, bars, and other nightspots here and the area is well-known for its tolerance of the gay and lesbian lifestyle. If you… read full article



Sarajevo, Bosnia is almost smug about the fact that it’s so cool but not many people know it is. The size of the city is on its side when it comes to wanting a night out, crawling from bar to bar.

There’s always a ‘next Prague’… read full article



As the economic downturn spreads gloom over bank accounts in Europe, take heart in these tips that can make ski breaks less expensive.

1. Romania is cheapest

Romania has some of the cheapest ski breaks, with a package trip in Poiana Brasov going from £200… read full article



For most travelers visiting Florida means one of two things. Either hanging out at the beach in Miami / Ft. Lauderdale or visiting Disney World and the theme parks in Orlando.

Few have even heard of Naples on Florida’s Southwest Coast (also dubbed Paradise Coast) and so it… read full article



If you’re traveling in Munich, be sure to check out one of their great festivals that happen yearly.

  • Munich Carnival – February

One of the oldest festivals in Munich is Carnival and dates back to 1823 on the Rhein… read full article



Ice skating on an outdoor rink in winter… how romantic! Ice skating on a ice rink in Paris… perfect!

The Parisians really take their winter ice skating seriously and have great rinks dotted throughout Paris. The figurehead being the 1300m rink at the front of Hotel… read full article



The French term ‘bobo’ could not be more fitting for this place. Bobo is word used to describe something that is cross between bourgeois and bohemian. Mama Shelter in Belleville is two strikes in one for flashpackers looking for a different place to crash in Paris.



Manchester may be the wettest city in England, but this winter it is the snowiest with more than just ice rinks on offer in the capital of cool.

Ski slope in Manchester

The £31 million Chill Factor is the first indoor ski slope in the northwest… read full article



Currently one of the hottest spots for “clubbing” and nightlife in Europe, Istanbul, Turkey is one of the most outstanding places to experience the many discos and pubs.

Whether sipping cappuccino on a secluded terrace or smoking a hookah while drinking Turkish tea is your idea… read full article