Seven Strange Superstitions from around Europe

It's Friday the 13th, and you know what that means... or do you? Do any of us, really? All over the world, Friday 13th is considered a terribly unlucky day - so much so that people will even stay home from work and refuse to drive or travel, and...
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7 of Europe’s Most Bizarre Museums

  Gelato Museum, Bologna A photo posted by Angie (@pdxtoflr) on Nov 19, 2016 at 4:54am PST   A museum dedicated to gelato? What's not to like? Located just outside of Bologna, the Gelato Museum Carpigiani...
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What’s the Craic, Ireland?

There are a few words and phrases that you’ll usually only hear in Ireland, or from the mouths of Irish people. When something’s really good, it’s ‘deadly’ or ‘savage’. If something’s broken it’s banjaxed. Toilets are called ‘the jacks’. If you’re...
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15 of the weirdest, coolest places to stay in Europe

Ahhh the world of sharing-economy rentals, where anything is possible and no dream is too big... Check out these incredible accommodation listings from all over Europe, and start thinking about where you want to lay your head this summer. A Fairy...
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Europe’s Strangest Easter Traditions

Four whole days off, plus an excuse to eat a sickening amount of chocolate eggs. What more could you want, really? Easter is done differently all across Europe and the mix of old and new traditions makes for some bizarre cultural events. Whips in...
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10 of Europe’s Most Famous Hotels from the Movies

Look, we all do it - don’t even try and pretend you don’t sometimes wish your life was a movie. Fade-outs to black when things get too awkward, private jet planes to exotic locations and crisp, clean hotel rooms at all times: what more could you...
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Tinder Travel: How To Do Solo City Breaks

I found myself at something of a loose end in Verona recently. I was there alone on a short winter break, and after a lovely day spent wandering around the Arena, eating pastry and rubbing Juliet’s boob, I ended up in the middle of the Piazza Del...
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9 Dishes that Say it’s Christmas in Europe

Let’s just be honest here: the best thing about Christmas is undoubtedly food. Forget the presents, the '80s guilty pleasure music and spending the afternoon watching your dad after he’s had one too many eggnogs – the Christmas meal is a guilt-free,...
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5 of Europe’s Weirdest Christmas Traditions

  One of the best things about Europe is that, for a pretty small continent, it’s incredibly diverse. You can fly from the seaside to the snow in just an hour; or from eating croissants and baguettes to feta and olives in another. The same can...
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Mont Saint-Michel: France’s Emerald City

I first encountered Mont Saint-Michel during a European trip when I was 11 and let's just say my excitement for yet another sight containing a church was, well…non-existent.  Fast-forward a decade or so and I've fallen in love with its legitimately...
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Sunshine and Surrealism: The Dalí Museum, Figueres

Standing in the lobby of the hotel with my guide Ana, we spent the first few minutes of the tour looking at photos on the wall of Dalí enjoying meals with his friends and wife, Gala. “She was the love of his life, she was everything to him. His...
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