Berlin is one of those magnificent cities where biking becomes an art form. My first time there, about two years ago, I signed up for a few walking tours or simply wandered through the neighborhoods on my own. While this is certainly a great way to get a feel for local culture, biking does give a new perspective. Last month, I had the chance to take a guided tour with Berlin on Bike and in many wa[...]
 
 
This is a guest post by Christopher Harvey.What comes to mind when you think about Milan? For the majority of people, it is bound to be fashion, as this glamorous city located in northern Italy is home to internationally known designers and prominent retailers. Others might be more concerned with football, owing to the fact that both Internazionale and AC Milan are two of the world’s most famo[...]
 
 
Having just returned from Berlin for the second time in less than two years, I'm even more determined to make this fabulous city my home one day. In many ways, Berlin reminds me a lot of New York. It has the same contagious energy that lures people (like me) back time after time. Yet, Berlin has a few things that New York lacks and its these differences that makes the biggest impact. Firstly, the [...]
 
 
This is a guest post by Christopher Harvey. Summer is almost in full swing so it seems only natural that we look at some of Europe’s most captivating and compelling port cities. Whether you choose to visit the beautiful and balmy Mediterranean or the colder yet equally attractive Baltic Sea, there are plenty of opportunities to discover what life next to the coast is really like. Three of the mos[...]
 
 
Hamburg is most definitely a neighborhood city so as expected, I had a field day biking through them all. For the most part, Hamburg is already pretty established yet there are many changes in the works to drastically modernize the city as a whole. Many of the neighborhoods have or are currently experiencing gentrification, with HafenCity undergoing a complete revamp. There are a lot of neighborho[...]
 
 
Stockholm is one of those cities that appeals to just about every type of traveler. Culture enthusiasts have a slew of museums to choose from while foodies can indulge in traditional cuisine with a modern twist at every meal. While Stockholm has somewhat of a bad reputation when it comes to the exchange rate, it's still a destination that I highly recommend adding to your wanderlust list. As a boh[...]
 
 
Before visiting for myself and discovering otherwise, I assumed that summer was the best time to experience Croatian culture. Images of larger-than-life yachts and drunk twenty-somethings danced in my head but that was as far as my imagination wandered.Our trip was specifically tailored toward budget, off-season travel so I was somewhat surprised when some of the regional reps said things like[...]
 
 
Let me just start off by saying that I loved Zadar. I also have a feeling that if I hadn't done any research before heading to Croatia, I might have skipped this city altogether and that would have been a huge bummer. Before visiting the country, there were always two images that came to mind when thinking of Croatia: yachts and beaches. Granted, I'm probably not alone in those perceptions, as Cro[...]
 
 
Two summers ago I got the chance to spend a few days in Lapland (Finland to be exact). While I've never visited Lapland in winter, I can only imagine how beautiful it looks with all the fluffy white snow all over the place. If I were to go back to Lapland in the wintertime, here are some of the adventures I'd fill my days with.1) Be an Elf at Santa's WorkshopDuring my stay in Lapland, I sp[...]
 
 
Sometimes I look back and think, “Wow, I was really brave.” Despite being a well-traveled 26-year old (at least I think so!) some of my most daring decisions and memorable experiences happened before I became a travel writer by profession. During my semester living in London, I took every opportunity to travel. One of my most exciting trips was going to be Spain, where I would reunite with a few [...]
 
 
Maybe it was Eat, Pray, Love or just my affinity for pasta, red wine and gelato but I've fallen for Italy hard. During my semester studying abroad in London, two friends and I flew to Venice for our week-long Spring break. From Venice, we hit Florence and Rome before boarding our flight back to the UK.That being said, there are so many other cities and towns in Italy that I didn't have the cha[...]
 
 
During my semester studying in London, I took full advantage of traveling throughout the country. It didn't take me very long to discover that England was a world of its own in many ways. As a self-described literary nerd, I was completely dazzled by cities and towns like Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford. Not only were these villages visually stunning but they also hold so much literary signif[...]