5 Reasons Bern is Switzerland’s Most Underrated City

Bern might be the capital of Switzerland but it doesn’t always get the credit it deserves. While many international travelers won’t hesitate soaking up the summer sun in Geneva or planning a winter ski trip through the alps, Bern sometimes falls off the map so to speak. Then it got me thinking…Is Bern the highly-underrated (and sometimes

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Exploring Casco Viejo through Local Eyes

Like many cities in Latin America, Panama City is full of contrasts. From the varied styles of architecture to the gritty graffiti boldly covering building walls, a walk through the cobbled streets of Casco Viejo is anything but boring. Yet, as much as I enjoyed learning about Panama’s past, I found myself easily more fascinated with its present. In

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7 Romantic Places to Visit in Pondicherry

*This is a guest post by Rohit Agarwal of Transindiatravels.  Pondicherry or Pondy (as it is affectionately called) is a little French town in the Indian Union Territory, Pondicherry. The town has a huge influence of French architecture and culture that is reflected throughout the city. It is often called “The French Riviera of the East.” Pondy

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The Ultimate Architecture Guide to Budapest

*This is a guest post by Marteen of Lust for the World. Budapest is the world’s melting pot of Architectural styles. From Roman amphitheaters and Gothic-styled cathedrals to traditional Turkish baths, Budapest has it all. Since the city is fairly large and diverse, we’ve put together a list of our favorite architectural treasures to see

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How to Tour Quito in 3 Days

I spent four days in Quito and while I could have easily stayed another few more, it’s very possible to tour the city in three days (two if you’re really fast). I didn’t pack too much into each day because from my experience, this just leads to frustration if I don’t check all the items

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Old and New Architectural Influences in Lisbon

Now that we’ve covered Lisbon’s gritty yet glamorous side, let’s turn our attention to the city’s unique mix of old and new design influences. Perhaps the most visual representation of this is the range of architectural styles used on many of the city’s most noteworthy buildings. Lisbon is a rather large city and there are three main touristic

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5 Berlin Bike Trails for Every Interest

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

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An Offbeat Guide to Milan

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

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Fashion and Design Guide to Stockholm

Stockholm is hands down one of the most design-oriented and fashionable cities I’ve ever visited. Artistic expression is seen through the clothes people wear, the food they eat and the galleries they frequent. With so much creativity going on, I decided to do a fashion and design guide rather than my normal neighborhood guide. Don’t worry

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5 Effortlessly Photogenic Places

I’ll just start off by saying that I’m not a professional photographer nor have I ever taken a professional photography class (although I definitely plan to) so take my list of photogenic places with a grain of salt. Having worked as a travel writer and blogger over the past three years, I’ve had the fun

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