The Traboules of Vieux Lyon

Rene turned his collar against the drizzling wetness under the umbrella of approaching dusk, his eyes cat-wary as he strode along the streets of old Lyon. In a flash he saw them, trench-coated and blocking his passage. One pointed at him.

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Stupidly Obvious Yet Honest Mistakes

Whether you have travelled once or countless amounts of times, I’m certain you have created your own ideas and tips for yourself to share with others of what to do and more importantly what not to do when taking the next trip.

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A Weekend in Prague

I’d long been dreaming of traveling to Prague, and while hitchhiking through Central Europe, I was presented with the perfect opportunity.  After catching a not-so-quick ride out of Vienna, I headed north to the Czech Republic.  I’ll never forget the final leg into the outskirts of the city: a genuinely...

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Music is in the Air in Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg, located on the northern rim of the Alps is a delight to visit in summer as well as in winter. Maybe there really is something in the air because for many centuries Salzburg is famous for her castles, monuments, parks, and… artists.

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Lucca: Tuscany’s Not-So-Famous Walled City

Lucca is often overlooked by travelers to Tuscany, in favour either of Pisa, 20 minutes to the west or Florence 50 minutes to the east. So much the better for those who want to escape hordes of tourists and join the locals strolling or bicycling the historic district’s narrow,...

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Collioure, a Southern France Gem

Collioure. Bathed in the Mediterranean Sun of southern France; its very name evoking an aura of art culture. But there is more. Much more.   On a warm Fall day we stepped off the train at the small station; but minutes from the scenic harbour image implanted in our minds.

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Genoa – Home of Columbus and Much More

I was in Barcelona and sea travel beckoned. As I discovered, there was no ferry to Marseille, where I really wanted to go, but an overnight ferry to Genoa in Italy. As becomes the birth town of the great Christopher Columbus, I thought it most appropriate to approach the...

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There’s more to Bavaria than just Munich

People say I have an unhealthy relationship with Germany. It’s my most favourite place in the world, and several trips, travels and studies have led me there time and time again. I think I could write an entire ten pages on my enormous love for the country – the...

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Prague: A Tasty Treat

Prague is a city that more than lives up to expectations. The architecture is stunning, from baroque to modern. It’s a pleasant city for walking but there are frequent trams, a metro system and even a funicular to come to the aid of your weary feet.

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48 Hours in Lviv, Ukraine

With only two weeks left in my year of European travel, I had to make a decision: revisit the places I’d grown to love or venture off to an unexplored destination: I chose the latter.  I hitched out of Eastern Poland and into Western Ukraine, after a tumultuous border...

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