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Getting around Amsterdam by bike is not only the easiest way to see the city, it's also a lot of fun. Photo: Marc van Woudenberg

Amsterdam: 10 tips to bike and blend in like a local

Jul 03 Amsterdam is a biking paradise, and there’s no better way to experience it than pedaling through the historic streets. Previously, we’ve shared some helpful tips on how to bicycle safely throughout the city, the best bike tours and how to navigate the roads in winter. Now it’s time to get local about it. In Amsterdam, » Read more

London: 7 tips for surviving the British Museum

London: 7 tips for surviving the British Museum

Jul 02 The British Museum is probably one of the sights you shouldn’t miss when you’re in London. There’s a reason why it’s the most visited tourist attraction in the UK: it has an amazing collection of artifacts, dating back thousands of years and drawn from all over the world. Plus, it probably doesn’t hurt that the » Read more

A Walking Tour of former East Berlin: Hanging out in Friedrichshain

A Walking Tour of former East Berlin: Hanging out in Friedrichshain

Jul 01 There are many corners of East Berlin that have undergone significant transitions since the GDR era. On this 4 km self-guided walk through Friedrichshain, you can sample some of this district’s finer and rougher edges, with city highlights for both day and night. These sights will be more crowded on the weekend, but for good » Read more

AntiCafé in Paris: Unlimited coffee, Wi-Fi and snacks for €4

AntiCafé in Paris: Unlimited coffee, Wi-Fi and snacks for €4

Jun 30 Sometimes, traveling in Europe can seem like a constant struggle to find good Wi-Fi. Maybe you have to check your flight details, or plan the next leg of your trip. Maybe you need to upload some photos or just shoot an email to your family back home to let them know you’re doing great. Maybe » Read more

London Summer Fun: Taking a sightseeing break with a cool dip in a pool or pond

London Summer Fun: Taking a sightseeing break with a cool dip in a pool or pond

Jun 26 If you happen to be in London for one of those rare but glorious sunshiny days, sometimes a park just won’t cut it. So why not consider one of the city’s great outdoor pools or even swimming ponds? It’s where you’ll find the locals cooling down and soaking up the sun. Park Road Leisure Centre » Read more

Rome’s best free parks and gardens for relaxing in the city

Rome’s best free parks and gardens for relaxing in the city

Jun 25 One of the best things about Rome is that even though it’s a bustling city of almost 3 million people, there are still plenty of green spaces and tranquil areas. Next time you need a break from the crowds, head to one of the city’s parks for a picnic or afternoon of reading and lying » Read more

10 ways to explore the history of the Berlin Wall

10 ways to explore the history of the Berlin Wall

Jun 24 This November, the world celebrates the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Berlin has spent a quarter of a century reconnecting, rebuilding and redefining itself around this painful historical scar. While Berliners long sought to forget this period, thankfully numerous museums, exhibitions and tours have developed to help younger Germans and foreign » Read more

Paris: Will buying a Navigo pass help you save on the Metro and bus?

Paris: Will buying a Navigo pass help you save on the Metro and bus?

Jun 21 Everyone wants to feel like a local in Paris, and taking the Metro is one of the best ways to achieve such status. But is it worth taking the plunge and subscribing to a transit pass, called the Navigo? Let’s break it down. The Navigo The Navigo pass is a card that allows you to » Read more

How to spend the perfect day in Strasbourg (for less than €25!)

How to spend the perfect day in Strasbourg (for less than €25!)

Jun 20 We’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating: Strasbourg is a hidden gem of a city! Nestled into the Eastern edge of France just a short drive from the German border, Strasbourg has traditionally been known as le carrefour de l’Europe (the crossroads of Europe). With a rich and fascinating past, tremendous political importance, a charming old » Read more

London Transportation: How to save on your Tube and bus tickets

London Transportation: How to save on your Tube and bus tickets

Jun 17 London transport can be complicated. Should I get an Oyster Card or buy single journey tickets? How does the zone system work? And, if you don’t get it quite right, it can be extra expensive as well. Underground, Overground, here are a few questions to help you navigate yourself around London’s transport system. Related: 4 » Read more

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