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Aberdeen is knows as "Granite City" with plenty of beautiful examples of historic architecture. Photo: mallitch

Aberdeen, Scotland: 5 budget tips for exploring the Granite City region

Mar 14 Aberdeen is an appealing city, sturdy and solid. In part, this observation is architectural. The city’s predominant building material is granite, something that gives central Aberdeen an attractive if austere uniformity. Aberdeen is also the center of Scotland’s oil industry—even the whole continent. The city uses the tagline “Energy capital of Europe.” As you might » Read more

Venice Hotels: Cheapo-approved picks with special perks

Venice Hotels: Cheapo-approved picks with special perks

Mar 13 Venice is one of the most spectacular cities in the world. In one afternoon you can enjoy decadent excursions like Island hopping in the Venetian Lagoon, visiting classic art and architecture, and checking out top attractions like San Marco and Rialto Bridge. Unfortunately, the prices for everything from food and ferries to hotels and handbags » Read more

European travel update: Springtime changes to transport hubs

European travel update: Springtime changes to transport hubs

Mar 12 The spring is not yet entirely sprung, but sunny days are certainly here. For European transport operators, the period from mid-March to mid- June is prime season for big infrastructure projects. The hope of stable spring weather is the cue for track maintenance, renewal of airport runways and harbor renovations—in the expectation that normal services » Read more

Paris: 50 ways to save time and money in 2014

Paris: 50 ways to save time and money in 2014

Mar 11 Worried about what your upcoming trip to Paris might do to your wallet? Fear not! The City of Light might be Europe’s most visited, but it doesn’t need to be its most expensive. Below you’ll find tips for saving on every aspect of your trip, from getting in from the airport to sleeping, shopping and » Read more

€10 tickets now on sale for high-speed rail trips in France this summer on Ouigo!

€10 tickets now on sale for high-speed rail trips in France this summer on Ouigo!

Mar 07 It’s the moment cheapo French rail travelers have been waiting for. Tickets have just gone on sale for summer 2014 travel on Ouigo, the low-cost high-speed train service that operates between suburban Paris and eight destinations in southeastern France. Tickets are on sale now for travel between July 6 and December 9, 2014. And these » Read more

The €2 urban oasis: Enjoy blooms year-round in Berlin’s Britzer Garten

The €2 urban oasis: Enjoy blooms year-round in Berlin’s Britzer Garten

Mar 06 When the pavement and bustle of Berlin starts to get to you, just hop on any southbound M44 bus from S-Hermannstrasse and be transported into another world. It’s only a 10-minute ride away, but it feels like an eternity once you find yourself wandering this scenic public space. Located in Berlin’s Neukölln district, this is » Read more

Europe’s rail network: 10 new services across the continent

Europe’s rail network: 10 new services across the continent

Mar 05 Having a copy of the new European Rail Timetable this week is like seeing an old friend again. We reported last week on the happy renaissance of this most valuable resource for European rail travelers and we’ve just been combing the tables to identify the headline changes in international rail services for summer 2014. The » Read more

Relaxing in Paris: Tips for visiting the Jardin du Luxembourg

Relaxing in Paris: Tips for visiting the Jardin du Luxembourg

Mar 04 While the Right Bank has the Tuilieries Gardens, the Left Bank has two major green areas: The Jardin des Plantes and the Jardin du Luxembourg. The latter is the most visited and a must-see for those looking to get a taste for the pruning prowess of the French. Marie de Medici’s home in Paris, the » Read more

New to Europe’s budget airlines? Here are 6 tips for taking off

New to Europe’s budget airlines? Here are 6 tips for taking off

Mar 03 Low-cost airlines like Ryanair, WizzAir and easyJet have changed the way budget travelers crisscross Europe since they took flight more than a decade ago. They’re ideal for quick jaunts that would normally take a full day on the train—and often at prices that can be cheap as chips. However, there are a few key ways » Read more

Living like a local: Eating, walking, kissing and (not) tipping in Barcelona

Living like a local: Eating, walking, kissing and (not) tipping in Barcelona

Feb 28 After eight years in Barcelona, I’ve become accustomed to certain aspects of life here that are quite different from how I lived back in Portland, Oregon. Mostly, I don’t notice these differences anymore. My perspective has become more European, more Spanish, more Catalan…this all happened while I wasn’t looking, while I was eating tapas and » Read more

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