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Posted in: Madrid

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Look like a local as you stroll Madrid's Gran Via. Photo: Tom Meyers
Look like a local as you stroll Madrid's Gran Via. Photo: Tom Meyers
The day has come. You’re packing a bag for your trip to Madrid, Spain’s largest city. Seeing that lugging three rolling suitcases is neither savvy nor cost-effective, you have to be choosey with clothes, shoes and accessories. So should you pack the sandals or the sneakers? Just jeans or slacks, too? Here are some tips » Read more

Posted in: Paris Sights

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Notre Dame in the rain
Take in Notre Dame without the crowds in the rain. Photo: Malias
Travelers are spoiled when there is constant sunshine in Paris, but when the weather turns to rain complete with lightning strikes, it gives a new meaning to the name “City of Light.” Walking or biking around Paris, however, can become a drag when the sky opens up and even the most prepared tourist may be » Read more

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Amsterdam biking
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 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

Posted in: London Sights

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British Museum
The British Museum draws huge crowds, but there are still ways to have an enjoyable visit. Photo: Christophe G
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

Posted in: Berlin Sightseeing

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Oberbaumbrücke
Oberbaumbrücke is one of the most famous sights in Berlin and connected Friedrichshain to West Berlin. Photo: visitBerlin
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

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AntiCafe
Stop into AntiCafé for an hour or all day, with one low price for drinks, snacks and Wi-Fi. Photo: Kaitlin D'Avella
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

Posted in: London Outdoors

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Serpentine Lido
Serpentine Lido is an oasis in the middle of London for a swim in between sightseeing. Photo: justinberman
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

Posted in: Rome Sights

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Villa Borghese
Take a stroll through Villa Borghese, Rome's most famous park. Photo: canucksfan604
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

Posted in: Berlin Sightseeing

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Berlin Wall
A piece of the Berlin Wall as it stands in 2014. Photo: Janos Balazs
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

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Paris Metro
The Metro is a great way to get around Paris, but is buying a Navigo pass worth your time? We investigate. Photo: Bryan Pirolli
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

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