Archive for October, 2009

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Baklava- The Sweetest Treat in Turkey10/26/2009

The origin of baklava is hard to pin point. Comprised of a harmonious conglomeration of nuts, honey, spices, and phyllo dough, baklava is an important part of Turkish culture. Most travelers concur that one of the best countries to try this favorite treat is in Turkey. To help navigate through the numerous bakeries and eateries, […]

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Winter Fun In Europe10/26/2009

Winter is quickly approaching. What better way to welcome the season than with a ”fun winter” trip to Europe? Most travelers associate exotic Caribbean destinations with winter relief, but there are a few ways to embrace the cold weather in Europe. The following represent some of the most popular ways to enjoy the winter months […]

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Enjoying a Stay in a French Castle10/23/2009

If non- traditional vacations are what you are looking for, ”French castles” are for you! Instead of lodging in hotels that are either heavily influenced by American culture or actually owned and operated by Americans, try spending a portion of your vacation in historic castles that have been made into hotels. France has hundreds of […]

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Lost Passports – How to Keep Track of Your Identification10/22/2009

We’ve all heard of the stereotypical unorganized traveler who ends up with a ”lost passport” mid- trip. While the image of a disgruntled traveler tangled up in backpack and camera straps comes to mind, losing a passport can happen to the savvy traveler. Consider these following simple tips to make sure you can come back […]

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New Camera!10/21/2009

So I finally spent some money and invested in a brand new Rebel T1i Digital SLR camera. This thing is truly a beast and am just ow learning some of the many functions. Here is a picture: I purchased the EF-5 18-55mm lens with the camera for a total price of just under $900. I’ve […]

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A British Afternoon Tea Time10/20/2009

The British are internationally known for a number of cultural habits, but afternoon tea time has got to be one of the fondest cultural habits of all. This well- loved tradition began in 1661 when Charles II married Catherine of Braganza and adopted the Portuguese tradition of drinking tea and eating a light meal in […]

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Dealing with the Dreaded Layover10/19/2009

The chance of experiencing a layover skyrockets with overseas travel. Make it a tolerable layover. The average layover time is dismal, a whopping 10 hours! We all have stories of long layovers at the airport, myself included. Sure, there are plenty of things to preoccupy yourself with while backpacking through a European village, but 10 […]

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European Rock Climbing for the Novice Climber10/16/2009

Rock climbing is a fun yet challenging sport that can be intimidating for the novice climber Incorporating rock climbing in your next European excursion could help to introduce fun and new experiences to an otherwise daunting attempt. Europe offers many climbing opportunities throughout its diverse terrain. The following are some of the best places to […]

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How to get the Best Reception Signals while Traveling10/15/2009

Can You Hear Me Now? Getting reception and signals is hard enough in the States. What do you do when you are traveling abroad? Many traditional travelers will argue that the point of traveling is to get away from your own culture and completely immerse yourself in another, subsequently leaving your blackberry at home. But […]

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Traveling Around the Mediterranean10/14/2009

The Mediterranean is one of the most beautiful parts of all of Europe. In addition to its Asian and African countries, the Mediterranean also spans through Spain, France, Monaco, Malta, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia- Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, and Turkey. With so many countries harboring on the Mediterranean, there are a lot of cultural possibilities. The […]

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