If you took advantage of the opportunity to study abroad in college, then you are probably aware of the impact that this once-in-a-lifetime experience has on you, even years down the road. Last week marked the 2 year anniversary of when I ventured off to Spain to study abroad as a sophomore in college. Although the 70-something kids who I met in the Madrid…Continue
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|View of Mount Vesuvius from Sorrento, Italy.|
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Luxury hotels in Vienna are booming like never before. When I moved from my hometown Vienna to London 10 years ago, local luxury was confined to heritage sites like Schonbrunn Palace, a handful of rather outdated palace hotels and lonely luxury shops, and even less gourmet restaurants. With the growing influx of well-heeled Asian and Middle Eastern travellers in search for suitable…Continue
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My hometown Vienna has been dedusting its old world charm by providing modern twists to established museums, neighbourhoods, coffee house concepts and product ranges. We even create novel hotel concepts when it’s about rescuing traditional shop space. When it comes to public transport, however, we are willing to scrap and start from scratch.
Here is an update on what has been going on in Vienna in 2011.
Five Museums, Waxed and…Continue
Added by Barbara Gruell Cacao on December 15, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments
I am very happy and contented with the travels and trips I experienced this year. I was able to visit again a lot of interesting cities and countries in Europe. It was so far, the most-travelled year I have. Before year 2011 ends, I want to make a roll-call of the wonderful places I visited in Europe this year.
Monte Carlo, Monaco
I thought it was only a dream. That dream of visiting one of the world's famous cities finally came true. When you talk about Monte…Continue
According to the Horwath HTL survey, the primary destination for luxury travel is Europe, listed by 41% of the respondents followed by Asia-Pacific (27%). In Europe, France (14%) and Italy (9%) are the favorites. In Asia-Pacific the top destinations are the Maldives, Japan, India and French Polynesia, Thailand and New Zealand. Destinations in the Middle East and Africa were favoured by 18%, with Austral Africa and Mauritius noted by 12%.Turkey and United Arab Emirates (UAE) attracted 6%.In…Continue
Added by Stark Tourism Forum on June 23, 2011 at 6:05am — No Comments
A Europe city break for families needs a careful thought. While Vienna is well known to culture travellers, only a few parents know about the charms of the city's many attractions for children.
Vienna is so grown up: the Vienna Opera House, Schonbrunn Palace, the Spanish Riding School, the sumptuous Ringstrassen Hotels, the classical concerts, the coffee houses,…Continue
Added by Barbara Gruell Cacao on June 13, 2011 at 6:13am — No Comments
Although we’ve done more backpacking Europe than we can remember, this list comes from a two week family trip in May 2010 from Italy to Austria. We each worked about 10 hours a week during this trip.
Although this was a short trip, I probably wouldn’t add much for a longer trip, except maybe a another laptop. Having to share gets old.
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Added by Gordana on February 15, 2011 at 8:02am — No Comments
Some Americans get a little nervous about their citizenship when traveling overseas. When Bush was president and the Iraq war was started, there was some ill will towards Americans in some countries. Some travelers didn’t want to obviously stand out as Americans. Of course, if you are wandering around Paris or Berlin with a backpack on your back and your head down in a tour map mumbling in American English about how to find…Continue
Added by Monique Rubin on December 17, 2010 at 1:32am — No Comments
I've had the pleasure of visiting a number of Christmas markets in Europe. Here are some of my favorites for families.
Added by Monique Rubin on December 17, 2010 at 1:27am — No Comments
It should go without saying: TBEX has some amazing sponsors (see above), without whom TBEX Europe wouldn't have been possible. Because of them, there were amazing tours, unforgettable memories, useful… Continue
I have recently published a travel site with the focus being on independent, budget travel in Europe. The featured destination is currently Italy. Topics include educational travel, spiritual travel, travel health, accommodations, flights, rail and bus travel, auto rentals, packing, and travel clothing, among other topics.
I am currently working on additional pages and adding…Continue
Added by Heidi on November 11, 2010 at 4:28pm — No Comments
Wow. Just wow. I wish that I could capture the essence of TBEX Europe but I know I can't. For me it was about an incredible audience, intelligent speakers, considerate and gracious sponsors and so much more. But I know that you all have your stories to tell. Here are a few that I've seen...
My current colleague is from the Faroe islands. At least once a week she tells a story about this fascinating place. About its people, about how it is to grow up on
an isolated tiny island and how beautiful it is. The green high hills and the
dark and scary water. And even if I’m pretty sure she’ll never move back, I’m
convinced she misses it every day. Faroe Island seems mysterious,…
Still haven't registered for TBEX Europe? Well, TBEX and the amazing people at Faroe Islands have teamed up to create a contest that might just make it impossible to resist. …
For those that are counting down (we know we are), TBEX Europe is only a month away. That's right: one month to book flights, hotel rooms, register for the event (you haven't forgotten, have you?)... To make your lives a little easier, TBEX's very own Kim Mance went to Copenhagen last week to check out hotels and…Continue
You asked. We answered. While TBEX '09, TBEX '10 and TBEX '11 were all announced for N. American locations, Europe was being sorely neglected. Thanks to our presenting platinum sponsor Momondo, we're heading to Copenhagen, Denmark this November.… Continue
Tell me who else writes for Europe a la Carte, I want to read you…Continue
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