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Save the planet: try a no-fly cruise

Now that travel is getting even easier, and many of the world's great destinations are waiting to welcome us all, Fred. Olsen wants everyone to enjoy sailing once again, on a much-deserved escape this summer. With this in mind, they've created some fantastic offers on a range of hand-crafted cruises departing over the coming months.…

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Go green. Top flight-free travel tips for travelling in Europe by train.

We live in North America, but have lived in other parts of the world, too. It still boggles our minds how so many the residents of this part of Mother Earth still cling to the idea that a fossil-fuel burning vehicle is the way to go when it comes to getting around. Admittedly,…

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Why you might want to skip Athens this time and see these surprising places instead

Even if you're not a history nut, Greece is always a delight. From the non-stop frenzy of Athens, to the perfect silence of island like Paros, Greece always has a pleasant surprise for you. One of the world's most popular tourist destinations, ranking in the world's top 20 countries, Greece will capture you, calling you to…

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Bilbao wow! Why this should be your next destination in Spain.

Most travellers to Spain rush immediately to the big names: Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Valencia and Toledo. It's true that all of these cities have everything that a tourist to Spain wants: sun, history, museums, superlative food and that je ne sais quoi that European cities seem to bask (no pun intended) in.…

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100,000 crosses

Some simply believe, no matter the odds. If you’re a religious ephemera afficianado, then the Hill of Crosses is a place that you should seek. Located in northern Lithuania, not far from the city of Siauliai, the hill is the resting place of over 100,000 crosses, crucifixes, statues and carvings places on the site…

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Train yourself in art appreciation

We love Europe - so much. And one of the aspects of Europe is that its history provides an endless array of activities, locations, variety and compact way of discovering the world and its history. Everywhere you turn, you'll find something new and fascinating, especially if you read, investigate and prepare for your…

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Go big or go home

We love architecture here at Matouring. We love the creativity, the mind-bending use of (often indigenous) materials, imagining what it must have been like to have been in the lofty boardrooms as the decision to approve (or trash) the design was made. We applaud the designers and builders for following their dreams and…

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Remain in Spain again

You probably already know that when people flock to Europe, Spain is the most chosen destination. And that's no surprise, of course, as it simply seems to have what people want. An overabundance of sunshine, history, diverse countryside, criminally hip cities and a natural cuisine (not to mention wine) that all goes into…

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Cheaper than a Butterbrot

A butterbrot is a lecker and versatile sandwich in Germany. The Germans have devised dozens of ways of preparing this staple. Rye bread, perhaps served with cheese, sweet toppings or a slice of sausage. Sometimes, for breakfast it tends to be sweet and can be marmalade, jam, honey, chocolate spread, hazelnut spread, or the less common peanut butter.…

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