Highlights From 12 Countries in Europe That I Visited This Year

Wandering Earl On October 26th, I’ll be leaving Gran Canaria and making my way to India. And with that trip, I shall say a big goodbye to all the countries in Europe as I won’t be back before the end of the year. I’ve actually spent a decent amount of …

Oud West Amsterdam: A Guide to My Favorite Neighbourhood

Most visitors to Amsterdam rarely venture beyond the city centre, which is such a shame. Here’s a guide to Oud West Amsterdam, one of my favorite neighborhoods. Fun fact: Amsterdam is a lot more than marijuana brownies and prostitutes. Amsterdam’s compact medieval centre may be packed with coffeeshops, red light windows and …

The Big Greek Road Hop: Why You Should Drive the Peloponnese

The Big Greek Road Hop: A Peloponnese Map and A 10 Day Itinerary for a Driving Holiday in Greece Forget island-hopping through Greece: if it’s culture, natural beauty, beaches and a sense of discovery you’re after, it’s time to hire a car and hit the road through the Peloponnese. If it was good enough for the ancient gods and the Olympians, it’s good enough for you. Our Peloponnese map below highlights a recommended itinerary for a driving holiday in Greece There’s a reason those ancient…

Top Things to Do When Visiting Frankfurt

Frankfurt is the financial heart of Germany, located in the state of Hesse, and on the banks of the river Main. The city is known as a gateway to Europe, with the large Frankfurt International Airport being a popular hub for both commercial and private jets. However, the city itself offers plenty for visitors and makes a great place for a vacation. Main Tower  Frankfurt is known for its modern…

Visiting The Scream in Oslo

It’s possible to visit several aspects of The Scream in Oslo. Here’s how. As walks in the woods go, it’s an unusual twist on a peaceful time: fitting my face to a metal grid, taking a deep breath and letting out a scream. And another. And another. What makes it even stranger is that that’s what Oslo encourages you to do…

5 Unmissable Northern Ireland Attractions

Northern Ireland is a beautiful part of the world, yet one which often lies off the usual tourist track. However, there are many great places to visit and things to see and do in this region – offering the perfect getaway from packed tourist destinations and a chance to see a largely unspoiled natural landscape. Despite this, there are still many different attractions within the area that are well worth a visit. From city scenes to geological wonders, the sheer versatility means that there is guaranteed to be something for everyone in the region. If you are…

Worlds’ Best Surfing Breaks: Lanzarote’s El Quemao

Lanzarote plays host to some serious, world-class level surfing. The volcanic island rises straight up through the water, and because it lacks a continental shelf the waves it gets from the Atlantic are completely unobstructed. With low precipitation, balmy winds and endless sunshine, this laid-back island is every surfer dude’s dream. In the northwest, El Quemao is a commanding left and …

Scavenger Hunt For Vinjabond Go-Bags

I have survival / tactical / bug out / life kit / go-bags stashed all over the world and I’m giving away 15 of them… If you can find them. This is a giveaway by way of scavenger hunting on a global scale. If you can find and reach them, it’s yours to take. It won’t be easy. They are securely hidden within populous urban …

4 Destinations with Cheap Fall Flights

Flight over Paris/iStock Though we’re squarely in the dog days of summer, it’s the ideal time to start thinking about your next trip — in particular, how to save on it. While airfares tend to rise during the summer months in the U.S. — largely to account for an uptick in leisure travel as weather improves and children are out of school — those able to push…

24 Hours at The Airport

Airports need not be just transfer hubs to and from adventures, they can also BE the adventure… This is my airport story. – view all days *INTERNATIONAL ; AIRPORT -UNDISCLOSED, EUROPE ; ; ; ; ;2:08 AM ; ; ; ; ; Still lit from our final puffs and edibles before getting on this flight from Amsterdam, I’m sleeping like …

Pros and Cons of Private and Standard Yacht Charters

For many people Turkey’s main attraction is the stunning Turquoise Coastline which stretches from the Antalya, in the Southwest, to Bodrum, where the Mediterranean and Aegean seas meet. The region has attracted sailors for years and each summer the dazzling bays and quaint coves fill up with yachts, traditional Turkish Gulet boats and day cruise ships sailing from the coastal towns of Fethiye, Marmaris, Kas, Bodrum and more. Exploring…

DDG Retreat – Gay Friendly Andalucia Getaway

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay: DDG Retreat offers the ultimate experience for couples looking for romantic getaways, weekend breaks, honeymoon or anniversary celebration on Costa del Sol. We are not a standard hotel but a family run Retreat. We don’t sell rooms – we bring you exotic Ambience within a stunning Natural setting with personalized services. DDG Retreat has more then 200 – 5 stars reviews and has been voted as Best in Honeymoon and Romantic…

Top Travel Tours you have to take in Vienna

From sampling local delicacies to exploring Imperial architecture and fine art museums, there’s no end to the number of activities available to you when you visit Vienna. With so much to see and do, you’ll no doubt want to pack in as much activity as possible, so here are just a few must-do tours you can take part in on …

New Scotland, Old Friend

Hello science my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again. There it stood on the wall, etched in shades of grey. No, not those shades of grey but speckles of grey instead. Patches here, a splatter there. The shadows that build up across canvas to reveal the true life shape of a molecule so small we had to split the atom in order to see it. Next to that, the rungs of…