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Tree House Accommodation Overlooking Lavander Hills in Italy

23 May , 2016  

Located in the countryside between Tuscany and Rome, this tree house in Arlena di Castro invites travelers to reminisce about childhood. We discovered this gem in La Piantata, a farmhouse surrounded by century-old oaks and unspoiled nature. From the owners: “Eight meters off the ground, among 12 hectares of lavender hills, in the dense foliage of a century-old oak, Renzo Stucchi […]

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Eat & Chill

Seaside Cave Restaurant at Hotel Grotta Palazzese, Italy

15 Apr , 2014  

Open from May to October, the Seaside Cave Restaurant at Hotel Grotta Palazzese in the town of Polignano a Mare in southern Italy promises unique dining. Naturally lit by the aqua marine reflectionfrom the waters, the summer cavern has been the scene of many a romantic moments since local nobility held banquets here in the 1700s.

Europe, Hidden Places

Fascination of the Amalfi Coast: Positano, Italy

2 Feb , 2013  

Positano may be one of Italy’s most luxurious and romantic vacation destinations, but to us its plain beauty and traditional architecture rank the highest. The town of Positano showcases fabulous coastal views on the renowned Amalfi Coast in Campania, Italy. The picturesque settlement is suspended vertically on the face of a cliff and is popular […]

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Europe, Hidden Places

Portofino, Italy, A Pitoresque Mediterranean Village

1 Jul , 2010  

Portofino is a small Italian fishing village and tourist resort at the Mediterranean Sea, located in the province of Genoa on the Italian Riviera. It is said that Portofino was founded by the Romans who first named the place “Portus Delphini” (“Port of the Dolphin”), because of the dolphins that inhabited the area. With its […]

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Cinque Terre, Italy: Five Villages of Breathtaking Views

2 Feb , 2010  

Cinque Terre (free translation: Five Lands) is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List and stands for five amazing villages which offer breathtaking views. Some of the things we like about it: it is is quite tourist-free, comparing to other similar looking places (Santorini in Greece, for example); there are no cars allowed in the […]

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Unusual Italy: Villa D’Este, Tivoli

27 Oct , 2009  

Villa D’Este is located in Tivoli, a small but beautiful city 20 kilometers away from Rome. How to get here: From Fiumicino or Ciampino Airport, take a local bus (not a Shuttle, these are a lot more expensive) towards Anagnina metro station (1,2 Euros).  Take the metro until Ponto Mammolo station, get off, get a […]

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Crazy Accommodation

Nature Up-Close: 8 Memorable Glamping Experiences in Europe

19 Mar , 2017  

We couldn’t stay away without bringing it into our niche. Why? Because it could turn out to be a totally new and mesmerizing experience. Some of you probably haven’t heard about glamping, in which case we are happy to surprise you with some of the best places in Europe where you can taste nature in a […]

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Tiny Mountain Shelter in Slovenia Greets Climbers on the Edge

19 Feb , 2017  

Designed for extreme weather conditions, this aluminum&timber alpine retreat is located on the edge of Mount Kanin in Slovenia. The tiny shelter was envisioned by Slovenian studio OFIS Arhitekti and implemented by structural engineers CBD  for the adventurous climbers in the region. “This particular site was chosen because of its 360-degree views over Slovenia and Italy, and spectacular views […]

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Get Extreme

15 Skywalks and Dazzling High Altitude Platforms Around the World

13 May , 2016  

New perspectives are always a part of the seemingly almighty traveling experience. Without taking things lightly, these breathtaking skywalks and viewing platforms around the world will give you a genuine feel of what it’s like to be “walking on sunshine”. Just imagine speed running up a mountain (unfortunately some of the mountain itineraries have recently […]

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Glass Cabin in the Dolomites Encourages Mountain Stargazing

23 Mar , 2016  

Starlight Room is one of the nicest surprises this year regarding unconventional accommodation in the mountains. This tiny cabin is located in the stunning Dolomite mountains in northern Italy. Set at an altitude of 2,055 meters, it features glass walls and a transparent ceiling built on a wood structure. The cabin sits at Col Gallina, twenty kilometers away from […]

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Europe, Hidden Places

14 Small European Towns and Villages To Visit in 2016

10 Feb , 2016  

Dear independent traveler, since you decided to hit the road this year, we would like to contribute with some suggestions. Here are 14 special small European towns and villages to visit in 2016! Some of these travel destinations were part of our experiences on the road, other are taken from our future “travel trajectories”. We see traveling […]

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Where Sailors Thrive: Popeye Village, Malta

25 Feb , 2015  

Popeye Village or Sweethaven Village (as it is called in the movie Popeye), is a remote group of rustic colorful wooden houses situated on the Mediterranean island of Malta, two miles away from the Mellieħa Village. Malta is an independent European state composed of three islands located only 80 km south of Sicily, Italy. The […]

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Mammut Celebrates First Matterhorn Ascent by Lighting Up Hörnli Ridge [Video]

16 Oct , 2014  

Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut paid tribute to the first ascent of the Matterhorn peak taken by Edward Whymper and his team, 150 years ago. Earlier this year, mountain climbers ascended the Matterhorn’s Hörnli ridge (in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy) and lit bright red lights in order to celebrate the inaugural ascent. […]

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11 Coffee Houses in Europe with a Classical Taste for Culture

2 Dec , 2013  

“… it must be said that the Viennese coffeehouse is a particular institution which is not comparable to any other in the world. As a matter of fact, it is a democratic club to which admission costs the small price of a cup of coffee. Upon payment of this mite every guest can sit for […]

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Europe, Hidden Places

9 Vibrant Christmas Holiday Destinations in Europe

25 Nov , 2013  

  Brace yourself! Christmas is coming! The cold outside fits perfectly with a cup of mulled wine and a good story. They say children are the happiest during winter holidays, but let`s face it: deep down our soul a child is always playing hide and seek. The magic of Christmas lies in small things: candies, […]

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