Istanbul, TurkeyBy Thomas G Mattson.
"Turkey is more like another planet than any other country on Earth" -- these words, said to me by an old lady in Italy, stayed with me, and I could not shake them.
Dublin, IrelandBy Courtney Heney.
Whether you are a seasoned traveler of the world or a recent graduate on a tight budget, Dublin, Ireland has something to offer.
Krakow, PolandBy Shannon Nicole Shreve.
From the moment you step off the train into the misty morning air of Krakow, you are surrounded by a city steeped in just as much legend as it has history.
Glossa, Creteby Jon Bush
Velvety, purple skies at sunset. The bleating of young lambs being herded in for the night. Smiles and warm calls of “Yassoo!” from workers coming in from the olive harvest.
Yusufeli, TurkeyBy Nicole Jacob
When you grow tired of the all-night bars, beaches, and carpet salesmen on Turkey’s Mediterranean Coast, take a turn off the beaten path and head east to Yusufeli.
Venice, ItalyBy Susan J Kingman
…An elegant woman draped in silk steps delicately off the gondola, her gilded mask shimmering in the moonlight. Sweet violin music and laughter mingle in the air of the Piazza San Marco.
Paris, FranceBy Lisa Nevard
Paris. The city of light. The city of love. The city of…an infamous underground sewer system?
Luxembourg City, LuxembourgBy Alicia Bernardo
Arriving in Luxembourg City during the early dawn with the sun rising above the trees, the fog lifting from the ground and a castle standing tall in the distance is like entering into a fairy tale.
Ljubljana, SloveniaBy Sonja Merljak
"Figs, try some figs." An older man at the open-air market in Ljubljana, Slovenia, is calling at the the passers-by.
Interlaken, SwitzerlandBy Robert M Codling
Imagine if a nature-loving semi-intellectual free thinker, who loves to meet people, mated with an extreme sports addict, who alternates her time between heli-skiing in Alaska and white-water rafting in Nepal.
Corfu, GreeceBy Rachel Jacobs
Corfu is a promising island, ripe with scenery and beautiful people. A demure lady in waiting, Corfu offers a mysterious and sensory experience to any traveler.
If you’re not into hour-long massages in an ornamented, turn of the century bathhouse environment, fine. You really don’t have to try Budapest’s Gellert Baths.
Vuokatti, FinlandBy Nicholas C. Hersh.
The red brake lights dim as the car slowly starts to pull away. Tensing my arms...
Learning London (London, England)By Christine Hart.
The first thing I learned about moving through London was how to use the tube. “Mind the gap. Mind the gap,” said the melodic electronic voice of an English gentleman.
Granada, SpainBy Theresa E. Curry.
To be in Granada anytime seems like a gift. To be there in winter when the rest of the hemisphere is grey with winter cold and gloom seems almost guilty, as though you're stealing sunshine from Syracuse and St. Paul.
Berlin, GermanyBy Sean P. Killian.
Although Berlin has been dubbed a city that never is because it's always becoming, the German capital has managed to leave behind traces of what shaped it throughout centuries, making it one of the most fascinating tourist cities in the world.
Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre, ItalyBy Kelly M. Weber
As the northernmost town of Italy’s famous Cinque Terre (Five Lands), Monterosso al Mare offers the most tantalizing sights, smells and tastes for the budget conscious, young traveler.