- 03 Mar
The Alhambra is the most visited monument from the Moorish period.
Looking for a loot, The Berber prince Tarik Ibn Ziad, traveled across the Gibraltar along with his friends and supporters from North Africa in 711. In 2 weeks, he conquered Andalusia, opening a path to Moors to rule almost the entire peninsula. …
- 26 Feb
Coincidence is the best tourist guide of Madrid.
There are many things to see in Madrid, so many that every plan to visit a place fails. The best way to see Madrid is by going with the flow, letting fate guide you by walking the streets, relaxing at the cafes or tapas bars. …
- 29 Aug
If you want to admire fall foliage in Moscow or Berlin, these fall flights to Europe with Lufthansa our deal hunters picked this week are perfect for you. Here are some sample Europe flights with freshly confirmed prices:
→ New York City to Moscow for $639
→ Denver to Venice for $1,024
→ Miami to Berlin for $775
Rates include taxes and fees and are based on mid-week travel. You have to depart to Europe by October 31, return by November 31 and your stay cannot exceed 1 month. You have to book your Lufthansa airfare 14 days in advance and have to stay over in Europe for minimum one Saturday. …
- 23 Aug
Travelgrove’s deal hunting editors really made an effort this week and found some cheap Miami to South America flights with LAN Airlines. Airfares are round-trip on economy class and prices start at $549 per person, including taxes and fees – a Saturday night overstay required.
Booking must be completed till August 27; and travel dates must be between November 30 – December 10.
- 15 Aug
Find below Travelgrove’s Top Cruise Deals for this week – selected and confirmed by our experienced editors.
Today’s best offer is a 4 nights Bahamas cruise on Royal Caribbean‘s Monarch of the Seas ship for as low as $229 per person (including taxes and fees, based on double occupancy). Being a round-trip itinerary, the cruse ship departs from and arrives to Port Canaveral, Florida. …
- 28 Mar
Is the fast-paced life on mega-cities starting to grate on your nerves? The best remedy is a trip to urban spaces where people don’t mind slowing down for a bit, where you can still stop and smell the flowers, and the sky is visible without being obstructed by hundred story tall sky scrapers. Despite having its fair share of modern cities, old Europe retains much of its classic charm, especially if you spend some time in small towns that combine the peaceful atmosphere of the countryside with all the cultural and historical attractions that you would find in larger cities. Wind down and enjoy life’s small pleasures in some of the best small towns in Europe. …
- 24 Feb
Islands like Bali, the Maldives, Fiji and other tropical wonders get all the attention on the travel scene, and even a few islands with temperate climate are quite popular with mainstream travelers as long as they are famous. But what about the scores of islands that are located in parts of the world that are slightly off the beaten path? The Baltic Sea is bordered by countries with huge touristic potential, like Denmark, Finland, Sweden or Germany, and sticking to dry land will reward you with amazing sights, but there is a bunch of islands scattered over the pond that are just as worthy of interest. If you want an island holiday that goes beyond the conventional, here are some remote Baltic islands you’ve (probably) never heard of. …
- 17 Oct
Most of the world’s famous ghost towns are what’s left of old, short-lived mining towns in the US and Canada which were abandoned once there was little ore left to find. But the towns you see in old Western movies are not the only kind of ghost towns around.
Old Europe also has several sad tales of abandoned towns and villages that now lie empty but still intact. These ghost towns have been abandoned for various reasons, some tragic and some uninteresting, but the towns themselves are all worth a visit. Feel the past creep up behind your back while you visit some of the creepiest ghost towns in Europe. …
- 01 Sep
Many people who travel to Europe for the first time are amazed at how well train transport and bus transport in some countries work, and how easy a good public transport network makes it to take a tour of the continent.
But trains and buses are only one side of the story, and there’s another way to go about vising Europe, or parts of it. I’m talking about roadtrips, of course, those long and sometimes tiring trips that are considered more than anything a rite of passage and a way to enjoy to the fullest the company of your friends (or yourself) and of seeing distant places at your own pace, without hurry or worries.
If you love driving, then take a chance and discover the old continent though the windshield – and here are some tips for roadtrips in Europe that might help you. …
- 13 May
Summer is the season for beach-going, but also the season of music festivals, especially in Europe where people have to take fully advantage of those 3-4 months of hot weather and sun. But actually, be it rain or shine, music festivals are a must for every self-respecting music enthusiast who prefers the rush and crowds of live concerts to listening music on a couch.
From rock to pop and everything in between, there is a festival this summer for everyone, so here the best summer music festivals in Europe. …