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Enjoy the Silence at New York’s Burp Castle

New York City is tritely referred to as The City That Never Sleeps and, in accordance with this reputation, has a wide array of...

Travel Tune: Joni Mitchell – “California”

Music is an integral part of the travel experience: it amps you up on adventures or calms you down on the beach, attaches memories...
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The Difference Between the UK, GB, and England

If you've ever taken a class on European history (or seen the movie Elizabeth) you'll recall that the regions of the British Isles have...

Congrats! Travel Channel’s Sam Brown is Pregnant

Like many travel-obsessed people my age, I grew up watching Travel Channel's Samantha Brown gallivant around the globe. There was something fresh and fun...
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The Culture of Chocolate Around the World

Historically, culturally, and economically speaking, chocolate has had an impact on every continent on the globe except Antarctica -- but even down there I...
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Video: Magical Russia in the Anna Karenina Trailer

21 years ago today the city of Leningrad officially changed its name back to St. Petersburg, eliminating the icky Soviet nod to Lenin that...

What to Expect on Possible Ryanair Flights to America

As someone who has traveled around Europe on the cheap a couple of times, I am no stranger to Ryanair, the low-cost airline that...
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Freaks of the Week, July 28 – August 3

After today, Freaks of the Week will be on a brief hiatus as I enjoy my time off in Madrid by doing any and...
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Olympics Travel: Best Day Trips Out of London

Guest Post by Hadley I have been in love with the weather we’ve been blessed with on the East Coast: cloudy and lightly raining, or...
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Our big trip to Madrid is only one week away! While we are ecstatic to be going on a much-needed vacation, it means that we won't be...
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Visit The Last Supper in Milan, Feel Stuff

Guest Post by Hadley I have to admit: I think biblical and religious art is boring. Okay, boring may be harsh; I prefer other genres...
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Freaks of the Week Ending July 13

Happy Friday the 13th! Thankfully I haven't seen any black cats (although I came this close to being crushed by a falling piano), but because it's...
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Quirk in Venice at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection

MUSEUM MONDAY Guest Post by Hadley My interest in art and culture started when one day, after being dragged by my parents to museums from a...
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Visit U Sudu, Prague’s Cavernous Cellar Bar

Guest Post by Hadley I went to Prague in mid-February of this year during the tail end of my Northern/Eastern European adventure. I had a...
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Riding the Silja Line Ferries in Scandinavia

Guest Post by Hadley I am always cold. You know that question “would you rather burn to death or freeze to death?” Hands down, knock...
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How Hostels Work: Remedy a Bad Hostel Experience

Staying in a hostel is almost a right of passage for young travelers, and nothing says "I backpacked around Europe when I was 20"...

Meet Hadley, Travel Freak’s Newest Travel Blogger

One of the many benefits of writing for Travel Freak is getting the chance to meet other travelers and have them share their stories...
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Nostalgic Photos of Porto, Portugal

Earlier this week, our guest blogger Mark wrote about his eye-opening experience visiting Lisbon alone and with no preconceptions. Being the nostalgic, gentle soul...
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Visiting Lisbon Without Preconceptions

Guest post by Mark Michael Stephens Imagine a compact city on the water with multi-colored townhouses adorned with red-tiled roofs, cobble-stoned inclined roads, three story...
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Athens Nightlife Guide: Bars & Nightclubs

Guest Post by Ricky Durrance Athens is one of the liveliest cities in Europe once the sun goes down. The locals love nothing better than...
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