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Really experience these destinations through their traditions, history, and arts with our useful travel tips. Create an unforgettable holiday by meeting new people, fostering openness and keeping an open heart. You just might be surprised at what you’ll find along the way.

Without a doubt the most popular cities in Italy are Rome, Venice and Florence. But there are so many other cities in Italy that Italians love, and are far less crowded. For those looking for an authentic peek into Italian life, here are the top 5 most underrated cities in Italy.
From tomato fights to cheese-rolling competitions, savour some of the most delicious food festivals around the world. Here is a list you don’t want to forget.
A day trip to Sagua La Grande from Cayo Santa Maria provides visitors with a wonderful glimpse into true local Cuban life as well as some of the country’s grand architectural masterpieces. While in the area, you should visit to the quaint fishing village of Isabela de Sagua, also known as Cuba’s Venice.
Newfoundland and Labrador and the Yukon may be geographically opposed ,but they are both outdoor playgrounds saturated with intriguing history.
History and nature may be at the heart of a trip to Panama, but it’s the people you meet that mark you the most. Here are five handmade souvenirs made in Panama to bring back to remind you of what makes this destination so unique.
On the anniversary of Pirates of the Caribbean, one writer goes on a hunt for a 300 year old pirate ship and its treasure in Dominican Republic.
While most travellers think about sun holidays when the temperature begins to fall, it can be the perfect time to visit the UK as the crowds have disappeared and prices for flights to London in winter are very affordable.
All the art, culture (and some nature) to see in Andalusia’s top cities of Sevilla, Granada and Córdoba.
There are plenty of reasons to discover Portugal’s two most popular regions anytime, but the trend now is to go…during the winter. And here’s why.
Discover Panama with Susan, a Transat employee, and expert who shares 3 tips on how to make your trip to Panama memorable.
Many cities and towns host one or two festive markets but London goes all out, they have whopping seventeen wintery wonderlands at last count! We’ve made a list and we’ve even checked it twice ‘cause Santa Claus is coming to Londontown.
One of the most popular things to do in Rome Italy is to visit the ancient ruins of the Colosseum. It’s an incredible piece of architecture but is also full of fascinating history that most people haven’t heard. Here are 8 things that will surprise you about the Colosseum.
Culturally distinct from the rest of Colombia, Cartagena has long been a place apart. Come experience the richness of the Old City as well as the new one.
Rome has a lot to offer, follow our gladiator on two wheels to visit the ancient city on a bicycle. Get to his favorite spots, touristic sites and hidden local places. Do not let the bumpy road of Rome discourage you from visiting it on a bicycle!
Wine capital of the world? Yes, but there’s much more to Bordeaux. Here are some great things to do in and around Bordeaux, whether or not you imbibe.
The term “Holy Land” is often used to describe Israel. While it may be accurate, it might also give you the idea that there’s not much fun to be had. But think again. There are (also) lots of exhilarating things to do.
Biarritz sits between sea and mountain on the coast of the French Basque Country. Join us for a seaside journey as Florence introduces us to good-to-know places and personal favourites.
How to prepare well for the four days of carnival festivities in Martinique.
Here are some well-kept secrets of Tel Aviv, “city that never sleeps”, for gourmets, night owls, beach lovers or culture buffs.
Believe it or not, Scotland has a lot of haunted places. Here is a few places that have been tested for you in Edinburgh, where you should get your load of chills!
The artisan community in Marseille flourishes and there are many opportunities to pick up unique souvenirs and gifts in various neighbourhoods.
We come to Spain for its beaches, gastronomy, culture and rich history. And we discover a cosmopolitan, sophisticated and welcoming society. But i wasn’t always this way.
Many people call St. Petersburg the “Portland of the South” with over 300 days of sunshine each year, making it perfect for a sun holiday.
As the recent royal weddings proved, the world is still dazzled by the monarchy. Relive the magic with a guided tour of royal London.
Truefitt & Hill in Westminster holds the title of “Oldest Barbershop in the World” (according to the Guinness Book of World Records) and has a Royal Warrant of Appointment.
Everything in the Colonial City of Santo Domingo is within walking distance, so we’ve compiled a list of must-dos to help you make the most of your experience. Go ahead, walk around, explore, mix with the locals and soak up the Dominican culture.
Here are ten venues to enjoy the Toronto music scene where you can hear artists of all musical styles from around the world.
With its ancient stones, far-reaching history and state-of-the-art skyscrapers, Israel radiates a certain energy and vitality you won’t find anywhere else. Here’s a look at Jerusalem, a city with a love of life and an extraordinary heritage.
Here are many destinations in the Caribbean that will take you in the footsteps of pirates such as Blackbeard, Henry Morgan and many others.
St. Petersburg, just across the Bay from Tampa, in Florida, is quietly becoming one of the America’s most interesting cities.
You’ve said “I do” to a destination wedding down south! Here, we break down who can help you plan what you wish for your big day!
Here are my favourite places in Lisbon, ancient as well as modern. Because it would be a shame to do one and skip the other.
A small selection of the most beautiful parks in the world where you can picnic, jog or bike. Some might be unfamiliar, while others, entirely magical.
A list of the five most significant and beautiful castles in Europe, from Switzerland to Scotland and why they are worth a detour, no matter how big.
The Beatles are widely considered the greatest musical group of all times. Their birthplace, Liverpool, is ready to welcome fans who want to bask in their world.
Looking to get inspired? Here are 10 of our most iconic and quintessentially European holiday experiences that you will never want to forget.
Do all French wear berets? Are all Italians romantic? Our myth detective investigates some of the most popular cultural clichés.
Dubrovnik attracts travellers interested in history, culture and gastronomy, but also in unearthing the secrets the surrounding islands shall reveal.
Aquitaine holds an exclusive combination of archetypal activities that will appeal to all. Here are 10 things you shouldn’t miss in this grandiose region.
Take in some of Glasgow’s architectural highlights by following our tips to the best of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
With its stunning sea views, quaint, narrow streets, and majestic church, it is easy to see why so many famous poets loved Portovenere so much.
These museums are a must-see for any traveller to the Dutch capital.
In Holguin, Cuba, nicknamed the “city of parks”, life happens to the beat of a slow rhythm descended from the mountains and the backcountry.