Yacht passing Belem Tower in Belem district, Lisbon, Portugal

Four Perfect Days in Lisbon on a Portugal Vacation

If Europe has a current “it” city, it’s Lisbon. Accessible and affordable, combining the creative hunger of early 00s Berlin with a Southern European devotion to good living, the Portuguese capital seems to have it all. On your Portugal vacation, Lisbon offers a long and colourful history, beautiful architecture, lively nightlife, great restaurants and cafes, […]

Fountains at Piccadilly Garden in Manchester city center, England, UK (United Kingdom)

Making Manchester (and Liverpool) a Highlight of Your Northern England Vacation

The heart and spiritual home of Britain’s working class, Manchester is a city you shouldn’t overlook on an England vacation. Queen Victoria famously hated it. The trade union movement owes its existence to it, and it’s probably responsible for a sizeable number of your favourite songs from the 80s and 90s. Manchester is one of […]

View of the city centre of Oslo, Norway

Oslo – a Scandinavian City Not to Be Missed on a Vacation to Norway

Surrounded by mountains and water, Oslo offers a wonderful combination of urban attractions and green spaces on a vacation to Norway … voted one of the happiest countries in the world. Oslo has been considered the “Cinderella” of Scandinavian capitals, with its big sisters being Copenhagen and Stockholm. Not that the latter two are bad as […]