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What to Do in One Day in Fribourg, Switzerland

SPOTLIGHT ON: ONE DAY IN FRIBOURG, SWITZERLAND History in a nutshell: Fribourg, given its central geographic location, like much of Switzerland, experienced a tumultuous Medieval history. The city managed well, and continued to grow after joining the Swiss Confederation in the late 1400s. It then prospered thanks to the cloth and leather industries. And after …

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Athens Ancient Agora and temple of Hephaestus

Ask GoMad Nomad: What to do on a layover in Athens, Greece?

Ask GoMad Nomad: What to do on a layover in Athens, Greece? This month’s ‘Ask GoMad Nomad‘ column on Athens Travel Tips comes from a situation we commonly find ourselves in – how to spend a long layover in a cool city. Reader Stephen B. is planning a trip to Europe, but has a long wait between flights …

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Monte Carlo Harbour in Monaco

Photo of the Week: Monte Carlo Harbour in Monaco

Photo of the Week: Monte Carlo Harbour in Monaco Monte Carlo is not exactly budget traveler territory. The city at the heart of the Principality of Monaco on the French Riviera is the territory of Bond girls, fast cars, and flashy yachts; and also an area that receives relatively little time on backpacker itineraries of Europe. …

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So You’ve Never Heard of Reunion Island?

Lindsay Polega is a travel blogger and adventure enthusiast currently based out of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. Her past travels have taken her through Europe, across Canada and the U.S., and into many oceans. If you would like to follow her adventures, or take a peek into her past ones, visit her blog …

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luxembourg in winter

Photo of the Week: Winter in Luxembourg City

Winter in Luxembourg City Luxembourg City is one of of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Much of that is due to its position high on an embankment over the river and lower town. It isn’t the most exciting place to keep travelers entertained, but it is worth visiting for a day. Need more convincing? Here are …

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Spotlight on: Travel to Ukraine

Spotlight on: Travel to Ukraine Official country name: Ukraine Location: Eastern Europe bordering Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova. The coastline of the Black Sea forms the border at the south. Noteworthy facts: The origins of modern Russia, Belarus, Ukraine actually trace back to Kiev. During the middle ages this was the center …

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Photo of the Week: The Peak District, England

Photo of the Week: The Peak District, England

Photo of the Week: The Peak District England “When I was here, I wanted to be there; when I was there, all I could think of was getting back into the jungle.” says Martin Sheen’s Captain Willard in the prelude to an infamous moment of method acting/nervous breakdown at the start of Apocalypse Now. OK, …

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