Financing & Budget, Mediterranean, Western Europe

Porto on a Budget: Under $25/day for Portugal’s Jewel City

Porto is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever had to pleasure to visit. The second largest city in Portugal, romantic Porto looks like a colorful and vibrant fairytale. The fantastic medieval buildings, the stunning artwork, the Douro river flowing gently to the ocean, the wine… everything is just great! Porto is definitely one of the fastest rising touristic cities in the world, one that should pop up on any traveler’s map. Here’s how…

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Gear & Equipment, Indian area, Ski, sports and adventure

Snowboarding in Himalaya – an adventure on top of the world

‘Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.’ Franz Fafka  Trip fundamentals Very few things can make you feel more alive than snowboarding during winter. It’s not even just about the adrenaline – the entire experience is more about gradually discovering yourself, which also explains why most of the snowboarding enthusiasts have discovered a spiritual…

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Financing & Budget, Mediterranean, Western Europe

Lisbon on a Budget: Under $25/day for Portugal’s Wonderful Capital

Lisbon is one of the most beautiful and spectacular cities in the world, with rich culture blending in with modern and vibrant lifestyles. It’s certainly one of the most romantic places you’re ever going to see, and to make things even better – it can be really cheap. Here, I’m gonna show you how to enjoy your trip on a low budget, as well as some tips and tricks to make the most of your visit…

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Scandinavia, Travel Tips

Are you popular on Facebook? Then you can stay for free at this luxury Hotel in Stockholm

Being popular on Facebook has its perks – but you probably never assumed that it may help you stay for free at one of the most chic hotels in Sweden’s capital. The owners of the hotel have decided to use the powers of social media, so if you have 100,000 followers on instagram, 2,000 facebook friends or 100,000 page fans then you can stay for free at the Nordic Light hotel. Of course, you have to…

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Architecture and art, North America

Urban Art at its finest: Chrome Dog Spray Paint Mural in Miami

It’s nice to visit the famous sight and hang out in the cool places, but every once in a while, all you need in your travels is a good mural; at least that’s how I feel sometimes. This work of art by Puerto Rican street artist Bikismo for the RAW Project at Jose de Diego Middle School for Art Basel Miami is simply mind blowing! The entire thing is 100% spray paint and it took him only…

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Architecture and art, North America

AMAZEing – Labyrinth of light takes over downtown Toronto

I’m a big fan of urban art projects, and I’m a bit ashamed to say I just now found about about AMAZE. As part of the one-day outdoor art festival Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, design and research labUNSTABLE installed AMAZE, a 3,230-square-foot 3D labyrinth of light and shadow. Unfortunately, the whole thing lasted for only one day – 3 October. I know, I’m a slowpoke. But it was pretty surprising that they installed this complex thing,…

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Architecture and art, Western Europe

The Sleek and Beautiful Design of Munich’s subway

OK, I’m officially declaring this week Subway Week. After I shared with you the imposing beauty of the Moscow underground and the artistic metro of Stockholm, it’s time for a change of style: let’s take a look at the sleek design of Munich’s subway. The U-Bahn, as the subway is called in Germany, stands for Untergrundbahn or “underground railway“. The Munich U-Bahn began operation in 1971, pretty late compared to other large European cities. The Munich…

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Architecture and art, Mediterranean

The Interesting Story of the Stairs from the Tower of Pisa

We all know the story of the leaning Tower of Pisa – its remarkable architecture, rich history, and of course, its tilt. But this is not an article about the Tower of Pisa, you can read thousands of those on the internet. This is a story of some stairs from the tower – here’s what 500 years of walking up the marble stairs did to them. Marble is not a very sturdy construction rock, and all…

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Architecture and art, Scandinavia

The World’s Longest Art Gallery: The Artistic Stockholm Metro

A few days ago we were telling you about the amazingly beautiful metro in Moscow, but now it’s time for something different. As you’d expect, Stockholm is not a city where traditional art thrives – the Swedes love their modern art, and this is visible in many subway stations in their capital. The first line of the Stockholm metro opened in 1950, and today the system has 100 stations in use, of which 47 are underground…

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Americas, Architecture and art

Live out your Fairytale Fantasy in this Dreamy Airbnb Treehouse in Atlanta

In case you’re not familiar with Airbnb, they offer a lot of unique and inspiring places to stay, but this dreamy treehouse is simply the cherry on the cake. The treehouse consists of 3 separate rooms, each connected by rope-bridges. Located in Atlanta, the Secluded Intown Treehouse comprises three rustic cabins connected by suspended rope bridges and decorated with twinkling fairy lights. The construction is also very eco-friendly, being built from recovered materials – like all treehouses…

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