Tag archives for Europe

I Heart My City: Anne’s Chambéry, France

Few outside of France have heard of Chambéry, and those who have probably know it as a pit stop en route to their favorite Alpine ski stations. Washington, D.C. native Anne Donnelly (on Instagram @amdonn8) has the pleasure of living in this little medieval city in the mountains while she works as an English language teaching assistant in the…

I Heart My City: Claudia’s Dublin

Claudia Rodríguez lives to explore Dublin—and to share her insider intel on Spotted By Locals. Here are a few of her favorite things about the city she’s been proud to call home for the past seven years (and counting!).

How to Explore Paris Like a Flâneur

Stroll France’s capital and you’ll see human nature on full display, from doyennes taking their café to lovers cooing by the River Seine. As poet Charles Baudelaire put it, in Paris “the spectator is a prince who everywhere rejoices in his incognito.”

Travel Lens: Yotam Ottolenghi’s World

Star chef, restaurateur, and food writer Yotam Ottolenghi is known for combining flavors and traditions from his Middle Eastern upbringing with those from the Mediterranean, North Africa, and Asia to create his own brand of fusion forged from a well-stamped passport. Here’s a look at the world through his unique lens (and appetite).

Europe’s Rising Star: Liverpool

With more than a little dose of nocturnal naughtiness and a waterfront to rival any in Europe, Liverpool has emerged as one of England’s most convivial and cosmopolitan cities.

Europe’s Rising Star: Bologna

Often overlooked by visitors, Bologna magnifies and mixes the best Italian clichés.

Europe’s Rising Star: Porto

A surprise of a city? We’ll drink to to that.

I Heart My City: Anson’s Edinburgh

For local Anson Clark, Scotland’s capital city is a place of fortuitous contrast. “Choose the New Town or the Old Town, parks or parties,” he says. “[Edinburgh] is all things to all people.” Here are a few of his favorite things about the city Anson’s proud to call home.

Europe’s Rising Star: Bordeaux

Visitors once just glanced over this UNESCO-listed city’s stately 18th-century squares and harmonious architecture before heading out of town. Now there are plenty of reasons to linger in Bordeaux.

Europe’s Rising Star: Split

Perched on a stocky peninsula jutting out from Croatia’s mainland, Split came to prominence thanks to the emperor Diocletian, who built an enormous palace here as his retirement project.

Europe’s Rising Star: Antwerp

Fashion meets chocolate in Belgium’s second city.

The New Europe Decoder

From secluded beaches to hip café culture, enchanting Eastern Europe packs off-the-beaten-track experiences for travelers. Once locked behind the Iron Curtain, these five countries offer fresh takes on the Old World.