London, Brussels, Amsterdam: One Week Itinerary

By Alex Kallimanis: A week’s vacation in London, Brussels, and Amsterdam is a great idea, especially for beginners to European travel. I first combined these cities during Christmas break of my senior year in college in 2000. Since then I’ve made many repeat trips to London and Brussels and even lived in Amsterdam for 3 and…

guild houses of the Groke Market, Brussels

Most Common Scams Around the World

We’ve lived in the US, Europe, Australia and have traveled to over 50 countries. We know that people worldwide are generally good, but we’ve had some interesting encounters with shady characters who have tried to rip us off. We’ve also seen unsuspecting tourists get conned. Here are common scams around the world that we’ve personally experienced and…

What Are the Best Olympic Cities to Visit?

Amid controversies over viruses, pollution, and doping, the 2016 Rio Olympics are underway. But for all the criticism and second guessing that Brazil has faced, once the games begin, the spotlight is where it should be: on the athletes and the culture of the host nation. Many also questioned whether Athens could pull off a…