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  • Grand Central Hotel Glasgow exudes a sense of history
    Grand Central Hotel Glasgow exudes a sense of history
    First opened in 1883 next to Glasgow’s main train station, its doors leading straight to the concourse, the Grand Central Hotel is known as the city’s ‘grand old lady.’Closed for over a decade, then re-opened four years ago...
  • Wolves
    Wolves and bears are thriving in Europe
    America has had a long and problematic relationship with the wolf. A major part of the problem is cultural, as many Americans have a hard time viewing wolves as creatures that can coexist alongside humans. By contrast, Europe has nearly twice as...
  • Afternoon tea in London
    Five ways to enjoy English afternoon tea in London this winter
    With Christmas and New Year fast approaching, the quintessential English experience - traditional afternoon tea in one of London’s luxurious settings - is a seasonal gift with a difference.Credit for the long-held tradition dates back to the...
  • London beckons with winter seasonal treats galore
    London beckons with winter seasonal treats galore
    With London being such a shopping mecca, there’s no better place to be in the run-up to Christmas. But what else does England’s capital city offer to complement seasonal retail therapy?Murder, fashion and sexAside from the Natural...
  • The Far Off Hills:  a light-hearted Irish comedy that warms up winter evenings
    The Far Off Hills: a light-hearted Irish comedy that warms up winter evenings
    Nothing could warm the cockles of one’s heart more on such miserable wet winter evenings as Ireland is presently enduring than the utterly delightful theatrical jewel ‘The Far Off Hills’ directed by Mikel Murfi.This good, old...
  • WFP food vouchers in Ukraine
    Ukraine: an update on hunger relief mission
    The UN World Food Programme (WFP) says it only has about a third of the funds needed to provide aid in the Ukraine. Hunger has escalated as the war between the government and pro-Russian rebels has continued despite a ceasefire.WFP is deeply...
  • Hotel Nelva
    Room Report: Hotel Nelva Murcia, Spain
    Arrival Experience: As the city's top hotel, the Nelva does a sizable meeting and convention business. Murcia, Spain's seventh largest city, has long flown under the radar giving way to larger cities like Malaga and Alicante, known for...
  • Dublin offers diverse seasonal attractions
    Dublin offers diverse seasonal attractions
    With Dublin hosting its first-ever traditional downtown Christmas market as well as two-day-long New Year’s celebrations, there seems no better time than now to enjoy Ireland’s cosmopolitan capital city.Here’s a low-down on the...
  • French strikes? There's an app for that.
    Striking online tool may help visitors to France
    By David Stewart WhiteAnother day in France, another worker strike. Anyone who has visited the country knows that labor unrest, strikes, and slowdowns are a part of everyday life. For a tourist, strikes can range from a minor inconvenience to a...
  • Magical Night Over Tallinn's Old Town
    Estonia gets an “E” for excellent girlfriend getaway
    If you and your friends have already visited Europe's biggies: Paris, London, Rome, etc. and are wondering where to head next, Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia, could be the new poster child for a fabulous girlfriend getaway choice. It...
  • Indigo Hotel Glasgow: a transformed landmark building
    Indigo Hotel Glasgow: a transformed landmark building
    Fashioned out of a landmark 19th century building, Indigo Hotel is a boutique luxury property conveniently positioned in the heart of Glasgow a five-minute walk from central train station.Once housing the city’s first electric power station...
  • Intercontinental Mar Menor
    Room Report: Intercontinental Mar Menor Golf Resort and Spa Murcia, Spain
    Arrival Experience: This sprawling resort complex has a distinctive Spanish flavor, but was actually modeled after the resort styles of Miami. Located more inland than many may expect, this resort revolves around its golf course facilities and spa...
  •  Russia's President Vladimir Putin
    Russia accused of financing European anti-fracking movement
    While the fracking boom has upended fossil fuel markets and has made the United States on the verge of becoming energy independent, Europe has been somewhat backward in adopting the new technology. Partly this has to do with the influence of a...
  • The final poppy was placed in the moat at the Tower of London to mark Armistice Day
    Passport, journal and a smile: how to travel alone to Europe
    If you've never been to Europe, or if this is your first trip with a passport, you're in luck. Everything you need to know about how to take this trip is written here in this article. Of course, I'm kidding.Many people ask me what it&...
  • WFP distributes food in Donetsk, Ukraine
    Ukraine crisis: WFP aid starts in Donetsk
    The war in Ukraine has displaced families and taken away their livelihoods. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is helping them with food vouchers.In Northern Donetsk, WFP has distributed vouchers to 10,000 internally displaced people. This is just...