Visit Harry Potter Locations Across the UK Today!

Twenty years ago J.K. Rowling’s first book, The Philosopher's Stone, about a boy wizard hit shelves. In the years since 6 books and 8 films have followed and the world has gone Potter mad. Visit Harry Potter locations and reconnect with the... Read More

  • Festa Major de la Barceloneta: The Ultimate Beachside Party

    The Festa Major de la Barceloneta is soon upon us, and if you are looking for things to do in Barcelona in September, this should definitely be on the itinerary. Barcelona in September abounds with festivals, the largest of which is undoubtedly La Merce. But, if you’re after an equally raucous festival with a more local feel, then turn your... Read More

  • 22 Unusual Things to Do in Venice

    St. Mark’s Basilica. The Doge’s Palace. Textbook Venice vacation sites. Yawn. Boooooorrrriinnnnngggg. Okay, not exactly. They are two fantastic attractions, and if you ever find yourself in Venice, you’d be mad not... Read More

  • Unraveling Italian Culture: What is Aperitivo?

    In this corner of the Mediterranean, aperitivo is a word you will hear a lot. And, If you want to blend in with the Italians, you’ll need to know what it means. So, what is aperitivo? Let’s find out.What is... Read More

  • Your Guide to La Merce Barcelona 2018 the City's Biggest Party

    It’s time to start getting ready for La Merce Barcelona 2018. Every year in early fall Barcelona throws this massive, largely free, street party. Imagine a city-wide Festa Major and then multiply that by about 100 and that’s La Merce. This is, without doubt, Barcelona’s biggest party so if you’re visiting Barcelona in September between the 21st and 24th, you have to check it out. To help you along, we’ve put together this rough guide. Enjoy.    Who and What is La Merce?  Okay, so La Merce, or Mare de Deu la Merce as she is... Read More

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