Category Archives: Europe

Destinations to Europe

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The Perks of Being a Group Traveller

There’s a reason why people “wax poetic” about travel. A quick search on the Internet for “travel quotes” would provide you with enough inspiration to want to pack a bag and leave tomorrow. As someone with a personal case of wanderlust, I can empathize with those who suffer the same symptoms as I do: constantly [ … ]

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San Sebastián / Donostia

I recently had the opportunity to visit one of the real confluences of culture, environment and fun all in one beautiful place. Spain is a place I had previously only been familiar with because of food and because of the misfortune to be hit particularly hard by the economic crisis. There was pig’s meat, red [ … ]

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12 reasons why bite-sized is best: Top tapas in Spain

By Contiki Holidays There’s just something about a bunch of tiny portions that brings us so much culinary joy. Small, edible bundles of delight that make our mouths oh so happy. What are we talking about? Tapas of course, our absolute favourite part of Spanish cuisine (sorry paella, but you just can’t beat those ham [ … ]

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Greetings from…

We’re pretty hardcore travellers here: there’s no part of the world we are willing to miss. But even we were impressed with all the places YOU went in 2015. We saw it, in your Instagram posts, your tweets, and your videos. You travelled to some of the most beautiful places, the most off-the-beaten-track places, and [ … ]

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2016’s Travel Bucket List

With so many countries to visit, narrowing down your list can be a chore. That’s why we’re here to help you figure out your 2016 Travel Bucket List! Europe Where you’re going to go: Belgium/Netherlands/Germany/Austria/Italy/Switzerland/France How you’re going to get there: Contiki’s European Magic Trip Where else would you get to experience 7 countries in [ … ]

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5 Destinations to Dream About (during awkward family dinners)

It’s that time of year again! Family time can be great, but sometimes you need a mental break from the annual question session on just about everything in your life. So, this year, instead of getting overwhelmed when your parents ask (again) why you aren’t a doctor, you can zone out and pretend you’re in [ … ]

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A Trip Around the World: Preparing

So, you’ve decided you want to (literally) see the world. From the penguins of Antarctica to the Inca ruins of Peru and the foodie treats of Europe, there’s no part of this great planet that you’re willing to miss. Awesome! It’s going to take effort and dedication (and a lot of saving), but if you [ … ]

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Halloween in Transylvania

Transylvania: it’s a real place and it’s wonderful. We briefly touched on the destination in a previous blog post, but with the announcement of Busabout’s new Transylvanian Halloween Trek, we thought it was worth taking a second look. Fast Facts Not a city, but a region in Central Romania Population: ~7 million Most well-known for [ … ]

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