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The Best Christmas Shopping in London, Paris and Barcelona Recommended by Locals

By Edited by Kathryn Foley
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Just around the corner: the best kept secrets near Europe's top attractions

By Edited by Kathryn Foley

Here’s the situation: you’re visiting a new city, and even though you’ve convinced yourself that you’re way above getting caught up in the tourist traps, you don’t want to miss out on seeing the iconic sights. What a pickle. So how can you go about seeing the sights without feeling like a total tourist? That’s where we come in. We’ve put together a little alternative guide to the mainstream spots, something to help you get off the beaten path without getting your boots all muddy (metaphorically speaking, of course), so you can visit the main attractions and then soothe your tourist frazzled nerves by checking out an alternative spot nearby recommended by one of our locals!

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The Best Christmas Food in Paris, Barcelona and Edinburgh

By Edited by Kathryn Foley

If you’re lucky enough to be visiting Paris, Barcelona or Edinburgh over the festive period and want to eat like the locals, we’ve put together a guide to what the Christmas traditional foods are and the best places to find them! Who was it that said ‘to travel is to eat’? We can’t remember exactly, but we just said it too, so it must be true. We know half the joy in discovering a new city is eating your way around it, and this is never truer than over the festive season when the local culinary traditions different of cities all come out to play. So discover what the Christmas classics are in Paris, Barcelona and Edinburgh with our guide!

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Thanksgiving like a local in New York, Paris and London

By Edited by Kathryn Foley

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and if you’re lucky enough to be enjoying a city break in New York, London or Paris when the big day falls on the 24th of November and want to celebrate, we thought we’d let you in where to find the best Thanksgiving dinners. So whether you’re an American in Paris or London, or visiting New York and want to experience an American Thanksgiving for yourself, check out our Thanksgiving tips for where to eat and celebrate like a local this holiday!

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Travel inspiration and tips from locals around the world

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