Welcome to the November 2008 of the Europe Travel Carnival, jam packed with great posts to inform, inspire and entertain readers who love travel in Europe. Thanks to all the contributors for their great submissions.
Matt writes about Amsterdam.. Check Please posted at Playing Pro Ball: My Euro Adventures. I was sorry to read that it rained during Matt’s trip to Amsterdam, which is exactly what happened during our first trip to Amsterdam. However I was luckier during my recent trip to the press launch of the citizenm hotel in June 2008 it was sunny and warm which made Amsterdam so much more appealing and attractive.
travelcat4 gives us the Short Guide To UK National Parks posted at Ultimate Vacation Guide with a short description of each UK National Park. I’d advise you to visit National Parks off peak as I recall being in the Derbyshire Peaks on a Bank Holiday Weekend one August and it was awful – traffic jams, nowhere to park etc. We visited the Lake District National Park in February 2008 and even then there were quite a few visitors around.
Christina Geyer presents Off the Beaten Path: the Oberpfalz posted at an american expat in deutschland, The Oberpfalz region is in the German state of Bavaria. You can participate in Christina’s Off the Beaten Path Challenge by writing a guide to somewhere you don”t normally find in the guidebooks. I always think that Germany is way down the list when most Brits think of holiday destinations. I enjoyed our trip to north eastern Germany in Mecklenburg Vorpmmern and our overnight stay in Lubeck.
Kirsty lists Top 20 Things To Do in Florence I posted at RatesToGo Travel Blog. We didn’t have time to visit Florence when we flew to Pisa in May 2008 as we’d hired a car to tour around southern Tuscany and Umbria and driving in Italian cities is to be avoided. I plan to fly to Pisa and visit Florence and Lucca by public transport.
Heatheronhertravels presents An artistic lunch at the V & A – in London posted at Heather on her travels, saying, “If you’re looking for a delicious and well priced lunch in central London, look no further than the Victoria and Albert Museum, where you can savour your salad or sandwich while enjoying the artistic surroundings.” I visited the Victoria and Albert Museum frequently when I lived in London but being a frugal Scot I would take my own sandwiches with me.
Kirk Warner describes his Grand Meal in the Grand Duchy in Off the Menu. It sounds like a real gourmet treat, a ten course degustation menu at the Michelin two star Restaurant Mosoni in Luxembourg. Kirk was impressed by the Cinammon Ice Cream served with shaved Parmesan and Balsamic Vinegar and has included the recipe at the bottom of the article.
European Vacation – Gotchas to avoid and frugal options for cost conscious American Visitors from the One Family’s Blog gives tips on how to make your travel budget stretch further. One of the tips is to consider low cost carriers such as Ryanair for flights within Europe, as they can be cheaper than taking the train. If you book in advance and travel midweek off peak you can book flights for as little as £1.
George L Smyth features One Minute How-To – How To Survive The Oktoberfest posted at George L Smyth, in which Christian Weller explains the things you must should know to get the most out off attending the Oktoberfest in Munich. Unfortunately this post was submitted after the deadline for the October edition of the Europe Travel Carnival but you could bookmark it for next year.
GirlScientist asks for tips about what to do and see on her forthcoming trip to Helsinki in In One Month, I will go to HEL and Back posted at Living the Scientific Life. My husband was in Helsinki for a conference a couple of years ago and he thought it was a beautiful city.
I hope that you’ve enjoyed the November 2008 edition of the Europe Travel Carnival. Please make your submission for the December 1 2008 edition by Monday 24 November. Please only submit articles which are directly related to travel in Europe. You may submit more than one article but I can only include one article per site or blog.