11 fun facts about Venice (you probably didn’t know)

With its meandering canals, the dizzying labyrinth of small streets, regal gondolas, and improbable existence perched on a series of islands, Venice has long captivated travelers as a beautiful place that is full of stories — and a few secrets. Curious to learn more about the mysterious island city? These fun facts about Venice will help.

5 must-try Dutch foods (plus: see how Dutch cheese is made)

There are lots of different ways to get to know a new city. Arguably one of the best is through your stomach. Not immediately considered as a top foodie destination, the Dutch’ food scene isn’t the country’s most obvious drawcard. But, there are some interesting foods you should absolutely try on your next visit. Not all will...

7 incredible historical facts about Berlin + virtual video

Throughout history, Berlin has had more outfit changes than a drag runway show. Long before the German capital was famed for techno, it was home to the Prussian royals and center stage of the Second World War. Before adding Berlin to your bucket list, walk through the chapters of its colorful history. Knowing the meaning behind every...

5 ways to make art galleries fun for kids

Visiting iconic museums and art galleries is a great way to soak up the culture of a place — and a must-do for lots of travelers. But when vacationing with the family, galleries (even the most esteemed) might not make it so high up on your kids’ bucket list. While many of the world’s best galleries aren’t...

7 wine regions to visit (from your supermarket)

As the bubbles hit your tongue, you swirl your glass and breathe in the perfume of Prosecco. For a moment, you can hear the piazzas of Venice, smell the mozzarella melted over pizza. If you open your eyes, you know you’re in your living room — very possibly in your pyjamas — but for now, you’re there;...

6 ways to stargaze from home

Throughout history, space has captivated humans. These days, the glow of phone screens tends to appeal more than the twinkling night sky. Ask yourself: when was the last time you looked up at the stars? Really looked? To be fair, light pollution and crammed cityscapes have made stargazing difficult — if not impossible —...

5 places to experience Greek mythology + video tour guide

With more evenings spent at home, swap your usual bedtime stories with the legends of Zeus, Hera, and Hades. Having brushed up on the basics of Greek mythology, you'll be better equipped to plan your own odyssey. These stories gave rise to otherworldly temples, altars, and palaces –– many uncovered in modern-day Greece. Mere mortals can connect...

5 things you didn’t know about the Milan Duomo

We know that the Milan Cathedral, or Duomo (Italian for cathedral), is a symbol of Lombardy's capital. We also know it's impossible to take a photo in front of it without looking like an ant. But what about the lesser-known details about this architectural marvel? Here are five fun and eerie facts about Milan Cathedral you didn't...