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A Different side to Geneva
Did you know that Geneva has an ice-skating rink inside a castle? Or that there's a park with a mini red train running through it? Or that the world's biggest carousel is right here in our backyard? Or that there's an indoor bobsled run where you can ride on real bobsleds? We have barely scratched the surface of Geneva's attractions. This blog will teach you about quirky and unusual places, hidden gems, and insider tips.
Feb 3, 2023
Liverpool Nightlife: The Best Places to Party in Liverpool
When British people talk about the best night out in the United Kingdom, they often mention Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, and London. However, The City of Liverpool is one city people always mention. As one of Britain’s most diverse, largest, and culturally significant cities, Liverpool has a fantastic nightlife and is one of Britain’s most prominent student communities. Liverpool has been a famous night-out since the post-war era when The Beatles headlined the Cavern Club 300 times in the early 1960s. And, better still, Liverpool is one of Britain’s most affordable night-outs. You can visit London, one of the world’s greatest party cities, but you’ll spend far more money than in Liverpool. Here are some of the best nightlife options in Liverpool, England:
Feb 1, 2023
Party On in Hamburg
Hamburg is one of Germany’s top tourist destinations for its history, culture, and canals. Germany’s second-biggest city—with a population of over 1.8 million—has over 2,500 bridges, numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and is Germany’s largest port, playing an integral role in Europe’s largest economy. However, Hamburg is also home to some of the best nightlife in Europe (if not the world). With a selection of outstanding nightclubs and bars, the lively port city offers the ultimate night-out experience for people of all tastes. Here are some of the best things to do when you party in Hamburg:
Jan 20, 2023
Baltimore on a Budget
When you think of the East Coast of the United States, you probably think of New York City, Miami, and Washington D.C. However, Baltimore is an excellent destination on the East Coast that’s more affordable than many other U.S. cities. Baltimore is the birthplace of the U.S. national anthem, home to the Ravens and Orioles, a leading National Aquarium, Baltimore crab cakes, and Mount Vernon Place. In addition, pop culture classics—including The Wire and Hairspray—took place in Baltimore. Here’s how you explore Baltimore on a budget:
Jan 18, 2023
Weird Icelandic Holidays
They’re weirder than you think! Icelanders celebrate an unusual number of holidays. Sure, there’s the traditional national holidays like Independence Day (June 17) and Labour Day (May 1) and then there’s huge celebratory days like Pride Day (Second Saturday in August) and Women’s Rights Day (June 19). But then there’s the odd old national holiday that needs explaining and even then, you might not really get it. Here goes nothing.
Jan 11, 2023
Porto on a Budget
Porto is one of the leading travel destinations in Europe, but it’s also one of the most budget-friendly destinations too. Portugal’s second-largest city—with a population of around 230,000 people—is famous for its UNESCO World Heritage Site center, exquisite wine, and stunning architecture. In addition, Porto has some of Europe’s most delicious—and somewhat under-rated—local cuisine. If you’re a nature lover, you’ll love Porto’s gorgeous surroundings, including the Douro River and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Here’s how you explore Porto on a budget:
Jan 11, 2023
The Toronto Event Calendar: 8 Must-See Events
Toronto is a city of incredible diversity and culture. Not only is it one of the world’s most multicultural cities, but it’s also one of the best tourist destinations in North America. The city is the largest in Canada and the fourth largest in North America, with over 6.3 million people. As a result, there are endless events all year round in Toronto, Canada. From sporting events to food events, music events to cultural events, and dancing events to religious events—Toronto has it all! Here are some of the best events in the city:
Jan 10, 2023
Toronto on a Budget
Toronto is no different to any other big North American city: it will eat up your budget if you’re not careful. The city is one of the world’s most diverse cities—with around half of the nation’s population born outside Canada—meaning there are endless things to do. Toronto is also Canada’s largest city, the fourth-largest city in North America, and its greater metropolitan area is home to 6.3 million people. With its dynamic skyline, bars, restaurants, outdoor lifestyle, and museums, it’s no wonder people come here from every corner of the world. Although Toronto can be an expensive city, you can still enjoy some of its best attractions without breaking the bank and here’s how:
Jan 10, 2023
A Guide to Toronto: The Top 7 Attractions
If you’re looking for a cosmopolitan, prosperous, artistic, vibrant, and free-thinking city, you’ll struggle to find a better option than Toronto. The largest city in Canada—which is home to 6.3 million people—is a hub of the Western world, with half of the city’s population born outside the city. Toronto is world-famous for its waterfront skyline, iconic CN tower, professional sports teams, museums, restaurants, arts, and business opportunities. Due to the city’s sheer diversity—you can find any cuisine in the world. Popular districts within Toronto include Little Italy, Danforth, and Chinatown—all offering delicious cuisine and international culture. Here are the top things to do in Toronto:
Jan 10, 2023
The Highlights of Aarhus
When travelers think of Denmark, they often think of Copenhagen. And for a good reason: it’s one of Europe’s top travel destinations. However, Denmark’s second largest city—Aarhus—is an excellent destination with countless fun things to do. With its mixture of modern architecture, fresh air, and outdoor activities—you’ll always have something to do on your vacation. Here are our top things to do in Aarhus:
Jan 5, 2023
Billund on a Budget
You probably don’t think of budget travel when you think of Scandinavia; that’s understandable. Here’s the good news: with the help of this article, you can visit Billund—a gorgeous quaint town in Denmark—without breaking the bank. Billund, one of Scandinavia’s most unique cities, surrounds the famous LEGO toy company, founded in 1932. The Danish city is home to the massive Legoland theme park, offering a world based around famous plastic building bricks that have entertained children for generations. But Billund is also home to history, top restaurants dating back to the 18th century, and gorgeous surrounding nature. Here are the top things to do in Billund, Denmark:
Jan 5, 2023
An Introduction to Düsseldorf
Germany is a nation of excellent cities, and Düsseldorf is up there with the best. The city is one of Germany’s leading university towns, a center for art and fashion, and the historic electoral capital of Germany. As an important cultural capital, Düsseldorf is home to many museums and over 100 art galleries. Düsseldorf is also home to lovely riverside walkways, numerous wild squares, and a perfect location on the gorgeous Rhine. As a result, it’s a city for fans of the outdoors, as well as lovers of art and culture. Every July, Düsseldorf hosts the Größte Kirmes am Rhein—which translates to Largest Fair on the Rhine. An estimated 4 million people attend the popular event yearly. Here are some of the top things to do in Düsseldorf:
Jan 5, 2023
Highlights of Aalborg, Denmark
Aalborg probably isn’t the first destination you think of when visiting Denmark. However, Aalborg is one of Europe’s finest ancient cities with some of Denmark’s most impressive modern architecture. So much so, in 2019, the New York Times put Aalborg in its Top 10 Places to Go (quite the achievement). Likewise, Aalborg is one of Scandinavia’s most vibrant cultural hotspots. You’ll find 16th-century castles, excellent art exhibitions, history dating back more than 1000 years, an iconic outdoor swimming pool, and a revitalized waterfront. Here’s why Aalborg is becoming an excellent travel destination in Northern Europe:
Jan 5, 2023
The Easy Way to Get Cheap Global Data - eSIM
In the modern world, staying connected is more important than ever. We're on our phones all day, checking social media, sending messages and even video chatting with friends and family. Imagine giving up your phone because you can't afford a data plan, or you don't live in an area with good service. Sounds awful, right? For most of us, it would be like being disconnected from the world! Luckily, there are some great ways to get affordable global data so we can stay connected wherever we go. If you're looking for an easy and economical way to get global data, PLAY's eSIM is your solution. With PLAY's eSIM, you can easily connect to the internet while traveling abroad without worrying about expensive roaming fees. And best of all, PLAY's eSIM is available for both iPhones and Android phones. So, what are you waiting for? Get connected with eSIM today!
Dec 15, 2022
Liverpool On a Budget: 8 Affordable Attractions for Budget Travelers
Liverpool is one of Britain’s most iconic and significant cities. The city became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004 and the European Capital of Culture in 2008. As the birthplace of the most successful musical act ever—The Beatles—Liverpool has a rich history of art, music, and culture dating back to before the Second World War. Liverpool is also home to two of the world’s most famous football clubs: Liverpool FC and Everton FC. The city is one of Britain’s most ethnically diverse populations, with the largest Chinese community in Europe and the oldest African community in the United Kingdom. As a result, Liverpool is a mixture of cosmopolitan cuisine and an excellent nightlife scene. Better still, Liverpool—situated in North West England—is one of the most affordable cities in England. If you’re looking to escape the expense of London, Liverpool could be the perfect destination for you. Here’s how you visit Liverpool on a budget:
Dec 13, 2022
Warsaw on a Budget: The Top 8 Affordable Things To Do
So you’re looking for the perfect budget travel destination in Europe? We have some good news for you: Warsaw is an excellent option. Although it has witnessed significant economic development—Warsaw is very affordable for budget travelers. Better still, Warsaw has many top-class things to do. You can walk around the beautiful Warsaw Old Town, relax in the local parks during summer, visit the city’s historic Soviet buildings, enjoy the city’s best viewpoints, and try unique local cuisine. Here are the top things to do on a budget in Warsaw:
Dec 13, 2022
Athens On a Budget: 9 Affordable Attractions for Budget Travelers
Athens is always near the top when people think of top European destinations. Greece’s sprawling capital — home to 3.1 million people — is famous for its rich history, iconic landmarks, gorgeous weather, beautiful nearby islands, and the home of democratic politics. Athens is also home to the Acropolis, the Pantheon, and the Propylaea—all world-famous landmarks. However, is Athens expensive like other world-class European cities? Although The Guardian recently ranked it the cheapest city break in Europe, you can spend a lot if you’re not careful. Nonetheless, here’s how to enjoy Athens on a budget:
Dec 12, 2022
Finding time in your busy schedule to discover Geneva can bring you as much excitement as any of the world’s fabulous travel destinations. Geneva is one of Switzerland's most populated cities and among the world’s premier financial centers. Dubbed the peace capital of the world, no other city is home to more international organizations than Geneva. It is the headquarters of the WHO, ILO, WTO, WIPO, and others. As the gateway to both the French and Swiss Alps, Geneva is an ideal base for ski and mountain lovers. Whether you are a lover of adventure, nature, archeology, science, or food, you’ll have no dull moments as soon as you discover Geneva. Geneva's temperate climate will keep you comfortable all year, whether it's spring, summer, autumn, or winter. Lake Geneva, the Reformation Wall, the Patek Philippe Museum, and the Water Jet are just some of the places that people visit in Geneva.
Dec 6, 2022
The Highlights of Warsaw: 8 Must-See Attractions
Warsaw is one of Europe’s most historic—and underrated—travel destinations. The city is Poland’s capital, with a population of 1.7 million people, making it one of Europe’s largest cities. Located in the center of the Masovian Plain, the Vistula River divides Warsaw and offers sensational city views. Warsaw Old Town, which dates back to the 12th century, also offers some of Europe’s finest medieval architecture. Fortunately, despite the destruction of World War 2—which destroyed most of Warsaw—the Old Town is in incredible condition. The local community repaired much of the damage after World War 2.
Dec 2, 2022
Berlin isn’t just the capital of Germany, it’s one of the world’s greatest cities. Many visitors come for the party scene, yet others come for the eclectic history. The city is also a hub of world-famous attractions, including the Brandenburg Gate, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and the Reichstag Building. Berlin is the third most-visited city in Europe behind London and Paris, and there were over 34 million overnight stays in 2019, with around 14 million visitors in Berlin’s capital city. However, Berlin also has an array of unusual things to do. The city has a huge counterculture and artistic scene, which the collection of eccentric things to do shows. You can spend weeks exploring Berlin, but if you’re on a short trip, here are the best quirky things to do in Berlin.
Nov 11, 2022
Dining in Copenhagen
Copenhagen is one of Europe’s top weekend breaks and the capital city of Denmark. The city is home to a diverse population, stunning architecture, and endless boutique shops. Popular attractions include the Rosenborg Castle, Tivoli Gardens, and Nyhavn. Copenhagen is a dream for travelers of all interests, and it’s especially excellent for foodies. Did you know Denmark is the birthplace of Nordic cuisine? On White Guide’s 2020/2021 top-ten list, there are eight restaurants situated in Copenhagen or just outside the city center. Copenhagen is home to more Michelin-star cities than any other Scandinavian city. Here are the top restaurants for your trip to Copenhagen:
Nov 10, 2022
The Best of Brussels
If you are looking to visit a city that is full of culture, tradition and unique architecture, then Brussels is for you. Brussels is known for its lively neighborhoods with loads of restaurants, pubs, and bars. It has some wonderful museums that reflect Belgian culture, art, and history. With its long, rich history and unbeatable location, there is no wonder that Brussels has become one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations. If you are looking to visit this unique city, here are 12 items to add to your to-do list.
Nov 8, 2022
The Foodie's Guide to Brussels
Brussels is, perhaps one of the most underrated culinary destinations throughout all of Europe. Belgium's dining experience is mainly attributed to its chocolate, beer, and fries, but you may be surprised to hear they take their food very seriously, particularly in Brussels. Borrowing from neighboring countries such as the Netherlands, France, and Germany, they've created their own distinct culinary culture that will likely impress and surprise the taste buds of casual culinary fans and foodies alike. We’ve put together this guide for the top 10 spots and dishes to sink your teeth into in Brussels, Belgium.
Nov 8, 2022
For the Love of Lisbon
What to do, who to see, and what to eat in this magical city… One of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon is widely considered the pearl of western Europe. With roots that date back to 1200 BC when the Phoenicians set up a port, this Portuguese city buzzes with history and culture. Overlooking the majestic River Tagus, its seven rolling hills are believed to be the coiled snake Calypso, heartbroken after Ulysses’ departure. Nearly every influential culture throughout history has docked at its ports, creating a city rich with classic traditions, mystical stories, and intriguing philosophies.
Nov 8, 2022
The Highlights of Hamburg
Hamburg, or the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, is a beautiful port city in Northern Germany. It gets the name "Free and Hanseatic" for its history as a member of the medieval Hanseatic League, which made the city a thriving trading hub. Today, Hamburg is the second-largest city in the country, with 1.8 million inhabitants. It boasts a mix of history and modernity—an old town and historic harbor gleam alongside trendy cafés and bustling shopping districts. Welcome to the highlights of Hamburg.
Nov 7, 2022
Stockholm on a Budget
If you're looking for a fun city break that doesn't cost a fortune, Stockholm is a great option. The Swedish capital is full of interesting sights and cultural experiences, and there are plenty of ways to enjoy yourself without spending too much money. Here are some tips on how to have a great time in Stockholm on a budget.
Nov 7, 2022
Top Things to do in Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden is a city made up of 14 islands connected by more than 50 bridges over the Baltic Sea. The vibrant, energetic capital of Sweden is home to just under 1 million nationals, and sees more than 1.8 million tourists annually. If you find yourself in Sweden’s largest city, there will be no shortage of sites and locales to dazzle you. From the fairytale-esque architecture to renowned museums and a bustling culinary scene, there is plenty to explore during your time there.
Nov 7, 2022
Hamburg on a budget
For many tourists, Hamburg is relatively unknown, apart from the claim to fame of giving the name to the world's favorite beef patty. But Germany's second-largest city has a lot to offer visitors, from its rich history, stunning architecture, delicious food, and lively nightlife. And the best part is that Hamburg is surprisingly affordable, especially if you know where to look. Here are some tips on how to enjoy all that the city has to offer without breaking the bank.
Nov 7, 2022
The Great Lisbon Earthquake
Lisbon, Portugal. Once the center of the world and arguably one of the most interesting places on earth. In Lisbon, old and new are built on top of each other. The same old tramlines have run the streets since 1873 and at night the narrow corridors buzz with activity coming from cafes. The shops are open late. While this is one of the oldest cities in the world – predating London, Paris and Rome by centuries it retains a youthful freshness about it. Perhaps, so much history to reflect upon results in a progressive mindset. Lisbon is one of the most interesting places you can visit and that may be due to the fact that it has been destroyed and rebuilt on several occasions.
Oct 31, 2022
The Legendary Christmas Markets of Europe
Are you dreaming of wandering through twinkling lights and experiencing the magic of Christmas in Europe? Look no further—PLAY's destinations in Europe offer some of the best and most beloved Christmas markets in the world. From Barcelona to Paris, these cities come alive during the holiday season with festive celebrations. This blog post will dive into the unique experiences offered at each destination's Christmas markets and all the other winter wonders waiting to be discovered. So, grab a mug of hot cocoa, and let's start exploring!
Oct 28, 2022
Christmas in Iceland - Your ultimate guide to our “Gleðileg jól”!
Picture snow-covered old houses with charming string lights and smoke coming out of their chimneys. Picture children skating on a frozen pond and adults lining up for something hot to drink from a stall at an outdoor arts and crafts market. Picture Christmas trees everywhere and ambitiously decorated homes. Picture late-night shopping in little boutiques downtown with friends and neighbors running into each other in the busy streets. If this sounds like a familiar Christmas fantasy that you’d like to see in real life, you’ve come to the right place. Or at least you can come to the right place so check out flights to Iceland for Christmas and see what all the fuzz is about.
Oct 27, 2022
The Highlights of Athens
As the capital of Greece and the birthplace of Western civilization, Athens has a long and rich history. Athens is one of the oldest and most culturally significant cities in the world. Today, the city is home to some of the most iconic ancient ruins, including the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and the Temple of Zeus. The rich culture across all corners of the city has made this a popular destination for history-buffs and sun-seekers alike. Athens is also a great place to enjoy traditional Greek cuisine, marvel at the stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea, and experience the vibrant nightlife. Whether you're interested in exploring its ancient past or simply enjoying its modern charms, Athens is a must-visit destination. Here are some of the highlights that you simply can’t miss on your next trip to Athens.
Oct 24, 2022
The Best Islands Close to Athens
It's easy to take a day trip or a longer holiday to one of the many stunning Greek islands close to Athens. Find out where to go and what to do on some of the nicest islands near Athens with this helpful guide.
Oct 19, 2022
The Icelandic Yule Lads
The Icelandic Yule Lads – Not the quirkiest thing about Christmas in Iceland? Did you know that there is not one Santa Claus in Iceland but 13? That’s right, 13 Yule Lads, descendants of trolls, come down from the mountains one by one during advent. They’re quite the characters but if you treat them right and cater to their quirks, they leave little treats behind while children sleep in their beds. Each Yule Lad has his special day of arrival and like any self-respecting airline we love good on-time performance. But since the salami-eating, candle-thieving, door-slamming Yule Lads are actually the least weird of the Icelandic Christmas traditions, we’ll also address some of their even quirkier family members. Starting with their troll parents and pet cat. Please fasten your seatbelts, cause you’re in for a ride…
Oct 19, 2022
The 10 Best Things to See and Do in Salzburg
Salzburg is perhaps best known for being the birthplace of musical genius Mozart, but this bustling European city is so much more than just a shrine to its most famous son. With stunning mountain scenery, 1400 years’ worth of history, and all the art, culture, and world-class gastronomy you would expect in a glamourous European city, Salzburg is one stop you don't want to miss on your Austrian adventure. In this article, we will look at ten of the very best things to see and do in Salzburg, Austria. So, without further ado, let's get right into it and see what makes Salzburg so special.
Oct 17, 2022
Christmas on the East Coast
The holiday season is upon us, which means it's time to brush off the winter coat and pull out the hot cocoa. Before long, holiday decorations, light displays, and Christmas markets will be popping up along the U.S. East Coast, and if you're anything like us, then you'll be counting down the days until Santa Claus comes to town. While you wait, why not book an excursion to explore the sights and sounds of the holidays on the East Coast? We’ve rounded up five fabulous destinations that are sure to make your holiday season magical and memorable.
Oct 13, 2022
The Icelandic Sheepdog
By now you’ve probably realized that Iceland is full of adorable animals such as the extremely popular puffin and the famous Icelandic horse. Another ridiculously cute domestic animal that Icelanders love and adore is the Icelandic sheepdog. Known for their friendly character and a hairdo to rival any 80s beauty queen, these adorable herders are fun-loving and loyal members of their family pack. Read on for a brief introduction to our very own national best friend.
Oct 13, 2022
The Highlights of Alicante
Alicante is the capital city of the Costa Blanca holiday region in eastern Spain. The name is derived from the unending stretch of white sand beaches the city is famous for.
Oct 11, 2022
A Night On The Town In Copenhagen
Copenhagen is the beautiful capital city of Denmark! In fact, this city is consistently rated one of the happiest places on earth each year, and it boasts gorgeous canals, brimming nightlife, and welcoming locals. Truly a fairytale city, Copenhagen is one not to miss. If you are lucky enough to enjoy a night on the town in Copenhagen, then keep reading! We’ll be going over the top things to do in this enchanting place.
Oct 7, 2022
A Brief History of Dublin
Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland. This city has always played a key role in the history of the country, and it continues to be an important economic center in today's modern world. The city, which hosts a population of approximately 1.4 million people, is home to a large number of tourist attractions. Here we tell the story of how this fascinating city has been shaped and formed over the centuries.
Oct 7, 2022
The Ultimate Foodie’s Guide to Eating and Drinking in Porto
One of the truly underrated culinary capitals of Western Europe, Portugal offers a wide range of restaurants to fit just about any taste level. Porto, the nation's second-largest city, is teeming with hidden gems and watering holes that serve everything from fresh-caught Atlantic seafood, regional wines, and other world-class, traditional Iberian cuisine. Boasting Michelin-starred restaurants, as well as a rich, pulsating street food scene (ideal for when you're looking for something deliciously unique on the go), and a vibrant culture of wine and spirits, Porto has plenty of amazing food and drink options available. Thinking of giving this incredible region a try? Start with this list of the absolute best places to wine and dine in Porto.
Oct 6, 2022
The Highlights of Porto
If you're looking for an off-the-beaten-path European city break, you'll love Porto. This vibrant port city is full of history, culture, and charm. From the beautiful downtown district full of medieval architecture to the stunning coastal views, there's plenty to see and do in the city that gave Portugal its name. Here are some of the highlights you absolutely don't want to miss during your visit.
Oct 6, 2022
The Best of Berlin
Berlin is what you make it: an endless study in history, a marvel at technology and innovation, a cultural hub with rich diversity, a pumping entertainment hub, and a food lover’s dream. Few destinations in the world can offer such a kaleidoscope of experiences for natives and visitors alike. Making a "Best of Berlin" list is no easy feat, but here are our top picks of places to explore in Berlin. Let's dive in!
Sep 22, 2022
Iceland - Safest Country in the World
Each year, the Institute for Economics and Peace publishes its Global Peace Index (GPI). It is a highly cited source of advanced metrics, measuring the status of peace and essentially safety in the world. In 2022, for the 14th year in a row, Iceland tops the list of safest countries in the world. But what are the metrics? What makes Iceland so safe and what does this mean? Read on for an in-depth guide before booking your cheap flight to Iceland, the safest country in the world.
Sep 6, 2022
The Best of Baltimore
Do you intend to visit Baltimore? Baltimore has a lot of things to offer. The city is nicknamed Charm City due to its rich history and spectacular views. This is credited to its world-class sports teams, unmatched museums, and thriving arts culture. You can explore the city to enjoy impressionist paintings from famous artists such as Picasso and Matisse. You'll be intrigued by urban beaches and parks if you love nature. Still, you can walk around the city to shop and taste different cuisines. Book a flight to Baltimore with PLAY and get to enjoy affordable prices. Here are the best highlights of Baltimore:
Sep 2, 2022
Iceland in Winter - What to See and Do
If you're looking for a winter getaway, why not consider Iceland? Despite what you may think, Iceland is a great place to visit in the winter. Although the temperatures can be chilly, there are plenty of reasons why an Icelandic winter itinerary is well worth your time. There are seven regions to explore: South Iceland, North Iceland, East Iceland, West Iceland, Westfjords, Reykjanes peninsula, and the capital city Reykjavik. All offer exciting activities, incredible natural beauty, and regional Icelandic cultural experiences.
Aug 31, 2022
Icelandic Cuisine and Food Culture - Your Complete Guide
If you’re looking for your next adventure, check out our cheap flights to Iceland and discover what you’ve been missing in the world’s great north. With beckoning glaciers, untouched wilderness, lava-spewing volcanoes, glowing northern lights, expansive grassy fields, picturesque villages, and coveted hot springs, (not to mention some of the world’s most friendly locals), Iceland is a true escape into dramatic natural beauty like no other. Any Anthony Bourdain fan will tell you that eating the local food is one of the best ways to discover a destination’s culture. What do Icelanders love to have on their plate? Here’s our guide to the best of the country’s food and culture for a taste of what awaits.
Aug 29, 2022
The Star of the Show - The Northern Lights
What can you say about the northern lights? Well, for starters, they’re the most wonderful thing in the world. They vary in scope, vibrancy, and color but with the northern lights in the picture, there’s never a dull moment. They are one of Iceland’s most spectacular natural phenomena and a very popular attraction. Even jaded locals will stop what they’re doing and gaze up at them dancing in the dark when they appear in the winter sky. So, what are the northern lights, when can you see them and what do you need to do to experience this light show? Read on for our guide to the northern lights and check out flights to Iceland once you’re done.
Aug 23, 2022
Skiing in New York
Skiing in New York? Believe it or not, the Empire State offers some serious skiing. With mountains that rival Colorado and Utah, New York provides excellent skiing for people of all skill levels. One of the top destinations for PLAY airlines is New York City, so pack your bags and head to the slopes if you're looking for a snowy getaway. Plenty of excellent resorts in this state will give you an enjoyable skiing experience. Below you'll find a list of some of New York City's most popular ski destinations.
Aug 17, 2022
Barcelona Ski Holiday: Your Ultimate PLAYful Guide
Not many European cities can offer you a wide range of cultural activities like Barcelona. The Spanish city located on the Northeastern Mediterranean coast is famous for its beaches, local cuisine, football club, Catalan culture, and historic architecture. It´s also the gateway to some of the finest ski resorts in all of Europe. In fact, Barcelona is one of the only cities in the world where you can go skiing and to the beach on the same day. Located near the Pyrenees, Barcelona is close to many world-class ski resorts and fields. From the coolest Catalan slopes to the majestic Andorra ski fields, let´s take a look at the best places and activities for a ski holiday in Barcelona.
Aug 9, 2022
Best time to visit Iceland
So, you’ve seen the pictures that look like scenes from another planet and maybe a few films that look like CGI but turn out to have been filmed in Iceland. You probably know that Iceland is your next dream destination. So, the only question left is when is the best time to visit Iceland.
Jul 29, 2022
Your Guide to Hiking in Iceland
When it comes to healthy activities and rewarding hobbies, few rival the good ol’ hike. We’d like to argue that hiking in Iceland multiplies the great benefits of hiking by supplying a real feast for the senses. Check out our cheap flights to Iceland and then read on to start planning the hike of your dreams.
Jul 19, 2022
Top 10 Must Visit Waterfalls in Iceland
So, you’re into waterfalls? You’ve come to the right place! Because of Iceland’s variety in landscapes, its rugged features, highlands, glaciers and mountains, waterfalls are found all over the country in nearly every imaginable shape, volume and form. When you plan your visit to Iceland, make sure to include ample time to visit Iceland’s waterfalls.
Jul 4, 2022
The Best of Barcelona
Barcelona is one of the world’s top cities for tourism, attracting 12 million visitors in 2019. From towering architecture to gorgeous beaches, from incredible restaurants to spellbinding hiking views, and iconic parks to an incredible performing arts scene — Barcelona has it all! Furthermore, the city is home to arguably the most incredible nightlife in the Mediterranean. Barcelona is also a kid’s toy shop of incredible landmarks. How about the Sagrada Família, Casa Mila, or Park Guell? The list is endless. And let’s not forget about the Gothic Quarter, Palace of Catalan Music, or Camp Nou. Barcelona also offers excellent day trips, including the Costa Brava, the Montserrat Monastery, and Girona. While it’s completely understandable that you’re overwhelmed by the sheer number of things to do in Barcelona, we’re going to list the best attractions.
Jun 21, 2022
The Legendary Club Scene in Berlin
If you like to party, Berlin isn’t for the faint of heart, but you will be able to party like nowhere else in the world. Techno is the name of the game for most clubs you can go to, and you can pick whatever scene you want to enter. Berlin has tourist clubs, private clubs, artistic clubs, and crazy clubs alike. Some are easy to get into and some have a bit stricter policy, but no matter who you are, you can find a place to belong in Berlin’s beautiful underground club scene.
Jun 21, 2022
Unique Attractions in and around Alicante
Alicante is a Spanish city with 373,000 people, and the city dates back to the Roman era. Alicante offers everything a traveler would want from a Mediterranean vacation. You’ll enjoy amazing sunshine, scrumptious Spanish cuisine, stunning beaches, world-class hikes, and a vibrant nightlife. It’s also near Benidorm, one of the most popular party destinations in Europe. With that said, Alicante also offers some unusual attractions where you can escape the tourists and observe another side of this beautiful destination. Here are some of the best unusual options if you want to avoid the tourists:
Jun 20, 2022
Best in Show: Bologna
Rome, Florence, and Venice—everyone knows Italy’s big three cities. But if you ask most travelers where Bologna lies in Italy, they will have no idea. That’s because it is one of Italy’s best kept secrets. This central Italian city, located between Florence and Venice in the north, mixes the best of the “Big Three” cities in its own unique way. It draws foodies, avid historians, curiosity seekers, and students to its robust cityscape. Get ready to open your eyes and your senses as you disembark from your PLAY flight.
Jun 20, 2022
The Wonderful Madrid Menu
Madrid offers some of Europe’s most splendid weather mixed with a laid-back lifestyle, world-class museums, elegant architecture, and a wonderfully diverse population. However, Madrid also offers incredibly delicious food. The city is home to cuisine from every world corner, including delicious home-grown classics. Did you know that Spain’s cuisine is regional? As a result, the food is different in Basque County than in Catalonia. The good news is you can try all of Spain’s cuisine within its capital city. From mercados to aperitivos to Michelin-starred restaurants—Madrid has it all. In this article, we will show you the best of Madrid’s amazing culinary culture.
Jun 16, 2022
Historical Sites You Shouldn’t Miss When You Visit Prague
Are you traveling to Prague? Great choice! Prague is exceptionally budget-friendly for the average traveler, and it has stunning scenery. It’s especially breathtaking in autumn when the leaves change color and the streets are covered with auburn and orange hues. You may be tempted to take a few Instagram photos and leave, but there are a few historical sites that you shouldn’t miss when you visit Prague. Here are some of our top recommendations of historical sites you should go to when you visit the iconic city of Prague.
Jun 14, 2022
The Highlights of Washington, DC
Today, the once nicknamed “city of magnificent distances,” Washington DC stands tall as the “city of magnificent buildings.” If you intend to tour Washington DC soon, you can be sure that your trip will be action-packed with enough highlights and adventures. This modern seat of the United States government carries the pride of being the capital of the free world on top of the numerous fascinations that make up the famous chocolate city. For any first-time visitor, a tour of Washington DC presents a chance to explore the rich culture, heritage, and little-known historical foundations of the United States. The bustling capital also busks in the glory of magnificent artistic and architectural wonders, whose history dates back hundreds of years. For nightlife lovers, Washington DC is the other city that never sleeps. Have you been researching around for the key highlights of Washington, DC? You aren’t ready for what this great District has to offer. Buckle up as we explore the magnificence of the District of Columbia.
May 31, 2022
A Different Take on London
When the world thinks of London, it always thinks of Big Ben, The Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, The London Eye, and The Houses of Parliament. Sure, these are all world-class famous attractions. You also have excellent free attractions, such as the British Museum and the epic views from the Sky Garden. Nevertheless, London is also home to quirky, unusual attractions that are worth the visit. And getting away from London’s immense tourism numbers—which hit 21 million in 2019—is often the best way to enjoy your trip to London. Here are some of the best unusual attractions within London:
May 30, 2022
Dining in Gothenburg
As Sweden’s second city, you might expect Gothenburg (also known as Göteborg) to be a great place to dine, and indeed you’d be right. Gothenburg has everything from unique street food to fine dining, and options to suit every taste and budget in between. Let’s begin with those that may make the biggest dent in your purse and work down.
May 30, 2022
A Brief History of Boston
Boston, Massachusetts is without a doubt, one of the oldest cities in the United States. It's got a rich, deep history that many Americans hold close to their hearts. While it would take multiple college courses to fully go into Boston's rich history, here at PLAY, we've put together a brief, bite-sized history overview of Boston, MA.
May 27, 2022
Washington DC is a heavily urbanized city in the United States. The town is best known for being home to many historical sites, museums, monuments, and a building called the White House. Washington is very diverse, with each of its districts offering different things. You’d need to consider where to go while planning your trip, and this is precisely what we’re going to do for you. Washington has one of the most distinctive neighborhoods in the entire country. The city is split into four quadrants, Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and Southeast. Each neighborhood provides travelers with unique things to do while visiting the city. Let's look at some popular areas and what you can expect from each.
May 27, 2022
A Different Take on Brussels
Even though Brussels is a small city, there are a TON of little hidden gems for you to see. You can live there for years and still not see all of the weird little museums, neat parks, and fantastic drinking spots for you to enjoy. Sure, everyone knows about the main attractions at the center of the city, but the further out you go, more and more little hidden treasures can be found around every corner -- usually only known by the locals. Read on for our list of the best lesser-known things to see and do in Brussels.
May 27, 2022
A Different Take on Copenhagen
Copenhagen is a popular tourist destination, and for so many good reasons. It’s a city full of Danish history, incredible food, Instagram-worthy scenery, landmarks, and so much more. As soon as you arrive, you’ll be greeted by smiling locals and vibrant life pouring out of every nook and cranny of the city. Not to mention, the seemingly endless possibilities of exploration and activities to get started on. While you don’t want to miss out on the city’s highlights, you also don’t want to miss out on its hidden gems. If you’re the type who likes to wander a bit off the beaten path, this list of different things to do in Copenhagen is for you. Here are a few unique things to add to your itinerary while visiting:
May 27, 2022
Beautiful Tenerife. The largest of the Spanish Canary Islands and located just off the coast of West Africa, Tenerife is an island paradise with a lot to offer holidaymakers. Tenerife isn’t just a party hotspot (although it certainly doesn’t disappoint in that arena either). The island is packed with amazing culture, natural wonders, beautiful food, and some pretty darn good weather all year round. So, what are you waiting for? Whether you’re looking to party it up in Playa de las Americas, enjoy some fun for all the family, or chill out under the stars with an exquisite glass of wine, there’s no better place to do it than Tenerife.
May 25, 2022
Best Relaxation Spots on Tenerife
Tenerife offers everything a modern resort island should. Fantastic food, luxury resorts, fun for the whole family, and entertainment options for everyone. It’s all mere minutes away from spectacular natural beauty, whether you prefer the beach, the forest, or the mountains. Getting away from it all comes naturally on Tenerife, part of the Canary Islands located around 325 kilometers (200 miles) from mainland Africa. Don’t worry, it’s easily accessible by two airports serving major commercial airlines like PLAY. If you want your body, mind, and soul to escape from modern life for a while, check out these wonderful places to relax and find a sense of peace in Tenerife.
May 25, 2022
Golfing in Tenerife
The Canary Islands is an exquisite location known to many as the Spanish islands. Full of vibrance and vigor – the islands have so much to offer guests. They are filled with stretches of white beach sand, luscious forests and mighty mountains, and volcanos. It’s a prime destination for many European travelers looking for a short trip to relax and unwind. Tenerife is not only the largest island in the Canary Islands – it’s also one of the most popular. Set just west from the coast of Morocco to duns the Canary Islands. Situated south of Europe, the islands have a striking climate – making it no surprise that it has become an ideal location for sun-loving golfers. The opulent island of Tenerife offers over seven exquisite golf courses, all operating throughout the year. Let’s review the finest golf courses in Tenerife – so that when you plan your trip, you can choose the ones best suited to your taste.
May 25, 2022
Biking in Tenerife
Located off the coast of West Africa, Tenerife is the largest of Spain's legendary Canary Islands. This gorgeous island is known for its breathtaking sights such as Teide National Park, Siam Park, and Cueva del Viento. However, one of the best ways to find adventure in this piece of paradise is to enjoy some serious cycling. That's right, biking in Tenerife is potentially one of the best spots in the world for avid cyclists. While most races take place in Europe, many professionals use the beautiful island of Tenerife to train. If you're interested in biking in Tenerife, we highly encourage you to book your travels as soon as possible. Keep reading this article to learn why Tenerife is the hidden gem of the cycling world.
May 25, 2022
The Great State of New York
New York, a concrete jungle of dreams and one of America’s oldest and finest states to visit. A place where history and modernism combine to form a new contemporary state like no other. No matter what your preferences are, you will never run out of things to do and places to visit in the Empire state. From visiting some of America’s oldest castles to having fun in theme parks, there is no shortage of activities here for people of all ages and preferences. In fact, if we start getting into the details of where to go and what to do, you are most likely to end up with an article that takes a whole day to read. However, there are a few highlights that genuinely stand out. These places are an absolute must-visit for when you are in New York. So next time you take a flight with PLAY and land at SWF airport, be sure to make your way directly to these great tourist attractions.
May 24, 2022
New York's Neighborhoods
Planning a trip to New York City is both exciting and overwhelming. The USA’s biggest city by population is jam-packed with amazing historical and cultural attractions, and it’s only natural to want to see as much as possible during your limited time. Because each of the five boroughs are each large and dense in themselves, it helps to narrow your plans to the neighborhood level in order to best understand how to divvy up your time. New York City is one of the world’s most popular destinations, so we’ve put together this guide to some of the Big Apple’s most interesting and iconic neighborhoods. We hope it helps make planning your trip a little easier.
May 24, 2022
Get To Know Mallorca on a Bike
Cycling’s become to Mallorca what skiing is to the Alps. Resorts from Playa de Muro in the north to Playa de Palma in the south are home to scores of sophisticated bike stations. They service the thousands of cycling enthusiasts who visit the island each year. They come in part for the warm climate and excellent road conditions. Although many of the world’s top cycling teams use Mallorca as their training ground, you don’t need to be a pro to enjoy the stunning and varied scenery. Read on for the lowdown on why Mallorca is the number one cycling destination.
May 23, 2022
Madrid, Spain’s vibrant capital city, is one of Europe’s most historic cities. Did you know the first mention of Madrid was in 865? The megacity is home to Europe’s greatest art museums, two world-famous football clubs, and it's the third biggest city in Europe behind London and Berlin with 3.4 million inhabitants. Although Madrid is a modern city by global standards, it’s managed to keep its historic neighborhoods and streets. And although Barcelona tends to overshadow Madrid as a tourist destination, travelers enjoy Madrid for its eclectic nightlife and scrumptious Spanish cuisine. Madrid didn’t gain global prominence until the Middle Ages when various armies conquered the city, which explains the city’s rich cosmopolitan diversity. Here are the best things to do in Madrid:
May 23, 2022
Top Tips for Prague Tourists
Prague is highly budget-friendly, especially for travelers with low budgets. You could have $5, which will be worth over 100 Czech Korunas that can do a lot for you. When you visit Prague, you’ll receive great value for your money so you’ll see and do more than you would if you visited an expensive country like Switzerland, for example. In this article, you’ll see some of the top tips that tourists should keep in mind when they travel to Prague. You’ll learn about how and where to spend your money, common Czech phrases, and the best places to stay when you visit this historic city. Ready?
May 23, 2022
7 Offbeat Destinations in Paris
Paris is a dream destination for every globetrotter. The fascinating beauty of the place makes it a real favorite among world travelers. The moments you spend in Paris become golden, long-lasting memories of your life. There is so much to see, explore, and experience in this romantic destination. You will find everything here, from historical places to marvelous theatrical facades and mesmerizing gardens. This majestic place has so much to offer that you may feel overwhelmed with options and wonder which locations to explore and invest time in. After the obvious first choices such as the Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame and the Louvre you may want to explore some unusual and lesser-known attractions in Paris. Well, that’s what we’re here for.
May 23, 2022
Eating Out in New York City
When it comes to eating out, the options in New York can often leave you feeling a little dizzy. However, you’ll be able to find cuisines from all around the world in the big apple. From Michelin-star restaurants housing some of the best chefs in the world to incredible street vendors, New York boasts it all! However, it can be challenging for those not familiar with the city or someone visiting for the first time to pick a place with so many options to choose from. Luckily, we’ve done all the extensive tasting so you can visit the best that New York has to offer. So here are all the foods that you absolutely must try while visiting Manhattan.
May 20, 2022
Drinking in Dublin
A city rich in history, Dublin is the birthplace of Irish whiskey and home to the iconic beer Guinness. Dublin has a vibrant party culture and many different guided tours of various distilleries and breweries. Let’s explore how you can enjoy your time drinking in Dublin.
May 19, 2022
Bon Appetit Boston!
Boston with its dazzling city parks and expansive open spaces will win your heart in almost every way. It’s a beautiful travel destination and a perfect reason to catch an affordable flight with PLAY. But what is it precisely that makes Boston such a worthwhile destination? Is it worth your next holiday ticket? First, no other American city boasts as much interesting American history as Boston. That makes Boston a pilgrimage for all Americans and others who fancy a glimpse of colonial-era history. You will, of course, find exciting places to explore and probably wonder at the ‘Athens of America’ and its philosophical attitude. Beacon Hill is a great place to start the adventure if antiquity is your thing. It’s a hilltop area dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries with a distinct ancient feel. From the lantern-lit cobblestoned streets to the Victorian houses, it feels like a movie set and leaves visitors with a picturesque experience. But it’s close to mandatory to have a taste of Boston’s cuisine and the city’s rich food culture. You will be offered everything from Boston’s stereotypical love for the clam chowder and lobster to Michelin-starred restaurants and street food delicacies.
May 19, 2022
All You Can Eat in Lisbon, Portugal
Don’t be that tourist who visits Lisbon for the first time and looks for the nearest McDonald’s. You’re missing out on the rich food scene that this iconic city has to offer. Instead of sticking to your comfort zone and only eating the food you’re used to, why not try out different cuisines and restaurants to ultimately get the full Portuguese experience? Lisbon has a variety of Michelin star restaurants, and it also has a vibrant street food scene that is great if you’re not in the mood to dress up and eat at pretentious restaurants. No matter what your vibe is for the day, you can find what you’re looking for in Lisbon’s vibrant food scene. Whether you have a taste for street food, fine dining, or just fast food, in this article you'll find the best places to eat in Lisbon to satiate your wanderlust and your appetite.
May 19, 2022
The Neighborhoods of Madrid
Madrid—Spain’s bustling capital city—is one of Europe’s sunniest, biggest, and most historic cities. The city is home to 3.3 million people and is the third biggest European city behind London and Berlin. Due to the city's incredible history, you can witness phenomenal art museums, two historic football clubs, and endless historic neighborhoods and streets. The world knows Madrid for its food markets, royal family, and historical buildings. However, because of the sheer size of Madrid, you may feel overwhelmed by the diversity of neighborhoods. In this article, we’re going to tell you the city's best neighborhoods and why you should visit them.
May 18, 2022
Searching for a destination that has the perfect combination of beautiful scenery, relaxing, yet challenging recreational activities, and can’t-miss attractions? End your search with Mallorca. Mallorca, also known as Majorca, has a reputation as “the star of the Mediterranean.” This designation is rightfully earned thanks to Mallorca’s gorgeous variety of scenery, delicious local flavors, and laidback island lifestyle. Mallorca offers many attractions for its visitors, including historical landmarks, golf, cycling, and watersports. Located in the Mediterranean Sea, Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands. Fully customize each day on Mallorca so that it’s exactly what you need. Spend the day lounging on one of Mallorca’s beaches, sipping refreshing cocktails as you enjoy the contrast of the dramatic mountain scenery to the idyllic waves. Or schedule a day of adventure. Arrange a cycling trip that takes you through the limestone bluffs and spires. Set up a diving trip that will take you to Mallorca’s top underwater attractions. Still not sure why Mallorca belongs on your travel itinerary? Here’s what you need to know about this top Mediterranean destination.
May 18, 2022
The Best Beaches in Barcelona
The Mediterranean attracts millions of tourists each year, thanks to the sunny weather, gorgeous scenery, and of course, the spectacular beaches. Out of all the coastal beach destinations on the Mediterranean, Barcelona is by far one of the most frequented, most highly regarded, most modern cities in all of Europe. But why is that exactly? Aren’t all the beach towns in the Mediterranean idyllic? The answer is no – not by a long shot. In this article, we will look at why Barcelona is famous for its beaches, and we’ll go over some of the very best beaches that you simply can’t miss.
May 18, 2022
A Different Day in Gothenburg
In the recent past, Gothenburg has slowly risen to be among Sweden's most popular tourist destinations. Part of its charm comes from the exquisite seafood cuisine, 5-star restaurants, and picturesque scenery. In Sweden, Gothenburg is known as Göteborg and is a rather special destination. The atmosphere in Gothenburg has a different vibe from Stockholm which lies further north. It feels more European with a friendlier climate. Although the city has many popular destinations, there are numerous hidden charms that you can explore for a unique yet fascinating experience. Let’s take a tour and see what this beautiful land has to offer.
May 18, 2022
What's On in Washington DC?
Washington is a vibrant city that offers everything for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Whether you're interested in great food, unique attractions, history, or the lively nightlife, Washington DC has something to offer. There’s something for everyone in this great city, from history and culture to nature and outdoor activities. Whatever time of year you visit, there's sure to be something fun and exciting happening in Washington DC. Check out this list of annual events and festivals in Washington to get an idea of what to do when you’re in the city.
May 17, 2022
Northern Magic in Iceland
When it comes to writing about Iceland, a very popular adjective is “magical”. It applies to so many aspects of old and modern-day Iceland, from its enchanting landscapes to its mysterious folklore and the truly magical nightlife of the capital city Reykjavik. Read on for our take on the magical aspects of all things Icelandic.
May 5, 2022
Living the Dream and Dining in Paris
When you think of the world’s great food cities, Paris is probably top of mind. With over 113 Michelin-starred restaurants, the most of any city in Europe, it has certainly earned its reputation as a dream destination for any foodie. Long gone are the days of stuffy soups and snobby waiters. Paris is now home to not only some of the best fine dining in the world, but also has a vibrant street food scene. Whether you’re looking for escargots or an international take on the humble crêpe, Paris truly has something for every taste and budget.
Apr 11, 2022
The Many Faces of Berlin
Berlin is one of the most popular destinations in Germany and all of Europe. Known for its culture, architecture, diversity, and storied past, Berlin has a unique character unlike any other city in the world. What many people don't realize is how much variety the city contains. Berlin is home to ultra-modern urban spaces and pre-war cobblestone streets; sprawling green parks and world-famous nightclubs; Michelin-starred restaurants and underground bars. Your Berlin experience can be something totally unique, depending on which neighborhoods you visit. Berlin is a sprawling 344-square-mile city composed of 12 districts or Bezirk, which are divided further into neighborhoods called Kiez, each with its own distinct personality. This guide will give you an overview of the 12 districts and help you decide where to stay and what to see in Berlin.
Apr 6, 2022
An Introduction to Prague
Frolicking through this fairytale city… A magical city dating back over a thousand years, Prague is quite literally the heart of central Europe. Medieval streets, Baroque churches, and stunning views draw millions of tourists each year, and for good reason. Walking along the historic stone roads of Prague feels like stepping into a fairytale of Hans Christian Anderson proportions. Its mix of renaissance and modern, classic and contemporary makes it a fascinating glimpse of cultural exuberance. Prague is home to some of the most impressive feats of architecture on the grandest scale, but somehow still preserves its quaint charm. Nestled up against the Vlatava River, Prague offers picturesque scenes everywhere you look. With beer kegs that never end, an abundance of cultural events, and meals that make you feel all warm inside, Prague has the distinct ability to make you feel right at home in a city that’s almost too good to be true. With so many magical moments to experience, and so much Pilsner to consume, Prague is the quintessential wonderland and it’s easy to get swept away. So, we’ve put together a list of everything you need to know about this IRL fairytale.
Apr 6, 2022
Liverpool, the maritime city, sitting in the Northwest of England, has been a prominent feature since the 18th century. The ‘hometown of the Beatles’ was a key port for trade and migration and still provides a beautiful view of the meeting point of River Mersey and the Irish sea. For now, we put everything about trade aside and think about the adventures in Liverpool. If you are looking forward to an experience in the tenth largest English district, Liverpool looks forward to welcoming you to its thrilling diversity. From its arena of attractions, hotels, restaurants, bars, parks, sports and art centers, beaches, galleries, and museums, Liverpool gives you every reason to catch a PLAY flight. Each attraction stands out in its own right, but of course, there are a couple of big hitters you wouldn’t want to miss. Here is your guide to an unmatched experience in the lovely city of Liverpool.
Apr 5, 2022
Skiing Destination Geneva
Geneva is a top skiing destination if you're looking for amazing slopes, breathtaking views, and plenty of après-ski fun. Plus, with Geneva's proximity to the Swiss and French Alps, you can enjoy a wealth of skiing areas and resorts to choose from. We'll go through everything you need to know about planning a great ski holiday in Geneva in this post. From suggestions on the greatest ski resorts and ski areas to recommendations on how PLAY may assist you in finding the best airfare and accommodation discounts, we've got you covered.
Apr 5, 2022
The Quirky Side of Salzburg
For many, Austria is a fairytale land of sweeping mountain vistas, breathtaking castles and deep history. Salzburg, Austria’s fourth-largest city and one of the oldest city centers in the world, is no exception. Though the city boasts a long record dating back to 696, it offers more than stuffy history and old streets. Salzburg’s unique placement among the breathtaking Alps has kept the city from becoming too large and helped it retain its feeling of a smaller community. Because of this, Salzburg has cultivated a unique and sometimes eclectic collection of business and experiences for the traveler seeking things off the beaten path. No matter what you’re looking for, Salzburg can provide a unique, quirky experience for travelers looking for something off the beaten path.
Apr 1, 2022
Join the Party in Barcelona
The capital of Catalonia, Barcelona offers its visitors a vibrant nightlife full of unforgettable experiences and attractions. If you’re wanting to party from dawn to dusk you’ve come to the right place. Barcelona is home to some of the finest restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and beach hotspots in the world. Let’s take a look at some of the city’s not to be missed nighttime attractions.
Mar 24, 2022
The Whales around Iceland
If you’re visiting Iceland and looking for something unique, an interesting afternoon and an activity for the whole family, we highly recommend an encounter with our whales. Iceland is after all a prime location to go whale watching. At least 23 species of whale have been spotted around Iceland. Some wander occasionally into these waters while others have permanent residence here and are commonly seen close to the shore. The following are our biggest and best permanent residents and frequent visitors, the ones we truly hope you get to meet on your travels.
Mar 22, 2022
What kind of wildlife occupies a remote island in the North Atlantic Ocean, notorious for extreme weather conditions and geothermal activity? In our humble opinion, these seemingly adverse conditions are what make Iceland’s animals simply the best. When the early Viking settlers arrived in Iceland in the 9th century, they brought with them livestock. Aside from some very interesting migrating birds, a few insects (and we do mean only a few) and the only native mammal to this island, the wildlife of Iceland is mostly limited to this cargo and the occasional stowaways on subsequent ships. So, what might you expect to come across on a hike in the Icelandic wilderness? Are there bears in Iceland? Are there any scary suspects you need to be aware of? Read on and be the biggest fauna nerd in your group of travelers.
Mar 22, 2022
Dining in Alicante
From cozy bodegas to Michelin-star restaurants, Costa Blanca is a perfect spot for a gourmet break. Even though this southern region has long been gastronomically gifted, Alicante is quietly becoming one of Spain's culinary hotspots. Paella hails from the region north of Alicante, near Valencia, and the culinary riches of the Mediterranean are right at home in this quaint coastal city. Saffron-spiked rice dishes, local squid, and turron made from local honey and almonds are all worth trying in this sun-drenched city on Spain's southeast coast.
Mar 18, 2022
The Best of Dublin
Dublin, Ireland’s iconic capital city, is one of Europe’s primary weekend breaks, party destinations, and cultural centers. Not only is Dublin rooted in rich history, but it’s also home to countless incredible attractions. Whether you’re looking for fascinating museums, arts venues, or galleries—Dublin is the place for you. Although Dublin is Ireland’s biggest city, it’s still fairly small compared to London, Paris, and Berlin.
Mar 17, 2022