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Where to Stay in Helsinki

  The capital of Finland, Helsinki, offers a comprehensive selection of ‘where to stay’ options, and the following list includes hotels at every level of luxury and value. In general, prepare for higher-than-usual prices throughout Finnland, and note; when choosing where to stay in Helsinki, the city’s most important sights are located in the area surrounding …

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EuropeUpClose Travel Confessions

Everyone has a quirky thing or two about how they like to travel and what they like to see and has a travel confession to make. Some travelers gravitate to sites in which they have particular interest while avoiding destinations or sites that bore them or they just plain hate. And many travelers, if pressed, would admit to a little embarrassment regarding their own …

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Where to Stay in Bordeaux

  One of France’s larger cities, Bordeaux offers a great selection of ‘where to stay’ options, from five-star hotels to family-friendly B&Bs imbued with Bordeaux’s wine-culture style. Whereas in many areas of France, you cannot find truly luxurious accommodations worthy of the five-star designation, Bordeaux offers a solid selection, and the following list of ‘where …

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Where to Stay in Bilbao, Spain

A medium-sized city, Bilbao offers a good selection of ‘where to stay’ options; and there’s no excuse for staying outside of the city center, where the most important sights are located. The following where to stay in Bilbao hotel recommendations give preference to centrally located hotels as well as to hotels that offer complimentary WiFi, …

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Where to Stay in York, England

  When choosing where to stay in York, England, the city’s medieval center calls out with 13th century city walls and views of the York Minster, one of the most impressive cathedrals in England if not Northern Europe. The following ‘where to stay’ options give preference to centrally located hotels in York as well as …

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Where to Stay in Turin Italy – Best Hotels in Turin for Every Budget

Where to Stay in Turin – Best Hotels in Turin In the northwest corner of Italy, the city of Turin is one of the largest cities in the country, and, though it is short on 5-star accommodations, it offers a solid range of ‘where to stay’ options. Turin is off the beaten path for most …

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A Star Shines in Moustiers Sainte Marie – Provence, France

Two mountain peaks tower steeply above Moustiers Sainte Marie, France; and from an iron chain stretched between the two peaks shines a golden star. The five-pointed star’s origin is typically obscure and is the subject of polite dispute. It is popularly attributed to the returning Crusader Baron Blacas, miraculously freed from Saracen captivity and eager to …

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Our Favorite Paris Boutique Hotels

Ancient sporting halls, monastic buildings, former monasteries and nunneries are all options for accommodation in Paris, which has so much more to offer than standard chain hotels. With more than 73,000 guest rooms, including 10,000 in four-star hotels and above, the French capital has the widest choice of accommodation in all of Europe. The most attractive …

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