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Exploring the Isaan: Cool Khon Kaen

Exploring the Isaan: Cool Khon Kaen

Cool Khon Kaen, at the centre of Thailand’s northeastern Isaan region, is a hip little city. Short on sights in comparison to the cities of the north, such as Chiang Mai, the appeal for us is the upbeat atmosphere of the place, the youthful vibe (it’s a...
Slow Travel Berlin

Slow Travel Berlin

If Grantourismo was focused on one place instead of many, it might be something like Slow Travel Berlin, a wonderful blog that speaks to our slow travel souls. We meet travel writer, guidebook author, and Slow Travel Berlin founding editor Paul Sullivan at Café Wohnzimmer...
The Romance of Train Travel — Is It Dead?

The Romance of Train Travel — Is It Dead?

We’ve always loved train travel. ‘Loved’ being the key word. But a daylong journey fraught with problems from Budapest to Vienna, Vienna to Salzburg, and Salzburg to Zell am See, had us wishing we could have flown, and had us wondering what happened to the...
Ipanema, Where Life’s a Beach

Ipanema, Where Life’s a Beach

One of the first things we do when we arrive at a new destination is explore our neighbourhood. Despite having done the long haul down to Rio de Janeiro from Costa Rica via Miami, it didn’t take us long to get out the door and...
The Art of Doing Nothing

The Art of Doing Nothing

There’s no shortage of things to do in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. We’ve been wildlife-spotting on a walk through Manuel Antonio National Park, we’ve hiked in the forest for a spot of bird watching, we’ve strolled around a spice plantation, we’ve cruised through mangrove swamps,...
10 Tips to Enjoying the East Village Community Gardens

10 Tips to Enjoying the East Village Community Gardens

The East Village’s community gardens are a great place to meet locals and experience a side of New York generally not covered in the guidebooks. How to get the most out of the The East Village Community Gardens Do some background reading and preparation See...