LandLopers Picks of the Week

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1. Twenty-Something Travel

I love train travel, especially in Europe but that doesn’t mean it isn’t confusing at times. Not being raised in a train culture is immediately apparent when Americans try to navigate the Old World through this ultra efficient mode of travel. Stephanie recounts her own problems with understanding the European system, and how not to set an alarm.

I Missed a Train (Actually, Two)

2. My Melange

I found this post by chance, and I’m glad I did. It also seems that My Melange is now my go to web site for planning European travel. Last year I used the Christmas market posts to plan our visit to Belgium and France and now this year this fantastic post has given me a must-visit establishment for our upcoming Italy trip. I love the concept of Eataly and am thrilled that they’re expanding to the US, but I’m sure nothing will be quite like the experience in Italy itself.

8 Things to Like about Eataly {and tips for how to visit}

3. Stay Adventurous

There’s no right or wrong way to travel, but there are certain things we can all do to maximize the experience. One of those is to try to ‘go local’ whenever possible. Doing this is sometimes easier said than done though which is why I love this post highlighting some of the finer points of going local.

10 Travel Tips on How to Travel Local

4. Time Travel Turtle

Ok, so I picked this one because I was with Michael when this happened, but it’s also a great blog post. Travel isn’t always rainbows and puppies, sometimes things go wrong and that’s just part of the experience. I love how Michael looks on the bright side even when faced with travel disappointment.

The deflated balloon

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By: Matt Long

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer. Also follow Matt on Twitter, Facebook and

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