Europe’s 8 Coolest Castle Islands

Written by Anthony Grant @ The Points Guy

Why settle for the storybook romance of a castle or the allure of a little island when you can have both? Fortunately, Europe is freckled with castle sites situated on tiny isles. Citadel settings that came to be for defensive purposes in retrospect now seem tailor-made for tourism. While they’re not all fairytale palaces, they’re …

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12 Mistakes Most Tourists Make in Israel

Written by Anthony Grant @ The Points Guy

A modern Mediterranean state parked in a very ancient land, it’s impossible to travel around Israel and come away without a sense of awe at the transformation of a country that’s younger than, well, Liza Minnelli. Make no mistake, not everything here’s perfect: The unsightly concrete security barriers that snake around much of Jerusalem, for …

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13 Things Everyone Can’t Stand About Airports

Written by Anthony Grant @ The Points Guy

What AvGeek doesn’t love an airport? The anticipation, the thrill of an exciting new destination (or first-class product), the familiar turkey club wraps at every Hudson News, or a lounge that your airline status or your credit card got you into. For most of us, these are very good things. And, on occasion, airports even deliver …

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12 of Europe’s Best Spa Towns

Written by Anthony Grant @ The Points Guy

Mere mention of a European spa town conjures work-stopping images of soothing hot springs, bubbling fountains and stunning landscapes. And who couldn’t use some of that in the middle of winter? It’s a popular time of year for travelers to seek out wellness experiences, but for the great spa towns of Europe, therapeutic waters are …

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6 Reasons to Book a Trip to Limassol — the Mediterranean City You Probably Haven’t Heard Of Yet

Written by Anthony Grant @ The Points Guy

Limassol, the seaside city in Cyprus that is the island nation’s second largest after its divided capital of Nicosia, is hot. For one, Cyprus has made a robust emergence from its financial crisis a few years back. And though Cyprus belongs to the European Union, it’s a lot closer to the Middle East than it …

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10 Airlines That Let You Get Your Regional Foodie Fix

Written by Anthony Grant @ The Points Guy

Let’s face it, with the notable exceptions of airlines’ first and business class offerings, in-flight dining has long had a well-deserved reputation as something very far south of scrumptious.  There is hardly a readier punching bag in the food world, really; heck, sometimes the stuff that lands on your tray table at 30,000 feet is …

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7 Things That Could Make You (Almost) Love LAX

Ask most Californians what they love most about LAX and the likely responses will range from low groans to “well, it’s one step higher than hell…probably.” Precisely why the fifth-busiest airport in the world by number of passengers is so widely reviled is due to a combination of factors historical, structural (the terminal loop roadway, …

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