Travel Blog: Best Travel Tips

Irish Pub Culture: The Definitive Guide to Drinking In Ireland

The Pub in Ireland is a very special place. More than a mere watering hole, the pub is part of our culture – the headquarters of many the group of friends, a place that bares witness to the celebrations and milestones in one's life: everything from birthday's, the new job, first dates, weddings, parenthood, even funerals and celebrating the memories of loved ones lost. A place where we learn many of life's lessons and a place to unwind and unite in conversation, banter & craic. The pub is integral to our society here, an institution. It's not an exaggeration to say the Irish pub is a place unlike any other the world over and as such it is surrounded by an almost unspoken reverence & respect.

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Romantic Budapest: Seven romantic ideas  

There are few capitals in the world that lend itself so readily to being the perfect romantic backdrop to a couple’s trip as Budapest. Of course, when one thinks of a romantic destination, iconic Paris typically springs to mind, but beautiful Budapest has plenty to rival the city of lights, and spectacular lights are just one of the Hungarian capital’s alluring delights for lovers.

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Barcelona on a budget

Barcelona is one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe. The beautiful and historic seaside city is famous for its incredible art and culture, breathtaking architecture, stunning beaches and delicious local food and wine, Barcelona has got everything you could wish for from a city escape.

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Discovering Cold War Berlin: Six Places to Visit

One could think that reminiscences of the Cold War era are long gone with the fall of the Berlin Wall, but that’s not the case. If you are interested in this intriguing period of history, Berlin is the place to be. The German capital has preserved and taken care of the sites and stories of the Cold War era so that today we can visit them, learn about the circumstances of the time, and hear about the lives of the victims of the period. Our free walking tour all about the Cold War, just one of our Berlin walking tours, is the best way to explore this topic, but if you are venturing out to discover it by yourself, there are six places that you cannot miss.

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10 Weekend Trips from Prague

Prague may not have a seacoast or great beaches, but the great thing is that it's completely central in Europe! This makes it really easy to take short trips or weekend trips from Prague. With Germany, Austria, Poland and Hungary (to name a few) bordering the Czech Republic, there's a lot to see. With flexible transport available from the main bus station (Florenc) and the central train station (Hlavni Nadrazi), travelling is affordable and easy. Bus tickets range from 8 - 30 euros and a train ticket starts from 20 euros, so there's no need to go through the hassle of renting a car or paying for a flight! Without further adieu, here are the top 10 weekend trips from Prague.

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Day Trips From Prague

As a traveller, I know that staying in one place for a while can be a little tiresome, and you wanna see more of the country and surrounding areas. Here are Generation Tours' recommended places for a day out away from Prague!

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Generation Tour's Guide to the Best Pubs in Dublin

There have been as many lists of Dublin pubs made as there are pubs in Dublin... feckin' loads, and there'll be millions more no doubt. But that's okay because no two lists will likely ever be exactly the same; there are so many pubs available to us in this city, of various types, different styles and attracting different crowds, that lists of 'The Best Pubs' or someone's 'favourite' pubs serve to be, if nothing else, at least reminders to us locals to go back to a pub we may have overlooked for too long.

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The Tour Guide's Inside Track To Berlin

Time can be a precious commodity when it comes to travelling, particularly when you are limited to just a few days in an incredible city, and even more so when that city just so happens to be one of the world’s best in Berlin. The German capital is a cultural and historical mecca for travellers and backpackers alike, offering a widespread range of activities, sights, smells and sounds. 

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Generation Tours Czech Survival Language Guide

So you've decided to travel to Prague? It's a beautiful destination with so much to see and discover. With its ancient history, awesome beer, gorgeous architecture and affordable everything, it comes as no surprise that it's consistently listed as one of the most visited cities in the world. Although Prague is a fairly touristic place, it's always good to learn a few phrases here and there to fit in like the locals or try to anyway. Plus who wants to get stuck having to use body language to ask someone where the toilet is? So over at NEXT City Tours, we whipped up a Czech survival language guide that'll come in handy, or you can learn some wicked phrases from the local guides on our free walking tours in Prague. You'll never have to worry about what to say to that cute bartender anymore at the local bar or on the Backpacker Pubcrawl!

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17 Things You Need To Know About Berlin

Known for it's underground rave scene, an overwhelming amount of hipsters and general quirkiness there's no doubt that Berlin is the "it" place to be in Europe. However, despite it's rather pretentious reputation backpackers from all over the globe come to check out what all the fuss is about, and boy are you guys in for a treat. However, there are just 17 things you need to know about Berlin before you rock up!

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