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  • Great Family Holiday Option

    "Eight of us shared Martramane House for 10 days in October. Off-season so not many pubs or restaurants open, but we enjoyed the ones that were and found some new ones. Recommend Pisces. The owners had left a list of restaurants, and maps so it was easy to get around. Had fun cooking some meals at the house;pretty much everything you need in the kitchen to prepare a meal. Enjoyed shopping at the local grocery store and beyond during our travels. The local people are wonderful; we had so many lovely experiences and the beach is within 10 mins walk. Wonderful location and the beds were so comfortable. We were able to do day trips to Tralee, Dingle (the whole peninsula), Killarney; plenty of hiking available. Just a magical place."
    Guest: Barbara G. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 28, 2014
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  • Loved it

    "The date above is wrong. We were in this apartment in 2012. We loved it. The owner is a friend of ours, so we knew we'd be in good hands, as she is a lovely and responsible person. It was a very comfortable apartment in a historic building, and it couldn't be better located, just steps from the Place des Vosges, across the street from a great bakery and near many, many other great shops and restaurants. The apartment is off a courtyard. There are big old beams in the apartment that must be 100s of years old. There is a small downstairs with the living room/dining room/kitchen/bathroom and an upstairs balcony (where our son slept) and a bedroom and bath. We like showers, so that was the only down side, but it was a very comfortable tub. The Metro is close by. We'd come back here in a heartbeat, if we had a chance."
    Guest: Debra Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 30, 2014
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  • Run

    "Hi Dorotea, we had a wonderful time. Georgie was terrific and very accommodating. The apartment was well-suited for us and in a perfect location. Terrific restaurants and wine bars. In fact, my wife was able to run four times along the River. The apartment was safe, quiet and roomy. The only things I think you should consider is having wastebaskets in the bathroom and bedrooms and paper goods (napkins, paper towels and toilet paper). We look forward to a return trip and will recommend your place to others. Thanks again. Greg Glasson"
    Guest: gregory g. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 14, 2014
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  • Central and comfortable: recommended!

    "We stayed five nights here and loved the apartment. The bed was comfortable. The location was central, close to markets, a nice supermarket, and the metro. The noise that comes from being central was ameliorated by being on a street that goes quiet at night along with shutters on the windows. The kitchen was pretty well equipped and easy to use (although common to many rented kitchens, we would have loved to see a true chef's knife instead of a small serrated steak knife for cutting up food!). The owner was very friendly and met us exactly when she said she would. Note that there was a 50 Euro non-refundable cleaning charge we didn't see mentioned in the quote up front, although it did appear in the rental agreement we received prior to making any payment. All things considered it was very comfortable and nice, we would definitely stay here again!"
    Guest: Barry D. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: December 6, 2014
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Europe Travel Tips

If you’re ready to say goodbye to the U.S. and bonjour, ciao or hola to Europe, here are some country highlights and other tips to get you started on planning your perfect European getaway:

European Travel Tips

There’s a lot to keep in mind when traveling across the pond, especially to a country where you don’t speak the language. Though Europe is a collection of diverse countries, there are some general things to know about this Old World continent that will help you plan and enjoy your trip.

- Learn a few polite key words, standard greetings and salutations in each country that you visit, including: good morning, how are you, I’m fine, thank you and please. Another helpful phrase that needs no explanation is: “Where is the bathroom?”

- In the majority of European locales, waiters and other restaurant workers are paid full salaries and don’t depend on tips as wait staff do in the U.S. It’s standard to leave just a few Euro (unless you have a very large group) as a tip for each meal.

- Before leaving for your trip, make sure your passport is up-to-date, as well as your license if you plan to rent a car. Check in with your bank to let them know you’ll be vacationing in Europe so they are aware and don’t freeze your account. Ask about their credit and debit card policies for ATM use abroad.

- Pack lightly, if you can! Many charming old buildings in Europe don’t have elevators, so it won’t be fun to carry a very heavy bag up several flights of stairs. Also, if you forget some essentials, you should be able to find what you need abroad.

-Purchase converters and adapters so you can charge your phone, dry your hair and plug in your laptop without ruining your devices or blowing out the power.

Italy

Italy is one of the top spots for Americans on their European travels due to its seductive culture, scenic landscapes, ancient history and rich cuisine. Some of the best things to do in Italy are to wander down narrow, ancient streets and duck into various opulent and ancient churches. Indulge in the Italian tradition of a four-hour meal in a fancy restaurant, relishing in “il dolce di fare niente” - the beauty of doing nothing. Here are some of the must-see cities and sights on your Italian vacation:

Rome

Your Roman holiday will be filled with architectural gems known the world over. Take a tour of the Colosseum, spend a few hours traversing the ruins and stare up at remarkably well-preserved temples in the Roman Forum. Walk down an unassuming, narrow alley until you emerge in a wide-open piazza and are graced by the magnificence of the Pantheon. Other must-visits are the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, the fountains of Piazza Navona and the Borghese Gardens. Grab gelato at tiny Old Bridge and massive La Palma - two of the best gelaterias in the city.

Tuscany

The Tuscan countryside is romantically written about by authors around the world, and when you pay a visit to Siena, Florence or the smaller surrounding cities, you’ll know why. Stay at a bed and breakfast in the rolling, sunflower-laden countryside outside Siena, and make sure to spend some time in the city center as well - Piazza del Campo (the town square) and the Siena Cathedral are particularly breathtaking. In Florence, the center of the European Renaissance, make an appointment ahead of time for the renowned Uffizi Gallery, shop for gold jewelry on Ponte Vecchio, climb the steep steps inside the Florence Duomo for thrilling views and don’t miss seeing Michelangelo’s famous “David” at the Accademia di Belle Arti.

United Kingdom

The U.K. is a good place to visit for your first trip to Europe because there’s no need to learn a new language. You might want to learn a few British slang words though: A restroom is “the loo,” a stroller is a “pram” and “knockered” means completely exhausted. Here are some tips and top spots for U.K. holidays:

London, England

London is a massive, cosmopolitan city brimming with culture, history and fun. While you are here, take a ride on the London Eye, tour Her Majesty’s Buckingham Palace, learn about the sordid and magnificent history of the Tower of London and make an appointment ahead of time to climb the 334 steps up Big Ben’s belfry for excellent views of Westminster. Also, take advantage of London’s fabulous museums such as the Tate Modern, the Natural History Museum and the British Museum, an architectural gem that holds the Rosetta Stone and other famous antiquities - they’re all free to visit! Your trip will not be complete without a shopping trip at Harrod’s and a stroll through part of the 350-acre Hyde Park.

Dublin, Ireland

Ireland is known for its emerald countryside and scenic cliffs overlooking the sea. While in Dublin, one of the top things to do is visit the ancient Dublin and Malahide castles. Walk through the historic, gothic-style St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which was built in the 12th century, have a picnic in Phoenix Park or St. Stephen’s Green and go shopping on quaint Grafton Street. Other must-visits are the Trinity College Library, the Kilmainham Gaol panopticon prison and the National Museum Ireland. Take a tour and raise a glass at the Guinness Storehouse and the Old Jameson Distillery.

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