Falling in Love with Berlin

By Utrip CEO Gilad Berenstein I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Europe many times and found it easy to fall in love with Barcelona, Florence and Paris, the usual suspects. For some reason though, Berlin never made it to the top of my favorite cities list. When I landed, I was surprised to see it…

Visit Seville: Its Beautiful Soul

As I write this story and look around the car on our way to Gibraltar, I see lots of sleeping faces; the heat of Seville has taken its toll. I have heard many Sevillans say: Barcelona has Gaudi, Granada has the Alhambra, but Seville has an unmatchable spirit (duende) which shines bright in every corner…

Verbier Switzerland Ski Trip

Verbier Switzerland Ski Trip

When I was 14-years old, two new teachers presented the opportunity to bring a group of secondary school students to Verbier, Switzerland for a weeklong ski/snowboard excursion. The chance to go to Europe and visit one of the largest ski areas in the Swiss Alps was too hard to resist, so I gathered the courage to…

Madrid, Spain Travel Story: Dancers in Green

My parents met in an airport in Spain. Madrid actually. Although, this was way back in the 70s, so rather than today’s trendy euro hipsters lining the streets listening to drum ‘n’ bass, I always pictured the Spaniards of that era with thick mustaches and golden aviators driving their awkwardly shaped cars up and down…

From Calabria to Tuscany and Back

By Yasmine El Tabib Calabria We woke up at dawn. As the last straggling stars were absorbed into the brilliant blue that emerged, we headed down the familiar road through the town I had been plopped in for 5 weeks as part of my study abroad, but ended up living in for 14. It was…