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The one activity you can’t miss in Tromsø

When you begin your arctic adventure in Tromsø there is so much to see and do, but there is one activity you cannot miss. The beauty of the Northern Lights is already enough to entice many to join this fantastic experience. But this one activity we’re talking about will make you feel warm and fuzzy. 

Everything you need to know about the Northern lights

This natural phenomenon always manages to capture the imagination. The lights can be unpredictable and ever-changing, but one thing is absolutely sure: they will always be a fascinating sight! Here's everything you need to know about the Northern lights (and how to increase your chances to see them!)

Remember the Fallen

War site trips are excellent opportunities to not only understand what took places on those sites but to also experience them and pay respects for the fallen. For us at Expat Club, these trips are very special. Every single one of the war site trips we host has proven to be an incredibly rewarding and humbling experience. Here are 6 war sites we believe are a must for every traveller. 

How to dress to impress at Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is a party, after all; therefore people will dress for the occasion.  It may seem those traditional Alpine outfits are likely just a stereotype, but people do take their Oktoberfest garb very seriously.  Here’s our speedy guide to Oktoberfest fashion. Let’s begin with the basics The traditional outfits, in general, are called “Tracht,” the word used to describe ...

The ultimate Oktoberfest Playlist

The “biggest folk fest in the world” is expected to have an equally impressive playlist, and trust us; it’s one that does not disappoint. The music of Oktoberfest is almost as important as enjoying some beers and delicious Bavarian food at their world-famous beer tents. It is what brings all those elements together into one incredible atmosphere. 1. The one you absolutely must kn...

5 things to consider before your trip to Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is the biggest folk fest in the world and a definitive expat bucket-list destination.  Expat Club has been traveling to Munich for Oktoberfest for 3 years, and so we have learned a few things along the way. Here are a few you have to consider when planning your trip to Oktoberfest. There will be crowds It doesn’t get to be the biggest folk fest in the world without huge crowds de...

Châteaux de la Loire: 5 Exceptional Castles Worth a Visit

The Loire Valley is often called the Cradle of the French or the Garden of France. This comes from the many vineyards and orchards in the area. Located 200km South from Paris, it’s also well known for the incredibly high number of castles! Here are five  exceptional castles worth a visit

D-Day 75th Anniversary: Our 3 favorite movie and TV biopics

75 years ago today, tens of thousands of soldiers of the Allied Forces landed on the beaches of Normandy.  D-Day was a turning point in the Second World War. It was a pivotal moment to defeat the Nazi regime 11 months and 1 day later. The significance of this military operation has been epitomized in countless movie and TV productions. Here are 3 notable examples The Longest Day (1962) IMDB One co...

Meet the Castle: Château de Chenonceau

Did you know that Château de Chenonceau was a gift from King Henry II of France to his mistress Diane de Poitiers? She didn’t get to keep it, though. Chateau de Chenonceau is the third castle of the Loire Valley we visit during our weekend trip. One of the most remarkable aspects of this chateau’s history is its almost uninterrupted succession down the line of fascinating women. Here&#...

Meet the Castle: Château de Cheverny

Did you know that Château de Cheverny was the inspiration for the fictional Marlinspike Hall  (Château de Moulinsart in French) in the Adventures of Tintin books? Chateau de Cheverny is the second castle of the Loire Valley we visit during our weekend trip. Here are a few reasons why we love this castle. Practically untouched Accounts vary about the chateau’s construction which dates anywher...

5 Interesting Facts about Champagne

Any occasion can instantly become a party when a bottle of delicious champagne wine opens!  This sparkling wine bears the name of the region where it’s grown: Champagne, located in Northern France. Its geography and climate made it the perfect place to cultivate the grapes from which the wine is produced. Growers and wine producers have perfected its production method for centuries, making t...

4 Interesting facts about Mont Saint-Michel

This UNESCO World Heritage location has captured the imagination for centuries, thanks to its architecture and place on an islet with one of the highest tides in Europe. Mont Saint-Michel is one of the most famous landmarks in France, visited by over 3 million visitors each year. The impressive views of Mont Saint-Michel have inspired popular culture, from books and classical music to Hollywood mo...

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