Less than an hour from the heart of Rome are the ruins of an ancient city preserved by nature, much in the same way that the eruption of Mount Vesuvius stopped Pompeii in its tracks.
For most North American travelers, the first real international travel experience is usually to Europe. There’s something about the continent that draws Americans. The majority of Americans can trace their roots back to European immigrants. For those without European ancestry, the people from across the Atlantic Ocean have shaped their lives. It certainly helps that most Europeans speak English easily and fluently, and the food closely resembles what we’re accustomed to in North America. For the majority of Americans, it can be reached in less than 8 hours of flying, which makes it an extremely accessible travel destination.
There’s so much to see, do and love in Europe. For history buffs, there are battlegrounds, monuments and museums. For cultural explorers, there are castles, markets, and immersive experiences. For foodies, there are Michelin-starred restaurants, cooking classes, and food markets. For outdoor and nature enthusiasts there are mountains and fjords to explore. Europe has it all. And we love it all. From the food markets of Provence to the wineries of Tuscany, Europe is delicious. From Ireland’s green rolling hills to the pristine beaches of Albania, it is beautiful. From the couture capital of Paris to the hot springs scene of Budapest, Europe is a cultural playground. Here are the best European experiences!
We could hear the dogs long before we could see them, but they seemed to know we were there.
Just a half-hour from Copenhagen, the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde is home to the reconstructed remains of five Viking ships that date from the 11th century.
Bergen exudes so much charm and small-town feel, you’d never know it’s actually Norway’s second largest city.
In southern Macedonia, we encountered an unexpected destination. On the hills above the tiny village of Demir Kapija we discovered the castle tower of the Popova Kula winery. From the first glimpse of the building, we knew this would be special.
Miniature Wonderland is far more than kid’s play. This is Germany’s most popular tourist attraction. It is a perfect re-creation of our world in miniature and it is absolutely fabulous!
Take an abandoned building, Christmas lights, a bit of edgy décor, and a proper amount of liquor, and you’ve got one of our favorite places to visit in Budapest—a ruin pub.
It’s almost impossible to be unhappy when you’re surrounded by good food.
Bremen, Germany, is at once a modern university town and a port city with more than 1200 years of history.
On the surface, the idea of visiting an old warehouse district may not sound very interesting. But once we were standing in front of Hamburg’s historic Speicherstadt, it was easy to see why this unique area is so popular.