europe

Whether embarking on a Eurotrip or a weekend jaunt to a foreign city, European travel requires some smart planning; you may know all the must-see landmarks, but we provide the hidden gems.

  • Ryan Frawley
    Published 5 days ago
    Anastylosis

    Anastylosis

    It’s not that I didn’t want to go to Warsaw. It’s just that I’d heard Krakow was better. But we go where the budget airlines will take us. We go where we can afford to go. And any new place has its appeal. I generally find something to like about every European city I’ve visited. So we went to Warsaw anyhow.
  • Daniel Gonzalez
    Published 9 days ago
    Wild Night in Russia

    Wild Night in Russia

    It was my last night in St. Petersburg. Man, I enjoyed the city so much. I met lots of people, enjoyed the sights, and I just didn't want the trip to end. I was there on business, but I had plenty of time for leisure. Well, my last night ended on a real bang and I could have lost my life. I really was lucky, and this story does sound like a movie. I still can't believe what transpired that evening.
  • Alessandra Salviani
    Published 12 days ago
    August

    August

    How do you explain what home is when home is not just in one place? How do you warm up your heart when it is scattered across oceans? As a woman of no rooted purpose, my seedlings are embedded in the soils of the places that make me most happy. And it is in those places I choose to flourish. To surrender to the likeness of any weather and abide by the nourishment that I am given from the people who walk into my life.
  • Ryan Frawley
    Published 12 days ago
    Quillan: Evening in the Garden

    Quillan: Evening in the Garden

    Quillan: Evening in the Garden
  • Alan Russell
    Published 14 days ago
    Jersey—a Small Island With So Much to Offer
  • Noemi Nemeth
    Published 19 days ago
    Camino de Santiago, Day 1 | From Saint Jean Pied de Port to Roncesvalles
  • Ryan Frawley
    Published 19 days ago
    Lyon

    Lyon

    The train from Antibes to Marseilles takes less than half the time the bus needs, but it costs twice as much. During the time we spent in Juan les Pins, summer playground of the staggeringly wealthy, we were at our poorest. It was the bus for us. Two buses, in fact, from Juan to Cannes and then from Cannes to Marseilles. From there, a train carried us up from the coast, flakes of snow streaking like falling stars past the windows as we rode to Lyon.
  • Jim Hughes
    Published 22 days ago
    Top Things That a First Visitor Can Do in Paris

    Top Things That a First Visitor Can Do in Paris

    Paris is among the destinations in the world that you will surely want to visit over and over again. If you’re traveling to the City of Love for the first time and wondering what to do there, this article is for you. From going to the best museums in Paris to eating irresistible French pastries and shopping at Galeries Lafayette, here’s a list of the top things to do in Paris for first-time visitors.
  • Pauline C
    Published 23 days ago
    Weekend Getaway in Isle of Wight

    Weekend Getaway in Isle of Wight

    No passport? Tired of queuing through the customs or boarding the plane? With its vast skies and meandering oceans, Isle of Wight (IoW) has an eerie beauty of all its own!
  • Grant Patterson
    Published 23 days ago
    Captain Contiki's School of Travel

    Captain Contiki's School of Travel

    Travel. It's one of those things in life that many of us think we know how to do, well, just because. Like speaking to our wives or understanding when to shut up (two deeply interrelated subjects).
  • ali rae
    Published 26 days ago
    Coming Home

    Coming Home

    I didn’t want to leave. I thought I did, until the time came to pack up the house, and I found myself moving apparently slower than everyone else as I attempted to repack my suitcases. At the time I blamed it on a foggy night that led to a foggy brain, on the midnight cold of the oncoming autumn that seemingly had gone to my fingertips, and inhibited me from truly getting anything done that needed to be done before we left. Only now, on the plane, has my mind begun to move again. Yet the more I regain my consciousness, the more I begin to lose something currently much more valuable to me. I may be more aware of my surroundings, but as I watch miles pass by underneath us, what my surroundings quite mean I have lost.
  • Kathy Slamp
    Published 29 days ago
    Venice

    Venice

    Venice is without a doubt one of the most famous and visited cities in the entire world. It is romantic, charming, unique, and a bit daunting. Visiting Venice is definitely a “bucket list” destination to any serious traveler. Our first visit to Venice was over 20 years ago, and looking back on that adventure, it was a disappointment. Our subsequent visits, though, were all remarkably memorable. MUCH has been written about Venice, and I doubt that I can add anything new, but I’d like to make some observations on: (1) Our first visit, (2) St. Mark’s Square, (2) The Doge's Palace (3) the canals and bridges—specifically the Rialto and Academia Bridges, (4) The gondolas of Venice, and (5) Murano and Burano.