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.
Northern European Landmarks
Norway The lovely city of Oslo is the capital of Norway. The city draws many tourists with its landmarks and parks, open spaces, protected forests, hills and many lakes. The parks and open spaces are accessible from almost any point in the city.
3 Decisive Reasons To Visit Portugal
After ranking third in 2020, Portugal is once again one of the five safest countries globally, according to the Global Peace Index 2021, only behind Iceland, New Zealand, and Denmark.
When in Tarragona, Do as the Romans Do
Fourteen thousand spectators are baying for blood as a gladiator stands over his defeated adversary. All eyes are fixed on Emperor Augustus. He stands with slow majesty, smooths down his white toga and lifts his right arm outwards. His hand is fisted, his thumb extended horizontally. He twists it up and then down a little. Teasing us.
My Adventure in Greece Part I
One of the Army's benefits is being stationed in Germany, where travel throughout Europe is cheap and convenient due to the mass transportation options. When I had a long weekend, I took every opportunity to travel, and in 2005, I made a trip to Athens, Greece. After reading about Greek mythology, studying Alexander the Great's exploits, and saw the Elgin Marbles in London, I always wanted to visit Greece.
Friendly World: Iceland
Reykjavík, the world’s northernmost capital, was named “smokey bay” by the Vikings for the steam rising from its geothermal vents. Pinned between the North American and Eurasian plates, the island is a geological hotspot, constantly growing thanks to its volcanoes. Two-thirds of Iceland’s tiny population of 360,000 live in Reykjavík, and the whole country feels like an idyllic small town where everyone knows each other. Or, as our tour guide put it, “Knows someone who knows someone.”
My Dream Destination: Scotland
I became a huge fan of the Scottish romantic-comedy movie Gregory's Girl (1981) when I was only 7 years old. Asides from Gregory’s Girl and my love for British culture being the main sources of travel inspiration, I have other reasons why I wish to visit Scotland one day; I have Scottish ancestry and my grandmother is Scottish. I enjoyed spending time in England so much that I eventually discovered other possible vacation destinations in the United Kingdom like Scotland.
The Amazing Bridges of Europe
England The Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge spanning over the River Thames. It has become an iconic symbol of the capital city of England, London. The bridge has two towers and a high-level walkway between them.
Geierlay Suspension Bridge
Many people like to seek adventure in different manners. I prefer to seek it through books, both fiction and non-fiction, and travel. I also define adventure as the need to learn via first-hand experiences doing unusual or daring things, whenever possible. However, there are times when I underestimate how adventurous I feel.
The Seven Sisters, East Sussex
The Seven Sisters are a series of sheer chalk cliffs, up to 500 feet high, on the coast of East Sussex between Newhaven and Eastbourne. Geologically they are part of the South Downs and are now included in the South Downs National Park that was created in 2011.
Salisbury Cathedral is one of the finest buildings to be found anywhere in England. The story of how it came to be built is as fascinating as the cathedral itself.
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Best Places to Visit in Greece
Known for its plethora of ancient ruins, whitewashed villages, sunny beaches, tasty cuisine, and friendly atmosphere, it is no wonder that Greece ranks among Europe’s top travel destinations. Greece is made up of a mountainous mainland and hundreds of islands where each one offers its own share of stunning landscapes, historic sites, and cultural delights. Here’s a look at the best places to visit in Greece: