Trevi Fountain - Rome

“He who is outside his door already has the hardest part of his journey behind him.”

— Dutch proverb

Travel Europe and fall in love with its beautiful landscapes and rich cultural heritage. From Europe‘s largest country (Russia) to its small one (Vatican City) and the additional 49 countries in between, the continent of Europe is a vast landmass in the northwestern part of Eurasia. The most visited European country is France followed by Spain, Italy, United Kingdom and Germany but each of the 51 independent states hold a rich history, unique cultures and traditions, delicious food, beautiful landscapes and other gems that make each country worth visiting.

Europe‘s border is delineated by the Ural Mountains in Russia, the Caspian Sea and Caucasus Mountains and the following countries (listed in alphabetical order) comprise the continent: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom (UK) and Vatican City (Holy See).

Travel Europe – explore it’s lands from north to south and east to west and take delight in its different food flavors and learn more about it’s rich history & culture.


Spain - Seville Tapas Bar

What a snack from southern Spain tells you about religious persecution

By David Pope

I was eating my favourite sandwich in a tapas bar in Seville when my mind was blown.   Read more

Spain Religious Travel Food & Drink History
Falklands Island penguins

The Falkland Island | A Birdwatcher’s Paradise

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

So let’s discover why the Falkland Islands are an excellent place to visit and how you can have a unique birdwatching experience.   Read more

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Choral Temple in Bucharest. Photo: Diana Condrea

Jewish History Behind the Communist Blocks of Bucharest

By Diana Condrea

Hidden behind Bucharest’s Soviet-style apartment blocks are the traces of the city’s once thriving Jewish community, 70,000 people strong, who lived in the capital before World War II and Soviet demolition nearly obliterated their culture.   Read more

Europe History
Map of Poland and surrounding European Union countries.

Five Lesser-Known Polish Cities Worth A Visit

By Ali Jennings

When travelers think of Poland, Krakćw and Warsaw, the country’s two largest and most popular tourist centers are typically what come to mind. But Poland is a huge country with a myriad of interesting cities for visitors. Here are five alternative cities you should check out when in Poland.   Read more

Europe Off the Beaten Path
bojnice-slovakia

Slovakia: Five Places to Visit

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With spectacular mountains good for hiking and bicycling, dramatic castles, charming architectural cities, and a vibrant contemporary arts scene, Slovakia has much to offer tourists.   Read more

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Toro Graffiti Picasso

Picasso’s Spain

By Bianka Cramblit

Raised and educated in Spain, Pablo Picasso moved to the French capital in the early 1900s. Here he experienced decades of inspiration as part of the city’s buzzing Modernist art movement and bohemian atmosphere.   Read more

Spain The Arts
Northern Lights photo by Noah Cahill

Studying the Northern Lights: More Than A Pretty Picture

By Ann-Marie Cahill

The official scientific name is the aurora borealis, but they have many names. The northern lights, the Green Lady, merry dancers, guovssahasat, and revontulet or ‘fox fires’. No matter what you call them, they have been tempting travellers forever.   Read more

Europe Experiences Landscape
Digital Nomads - Plunkett and Maeve at Heyday. Photo: Tasha Prados

Combining Work, Play, and Community in the French Alps

By Tasha Prados

Climate change was one of the main factors Plunkett McCullagh presented to his family when he pitched using part of the family’s inheritance from selling their countryside pub to found Heyday Chalet, a new coliving spot for digital nomads in Morzine, France.   Read more

France Lifestyle Climate
Camino de Santiago - The Way of St. James

Why Walking the Camino de Santiago is Not Just a Religious Journey

By Derek Cullen

Though it’s best known as a religious pilgrimage, walking the Camino de Santiago does not need to be a spiritual journey and people from all walks of life can and do take this adventure for different reasons.   Read more

Europe Experiences Religious Travel
London at Christmas photo by Kellie Paxian

It’s Official: London Wins At Christmas

By Kellie Paxian

London during the holiday season is something I wish everyone could experience at least once in their lifetime. I mean, you think you’ve seen Christmas spirit, until you go to London in the month of December.   Read more

United Kingdom Events & Festivals
Isle of Wight beach

An Expat’s Christmas Journey to the Isle of Wight

By Bianka Cramblit

Jude Law stopping by your snow-covered cottage in the English countryside…. Yes, please! The many other festive British holiday movies had left me feeling like I had already celebrated there.   Read more

United Kingdom Events & Festivals
auschwitz-gateway signboard

Rays of hope: Visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau I and II

By Rachel Flynn

One of the best parts of traveling is discovering the history of the place you are visiting. I like to consider myself a bit of a history buff, so when I booked a weekend trip to Poland while studying abroad in London, I knew I would spend most of my … Read more   Read more

Europe History Humanity
Christmas in Spain

Far From Home: Experiencing the Holidays in Spain

By Bianka Cramblit

When I moved to Spain, I knew I’d have to say goodbye to the very North-American traditions of Halloween and Thanksgiving.   Read more

Spain Events & Festivals
Tbilisi, Georgia - Photo by Hannah Cooper

A Taste of Georgia, The Caucasus

By Hannah Cooper

Located at the westernmost edge of Asia on the crossroads of two continents, Georgia earned itself the evocative nickname of the Balcony of Europe.   Read more

Europe Food & Drink
Ireland's iconic Cliffs of Moher

Why is Ireland Known as the “Emerald Isle?”

By Derek Cullen

Ireland is often referred to as the “Emerald Isle,” due to the vast greenery throughout the island. Most of the Irish countryside is dotted with farms and national parks, while the landscape in almost every county is dominated by some of the greenest hills anywhere in the world. But is … Read more   Read more

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