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.


Budapest, Hungary

How Budapest’s Cafe Culture is Lifting Social Stigmas

By Tara Tadlock

Hungary, and Budapest more specifically, was once known for its mistreatment of those with physical and intellectual disabilities.   Read more

Europe Accessible Food & Drink Social Responsibility
Game Bank. Roulette.Casino

Casino Tourism: Why Norway is a Good Bet

If you’re looking for tourism opportunities linked explicitly to gambling, we have available advice for you. Even though quite a few countries are relatively liberal in their gambling laws in Europe, Norway remains one of our top picks. Indeed, Norway may not be the most liberal of them all. Several … Read more   Read more

Europe Lifestyle
Descent to Tagana. Photo: Diana Condrea

Tenerife Off the Beaten Track: Five Ideas to Escape the Crowds

By Diana Condrea

The volcanic island of Tenerife, the largest and most diverse of the Canary Island Archipelago, is a fabulous year-round destination with record-breaking numbers of visitors each year.   Read more

Spain Off the Beaten Path Architecture
The entire island of Burano is crisscrossed by canals and spectacularly colourful architecture. Photo: Sugato Mukherjee

All the Colours of Rainbow in Burano

By Sugato Mukherjee

I am on my way to Burano after spending three days in Venice, wandering through its warren of alleyways, exploring some of the smaller canals that slice their way through the quaint, less-touristy neighbourhoods and hopping over endless cafes for the perfect cup of joe or a fine glass of … Read more   Read more

Europe
Buda Castle. Photo: Austin Clinkenbeard

Budapest – Odes to Anti-Authoritarianism

By Austin Clinkenbeard

Budapest boasts a wonderful array of activities, from bustling nightlife, to delicious cheap eats, and adorable architecture. Savvy travelers should also be aware of it’s darker past and recent struggles against oppression. Monuments and works of art found throughout the city belay this region’s tragic history.   Read more

Europe Insights History
Voralberg, Austria

The Tastes of Vorarlberg

By Sam Treacy

Vorarlberg is probably the least touristy area in all of Austria, and yet is filled with surprises, wonderful experiences and stunning beauty.   Read more

Europe Study or Teach Abroad Food & Drink
Palatinate Forest in the foreground of a bench overlooking the forest - Germany

Palatinate Forest – A hidden gem in southwest Germany

By Thomas Später

Whenever I read about people planning a trip through Europe, Germany seems to be frequently skipped or, at least, at the end of the queue behind Spain, Italy, or France. And those who do decide to visit Germany, sadly often focus on Berlin and Munich only.   Read more

Europe Landscape Nature & Outdoors
Urquhart Castle along Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands is a part of ancient history.

Searching for Monsters and Magic in the Scottish Highlands

By Daniel Baldwin

The Scottish Highlands are a place of ancient history, stunning natural beauty, and magic. Among the older generations, some claim that high in its earthy hills you’ll find the homes of creatures only heard about in legend.   Read more

United Kingdom Off the Beaten Path History
spain-bear and strawberry tree

Animal Conservation in Spain

By Bianka Cramblit

When travelers dream of Spain, most think about wandering down cobblestone alleys, listening to the Spanish guitar, and drinking wine under the shadows of a towering medieval cathedral. However, it’s a mistake to think of Europe only in terms of its beautiful cities and centuries of human history. There is … Read more   Read more

Spain Conservation
Derek Cullen overlooking the habor on the Great Blasket Island in Irleland

One Magical Night on the Great Blasket Island in Ireland

By Derek Cullen

I was frustrated when the Wi-Fi died. My trip to the Great Blasket Island was hinging on the availability of a small boat, and I was now unable to contact the owner. However, after a ten-minute jog to the harbour in Dunquin, I was welcomed on board – the result … Read more   Read more

Ireland Off the Beaten Path
Standing guard outside of Windsor Castle.

What to See and Do at Windsor Castle

By Ali Jennings

Most people know Windsor Castle as the venue for the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, swiftly followed by the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, but there’s far more to Windsor Castle than just royal matrimonial events.   Read more

United Kingdom Family Travel Architecture The Arts
portugal-tram

Portugal off the Beaten Path

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Portugal boasts some of the most beautiful coastlines, breathtaking sceneries, and unique architecture, making it one of the best travel destinations in Southern Europe.   Read more

Europe Off the Beaten Path
old-town-Plovdiv

The City of Plovdiv: Treasures of the Ancient World

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Plovdiv is the 3rd oldest city in the world, whose history dates back over 6,000 years. This ancient city is often referred to as the “Paris of the Balkans” and quickly becoming a must-see tourist destination in Bulgaria.   Read more

Europe History
Bath, England on the river.

Amazing UK World Heritage Sites

By Ali Jennings

The United Kingdom is a country with a long and varied history, so it’s no surprise that it has a significant number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.   Read more

United Kingdom History Preservation
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