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“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.


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The Basque Country – Beauty & Independence

By Bianka Cramblit

The proud capital of Spain’s Basque region, Bilbao, is a place where culture, history, and mouthwatering gastronomy surround you. Their storied history and decades spent fighting to retain their unique culture have shaped it to be the one-of-a-kind city it is today.   Read more

Spain Insights History
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Tsambika Monastery: Leave your baby dolls and leave the rest to faith

By Jim Bamboulis

Greece. A mythical country where the honey-scented sea breeze will enchant you, warm, silk-like waters will entice you, and white-washed homes that grace the countryside   Read more

Europe Religious Travel History
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Spain As We Know It, Thanks to the Moors

By Bianka Cramblit

Strolling through the southern Spanish city of Sevilla on a sunny early spring day, the sweet smells of orange blossoms surround you as they waft through the air. These fragrant fruit trees flourish in the cobble-stoned streets and bring color to the beautiful Royal Alcázar of Seville.   Read more

Spain Religious Travel History
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Beyond Big Ben: Day trips from London

By Tara Tadlock

An estimated 30 million visitors per year make London the most visited city in the United Kingdom. Red telephone booths, Tower Bridge, and the allure of a royal family sighting make it the perfect first taste of what England has to offer, but why stop there when there are so … Read more   Read more

United Kingdom Architecture History
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Asturias: Spain’s Most Overlooked Region

By Bianka Cramblit

Where can you wake up in the morning to the pitter-patter of raindrops falling onto the lush, green mountainside while the bagpipes play in the distance? Scotland seems the obvious answer, but if you trade the kilts and haggis for jamón (ham) and bulls, you might be surprised to find … Read more   Read more

Spain Food & Drink History
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Traces of the Civil War In Madrid

By Bianka Cramblit

It’s hard to imagine that the capital city of a country as welcoming and vibrant as Spain was under dictator rule until as recently as 1975. A nation that was torn apart by civil war has slowly been brought back together to what it is now — a place full … Read more   Read more

Spain LGBTQ History
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Amid Covid-19 Pandemic, Portugal Launches Travel Insurance for International Tourists

    COVID-19 has spread throughout the world, forcing people far and wide to change how they live their daily lives.  The world came to a standstill at the first half of 2020 when cities and towns went into lock down. In June, countries began with soft reopening efforts in … Read more   Read more

Europe Insights
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The Cultural Mosaic of Lisbon

By Manali Shah

Portugal lies in the southwest corner of Europe on the Iberian peninsula. Its mostly Mediterranean climate, flavorful cuisine, and the charm and friendliness of its people make it a place to visit again and again. As we dream of the days when we can travel again, I am treasuring my … Read more   Read more

Europe Architecture Food & Drink History
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Moments in Monaco: Impressive Historical Sites to See During Your Next Trip

If you’ve set off on a euro trip anytime in your life, you’ve probably visited some of the most-frequented countries on the continent: France, Spain, Italy, or the United Kingdom, just to name a few. However, many travelers tend to skip over the locations that elicit some of the most unique … Read more   Read more

Europe Luxury Travel History
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Restoring the European Tourism Sector

The European tourism sector is one of the hardest-hit sectors among others in the world. The COVID -19 pandemic has been responsible for the restriction of movement among several countries in Europe vastly affecting the tourism industry. The tourism sector is responsible for the employment of millions of workers while … Read more   Read more

Europe
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Bringing Back the Wild Bison to UK Woodlands

According to the Worldwide Wildlife Foundation, the United Kingdom (UK) is one of the regions in the world where nature is diminishing. This has led to the dwindling of wildlife in the UK with several species of wildlife nearing extinction. The Bison is a species that is nearing extinction in … Read more   Read more

Europe Preservation

Luxembourg: Spotlight on Sustainability

By Katy Spratte Joyce

“Luxembourg? You’re going to Luxembourg? Where is that? What’s even there?”  Such was the remarkably common response when I shared my early 2020 Euro-trip itinerary with friends and family. Even the majority of my well-traveled writer colleagues hadn’t ever considered a trip there.  With just a quick week to spend … Read more   Read more

Europe Architecture Food & Drink Sustainability
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COVID-19 in the French Alps: Chambery, France

Recently France experienced the highest number of COVID-19 related deaths in any one day.  Like every other country in the world, France has not been immune to the spread of this virus.  And, in dense cities like Paris it is not surprising to see the devastation the coronavirus has left … Read more   Read more

France Health & Wellness Insights
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COVID-19 Report: Rome and the Vatican during Holy Week

For the Vatican and the City of Rome, Holy Week has been eerily quiet. The thousands who generally flock to St. Peter’s Square have stayed away because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, the Pope will be celebrating all services on his own with no audience.  And the Vatican’s offices remain … Read more   Read more

Europe Health & Wellness Insights Religious Travel
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COVID-19 Report from London including status of P.M. Boris Johnson

The coronavirus in London, England has had a vast impact on the health of Prince Charles and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is currently in intensive care. Henry Ridgwell, Voice of America correspondent from London says that COVID-19 has altered British societal norms for years to come and it has … Read more   Read more

United Kingdom Health & Wellness Insights Social Responsibility