Rest of Europe

Ride the Hurtigruten for the Best Coastal Scenery in Norway

by Kat Nickola “Wait, how many steps is it to the top?” my daughter asks. “The boat captain said it’s 418,” I reply. “What’s up there?” “I’m not sure. Let’s go… Read more

Plovdiv, Bulgaria: Ancient City on the Rise

Always check the country’s travel restrictions before booking and going on vacation. It is rare — and kind of awesome — to be in the presence of something truly ancient… Read more

Warnemünde - Baltic Seaside Resort

Warnemünde – a Resort on the Baltic Sea

Visit Warnemünde, the attractive seaside resort of the Baltic Sea. There are many attractions at this seaside resort that will make your visit a memorable one!

Thassos: Not your typical Greek island

Story and photos by Nate Cairney Always check the country’s travel restrictions before booking and going on vacation. Thassos, a Greek island in the north Aegean Sea, is like something… Read more

The Five Best Outdoor Breaks in Europe

For those seeking an outdoor adventure of a lifetime, here are five of the best outdoor breaks Europe has to offer!

Virtual Explorer: Get Away to Greece

Greece is awesome for a lot of reasons. The food is amazing, the people are wonderfully warm, and the weather for most of the year is generally unbeatable. Oh, and… Read more

A Provincial Masterpiece

Van Gogh knew it. Monet knew it. Picasso knew it. I know it. Soon, you’ll know it, too: it doesn’t get much more picturesque than Provence in South East France. The… Read more

Vienna – A cutting-edge place for all seasons

Vienna at Christmas time is indeed cold and not a place where children under maybe 10 years of age are going to last for very long without complaining. Still, it… Read more

Need an Adventure? How About Kili?

“Time to get up,” was the soft but forceful sound my tent mate and I heard at 11:30 p.m. That’s right, 11:30 p.m. That was just six hours after being… Read more

The story behind St. Patrick’s Day

All over the world on the 17th of March every year – impress your friends with a little more knowledge of the historic St Patricks Day.

A Weekend in Sweden

A weekend in Sweden

Sweden is one of the highlights of northern Europe. The standard of living is among the highest in the world and the scenery some of the most beautiful.

6 Sunny Getaways to Help You Beat the Winter Blues

Betty Williams was definitely onto something when she said: “When all else fails, take a vacation!” With winter still going strong and temps still dropping, it’s only natural to want… Read more

Paris: More than just the City of Love

Though traveling in the world today can be a bit nerve-wrecking, here are a few tips from a traveling artisan to experience Paris.

Winter Camping in Germany

Story by Ronnie Juhans Photo by Jens Ottoson / Shutterstock.com Who is crazy enough to go camping in Germany during the winter? Especially when the night time temps have already dipped… Read more

Finding Secrets in the Soca Valley of Slovenia

Story and photos by Kat Nickola “Mom, how far do you think it goes?” my daughter asked. “Well, we passed another tunnel entrance up the road around the corner. Maybe… Read more

Racing MiG ghosts in Croatia

Story and photos by Kat Nickola “Hippie one line up and wait three two right,” my husband says from the drivers seat. I roll my eyes. Always a pilot. “Cleared… Read more

Iceland - A Unique Destination

Iceland – A Magnificent Destination

Reykjavík is the capital of Iceland – a unique destination steeped in history offering breathtaking landscapes, pristine nature and a thriving nightlife.

History, Culture, and Sun in the South of France

Nîmes, located in the south of France, is famous for many reasons. The light is wonderful, which is why French impressionists gravitated toward the area. The weather is lovely, as… Read more

Blend in while Traveling Abroad

Cecelia Curtis shows us how to blend in while we travel to get a true European experience, stay safe and prevent cultural misunderstandings.

Virtual Explorer: 7 Benelux Gems

Even if you haven’t lived in Europe for long, you probably know that “Benelux” is a catch-all term for Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. They’re usually lumped together because they’re… Read more

“Re-open EU” – a helpful tool for understanding COVID rules in EU countries

May 10, 2020 As the number of people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 continues to rise, European countries are returning to the question of how to re-open for “normal”… Read more

Traveling in the time of COVID-19

Featured image by Jose Carlos Cerdeno Remember last February, when COVID-19 was a little flu in other parts of the world? Ah yes, good old times. Remember making plans for… Read more

Virtual Explorer: 7 Great Spots in Spain

Spain is vast, beautiful and geographically diverse. Given its history, it is also one of the most culturally rich places in Europe. In addition, it offers mountains, beaches, deserts, plains… Read more

A Mountain of Monkeys!

Check out monkeys perched in trees or “monkey-ing” around and other antics by the primates. Head to France’s La Montagne des Singes (Mountains of Monkeys).

Chimay: Tranquility and a global force for good

Story and photos by Nate Cairney Reaching the abbey of Chimay, or as it is officially known, the Abbaye Notre Dame de Scourmont, requires a beautiful road trip. There’s no… Read more

Nice Cote d'Azur

Top 5 Places to Visit in Nice

Located on the French Riviera in the south of France, Nice is a vibrant city blessed with sunny days and good weather all year around. Nice offers beautiful beaches, long… Read more

Cylcocross Event In Boom, Belgium

Looking for a great spectator event? How about Cyclocross? It might be muddy! Check out http://www.uec.ch/en/cyclocross for more info.

A Local’s Guide to Discovering Amsterdam by Foot

With an abundance of activities for young and old, take a stroll in beautiful Amsterdam. This one day guide offers a new perspective and unexpected treats.

Top 9 Things to Do in Enchanting Venice

Venice is such an enchanting city! Here are nine top things to do and things you should know to get the best experience out of this alluring city.

The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip Part 8: The Outer Hebrides

The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip, my favorite destinations in England, Wales and Scotland: read part 1 about Bruges, Dover, Stonehenge here, part 2 about the Roman City Bath here, part 3… Read more

Visit Luxembourg – Small Yet Beautiful

Luxembourg is a landlocked country bordered by Belgium, Germany and France. This tiny but very beautiful country will surprise you with its varied scenery.

Northern Wales: small place, big adventure

No matter your preference — comfort or the wilds — you can find it in northern Wales, where the food is hearty, the tea is grand, and the scones with… Read more

Finding the best Belgian chocolates: A beautiful mystery

The words “Belgian chocolate” stir the imagination in a way that few other phrases do. You picture rows of delicate pralines and truffles behind pristine glass, and lose yourself in… Read more

A Long Weekend in North Holland

The Dutch Tulip Blossom attracts millions of visitors every year and the reason for it is that it’s just so damn beautiful. Seemingly endless rows of tulips, hyacinths and daffodils… Read more

A History Lesson in Bitche, France

Take a day trip to the French town with the funny name. Bitche offers rich history, an audio guided tour, a U.S. connection and more.

Santorini in the Summer Time

Story and photos by Tamara Anderson Exhausted from two weeks of nothing but briefings and paperwork during inprocessing, my 9-year-old son and I decided that we were in need of… Read more

2 days in Sunny Croatia

Croatia will not disappoint you whether you are a family looking to relax or a couple in search of a romantic getaway. Make this your destination.

The first ever North Sea Cornhole cruise

Story and photo by Morgan Fielder Germans can be so fun! Can you believe that a group of German cornhole players living an hour away from Ramstein are hosting a… Read more

The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip Part 6: The West Coast of Scotland

The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip, my favorite destinations in England, Wales and Scotland: read part 1 about Bruges, Dover, Stonehenge here, part 2 about the Roman City Bath here, part 3… Read more

The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip Part 5: Hadrian’s Wall

The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip, my favorite destinations in England, Wales and Scotland: read part 1 about Bruges, Dover, Stonehenge here, part 2 about the Roman City Bath here, part 3… Read more