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Video Travel Bite: Italy's Cinque Terre

Rick Steves | Posted 10.02.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

From time to time we share a random video clip to fuel your travel dreams. This time, we explore part of Italy's Cinque Terre, from Manarola's cemeter...

A Toast to the Champagne Houses of France

Findery | Posted 09.09.2015 | Travel

As I raised my glass for a sip, the effervescence of the bubbly tickled my nose, just as I imagined it would have done to monk Dom Perignon had he discovered that his blended grapes made such a fuss.

Reflecting on 100 Days in Europe: Travel Memories Make You Richer

Rick Steves | Posted 09.08.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Finally home now after a hundred days in Europe, something occurred to me. I posted 100 blog entries in 100 days on my Facebook page. These generated about a hundred comments a day...and I read all 10,000. It's fun to be in touch with my readers, and to able to share experiences like these in almost real time.

Seeing the Best of Stockholm, Turku, and Helsinki in a Week

Findery | Posted 09.05.2015 | Travel

Are you looking for recommendations for the ultimate Scandinavian road trip to visit Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen, and Turku? I've got you covered....

13 Must-Visit Places Across Ireland & Northern Ireland

Travelzoo | Posted 09.08.2015 | Travel

As a traveler, it can be hard to feel like you've really seen and experienced all a new-to-you country has to offer on a visit, but with Ireland's small size, it's easy to cover a lot of ground in a weeklong visit.

6 Of Europe's Best-Kept Secrets

Thrillist | Posted 08.04.2015 | Travel

We decided it was time to let a few of these destinations, and their gorgeous landscapes, tasty food, and historic architecture, out of the bag.

Top 20 Tourist Destinations in Prague

Eating Europe Tours | Posted 07.28.2015 | Travel
Eating Europe Tours

It's entirely possible to experience the beauty, history and magic of Prague on a whim and without a plan. With every cobble-stoned step and around every corner of the Golden City, there is something to be discovered.

Crossing 'The Pond' to Europe? For Once, Make it Real

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

For a second, ours was a ship of intrepid travelers, of those who kept on going where they needed to go. Some made heroic thrusts of outstretched hands to stay in balance. Some held on to chairs or stools at the bar.

Craft Beer Is Blossoming In Santiago de Compostela!

Findery | Posted 07.16.2015 | Travel

If you know anything about Santiago, you know that it's all about The Camino: A religious pilgrimage that calls people far and wide to walk here. I'm not religious. And I'm not keen on walking cross-country. That said, I am a fan of walking from bar to bar, sampling the local craft beer scene.

Racers, Rainbows, and Romans

Rick Steves | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Our puzzle and challenge as we travel is to experience the entire range of Europe and weave it together so it has meaning.

8 Cheaper Alternatives To Popular European Destinations

Thrillist | Posted 05.13.2015 | Travel

We mapped out eight under-the-radar alternatives to popular European destinations, based on the kind of activity you're looking for. Adventure sports, wine tastings, the beach?! These secondary spots are equally as awesome, just a whole lot cheaper.

Europe's 11 Most Underrated Small Cities

Thrillist | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel

Say "Europe," and informed Americans will think of "The Final Countdown." Because informed Americans love '80s arena rock. Everyone else will likely envision London, Paris or Rome. But there's a lot more to the continent than its mega-cities.

Taking A River Cruise With Disney? You Can In 2016

Shermans Travel | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Disney is setting sail once again -- but not on the seas via its own beloved cruise line. Adventures by Disney, the company's family touring arm, is partnering with river cruise company AmaWaterways for four sailings on the Danube River in 2016.

Best French Regions for Wine Lovers

Findery | Posted 05.31.2015 | Travel

Though many travelers are content with ordering their favorite bottle while visiting Paris, I have found that the best way to immerse oneself in the French wine culture, and by association in the French culinary scene, is by traveling outside the big city and into smaller towns known for growing and harvesting the finest wines the country has to offer.

I'm Terrified I Can't Keep Up With The 'Rules' Of Being A Young Adult

Reilly Wieland | Posted 03.09.2015 | Teen
Reilly Wieland

I feel as though I am still a fifth grader, scared of talking to a boy I like; and sometimes an adult, drinking black coffee and worrying about a mortgage.

What the Danes, Swedes and Dutch Do in Winter

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.08.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Does Northern Europe exist in snow? The travel industry says no. Ski areas aside, most tours and cruises adventure to Scandinavia, Germany and the Netherlands in June and July, when the days are stretched out and soft, like fondue that's been melted in a pot.

The Things You Should Be Doing In Brussels, Belgium (And They're Free)

AP | By RAF CASERT | Posted 02.10.2015 | Travel

BRUSSELS (AP) — The city of Brussels, which the famous Belgian cartoon character Tintin roamed as an intrepid reporter, has plenty on offer for any ...

Walking Alfred Wainwright's Coast to Coast

Alison Chino | Posted 01.24.2015 | Travel
Alison Chino

On a crisp September morning, I stood with my dear friend on the West Coast of England staring out into the Irish Sea. We were about to embark on a walk to the other side of the country, Alfred Wainwright's Coast to Coast Trail.

Grand Architecture, Epic History, Lush Accommodations and Fine Antiques Await in Budapest

Bob Richter | Posted 01.18.2015 | Travel
Bob Richter

The way I see it, a place that creates beauty, must also have a lot of beauty to behold. That theory prompted me to add Budapest to my travel plans, and within minutes of arriving, I knew that I would not be disappointed.

What Every European Country Is The Worst At

Thrillist | Posted 01.11.2015 | Travel

By: Kate Peregrina The European Union has 28 member countries. And kinda like Captain Planet, when their powers combine, they make for a pretty gre...

How To Get Money Back For Delayed Flights In Europe

Fodor's | Posted 01.05.2015 | Travel

If you've ever had your travel plans disrupted by a flight delayed by three hours or more, you know just how much of a headache it causes. It's possib...

What To Do In Switzerland

Alison Chino | Posted 12.22.2014 | Travel
Alison Chino

The hotels, shops and restaurants looked as though they had been decorated with cupcake frosting. And behind the buildings, the scene was made complete by the dramatic rise of the mountains, the Swiss Alps.

The Cheapest City For A Cultural Adventure Is...

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.30.2014 | Travel

London and Paris are great, but if you're on a budget, a trip to those sparkling cities might make you feel a bit, well, broke. Thankfully, afford...

Best Old World Day Trip From Vienna: Bratislava

Gail Nakada | Posted 10.27.2014 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Bratislava is fast (just one hour) and cheap ($20 dollars) to get to from Vienna. It's easy to navigate, full of old world charm, colorful buildings, and great inexpensive restaurants and cafes serving regional specialities at half the cost of Vienna.

Ultimate Guide to European Rail Passes

Fodor's | Posted 10.20.2014 | Travel

Whether you're a twenty-something backpacker or retirees who've finally made the time to see the world, traveling across Europe by rail is a right of ...