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Europe is one of the world's top destinations for both cultural and leisure vacations. The continent boasts the largest variety of cultures and landscapes, even though it is one of the smallest continents in the world. Europe is also soaked in history, offering countless artifacts and historic sights from the ancient Greeks and Romans to modern day European Union. You can spend just a week on the continent and feel like you've lived 7 lives. Europe offers such highlights as the iconic Paris, famed for its style and glamor; Rome with its history, culture and cuisine; Croatia, the natural beauty of Europe, with amazing beaches and greens; The world famous Alps of France and Switzerland; and many others.
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Europe Travel Stories
Everything's coming up Tulips Picture if you can 7 million tulips, narcissi, hyacinths, and other bulbs blooming in unison under the mature canopy of 18th-century beech trees. That is what visitors see at Keukenhof Gardens (www.keukenhof.nl), located in Lisse about an hour outside of Amsterdam. Once the kitchen garden for a countess, it now is billed as the... Read more >>>
Romantic Sussex Castle Stay When you tire of the hectic London pace, just hop in a cab to Victoria Station and catch a train south for the relaxing one-hour ride to rural Sussex . . . and Amberley Castle. By arrangement, the casual hosts will make the 3-minute run in their Land Rover to the usually deserted local train station, scoop you up, and take you back... Read more >>>
Where The Reality of The Past Meets The Ghost of The Present It would be an understatement to say that Northern France is a land steeped in history. It is a land where empire has fought empire for over a thousand years and an historical fault line has left not scars but monuments to the epic endeavours of everyone from the individual ordinary soldier of every age to great statesmen like... Read more >>>
At Home In Portugal Portugal will always hold a special place in my heart as my first European destination over 30 years ago. With my base in Lisbon, I traveled the west coast from Oporto to Faro in the Algarve, drinking in the splendor of this extraordinarily beautiful country. Memories of the small fishing villages of Cascais and Estoril bring... Read more >>>
Castle to Castle by Bike and by Boat The summer was glorious. The sun sparkled on the water between the islands of Stockholm and the outdoor cafes were crowded for two full months. Stockholm, "the city that floats on water" as the Swedish novelist Selma Lagerцf called the capital of Sweden was glimmering like a jewel in the setting sun. This is the way to experience this... Read more >>>
Experience Domaine D'Esperance Always chasing his culinary dreams, my husband, Dick was excited to be visiting Domaine d'Esperance in Gascony - home to the foie gras that he so dearly loves. As guests of Comtesse Claire de Montesquiou, he was able to indulge in his fancy and I was able to study under Chef Natalia Arismendi who teaches the cooking classes on the... Read more >>>
A mega theatre break to London Almost one quarter of visitors to London, come to London and see a show. Although most of these will treat a trip to the theatre as just another one of the many highlights that visitors enjoy, many London visitors come to the city specifically to see as many shows as possible and it is fairly common for theatre-fans to see up to 8 shows in a week. ... Read more >>>
Alps Beneath Your Bike The speedo was nudging 180 and still they flashed past. Up to 190 and the overtaking slowed, but they were still pulling away from us in the outside lane. Determined not to be outdone I pulled into the left lane and latched on to the tail of one of these missiles and poured on some coals. A white BMW 525i and our metallic green K100LT... Read more >>>


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