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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
The Fun O'The Fayre In a tranquil English village, with pretty stone-built cottages huddled together along a murmuring river, I had some time to take a wander around. In the tiny out-of-the-way Lancashire village of Wray, where tumbling rose briers obscured worn dates reading "1600-and-something" carved unevenly above doorways, there were no tea rooms,... Read more >>>
Three Sights To Savor "On the western fringe of Europe lies Wales--surrounded by water on three sides, mountainous, and dramatically beautiful. Geologically, it is one of the oldest parts of the world, and such is its nature and history that it sometimes seems like the first place God created." --Jan Morris in "Wales, The First Place" It's a shame... Read more >>>
Famous but unknown - Lancaster If you hear the word Lancaster, what does the word conjure up? It's a well-known word, one often associated with style or class, or something in history maybe. It's the name of many top-notch hotels, characters in Shakespeare, high class ladies' toiletries, warring medieval families and of movie stars or numerous towns around the globe. All these names have the same origin if you go back far... 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 >>>
Birding in Bulgaria Over the last 15 years birding has really taken off in Bulgaria, but this is not really surprising when one considers the species that can be seen in this birding paradise. There are over 200 Dalmatian pelicans in the colony at the Srebarna UNESCO reserve, which is the best European colony, Red-footed Falcons (over 500 pairs), over 20... Read more >>>
Sailing in the Greek isles... or Turkey’s Turquoise Coast? "Sailing the Greek isles..." - a phrase packed with romance and imagery. But Greece has been facing some stiff competition these past few years from next door neighbor Turkey - a relative newbie to tourism. They are so close together, and yet so radically different - which would you pick, if you're considering sailing in this part of... 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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