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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
Climbing Musala: the Everest of the Balkans When I first started blogging several years ago I promised myself to help my readers find the few remaining places in Bulgaria without a cellphone network. One of those places, as I have recently discovered, is the highest peak on the Balkans, our local Everest - Musala. If the lack of cellphone coverage isn't a reason enough for you to pack your backpack and head off to the mountains, I hope... Read more >>>
London: Family Fun In Harry Potter-land With all the current hoopla about Harry Potter, this is the perfect time to embrace the windfall and head to the land where it all started. Take your kids to London. Now. To pique their interest, give your kids a get-in-the-mood holiday gift of a book in the best-selling series, and perhaps also a DVD copy of "Harry Potter and... 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 >>>
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 >>>
A Day at The Races Early summer mornings are always cool and refreshing in Britain and this morning is no exception. The honeysuckle is in full bloom in hedgerows and cascading over garden walls. Its delicate fragrance mixes with the heavenly scent of rambling English roses carried on the calm morning air. The early sunshine picks out the worn cobblestones of... 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 >>>
Maremma - The Wild West of Tuscany Tuscany the land of yearning: since centuries the former European cultural center holds its many visitors spellbound. Most tourists however, visit only the famous and much traveled region between Florence and Sienna. We on the other hand traveled into a vastly unknown, wild and remote Tuscan region: the Maremma. "Maremma maiala"... Read more >>>
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 >>>


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