europe

Whether embarking on a Eurotrip or a weekend jaunt to a foreign city, European travel requires some smart planning; you may know all the must-see landmarks, but we provide the hidden gems.

Heather Wilkins2 days ago
The Secret Places Around the City of Paris
I went to Paris three years ago and I will tell you upfront the smell of pub crawls and piss lining the streets never wavered from my nose anytime I walked around the city. It was my first time in Fra...
Kelsey Knecht8 days ago
Iceland > Everything
Spring break of 2017 was just weeks away and every single friend group had a beach condo in Florida or a catamaran in Mexico that was calling their name. I had grown tired of the endless road trips an...
Megan Hemmings9 days ago
The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond
Imagine you’re living somewhere a bit lacklustre, like a very average and grungy flat in a bland bit of Glasgow. You’re not within easy walking distance of many super nice things and every time you go...
My Little Renaissance
The sun was setting over the Pyrenees mountains, as I reached the top of the Piazzale Michelangelo viewing platform overlooking the beautiful city of Firenze (I know english is Florence, but it just d...
Kaki Olsen24 days ago
Not All Wanderers Are Nuts
Four years ago this week, I displayed masochistic tendencies. I was in the exam room of the local urgent care clinic with a foot that could not support my weight and X-rays showing a small avulsion fr...
Andrew Jenkins24 days ago
Best Kept Secret
Sometimes there are things that seem almost too fantastic to believe. For example, if I told you that within a small area in Wales you could visit Roman ruins, Medieval ruins, early Industrial ruins, ...
Morb2 24 days ago
Growing Up in West Wales
For 15 years I lived in a small town on the west coast of Wales called Aberystwyth. Now that I'm finally out I feel like I'm ready to shed some light on the 'beautiful' West Wales, including the recen...
Why You Should Visit Odense If You Are a Fan of Harry Potter
Odense is the third-largest city in Denmark. It has a population of 175,245 as of January 2016, and is the main city of the island of Funen. Odense has close associations with Hans Christian Andersen ...
Margit Fagerbekka month ago
How to Talk to Norwegians
Because of their extreme shyness, Norwegians might seem like some of the most confusing people you’ve ever met. Visiting Norway for the first time, you may feel like you’ve landed on a different plane...
Lindsay Claya month ago
The Beauty of Budapest
Traveling the world and seeing different cultures is always an amazing experience. In Eastern Europe there are a great many wonderful countries to visit and sites to see. One of the most amazing count...
simon yorkea month ago
The Beauty of Dartmoor
The majestic purple of heathers, speckled with faded yellow flowers of gorse, surrounded by a sea of tawny long grass set upon the verdant shorter grass. The breeze, fragranced with the sea, only perh...
Carolina Rosaa month ago
Moving to England
Every time I look at my left arm I see a little memory imprinted on my skin. It was only 5 months ago that I got my very first tattoo and I am still in love with it. I plan on getting more eventually ...
Andrew Wilsona month ago
Germany: My First Trip Overseas
Invited to stay in Koblenz by Michael Wagner, a German student whom I befriended in my last year at Durham University, I remember making the necessary arrangements with the Student Travel Centre in Du...
Claudia Ca month ago
How To Deal with Homesickness
When I first moved to England, I didn't know what I wanted to do. I was 28 years old, I was looking for an adventure, something different that could bring joy and sparkle into my life. I said to mysel...
Lisa Ottoa month ago
Moving into Another Country
This year for me has been full of changes. I graduated school and moved out of my family home into another country. I rented my first own flat and moved in with my boyfriend. All this has been pretty ...
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Den1c Macleoda month ago
Living on an Island
When you’re a young adult living on an island, life can be tough. But there are upsides to the lifestyle and traditions of the people. I live on a small island off the north-west coast of Scotland. Th...
The Beauty of Simplicity in South West France
As I cruised down past Bordeaux in my rusted, white 1988 Toyota Hiace, I felt it was time to roll down the window and let the smell of pine forests consume the van. The welcome sight of Arcachon came ...
Simon Warda month ago
Stone Piled Upon Stone
It’s said that the devil was not best pleased with the prospect of a church on Brentor. Such was his objection that it took a truly angelic presence, no less than St. Michael of the Rock to assuage hi...