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.

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J.C. Mariea year ago
Me First
I have always loved travel, although I haven't done it nearly as much as I want to. In high school, I traveled to Italy and Greece and fell in love. The architecture was so beautiful, the culture so r...
Lara Alicea year ago
Weirdness Heaven
Autumn came and most trees around the big lake in Gaasperplas were covered in bright yellow leaves while others were as red as wine in the sun. My sister Branca and I had started school in Amsterdam a...
Gareth Johnsona year ago
Exploring the Costa Blanca
The Costa Blanca is one of the iconic holiday destinations that Spain is famous for. Unfortunately it seems that the Costa Blanca is famous for many of the wrong reasons — over-developed conurbations,...
Tomás Brandãoa year ago
Solo Traveling Through Amsterdam
Recently I've had the pleasure and the chance to visit a unique and wonderful city, none other than the capital city of the Netherlands, Amsterdam. Since I'm currently living in Arnhem, a city in the ...
Ten Myths from the South West of England
Renowned for the scenic landscape, rolling hills, and soaring coasts, the South West has it all. The land is rich in nutrients, and the past has tales to tell in abundance. Holiday-makers and nature e...
Joel Carra year ago
Moscow Muled
My older brother Tomas, a keen enthusiast of Russian literature suggested one evening that we go to Russia on holiday. At the time I certainly felt I needed a break and maybe Mother Russia was the tri...
Samantha S. a year ago
5 Must See Places Outside Edinburgh, Scotland
Only a glimpse of Scotland's beauty...
For the Love of the Game
One of the best things about living in a foreign country is exploring and becoming immersed in the local sports scene. When you’re living outside the U.S., a different kind of football takes precedenc...
Ian Paula year ago
York to Cork and Back Again
It began one Friday afternoon. I was just thinking about my schedule for the following week, which I needed to send out to some online students in order for them to book some slots with me the followi...
Gareth Johnsona year ago
Venice: Like A Virgin
Venice good gives face. One of the old-world cities that defines the way that we perceive Europe, Venice seems to embody all of the iconic elements of an Italian vacation. For my boyfriend Liviu's bir...
Carlota Mauraa year ago
White Blank Page
I closed my eyes and absorbed the darkness, letting everything around me come alive. I had roamed the streets for hours, taking it all in: the smell of melted mozzarella on the world’s finest pizzas; ...
Gareth Johnsona year ago
Prague: A Travel Guide
Prague is one of those European cities that's almost too good to be true — beautiful, fairy-tale architecture, vibrant culture and nightlife, and warm and friendly locals. There's obviously a lot more...
Nothing to Declare?: Revisiting the (Proposed Wider) Laptop Ban
Months after the federal Department of Homeland Security banned large electronic items on U.S. bound flights originating in the Middle East, the agency is ready to double down in unsettling ways, with a proposed ban on laptops and tablets in cabins of U.S. bound flights from Europe. It hasn’t happened yet, but there’s a sense that the Trump government is quietly laying the groundwork for putting a ban in place. That in itself would be bad enough: just One More Thing to be navigated (and tolerate...
Gareth Johnsona year ago
Barcelona: A Gay Travel Guide
It’s no wonder that Barcelona is such a popular destination – drawing people from across Europe and the world to enjoy its unique combination of warm weather, beach-side location, and a seeming insati...
Gareth Johnsona year ago
Aachen, Germany: A Travel Guide
The small German city of Aachen hasn’t necessarily captured the imagination of travellers, but by train it's incredibly accessible and the kind of destination that makes an interesting day-trip whiche...
Angela Durana year ago
The Purple Backpack
If the little girl I was could see me now, with my purple backpack on my back, old tennis shoes and walking by myself on the streets of Rome, she would smile gladly. That is what was crossing my mind ...