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.

Gareth Johnsona year ago
Live Like a Local In Paris
On my first few visits to Paris I only ever stayed in hotels — usually in the Opera district, and then amidst the nightlife of Le Marais. Whatever your budget, a good hotel in a great location is the ...
Gareth Johnsona year ago
The Joy of Train Travel in the UK
Whatever means of transport that you choose for your travels around the world, there's always the chance of something going wrong — some sort of disruption that throws your carefully planned journey i...
Gareth Johnsona year ago
Cambridge: A Travel Guide
An easy day-trip from London, Cambridge is an incredibly attractive part of the world. Situated on the River Cam, the city is dominated by the University of Cambridge which was founded in 1209. It’s t...
Gareth Johnsona year ago
London: A Guide to Living
It was 2003 when I moved to London, just a few months after my 30th birthday. I feel a lot of affection for London, but it’s a tough city. It’s chaotic, expensive, busy, nothing ever seems to be worki...
Gareth Johnsona year ago
Norway: A Travel Guide
Whether you are experiencing Oslo in its shimmering summer, or the winter wonderland of the country’s north — Norway offers something for everyone. Here's a quick overview of some of the many reasons ...
Gareth Johnsona year ago
Stockholm: A Travel Guide
Constructed over an archipelago of 14 islands and connected together by 57 bridges, Stockholm — the capital of Sweden — is a city with a unique sense of style and purpose. A city that is perhaps at it...
Gareth Johnsona year ago
Brighton: An English Seaside Mini-Break
If you're in London and looking to get to the sea on a sunny day, one of the best and easiest options is to jump on the train to Brighton. On the coast due south from London, you won't find a sandy be...
My Favorite (and Not Too Touristy) Spots in Paris*
Did you know French (mostly Parisian) people call Paris Paname, when they are talking about it as an exotic place? Well, Paris is an exotic place, especially if you've never been there, you probably r...
John Robertsa year ago
A Cruise on Brand New Viking Sky
By John Roberts InTheLoopTravel.com Viking Ocean Cruises launched its first ship in 2015 and now has three vessels: Viking Sky, Viking Sea and Viking Star. Also, Viking Sun is coming in 2017, and the ...
Larry Romulusa year ago
Places You Can Visit for Under $25 a Day
Vacations can be incredibly expensive; it may seem impossible to find a place to visit where you won't need to spend any more than $25. The image one conjures when you think of cheap vacations is usua...
Scott Snowdena year ago
Celebrating King's Day in Amsterdam
The King's Day national holiday commemorates the birthday of the King of the Netherlands on 30th April and serves as a symbol for patriotism and national unity. The night before King's Day is also cel...
Scott Snowdena year ago
Skiing the Slopes of Val d’Isère
Two of the top ski resorts in Europe are Val d’Isère and Tignes, in the French Alps located practically next door to each other. So close are they that many make their way over across the slopes to en...
Patricia Sarkara year ago
What to Know Before Traveling to Iceland
Iceland is beyond incredible, and you should most certainly put it at the top of your travel to-do, but there are things to know beyond just that before making the trip. Know that Iceland is unlike an...