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.

'Sorry I'm Late, My Bike Broke Down...'
I wasn’t particularly nervous for my move to the UK. After all, I’d lived in South Korea for half a year and spent a summer interning in Kenya and Uganda (such white girl, much wow), speak English pre...
Gareth Johnsona year ago
Paint Your Face and Be Part of an Ancient Pagan Festival In England
The time of year now designated as the beginning of May has long been an occasion for the celebration of seasonal change in northern Europe. The end of the winter and the beginning of the warmer weath...
Gareth Johnsona year ago
Walking In the Footsteps of the Ancient Romans
I have always been a bit fascinated with the Romans. I won’t bore you with the detailed distinctions between Ancient Rome, the Roman Republic, and the Roman Empire, but suffice to say that the centuri...
Best Vacation Spots In Ireland
When planning a vacation to Ireland, you might know where the best vacation spots in Ireland are. Much of the Irish population is centered in a few select cities, leaving much of the country wide-open...
Gareth Johnsona year ago
Six Places to Travel by Train In Europe
With the advent of discount flights, the default way of travelling around Europe seems to have become flying. Trying to cram everything into a small carry-on suitcase, having to limit your liquids to ...
Gareth Johnsona year ago
Six Great UK Coastal Destinations
An island nation, it’s not surprising that the United Kingdom is blessed with some fantastic coastal locations to explore and experience. While the weather may not always lend itself to lying on the b...
Venice
The city is full of romance and mystery; an inspiration to poets with its maze of alleys, streets and canals steeped in history and character. One can almost visualize the masqueraded figures of old, ...
Gareth Johnsona year ago
How to Live Like a Local In London
When you’re visiting a new or unfamiliar city, it can sometimes feel a little difficult to really get to grips with the place within a relatively short period of time. As a visitor, it's hard to get u...
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 Johnson2 years 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...
Rebecca Van Riel2 years ago
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 Roberts2 years 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 Romulus2 years 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...