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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Patrick Hollis5 months ago
Interrailing in... Brussels
The last of our long haul trains were now over. As a result, the two and a half hour train from Amsterdam to Brussels felt as though it was over in a flash. We arrived into Brussels Midi Station at ar...
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Patrick Hollis5 months ago
Interrailing In... Berlin
My sixth-month placement in Stuttgart may have ended, but I wasn’t about to head directly back to England. Instead, I set off on a two-week trip Interrailing around Europe with my girlfriend. Starting...
Adam Wallace5 months ago
Sardinia: The Mediterranean's Ignored Jewel
Hello, and welcome back to Second Chances where I shine a spotlight on the maligned and ignored, and I'm in the mood for a change of scenery. Typically, this column is about spotlighting movies, music...
Bleu Campbell6 months ago
Why Your Next Holiday Should Be Positano, Italy 🇮🇹
Positano can only be described as one of the most beautiful cliffside villages in the world. It’s on Southern Italy’s Amalfi Coast and is so remarkable for so many reasons. I’ve personally been to Pos...
Marilou Abruscato6 months ago
Paris Absolute
Travel. We all dream of it and eventually most of us do it. I finally did. In case you could not guess from the photo, I went to Paris, France. It was a dream come true, so much so that I went back ag...
Rasma Raisters6 months ago
Majestic Rundales Palace
This is a beautiful and magnificent Baroque style palace located in Latvia in the Rundales district Pilsrundale. It was designed by a Russian architect of Italian descent Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrell...
Ramona B.6 months ago
Milan: A Disappointment
Recently, I took my Mom to Milan for four days. She had requested it and was really excited to see one of the fashion capitals of the world. While I was planning our itinerary, I already had some doub...
Krystal Ferweda6 months ago
Hidden History and Hidden Gems
Hidden History Paris, France is one of the most beautiful places that you can visit. It is known as the “city of lights” and the “city of love.” There are however many things that most people know bec...
Rasma Raisters6 months ago
'Three Devil’s Servants in the Devil’s Mill'
Well known Latvian actor and writer whose real name was Arvids Mihelsons was born near Riga, Latvia on October 23, 1886, died on October 14, 1961, and was buried in Riga in Meza Kapi or Forest Cemeter...
Abbey Ryan6 months ago
The Iceland Packing List
Maybe you're not that organized of a person and would rather just throw some junk in a suitcase than make a packing list and pack everything on it (*cough* me), but if you do that with Iceland, then y...
Rasma Raisters6 months ago
The Beauty of Riga District
Riga, the capital of Latvia, has more to it than just city. Riga District surrounds this lovely city, which is divided into two by the Daugava. The Riga District can be considered as a suburban zone. ...
Emily Wilcox7 months ago
Reasons Why a Passing Alien Family Should Spend Some Time in Birmingham
Perhaps one day in a distant future, an alien family might stumble upon our wonderful planet. Perhaps they were off on their travels and Papa Alien refused to use a SatNav despite Mama Alien insisting...
Beth Rose7 months ago
8 Must See Places in Rome
If you're visiting Rome, be sure to stop off at these places during your visit.
Alarna Chivers7 months ago
The First of Many to Come
Moving to London has been the start of fueling my need to see as may cultures and countries as possible, and now that I have ignited this fire, I doubt it will ever go away. Over nine days, I traveled...
Claire Raymond7 months ago
Tips for a Vacation in Cornwall, England
Cornwall is a beautiful place. It's full of rolling countryside, beautiful beaches and it has a fascinating history that attracts millions of people from all over the world. But with so much going for...
Chloe Gilholy7 months ago
Britannia Has Set Sail
Almost two hours ago, the Britannia ship departed from Southampton to take 3000 passengers around the delights and beauty of Norway. I am one of those people. I’m sitting on the deck chair on my balco...
Rasma Raisters7 months ago
The Old Town Riga Latvia
The Old Town in Riga, the capital of Latvia, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its narrow streets are full of history and architectural wonder. Town Hall Square has had the most changes throughout hist...
Rasma Raisters7 months ago
Pride of the City
When speaking about Riga, the capital of Latvia, there are things and places within the city which stand above the rest. One of them and unique only to Riga is the city’s silhouette. It is dominated b...