Everything you should know about traveling to Europe!

Traveling Basics

This is a great place to begin. Whether you’re going to Europe on your first trip or returning for your next amazing adventure, these juicy, travel nuggets are sure to please


Europe’s got it all. Beaches, mountains, views, bridges, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, you name it. It’s one breathtaking panoramic photo-op waiting for you to discover


This is where Europe gets really fascinating. Dive into it’s rich, mesmerizing past and see how empires, cultural clashes, and world wars shaped the present continent

EU Politics and Governments

The EU is confusing, the Royals are even more complicated, and now there’s Brexit going on too. From countries to kings, let’s unravel it together


From Jesus, the Jews, the Crusades, relics, reformations, the Great Schism, saints, the Inquisition, pilgrimages, popes, and endless amounts of churches, there’s a lot to unpack

Art & Architecture

Pretty much the center of the universe for art. Europe is literally a real life art history class serving as the epicenter of the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Impressionist, Surrealist, Cubist, Modernist, and so many other movements


Home to classics like Homer, Plato, Shakespeare, Dickens, Kafka, Camus, Dante, Chaucer, Virgil, Proust, Cervantes, Flaubert, T.S. Eliot, Orwell, Huxley, Bronte, Balzac, Hugo, Poe, Voltaire, Grimm, Tolstoy, and so many more


European music is as varied as it gets and your ears will thank you.  From Gregorian chants, Opera legends like Verdi & Wagner, classical giants like Beethoven and Bach, Scottish bagpipes, Edith Piaf, the British Invasion by the Beatles and Rolling Stones, to a endless list of stars like Elton, Ozzy, Oasis, U2, Amy Winehouse, and Adele

Film and Cinema

A lot has changed since the the Lumière brothers first film screened on 28th December 1895. From famed directors like Federico Fellini and Ingmar Bergman, British legends like Alfred Hitchcock and Charlie Chaplin, or great stars like Sophia Loren, Greta Garbo, Brigitte Bardot, Audrey Hepburn, and Gérard Depardieu that will all make you wonder where your favorites were filmed?

Holidays & Festivals

Don’t miss out on the biggest highlights of the year like Carnival in Venice, St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland, the Cannes Film Festival, Glastonbury Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, San Fermin (aka Running of the Bulls in Pamplona), Oktoberfest in Munich, La Tomatina Festival in Buñol (the world largest tomato fight)

Food & Culinary Arts

Cuisine at its finest, we’re talking serious sensory overload. Highlights include Croissants in France, Pizza in Italy, Gyros in Greece, Goulash in Hungary, Paella in Spain, Fondue in Switzerland, French Fries, Waffles, and Chocolates in Belgium, Fish & Chips in the UK, and even deep fried Mars bars in Scotland


Save your hard earned money because you will want to spend it all here. Prepare to be impressed by luxury brands like Fendi, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Armani, Cartier, Bulgari, Dior, Burberry, Hermes, Rolex, Swarovksi, and so many more

Drink & Debauchery

Yup, it’s as good as you imagined and worthy of it’s own intoxicating category. Boasting some of the world’s finest wine, beers, and spirits, prepare to be impressed by Europe’s mind blowing elixirs

Cars & Sport

Never a dull moment, from the birthplace of the Olympics to world class soccer (football), tennis, golf, skiing, rugby, cycling, cricket, hockey, basketball, surfing, and scuba diving

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Learn more about the main European car brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Porsche, Opel, Volkswagen from Germany, Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Ferrari from Italy, Aston Martin, Bentley, Jaguar from Great Britain.

Where are your favorite European musicians from?

Tom Jones was born on June 7,1940 in Pontypridd, Wales, UK Elton John was born in Pinner, Middlesex, England on March 25, 1947 (his original name was Reginald Dwight). Sting was born on October 2, 1951 in Wallsend, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England  His original name was Gordon Matthew Sumner. Bono was born on May 10, 1960 in…


What are the Top 5 Best Views of London?

While the two tallest buildings in London (the Canary Wharf Tower at 800 ft/244m and the BT Tower at 619 ft/189m ) are not available for visits, however the 3rd largest, Tower 42, which stands at 600 ft/183m does have restaurants on its 24th and 42nd floors respectively. Also, the uber cool Gherkin Building located…


What are the best places to take in the view of Paris?

This is a great question with tons of options. We recommend seeing several of the below locations and deciding for yourself. Also note, “the” place to get that perfect photo of the Eiffel Tower is undoubtedly atop the steps of the Trocadero, not the Champ de Mars. After that the best views are debatably fun…


What are the Top 5 Best Views of Rome?

Not necessarily in this order and definitely the subject of great debate, the following locations are both dreamy, romantic, and photo worthy stops that won’t disappoint. Top of the Piazza di Spagna (the Spanish Steps) – not the highest perch in Rome, but definitely one of the coolest places to watch a sunset and people…


What Greek Island was Mamma Mia filmed on?

Whether you’re a huge ABBA fan or not, you will be after watching this fun film. The made up island in the film is called Kalokairi but in reality it was actually Skopelos. Most of the outdoor scenes in “Mamma Mia!” were filmed on-location at various beaches and towns on the island of Skopelos off…


Holidays and Festivals

January 2020 1 January – New Year’s Day Street Festivals in Scotland carry over from the Hogmanay New Year’s Eve parties the night before. Visit Site>> 2 January – Berchtoldstag in Switzerland 5 January – Twelfth Night (also called Wassail Eve or Eve of Epiphany) in England 6 January – Epiphany as observed by Catholics…


Where are the best train museums in Europe located?

  Museum Country Address Website London Transport Museum UK Covent Garden, London WC2E 7BB, United Kingdom Visit Site>> U-Bahn Museum Germany Rossitter Weg 1, 14053 Berlin, Germany Visit Site>> Railway Museum of Athens Greece Akti Kallimasioti 275, Pireas 185 45, Greece Visit Site>> Madrid Railway Museum Spain Paseo de las Delicias, 61, 28045 Madrid, Spain…


Is the Orient Express still running?

The Orient Express takes passengers on an adventure for the ages. The historic train journey passes through numerous notable cities in Europe and Asia. The popularity of the train rose due to the 1931 novel Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie.   Nowadays it’s not quite like an Agatha Christie novel, nor should there…


What are best gift ideas and souvenirs from Europe?

A piece of the Berlin Wall available for sale at the Eastside Gallery in Berlin. The Gallery’s address is Mühlenstraße 47 – 80, 10243 Berlin A 5 or 10 euro poker chip from the Casino at Monte Carlo, their address is: Place du Casino, 98000 Monaco A personally engraved Victorinox Swiss Army knife from Switzerland.…


Where is your favorite European fashion designer from?

No doubt about it, Europe has the best fashions and consequently, the subject arises. Incidentally, many people have asked why such designers as Caroline Herrera, Yves St. Laurent, and Oscar De La Renta included aren’t included on the list. Quite simply, this list pertains to noteworthy native born, European designers. In their case, the three…


La Crème de la Crème in Paris!

When seeking the best of the best in Paris, it means only one thing: ‘Vive la difference!’  Whether furnishing your ‘pied a terre’ or chasing a down a little ‘joie de vivre’ for yourself, here’s the breakdown on how to do it with that certain flair — or as they say, élan. Best Hotel- The Ritz…


What about certain lesser known sports in Europe?

Bocce:I-a type of lawn bowling usually played on a long, narrow dirt court in many parts of Italy. For more about its rules, see Petanque-French ball game similar to bocce. See or Gaelic Football Pelota (Pelota Vasca)the game from which jai alai was developed originating from the Basque region of Spain Hurling-Irish…


How did Jacques Cousteau get his start?

Born on June 11, 1910 in St. Andre de Cubzac (near Bordeaux), the legendary French oceanographer, author, and film producer began his career as a graduate from the Naval Academy in Brest, France and served as a naval officer during WWII eventually founding the undersea research group of the French Navy in 1945. He co-invented…