What are the top Ski Spots of Europe?

The ski season in Europe usually runs from December into April. The International Ski Federation (FIS) is the governing body of skiing. While it is estimated that skiing began in Norway some 4,000 years ago, one of the oldest ski’s in existence dates from around 600 AD and can be seen at the the Ski…

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How do I say basic courtesies abroad?

Above all else, do behave and try to make your mother proud.  Whether you realize it or not, you are an ambassador for your country. As the Aussies say, don’t “act like a mongrel, maggot, or a bushpig” in another country. Please try to use common courtesies abroad and who knows…you might make a new…

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What is the emergency phone number across Europe?

‘112’ is the emergency phone number and can be dialed anywhere in continental Europe (no matter where you are). It is important to immediately specify your native language immediately (i.e. English) and then stay on the line while you wait for the operator. Get ‘112’ into your head! While in Britain, the United Kingdom, and…

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What type of tour package is best for me?

This is another really tough question that depends on who you’re traveling with, your budget, your desired itinerary, and your length of stay to name just a few factors. That being said, tons of incredible options from extremely reputable operators abound. Finding the perfect fit for you will require a bit of homework and research…

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Where’s the best place to run a marathon?

In Europe, engaging in a marathon merges sightseeing and exercising to create a fun and healthy experience for participants and spectators. Participants run by significant monuments and witness where historical events have taken place while they work out for charitable causes. Read below for more information about marathons in some of Europe’s most beautiful cities. …

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What are the major pro cycling championships of Europe?

UCI World Cycling Championships. Also see www.cyclinghalloffame.com Tour D’France finishes on Champs-Elysees at Arc d’ triomphe. *mention Lance Armstrong x time winner of Tour d’France Visit: letour.fr Giro d’ Italia (Tour of Italy)- a 25 day cross country race each May. Starts in Nice, France www.giroditalia.it Tour de Spain (La Vuelta de Espana) lavuelta.com Tour…

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When are the major tennis tournemants played in Europe?

Two of the 4 major championships in professional tennis that make up what is called the Grand Slam of Tennis are held in Europe. They are listed in order by their sequence during the year: Australian Open (played on hard surface) The first of the four annual events is usually held over the last 2…

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What’s the largest stadium in Europe?

Many of you might be shocked that no stadiums are listed with capacities over 100,000 people. Surely you’ve run across a few stats that list stadium attendance at over 120,000 or higher. This is a bit misleading. Such numbers were products of days when crowds were crammed close together for the biggest of matches, usually…

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What about other field sports of Europe besides football (soccer)?

Rugby Union:  In Twickenham, part of west London, there’s the famed stadium and of course a museum on property as well. See www.rfu.com Rugby League: See the World of Rugby League www.rleague.com Cricket: www.cricketer.co.uk or www.cricinfo.com American Football (Grid-iron): Yes, surprisingly enough the NFL has been in Europe for over two decades and in recent…

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