Latest Articles on Europe

The 7 Best European Vacations for $1,500 or Less

It’s true, a European vacation isn’t a budget-conscious traveler’s dream. From higher exchange rates to often expensive hotels, costs can add up quickly. However, there are insider tips, secret destinations, and strategies that you can employ to put your dream trip to Europe closer at hand. We’ve covered almost every corner of Europe over the…

It Just Got Tougher for Americans to Visit Europe

Lisbon, Portugal Americans wanting to travel to Europe can currently pack their bags and go without any sort of travel clearance, but all that’s about to change. Effective January 1, 2021, U.S. citizens will have to register through the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) before entering the Schengen Area, no matter the duration…

Nude Beaches: Europe vs. the Caribbean

No matter your reason for visiting a nude beach — avoiding tan lines, embracing your curiosity, or a living as a naturist — selecting the right destination depends on a variety of factors. To help narrow things down a little, we’ve pitted Europe (a continent with a famously liberal stance on nudity on beaches) against…

How to Get Compensation When Your European Flight Is Delayed or Canceled

Nicky Boogaard/Flickr Flight cancellations and delays are sometimes a frustrating part of the travel experience. Most travelers have an anecdotal story about getting stuck in the airport due to storms, a sick pilot, or malfunctioning flight equipment — with little more than a shoulder shrug and perhaps a flight voucher for compensation. In the United…

Top River Cruise Itineraries Around the World

River cruising has truly come into its own over the past few years. While previously targeting retirees, cruise companies have made great strides to freshen their ships and itineraries to appeal to younger couples, and even families. Whether you want to step inside a fairy-tale and visit Europe’s incredible castles and vineyards, see the wildlife…

6 European Cities With the Best Beaches

Can’t choose between a city break and a beach vacation? Thanks to some stellar European cities with stunning stretches of sand, you need not pick a side. The following six cities are perfect for travelers who are looking to bask in the sun as well as explore urban streets full of cultural delights and delicious…

7 Underrated Destinations in Central Europe

Central Europe, a vaguely defined region open to many interpretations, is becoming increasingly popular with travelers, thanks to its rich and complicated history, multiculturalism, stunning landmarks, and in some cases, affordable prices. Most first-time visitors to the region stick to capital cities, such as Prague, Vienna, Berlin, and Budapest. Although these dynamic capitals merit the…

The Best European Destinations to Visit This Fall

Summer is the most popular time to travel to Europe, but if you want in on a little secret, read on: Fall is just as good, if not better. During this time of year, prices are cheaper, crowds are fewer, and the fact that there’s no air-conditioning at your hotel won’t put a damper on…

The 6 Best Road Trips to Take in Europe

Its open roads might not share the same pop culture status as some of the iconic U.S. highways, but Europe is home to some incredible drives that showcase the continent’s incredible landscape. Europe offers a diverse range of natural settings, from Germany’s Bavarian Alps to the rugged beauty of rural Ireland. And exploring the continent…

6 Must-See Destinations in Sweden

Sweden is the largest of the Scandinavian countries (roughly the size of California) and offers a diverse range of travel experiences for any itinerary. The country’s walkable, stylish cities showcase world-class design, intriguing museums, trendy cafes, and a distinctly open-minded atmosphere. With a population hovering just below 10 million, there’s plenty of wilderness to seek…