Latest Articles on Europe

The 16 Most Luxurious All-Inclusive Resorts in the World

An all-inclusive getaway can be one of the best ways to unwind — your food, drinks, entertainment, and anything else you could want are taken care of without any thought on your part. During our travels, we’ve found amazing all-inclusive resorts in a wide array of categories — from adults-only to budget-friendly and family-focused properties. But…

7 European Places That Are Warm in December

Europe isn’t usually our first thought when we’re planning a December trip. The Caribbean, Asia, and really the whole Southern hemisphere usually come to mind first — and for good reason. They are, on the whole, much warmer in the winter months. But there are some European destinations that avoid winter’s chill. Just look to…

14 Secrets of Vatican City, Revealed

You’re aware that Vatican City is home to the Pope and serves as the Roman Catholic Church’s HQ. You’ve even heard about the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Plus, you religiously watch “The Young Pope,” starring Jude Law. So you know pretty much everything there is to know about the place, right? Wrong. For…

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…