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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 Scariest Airports in the World

While flying may be the safest way to travel, many airports are located in treacherous places that will make you shudder (think landing strips built in the middle of the Himalayas or on the edge of an island). However, keep in mind that just because these takeoffs and landings are stomach-churning, the airports themselves have…

17 of the Best National Parks in Europe

Travelers to Europe tend to head straight for its cities. But while the bright lights of Paris, busy markets of London, and storied streets of Rome are all worth a visit, city parks don’t always provide the nature fix we crave. To truly appreciate Europe’s flora and fauna, you’re better off visiting its protected spaces.…

10 of the Best Small Towns in Scotland

Scotland never fails to impress with its romantic castles, rugged Highlands, friendly locals, and idyllic lochs. Edinburgh entices visitors with its successful meshing of the ancient and modern, centered around the imposing Edinburgh Castle. On the other hand, lesser-appreciated Glasgow boasts an array of museums and an edgy music scene. However, it’s the tiny stone…

A Guide to the Islands of Scotland

john mcsporran/Flickr Scotland is known for many things: romantic castles, the formidable Highlands, kilts, and the Loch Ness Monster, among many others. Whether for the natural landscapes, rich cultural sites, or something kitschier, Scotland ranks high on many travelers’ itineraries. Many visitors base their trip around Edinburgh with perhaps a day-trip or two to the…

8 Awesome Fishing Trips Around the World

Whether you’re an expert angler or a fair-weather fishing fan, a fishing trip is a great way to relax along the water with friends or family — though there’s also the potential bonus of a fresh supper. From tagging trout in Ireland to stalking salmon in New York, fishing requires a great deal of patience.…

The Most Stunning Castles in Europe

Europe has no shortage of jaw-dropping castles with imposing exteriors and opulent interiors that showcase the styles from their time period. Whether they actually served as a fortress or simply housed the royal family, these castles act as a gorgeous way to be immersed in history. While you may not get to live out the…

5 Incredible Day Trips From Edinburgh

Martin de Lusenet/Flickr From world-class art to world-class whiskey, Fringe Festivals to fashion, castles to cathedrals, Edinburgh has plenty to experience. Once you’ve toured the highlights and sampled the haggis, it’s time to see what else Scotland has to offer. The country is full of enchanting nature, Celtic history, and charming seaside towns. Some of…

The Most Charming Boutique Hotels in Europe

A word of advice: Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to searching for the perfect hotel stay. In fact, for those seeking a more intimate, charming ambience with a personal touch, a boutique hotel is the way to go. Whether you’re heading off on a long vacation or sneaking in a short weekend getaway,…

6 Underrated European Beach Destinations

Europe-bound beach vacationers tend to flock to Mediterranean hubs, like France’s Côte d’Azur, Italy’s Amalfi Coast, or the Greek island of Santorini. Europe’s coasts along the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, North Sea, and the Atlantic cover millions of miles, so there’s clearly plenty of room for your beach chair outside these increasingly overrun and pricey…