Travel

Navigating the roads in Europe can be either an exhilarating experience or harrowing escape, based on where or when you choose to travel.
Do you want to travel more but are unsure of how you’ll be able to afford it? You’ve calculated the cost of flights, hotels, food and transportation, and you’re left feeling discouraged. Don’t worry! At the end of this guide you’ll be a budget travel guru.
As much as I love trains, during the tourist season or high demand, they can be as expensive if not more than plane tickets.
The Alsace region of France springs vivid pictures when I think of it— brightly colored half-timbered houses lining narrow cobblestone alleys, a foodie’s paradise with Michelin-starred restaurants in quaint villages, and of course, award-winning wines.
The final weekend before the school year begins is often filled with last-minute vacations and day trips. For those living in the U.K., Aug. 24-26 also marks the August bank holiday weekend.
There is something vital lacking in many service members, and that is curiosity of life outside of America’s borders. The first time I directly noticed this was during a training exercise in Japan.
England is a lovely country known for its vast farmland, musical icons and of course, political figureheads. Seeing as my family originally descends from Manchester, I have compiled a few places to spend time at in this popular city.
 
John Rylands Library
Aside from the iconic sites in Europe, an area many jet off to when they have been bitten by the travel bug is the Balkans. With a landscape and a culture that differs from western Europe, it’s easy to see why. Below are 6 reasons why everyone should put the Balkans on their travel list.
One of the greatest joys (or perhaps disagreements) of traveling is planning where to eat. The obvious choice in Cologne is German food. For those of us that have been living in Germany for a while, we know that German food gets old pretty quick.
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As most of Europe suffers from extended dreary, cold weather, it’s hard not to look forward to summer vacation.
What countries truly qualify as being a part of Scandinavia? While many reputable sources claim Denmark, Norway and Sweden make up the region, other sources of the same credibility claim those three plus Finland and Iceland are also included.
Some people travel to relax at a beach-side resort, or climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower. But consider the world as a series of fabulous flea markets, displaying each culture’s best artifacts.
Spending four days in Latvia during the summer should certainly find its way on your list of travels. One can typically find a roundtrip flight from Frankfurt Hahn to Riga, Latvia via Ryanair for 75 euros. Riga is the capital city of Latvia and offers much to see.
Tired of driving on unfamiliar roads? Planning your next three-day weekend getaway? Then relax and soak up the views of beautiful Europe as a passenger.
A few hundred years ago, people hoped never to see the village dungeon. Stories of torture, starvation and death frightened most people into behaving. Today, tourists brave lines and pay up to relive the dark, creepy past of cities in Germany, the U.K. and the Netherlands.