In London and seeking out a Christmas market? Whether for shopping, sipping mulled wine, or catching a show on stage, one of the city’s several large markets will surely deliver the spirit you seek.
Bruges, Belgium is medieval European charm personified, and its perfectly preserved character makes it a hit with tourists throughout the year.
For me, there’s no better place to spend those long, sun-drenched days of summer than at a lake. Sure, pools are nice, but lakes capture beauty in a way that pools just can’t.
1. The National Gallery.
Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with extended hours Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
Let me begin by saying that yes, I am well aware that I am truly blessed to be healthy and live in a foreign country where travel is easily accessible. I also know I should be thankful that I can afford to travel and go trotting around Europe like it’s nothing. Paris for the weekend?
As swimsuits and tank tops replace scarves and sweaters on store shelves, I find myself lost in daydreams that include tan lines, frosty beverages and sand-sprinkled toes more and more often. Summer is so close I can almost smell the sunscreen and taste the sea salt in the air.
There are so many things that I regularly miss about the United States. The first that comes to mind is Chipotle and agreeing every single time to pay extra for guacamole. I also wouldn’t mind eating an entire Godfather’s taco pizza.
In 1842, Bavarian brewer Josef Groll put Pilsen on the map for what would soon become a world-famous beer style, pilsner. This pale lager is brewed at the Pilsner Urquell, a veritable beer lover's mecca.
Take your beer tasting tour to the next level with a multi-sensory experience at Stiegl Brauwelt in Salzburg. Touch, smell and taste to your heart’s content while learning about the extensive skills that go into the beer brewing craft.
There are two major reasons to head to Florence in December. One, it’s the off-season for tourism so everything is much cheaper. Two, visiting the Florence Christmas market. It’s a perfect mix of German tradition and Italian romance.
Why Florence
Set on the Adriatic, Dubrovnik is the crown jewel of Croatia. Take some time this summer to visit this ancient city or one of the natural wonders in Croatia.
The picturesque region of Alsace, France lies to the west of the Rhine River on the German border. It is home to fairytale towns with colorful half-timbered houses, flower-laden boutique fronts, macaroons galore and vineyards as far as the eye can see.
Perhaps you’re new to Europe and you haven’t caught the buzz. Maybe you’re resisting the temptation to make that first purchase because you know you’ll soon be addicted and can’t stop at just a couple of pieces.
The bustling capital city of Seoul in South Korea has no shortage of activities and vibrant sights for visitors.
Ideally located on Walt Disney World property in central Florida, Shades of Green military family resort is close to theme parks, shopping, restaurants, golf courses and more!
Maybe you’re taking an express tour or driving to Prague for a quick trip. When pressed for time, sometimes 24 hours is all you have to explore a city. What should be at the top of your list when visiting Prague, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, in such a short amount of time?