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El Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James, is a blanket term that applies to a number of several long-distance footpaths leading to Santiago de Compostela, a city in northwest Spain.
Whether you are an expert photographer, using the state of the art equipment, or a novice shooting on your smartphone camera, knowing where to capture the best Instagram-worthy shots while you are in Europe is essential.
Belgium is a country of peaceful farmland, canals and charming small towns. But, due to its location between France and Germany, it was the site of terrible fighting in both World War I and World War II.
A weekend or even a few days in Barcelona is not enough to see it all. But it is a good start to exploring this amazing city in Spain, which is a short nonstop flight from airports across Europe and a perfect winter getaway.
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If you’re a frequent visitor to Venice but seem to be in a rut always heading to the Piazza San Marco (Saint Mark’s Square) to spend your afternoon with the pigeons and a Bellini, I recommend breaking the cycle.
Built around the 11th century, these villages were, at one time, accessible only by boat or footpath. Hiking between them is still the best way to discover the lemon trees, olive groves and clusters of multicolored houses in this region.
Europe has been ravaged by war many times over. From the Roman Empire, Napoleon, World Wars I and II, history and the lessons learned from these vicious times are all but forgotten.
Enjoyed your fill of museums and castles, but now seeking a little more excitement? Head out to one of Europe’s themed amusement parks. Lose yourself in fantasy lands, savor greasy park food, or hang on tight as you’re catapulted skyward.
When we moved to Europe, my mom prepared her bucket list of places she wanted to visit, with Rome at the top. We had heard stories of pickpockets and petty crime, but we brushed it off. Surely, it wouldn’t happen to us.
Usually not ranking too high on bucket lists, one would be remiss in skipping over this city during their European travels. It’s rich in history, traditional and remarkable landmarks one has to see to truly appreciate.
Being a lifelong Beatles fan, I was so excited to be able to visit Liverpool — the birthplace of my favorite band — and see the iconic setting that, until that point, I had only read about in books.
Looking for adventure? Getting a little tired of seeing cathedral after cathedral? Wanting something different from the familiar European vibe of traveling. Interested in authentic and less touristy?
Traveling Europe with young children calls for a delicate balancing act worthy of a prima ballerina. Well-intentioned moms and dads understand that experiencing the sights, sounds, customs, flavors and historical significance of a different culture is a valuable educational experience.
Denia is about 40 minutes outside of the famous city of Valencia and is perfect for travelers seeking more of an off-the-beaten-path destination. Away from the hustle and bustle of Valencia, it allows guests to relax, while also offering a variety of places to stay, eat, drink and shop.
On a train from Manchester to London King’s Cross station, the idea for the Harry Potter series came to J.K. Rowling and she immediately started writing. The plots were outlined over the course of five years, and the first of seven books was published in June 1997.
It can be overwhelming to live in a different country with a different language and culture. But one of the blessings hidden in the chaos is the prospect of discovery.