My story of traveling the continent with my kids—where to go, how to go, what to do.
Stretched across Central and Eastern Europe, the vivid scenery of the Carpathian Mountains has inspired civilizations for centuries. Distinctive cultures, art and architecture, and immaculate gardens show a heritage influenced by the dramatic topography. Let your eyes dance across the fairy-tale skylines and medieval streets of Prague. Cherish Serbia’s Orthodox monasteries, beautifully built and decorated with frescoes. Find the perfect base for winter skiing or summer mountain sport adventures near Tatra National Park at Zakopane. Discover the stories of Slovakian villages in their beautifully preserved architecture and museums. Enrich the soul through the bewitching sights, sounds and tastes of Budapest. Reach beyond the borders in the Carpathian Mountains and investigate the chilling inspiration for the tale of Dracula.
Europe’s landscapes are vast, beautiful and waiting to be discovered. From sand dunes in Spain to forests in Croatia, some of the world’s most fascinating places lay hidden in Europe. Browse this gallery to discover what’s here, and then come see it for yourself.
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Watch Raven’s interview with Ondrej, a local tourist guide in Prague, revealing all the inside tips to explore the majestic history of Czech Republic.
Europe holds many impressive cathedrals, synagogues and mosques. These houses of worship hold important cultural, historic and religious significance. Many of these great buildings took centuries to build with ornate design and unique architecture.
This traditional Romanian product, produced using common plums, has been made in several municipalities of the Argeş County since 1914. It has exceptional health-giving qualities due to the fruit’s high nutritional value, which is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and both soluble and insoluble dietary fibre. The addition of sweeteners or preservatives is prohibited.
Could you imagine so much variety in Europe? From Finland to Azores or From Malta to Ireland, 71 destinations decided to gather to promote sustainable tourism under two words: Eden Network. The Eden Network: surprise yourself with Europe!
There’s a lot to explore in Europe. But northern Europe is like a world of its own. From the outdoor beauty of the fjords to the grand design and architecture of the museums and cathedrals, there’s always something to discover unlike anything you’ve seen before. Take a trip through the capitals of northern Europe to experience the wonder of these unique lands firsthand.
Vacation is a time to get away from it all and sit back, pamper yourself and enjoy a truly relaxing getaway. Europe is the perfect place to do that and more. Full of beautiful beaches and unforgettable views, it’s easy to relax and rejuvenate. Take a relaxing cruise through the Adriatic Coast and Mediterranean Islands for an unforgettably soothing experience. So leave your worries at home and get ready to unwind on your next vacation in Europe.
The aurora borealis, one of natureʼs most mysterious and entertaining phenomenon, has fascinated Scandinavian visitors and locals for generations, starting with the Vikings of old. Witnessing the spectacular light show and discovering the Northern Lights are only the beginning of your remarkable journey.
Europe’s culinary masterpieces have enticed travelers for millennia. From traditional cultural dishes to modern gastronomical feats, a tour of these delectable destinations is a trip worth taking. Bring a healthy appetite and treat yourself to the amazing tastes, sights and smells on this extensive tour of cuisine.
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Europe is known around the world for its high fashion and exclusive brands. Splurge on an extravagant shopping tour of the hottest cities for fashion. Take a tour of some of the best cities for fashion and luxury, and make some extravagant stops along the way.
The easiest and most relaxing way to discover the Baltic region is of course to embark on one of the many cruise ships that sail from Copenhagen to Helsinki. However, if you are a land-lover, or simply prefer to explore at your own pace, you can easily drive through some of the smallest, least known but most beautiful countries in Europe.
Bring your European experience home with you. Here is a list of must-buy European souvenirs to share with friends and family…or keep for yourself!
At times, Europe exudes luxury unlike anywhere in the world. And it’s no more evident than at the continent’s many lavish palaces. From Portugal to Latvia, Europe’s most refined palaces are the definition of luxury. Explore some of the grandest of Europe’s palaces in this breathtaking photo gallery.
The Kaunertal Valley in Austria is a land of continuous contrasts that mirror the changing seasons. The panoramic Kaunertal Glacier Road weaves through snow-covered forests and ends at eternal ice. Lush greenery, babbling brooks, and sweet-smelling pastures are all made accessible to guests with reduced mobility. That’s why The Kaunertal Valley was chosen as Austria’s most recent EDEN winner. The theme was accessible tourism.
Get in the mood and lose track of time and space in one of Europe’s many music festivals.
The therapeutic use of hot springs has been present in Europe from ancient times to the present day, giving birth to a number of spa towns well-known for the beauty of their buildings, or long tradition of welcoming guests and the healing properties of its springs.
Europe’s wonder shines brightest in its most natural locations. With over 350 national parks scattered throughout the continent, there’s plenty of wonders to take in during your next trip. From Spain to Finland, Denmark to Greece and everywhere in between, you’ll find national parks featuring unique terrains, breathtaking views and endless activities. One thing is certain: outdoor adventure abounds at each and every European park.
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From the virtuosos of the Renaissance to the modern masters, Europe has hundreds of museums and galleries to house them. Experience the movements that started in Europe, such as Surrealism with Salvador Dalí and Cubism with Picasso. Europe was the center of a revolution in art, the Renaissance.