Flowers along a canal in the old town of Ghent, Belgium

The Small Country with Outstanding Attractions to be Discovered on a Belgium Vacation

If you are looking for a destination which has diversity, history, culture, outstanding architecture, and great food and beer, then it’s time for a Belgium vacation. This is definitely not a large country. In fact, it is very compact, which is a plus for getting around, especially as Belgium has a good rail network. Starting […]

Summer travel across Europe - famous landmarks and grassy hill over blue sky

France vs Italy: Which Cultural Marvel is the Right European Vacation for You?

If ever there were a “Sophie’s Choice” between two beloved countries, this is surely it. France and Italy are two of the best-loved and most-visited countries in the world. They boast incredible cultures with long histories, great food and drink, lovely architecture, comfortable climates, and some of the greatest monuments the world over. Ideally, you […]

Old Town Pier of Bryggen in Bergen, Norway

Explore Scandinavia, Absolute Beauty in Northern Europe

Few destinations blend old and new as seamlessly as Scandinavia. Visitors to Northern Europe quickly discover why Norway, Sweden, and Denmark lead the world in innovation, sustainability, and happiness. Celebrating their rich past, even as they focus on the future, Scandinavia’s capital cities, Oslo, Stockholm, and Copenhagen are ideal spots for a cultural holiday, either […]

Bran Castle at Night with Full Moon, Transylvania, Romania - Cropped

Digging Up Myths, Magic, and Monsters on Your Europe Vacation

Roaming the centuries-old sites and cities of Europe, we’re constantly reminded of just how much history there is to discover, from Iceland to Istanbul. Where there’s history, there’s mythology, and where there’s mythology, there’s magic and monsters. It would be impossible to list all the great spots for a Halloween-inspired Europe vacation in one article, […]

Tiger at London Zoo, London, England, UK (United Kingdom)

Zoos Around the World

There are, according to the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, over 10,000 zoos around the world, so while travelling, the opportunities to visit one are innumerable. Whether as an adult or a child, most people love zoos. But first, what is the definition of a zoo? I quote from one source, “An establishment that maintains […]

Old Town of Tallinn, Estonia

You’ll Love What the Baltics Have to Offer on European Vacations

Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania all have a long history, a wealth of diverse culture, and are emerging as major tourist destinations to be enjoyed on European vacations. I recently returned from a first-time visit to Lithuania, and that completed my introduction to the three Baltic countries, which also include Estonia and Latvia. These three countries […]