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Europe Travel: Most Popular Articles

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European Clothing Sizes - Europe Clothing size...
Sizes are different in Europe and the UK. You'll need to convert your US sizes to European sizes if you're planning on shopping in Europe.
Europe and US Country Size Comparison Map - How...
Size comparison map shows the difference in size of western Europe and the US or United States. Interactive map allows you to position your state over any country in Europe.
Map of Italy | Best Italian Cities to Visit
Map of Italy showing the best Italian cities to visit with free and detailed information for planning an Italian vacation.
Where should you go in Tuscany? Check the map!
Map of Tuscany with the best cities for tourists to visit, from great Renaissance centers like Florence to Tuscan hill towns and famous spas.
All You Need to Know About the Cinque Terre
Map of Italy's Cinque Terre, showing the five villages and information on how to get around and where to stay in this interesting slice of Italian Riviera.
Electricity in Europe - Power Sockets and Plugs
Power sockets in Europe, things you need to know about plugging into electrical sockets in Europe. Power from European electrical outlets is different than it is in the US.
Europe Map - European Travel Planning Map
A travel planning map for Europe linking to all the individual country maps on Europe for Visitors. Find information on travel in European countries and distances between cities.
Europe Distances - Europe Distance Calculator
European distances calculator featuring driving distances for major cities in western Europe and train times between European cities.
Discover Swizerland, From Where to Go to How to...
Map of Switzerland showing the top tourist cities and attractions to visit on your Swiss vacation. Where to stay, what to do, and how to get around Switzerland.
How to Stay Safe on Your Trip to Europe
Scams, tricks, thievery and other things to watch out for when you travel within Europe, plus some hints on minimizing the potential for danger on your European trip.
Naturism in Austria: Where to Bare It All
Resources for the tourist to visit naturism parks and nude beaches in Austria. Nudism and FKK in Austria.
Normandy: D-Day Beaches to the World's Best...
Map of Normandy showing the D-Day beaches and tourist cities in the Normandy region of France, with travel advice and information.
What You Need to Know about International...
Having trouble phoning a number in Europe? Here we decifer the calling codes so you can figure it out.
Learn About Arrondissements: The Districts of...
See the Paris arrondissements or neighborhoods on a map of Paris and get hotel and attraction advice and information.
Lush, Tropical and Not So Far Away: The Azores...
The Azores islands are an interesting travel destination for people looking for active vacations in a beautiful island setting.
Italy Region Map | Europe Travel
An interactive map of the 20 regions in Italy, click on the regional name on the map for a more detailed map of that region.
How to Buy a Cell Phone in Europe and Avoid...
Cellular phones and what you need to know about the purchase of the right GSM cellular phone and SIM card for use in Europe.
Italy Rail Map | Train Routes in Italy
A map of rail lines in Italy and Sicily, public transportation travel planning along train routes in Italy and Sicily with information on ticketing and Italian rail passes.
How to Get from Rome's Airport to the Central...
Information on schedules and cost of the Leonardo Express, the shuttle service between Rome Termini and Fiumicino airport.
Travel Light with These 10 Carry-On Bags
These bags are certified carry-on luggage and may be all you need for that trip to Europe when you're determined to travel light and carry on your stuff.
Germany Cities Map
Map of Germany showing major tourist cities and towns. Use the map to plan your vacation in Germany.
Visiting the French Wine Regions | France Wine...
Map of the wine regions of France and information on tasting wines and when to visit the wine regions.
Do I need A Travel Visa to Visit a European...
Visa information for visiting the European Union, Shengen visa information.
Learn all about the French Regions
Our map of France Regions will help you plan a regional vacation. Today Normandy, tomorrow the joys of regional cooking and wines of the Alsace.
France Mapped: Explore Europe's Most Popular...
France maps showing the best cities to visit on your vacation plus essential tourist information on French regions, islands and the capital, Paris.
How to Navigate Paris Train Stations and...
Paris Train Stations Map and information on the six major Paris train stations with public transportation connections for each station.
Travel With Pets | Taking Your Pet to Europe
Traveling with your pet to Europe lots of advance preparation, including microchipping and rabies tests. Here's a reader's (un-fun) experience.
Portugal Cities Map and Tourism Guide
Map of Portugal showing major tourist cities with essential information on the best cities and towns to visit in Portugal.
How You Should Plan an Independent Trip to Europe
A timeline for planning your first trip to Europe, including what to bring, transportation and accommodation planning and more.
Are Buy Back Car Leases better than Car Rental...
Buy Back leases offer a good alternative to renting a car in Europe for 17 days or more. The pros and cons of the French buy back lease are compared to traditional car rental in Europe.
Europe Map - Distances Between Cities in...
A travel planning map for Europe showing driving distances and average train times for travel in Europe.
Spain Rail Map - Train Routes in Spain
A Spain rail map for planning train travel in Spain. Rail routes for AVE and regional trains and other train information.
Driving in Europe: Rent or Lease?
Should you rent or lease a car on your holiday? A guide to help you choose between car hire and the French buy back lease offered to the tourist in Europe.
Seeing Rome on a Shoestring? Don't Miss the Top...
My top ten picks for free things to do in Rome, Italy tor the frugal tourist.
The Top 6 Power Adapters for Travel
Power adapters allow you to run your US appliances and devices on European current when you travel, or in some cases, from your car, boat, or airplane.
Truffles, Theater, Good Light and More: Why You...
November in Europe starts the off season, temperatures have dropped, flights are cheaper, tourists are sparse. Tips from planning a European vacation in November.
Explore Bavaria, Germany's Second Largest State
Map of Bavaria showing the best cities for tourists to visit and a travel guide to the largest region of Germany.
Azores Map - Map of the Azores Islands and...
Azores Islands Map and transportation information for getting to and getting around the Azores Island archipelego.
How to Get the Best Deals on European Hotels
Wondering how to find the best deals in European lodging? Here are strategies to deal with finding the best and cheapest hotels in Europe.
What You Didn't Know about Traveling with Your...
You've heard that using an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) in Europe is the way to go. Find out the pros and cons of ATM usage in Europe.
Germany Rail Map - German Train Travel
A rail travel planning map for train travel in Germany. German train travel is safe, comfortable and easy with our rail map of Germany and essential transportation information.
How Christmas is Celebrated in Portugal
Christmas in Portugal--how Christmas and New Years are celebrated in Portugal and on Madiera Island.
What Are Gas Prices Like in Europe (and How Can...
Gas prices will have a bearing on your European vacation budget. Get the latest gas and diesel fuel prices, learn how to save money on gas and diesel fuel.
Why You Need a Vignette to Drive Austria's Toll...
Vignette are the stickers you need to buy to drive on Austria's fast roads or toll roads. Here is how to buy and display a vignette.
Romantic Road Map
Map of the Romantic Road in Germany, including highlights of the cities along the Romantic Road and where to stay information.
Visit Italy's Green Heart
Map of Umbria showing the cities in central Italy to visit; Umbria is Tuscany without the crowds and Italy's green heart.
How Long Can I Stay in Europe?
How Long Can I Stay in Europe? Long term stays in Europe are determined by the terms of the Schengen Agreement.
Suggested Itineraries - The Best of Europe's...
A seaside itinerary that covers the Mediterranean coasts of Spain, France, and Italy, the best of the Med.
How to Get Around the Netherlands: Rail Lines...
A map of the Netherlands showing the best cities to visit and the rail lines that connect them for vacation planning in Holland.
Italy's Stunning Cinque Terre: A Town-to-Town...
An illustrated guide to walking the Cinque Terre and its well traveled hiking trails, the most famous of which is the Via Dell'Amore, an easy trail along the sea.
Belgium Tourism Map: How to Get Around Belgium...
Map of Belgium with regular and Thalys high speed rail lines and information for the tourist planning a visit to the Benelux country of Belgium.
Germany - The Castle Road - Map and Travel...
Germany's Castle Road is a great way to see Germany's medieval castles. Our map will get you to all the major sites on the Castle Road.
Driving Distance between Cities in Germany -...
Driving Distance between Major Cities in Germany Need to drive between major cities seen in our Germany
Turkey Map | Western Turkey Travel Planning Map
Map of Western Turkey showing the best cities to Visit and top archeaological sites in Turkey.
Take Off from Switzerland! Swiss Airports Map
Map of the major airports in Switzerland, with information on traveling by Swiss and international airlines.
How to Spend Two Weeks Visiting the Best of...
A suggested Itinerary with map for seeing the best of Scandinavia. Not just the capitals, but the hinterlands and Fjords via a breathtaking train tide.
6 Essential Packing Tips for the Savvy Traveler
Illustrated packing tips that show you how to pack your bags in a way that clothes won't wrinkle.
Paradise in the Countryside: Rural Europe...
Rural Europe is significantly different than rural U.S. Here are our favorite rural countryside destinations in Europe.
Tips for Driving or Hiking Germany's Nurburgrin...
The Nurburgring is the most challenging race track in the world.
Having a crisis in Italy? Here are numbers to...
Italian emergency telephone numbers may be essential for travelers to Italy. Here is a list of Italy's emergency telephone numbers.
The Carry-On Bag We Prefer
The Tom Bihn Aeronaut Carry-On Bag was our recent favorite on a trip to Europe. Professional review of the Tom Bihn Aeronaut bag.
Alsace Tourism Map and Guide | France
Map of Alsace in France showing train lines and cities to visit in Alsace with visiting information for Alsatian tourist attractions, lodging, tours and wine.
Why You Should Visit Europe in the Off-Season
Off season vacations in Europe can be very rewarding if you plan right. We feature tools and tips for spring and fall travel.
Step Inside History with Rome's Amazing Pantheon
The Pantheon in Rome has survived plunder and invasions for 20 centuries to stand as the most complete example of Roman architecture known.
Discover the Champagne Region of France
Map of the Champagne region of France and guide to the best cities, places to stay, and Champagne cellars.
Map of Italy - Interactive Map of Italian...
Interactive map of Italy for planning your vacation. Our map of Italy will make travel in Italy easy.
How Christmas is celebrated in Europe
A survey of Christmas traditions celebrated in Europe from the About family. European Christmas resources.
See France by Train: An Easy Guide to French...
France rail map showing the major rail routes in France. Information on train travel in France.
Find Out About the States of Germany
Map of the German states and travel guide to the regions of Germany familiar to tourists.
Crete: Caves, Great Seafood, and some of...
Map of Greece showing location of Crete
See 18,000 Square Meters of Historic Luxury at...
The Palace of Versailles is one of the top attractions in France. Find out what you need to know about visiting Versailles, a 30 minute rail trip from the heart of Paris.
Navigo Transportation Passes - Paris Passe...
Navigo and Navigo Découverte are the names of two new transportation passes for public transportation in Paris. How to buy a Navigo Découverte
6 Ways to Reach Venice From the Airport
How to get from Venice Marco Polo Airport to the city of Venice using public transportation or private car. Venice transportation options.
How Much Will Your European Vacation Cost?...
How much does Europe travel cost these days? Well, maybe it'd help if you looked at what I paid for gas, leased car, hotels and restaurant food and get some frugal tips for your vacation along the way.
Schwabisch Hall: One of the Castle Road's Most...
Schwabisch Hall is a less touristed stop along Germany's Castle Road than Rothenburg. Known for its salt production, Schwabisch Hall is a rail junction and a popular tourist center with saline baths.
Rick Steves Roll-Aboard Carry On Bag Review
Review of the 21-inch Roll-Aboard carry on bag by Rick Steves. Carry on luggage professional review.
Visit Magical Neuschwanstein Castle on...
Neuschwanstein Castle is everybody's favorite romantic castle. Built by King Ludwig between 1869 and 1886, you can visit Neuschwansein best armed with our travel guide.
Scenic Train Routes in Austria
Austria features some stunning scenic train rides. Here are the best scenic routes through Austria via rail.
Malta: Knights, Falcons, and a Glorious...
Looking for a unique destination for vacation? How about one with fascinating Islands, unique archaeological sites, and a population that speaks English? Visit Malta--you won't be disappointed.
Santorini Map | Guide to Santorini Island
Map of Santorini and travel guide to the best towns, beaches, and archaeological sites to visit on the island of Santorini or Thira in the Cyclades Islands.
What You Need to Know about the Turkey Travel...
Turkish Visa and Passport requirements for US tourists visiting the country of Turkey, which has different passport expiration date requirements than the rest of Europe.
ATM Cards and Foreign Fees: How 4 US Cards...
ATM cards tested for the lowest fees. If you're staying a while in Europe, ATM fees on your foreign ATM transactions can add up.
Why You Should Consider Visiting Europe in the...
Winter is a great time to take in cultural events in Europe. Sure, you can ski, but you can also eat great food, visit the Opera or a Christmas Market, and getting there is cheap!
Explore Provence, the Fabulous South of France
Free map of Provence cities for the tourist to visit. Provence is one of the most beloved historic territories in France.
Padua: Between Verona and Venice, A Veneto Gem...
Padua or Padova vacation guide. Padua, a short train ride from Venice, makes an excellent base for exploring the Veneto Region of Italy.
Europe in Springtime! Just go!
Free guide to the joys of a spring in Europe, a time of flowers, clouds, sparkling clean air and yes, you'll save money over a vacation in the heat of summer.
Bruges, Belgium: Beer, Chocolates and More!
Bruges is a wonderful Flemish city in northern Belgium with an amazing historic center. Tourism information for Bruges, Belgium.
How to Visit Dachau, the First Concentration...
How to visit Dachau Concentration Camp outside of Munich and what to expect when you get there.
Before You Go on Your First European Vacation -...
Here is what you need to get done about a month before your European vacation, part of our Europe Travel 101 series.
Scotland: What's Not to Like?
Scotland map showing the major tourist attractions and best cities for visiting on vacation in Scotland.
Spain Cities Map and Travel Guide
Map of Spain with tourist cities and travel advice including weather, language, tipping, and transportation information.
How to Apply for an Audience with the Pope
Information on requesting an audience with the pope in Vatican City or receiving a Papal blessing.
Before You Go on a Motorhome Vacation in Europe...
Thinking about renting a motorhome or recreation vehicle (RV) in Europe? Here are the benefits and planning resources for a motorhome tour of Europe.
Clouds and Smoke: Walking Vesuvius
Information on Mount Vesuvius, including pictures of climbing to the crater and the views along the way.
4 Ways to Get from Paris to Rome
How to get from Paris to Rome. The Paris to Rome route can be covered by bus, train, car, and airplane.
What you need to do 6 months before you leave...
Here is what you need to get done about six months before your European vacation, part of our Europe Travel 101 series.
See the Very Best of England
Map of England showing the top tourist attractions in the country, including Hadrians Wall, Stonehendge, the Cotswolds, and Bath.
Deciphering Hotel Star Ratings: Should You Even...
Knowing what the hotel star rating system means could save yourself some grief when looking for a decent place to stay in Europe.
Wall maps of Europe
Wall maps of Europe. Use your wall map to plan your European vacation. Here are laminated European wall maps you can mark your vacation route on.
The Joys of Southwestern Germany: Baden...
Baden Wurttemberg Map, showing the best cities to visit for travelers to the Baden-Wurttemberg Map state of Germany.
Going on a Grand Tour of Europe? The 7 Big...
So what are the best big cities for tourists to visit in Europe? Well, here are my selections for Europe's top big city destinations.
The Best Swiss Christmas Markets
Christmas markets in Switzerland and other winter activities for tourists visiting Switzerland in the winter.
Visiting Ancient Pompeii? Don't Miss These Fun...
Pompeii visitor guide. Learn how you can visit ancient Pompeii or take a virtual visit with our pictures of the Roman City.
How to Get from Rome's Fiumicino Airport to the...
Traveling to Rome? Here's how to get from Fiumicino Airport (Leonardo di Vinci) to Rome's Termini Station using the train.
Get your hands dirty on vacation, work a wine...
It's not easy to work the wine harvest in Europe unless you know someone. Here are some leads to volunteering and working in European vineyards.
What You Need to Know to Plan a Trip to Austria
Map of Austria showing the rail routes, free travel planning maps and information from James Martin of Europe Travel.
Map Sicily | Italy Travel Guide
Sicily travel guide with city map, featuring train, ferry and road travel information. Sicily is a fascinating Island that's easy to get to from the south of Italy. Here is a map of Sicily with information on how to get to the island and how to get around, as well as some suggestions on what to see in Sicily.
Five Cheap Eats in Geneva
Geneva is an expensive city, we find cheap eats, restaurants that will feed you for little money, in Geneva, Switzerland
Andalusia Map | Interactive Map of Andalusia...
Andalusia map with tourist information on the big tourist cities like Seville, Cordoba and Granada, as well as other tourist destinations in Andalucia.
A Walk Through a Different Rome: Testaccio
Testaccio, what is in Testaccio for the tourist to Rome? A virtual tour of the Rome neighborhood called Testaccio.
Discover the Painted Caves and Fine Cuisine of...
Map of the Dordogne departement in France, known for its prehistoric caves and cuisine.
Before You Leave on Your First European...
Here are things you need to do right before your European vacation, part of our Europe Travel 101 series.
Try This Central European Itinerary
Suggested Central European itinerary taking in the cities of Venice, Villach, Salzburg, Vienna, Brno, Prague, and Nuremburg.
Halloween in Europe: Sometimes the Evidence is...
Is Halloween celebrated in Europe? We explore the origins and manifestations of Halloween in Europe.
Take a European Virtual Tour
All the Europe pictures available on this site are indexed by place in our Europe travel photo gallery.
Learn all about the Euro
The euro and how it got that way, your guide to the most significant change in European currency in our times, the euro.
Florence, Italy: The Essentials
Florence travel essentials for the tourist. What you need to know about Florence or Firenze Italy, from location within Italy to airports to museums in Florence.
What's On in September in Europe
September is shoulder season. If you're planning your European vacation in September you'll find fewer tourists, lower prices, and decent weather on the continent.
Europe Climate and Precipitation Maps
Europe climate and precipitation maps to help you understand the weather in Europe and help you to plan a European vacation.
8 Great Compact Digital Cameras for Your...
Compact digital cameras perfect for travel. Slip one of these travel cameras in your pocket before you take that European vacation.
Our Top Picks for European Road Altases
Our top picks for European road maps and road atlases. Renting a car for your European vacation? You'll need road maps, and an atlas is the best way to go.
Tips For Traveler Safety
What happens when disaster strikes? How do family and friends contact you? Register your trip with the State Department and they'll have access to your whereabouts abroad.
October is a fantastic time to visit Europe!
October is my favorite time to visit Europe. Our list of fall festivals, harvest festivals, and other things to do will show you why.
Clothes Compressors - Do They Work?
A test of the Pack-It clothing compression system. How much space can you gain in your suitcase if you took all the useless air out of your clothes?
Visit Giacomo Puccini's Home Town: Lucca
Lucca, the concise guide to the Tuscan walled city. Lucca has many attractions for the tourist, including intact ramparts you can walk or bike around.
Basque Country Map - Euskal Herria map and...
A map of Basque country or Euskal Herria, with information about the Basque language, general tourism and travel information, and some notes about autonomy.
Nantes, the City of Jules Verne
Free travel guide to Nantes, a French regional capital located along the Loire River in northwest France and an interesting travel destination.
When It's too Hot for Coffee: It's Caffe...
Caffe Shakerato. Iced espresso coffee, shaken, refreshing, cooling, and uplifting. Don't go to Italy in the summer without knowing what caffe shakerato is.
Visit Rome's ancient port, Ostia Antica, easy...
Ostia Antica, the excavations of the ancient Roman port, makes a fine day trip done with a single metro ticket from central Rome.
Why Fly Turkish Airlines?
Review of Turkish Airlines. Professional review of TA Turkish Airlines by Kerry Kubilius
Discover Mont St. Michel and the Tidal Marshes
Mont St. Michel, a top tourist attraction in France, is built on a rock capped magnificently by an abbey dedicated to the Archangel Michael.
Panicale, the Perfect Little Umbrian Hill Town
Panicale is a small Umbrian Hilltop village. Panicale has the features a seasoned traveler looks for: good food, abundant apartment rentals, and interesting medieval architecture.
Paris Map - Interactive Map of Paris France and...
A Paris Interactive Map showing the districts called arrondissements and the Paris resources on the About network for visiting Paris.
How to burrow into the layer cake that is Rome
Underground Rome. If you've only seen Rome from above, you may have missed half its history and archaeology. Here's how to see the best of underground Rome.
Cats and Roman Monuments: Rome's Bio-Heritage
Rome's cats are different: they form colonies amongst the ancient ruins of Rome, and are cared for by interesting
Inside the Great Church of Haarlem in the...
St. Bavo is called the Great Church in Haarlem, Netherlands. Here we feature interior pictures of some of the great features of St. Bavo, including the dogwhipper and the 16th century Christian Muller organ.
Eurostar - Where Eurostar Trains Go - Why You...
Eurostar, the Chunnel Train: An introduction to the services of Eurostar, the high-speed trains that link London to Paris and Brussels.
Visiting Belgium? What to See, Do, and Eat in...
Belgium as a travel destination has a lot of charm packed into a small area. You'll get around quickly and cheaply, enjoy great food and beer, and discover wonderful medieval cities in Belgium.
Rome Map - Interactive Map of Rome
A map of Rome showing the major tourist destinations, Roman sites, and metro lines, with information on where to stay and when to go.
Pack light, pack right: How I pack for a...
How I pack for a long vacation. Packing 101, from clothing to tecnology, to those little essentials everyone forgets.
Which European Rail Pass Will Let You See More...
Rail passes have multiplied in recent years. Here are some tips on how to make sure you choose the best rail pass for your European vacation.
What You Didn't Know about Using a Credit Card...
You trust that your good credit will allow you to purchase anything you want when you travel--but with increasing interest in fraud, you may be wrong.
A Roman Day Trip: Villa d'Este and Hadrian's...
A day trip out of Rome that can be combined with a trip to Hadrian's Villa, the Villa d'Este is an 18th century Villa and Gardens with fabulous fountains and water works.
Four ways to get from Munich to Venice
Transportation options for getting between Munich and Venice on your European vacation, using rental or lease car or public transportation.
Suggested Itinerary - Amsterdam to Italy
Suggested travel itinerary map takes you from Amsterdam, through the best of Germany, Switzerland and Northern Italy's Lake Region.
See How The Rich Spent Their Time in the Loire...
The Loire Valley of France is notable for its wines and the castles or chateaux that are found in profusion along the Loire and Cher rivers.
When to See Tulips in Holland
Seeing Tulips in Holland: where, when and how to see the tulips bloom in the Netherlands.
How Europeans Ring in The New Year
New Year's Eve in Europe. Where to celebrate the coming of the New Year in European countries and cities like France, Italy, Scotland, Amsterdam, London, and Iceland.
When in Northern Spain You Must Try the Cider!
Belly up to the sideria and order a sidra, that's (hard) cider in Spanish, the drink of choice in Asturias, Cantabria and Basque country in northern Spain. A history of sidra and how to drink sidra in a sideria.
Tour the Best of Northern Europe with This...
Map of a suggested Itinerary in northern Europe covering 5 countries: London, Lille France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Cologne, Germany

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