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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.
Learn What to See in Italy with our Map and...
Large map of Italy detailed to see the best cities to visit on your vacation with free and detailed information for planning an Italian vacation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Visiting the French Wine Regions
Map of the wine regions of France, information on wine tasting, and the best times to visit the French wine regions
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.
Europe Distances - Europe Distance Calculator
European distances calculator featuring driving distances for major cities in western Europe and train times between European cities.
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.
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.
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.
Master the Italian Regions and You'll Keep...
Map of the Italian regions with a guide to the unique regional qualities in each. Cuisine and even architecture changes by region in Italy.
Europe Map - Distances Between Cities in...
A travel planning map for Europe showing driving distances and average train times for travel in Europe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do I need A Travel Visa to Visit a European...
Visa information for visiting the European Union, Shengen visa information.
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.
Germany Cities Map
Map of Germany showing major tourist cities and towns. Use the map to plan your vacation in Germany.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Azores Map - Map of the Azores Islands and...
Azores Islands Map and transportation information for getting to and getting around the Azores Island archipelego.
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.
Zip Along the Romantic Road in Bavaria
Map of the Romantic Road in Bavaria showing the major cities to stay in. This is one of the best itineraries in Germany.
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.
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.
Find Out About the States of Germany
Map of the German states and travel guide to the regions of Germany that are best for tourists to visit.
Island Hop to Santorini, the Most Popular...
Santorini island map showing the top tourist cities and beaches of the popular Cyclades Islands travel destination in Greece.
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.
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.
Driving Distance between Cities in Germany -...
Driving Distances between Major Cities in Germany Need to drive between major cities seen in our Germany
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.
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.
Paradise in the Countryside: Rural Europe...
Rural Europe is significantly different than rural U.S. Here are our favorite rural countryside destinations in Europe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Romantic Road Map
Map of the Romantic Road in Germany, including highlights of the cities along the Romantic Road and where to stay information.
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.
Learn all about the French Regions
Our French regions map will help you plan a regional vacation. Today Normandy, tomorrow the joys of regional cooking and wines of the Alsace.
Sun, Sea and Sand: The Best Northern Italian...
If sun, sea and sand is what you seek on your Italian vacation, we have suggestions for some of the best beaches in Northern Italy from Beach Rex.
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 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.
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.
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.
Explore the Many Options for Train Travel in...
Rail map of Spain, with a guide to Spanish trains, destination cities, and rail passes for the tourist planning a vacation in Spain.
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.
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.
Tips for Driving or Hiking Germany's Nurburgrin...
The Nurburgring is the most challenging race track in the world.
Europe's Top Small Cities
Here's a list of the best European small cities, cities smaller than 200,000 population.
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.
Take Off from Switzerland! Swiss Airports Map
Map of the major airports in Switzerland, with information on traveling by Swiss and international airlines.
What can you do in Bastia, Corsica?
Guide to Bastia, Corsica's second largest city and gateway to Cap Corse and other Corsican travel destinations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
French Riviera Travel Planning
Map of the Côte d'Azur, known as the Azure coast or the French Riviera, with tourist destinations and hotel and attraction information.
Scenic Train Routes in Austria
Austria features some stunning scenic train rides. Here are the best scenic routes through Austria via rail.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
See Tuscany from the Basket of a Hot Air Balloon
The landscape of Tuscany is best seen from a balloon, where you can get a great overview of the land the people work upon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When to See Tulips in Holland
Seeing Tulips in Holland: where, when and how to see the tulips bloom in the Netherlands.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Start Your Greek Island Hopping in the Cyclades!
Cyclades Islands, a Greek Island group found just to the southeast of Athens and the mainland of Greece, are the most popular islands among tourists.
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.
Scotland: What's Not to Like?
Scotland map showing the major tourist attractions and best cities for visiting on vacation in Scotland.
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.
Learn all about the regions of Spain
Map of the regions of Spain and travel guide to the regions and provinces. From Andalusia to Valencia, choose where to go on your Spanish vacation.
How to Plan Your European Vacation
How to plan a European vacation. Here's an where to start if you're a first time European vacation planner using the travel information on the about.com network.
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.
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.
How to Visit Dachau, the First Concentration...
How to visit Dachau Concentration Camp outside of Munich and what to expect when you get there.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Planning Your Rail Trip Across Europe
Planning a rail trip across Europe is easy; European trains are fast and take you city center to city center while you watch the scenery roll by.
Spain Cities Map and Travel Guide
Map of Spain with tourist cities and travel advice including weather, language, tipping, and transportation information.
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 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.
Tour All the Colosseum, From the Very Top to...
There is no greater symbol of the power and greatness of Rome than the Colosseum, or the Amphitheatrum
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.
Crete: Caves, Great Seafood, and some of...
Map of Greece showing location of Crete
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.
Clouds and Smoke: Walking Vesuvius
Information on Mount Vesuvius in Campania, including pictures of climbing to the crater and the views along the way.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Discover the Painted Caves and Fine Cuisine of...
Map of the Dordogne departement in France, known for its prehistoric caves and cuisine.
Burano: A Splash of Color in the Venetian Lagoon
Burano's colorful houses make it a lovely walking town. We outline a lagoon day trip including Burano as well as Mazzorbo and Torcello.
Map of Greece - Mainland and Peloponnese...
Map of Greece showing the Greek historic sites to visit on the Greek mainland and peloponnese. Greece map and suggested itinerary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Foodie Fun: Inside Florence's San Lorenzo Market
San Lorenzo market for foodies. San Lorenzo market, Mercato Centrale, has evolved into a haven for tourist foodies. See the foodie fun inside.
A Horse Race You Won't Forget in Sedilo, Sardinia
L'Ardia di San Costantino, horse racing like you've never experienced: rough, dangerous and with a spiritual twist that unites a Sardinian town with its religion.
Best ways to get between Munich and Rome
How to get from Munich, Germany to Rome, Italy by car, train and plane, along with links to maps, tickets and guides for both cities.
How to get from Venice to Florence, Italy
How to get between Venice, Italy and Florence, Italy by car, train or other means of transportation.
Take a European Virtual Tour
All the Europe pictures available on this site are indexed by place in our Europe travel photo gallery.
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.
Portugal Regions Map
Map of the regions of Portugal with travel information for regional travel within Portugal.
Get to know the main train station in Florence
Florence train station information. Transportation guide to travelers using the train station Firenze Santa Maria Novella.
Turkey Map | Western Turkey Travel Planning Map
Map of Western Turkey showing the best cities to Visit and top archeaological sites in Turkey.
A Friendly Rome Hotel at an Affordable Price
The Daphne Inn has two locations in Rome, both near the Piazza Barbarini, a very central location in Rome's historical center. The Daphne Inn is highly recommended.
Ireland Map - Map and Travel Information for...
A map of Ireland showing the geography and cities - plus essential Ireland travel information including currency, transportation information, public holidays in Ireland, weather, and Irish language information.
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.
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.
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
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.
Five Budget Hotel Chains in Europe
Budget hotels in Europe that are easy on the wallet and the eye.
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?
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
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.
What's the Cost of a Meal in Europe? Food...
How Much Does Food Cost in Europe? I compare food costs in the U.S. and in France and Italy. Food cost is just about the same, even with the extremely weak dollar.
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.
Escape Winter in Madeira, the Island of Eternal...
Introduction to the Madeira Islands, with a location map and weather information for the Portuguese island of eternal spring.
Your Complete Guide to Getting Around Florence
Florence airports, trains, buses and bus lines, taxis, parking and other transportation options for getting around Florence, Italy.

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