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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.
Map of Italy | Best Italian Cities to Visit
Map of Italy showing the best Italian cities to visit with useful information for planning an Italian vacation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Europe Distances - Europe Distance Calculator
European distances calculator featuring driving distances for major cities in western Europe and train times between European cities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do I need A Travel Visa to Visit a European...
Visa information for visiting the European Union, Shengen visa information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Europe Map - Distances Between Cities in...
A travel planning map for Europe showing driving distances and average train times for travel in Europe.
Scandinavia Suggested Itinerary - 2 Weeks in...
A Scandinavia itinerary map with instructions for a trip visiting the tourist high spots of Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland using public transportation.
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.
Map of Switzerland - Swiss Tourism and Travel...
Switzerland map showing Swiss travel destinations and travel essentials for Switzerland.
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.
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 Cities Map
Map of Germany showing major tourist cities and towns. Use the map to plan your vacation in Germany.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bavaria Map and Bavarian Travel Guide
Map of Bavaria in southern Germany and information on the best Bavarian towns and cities to visit and where to stay in Bavaria.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Lerici: Your Hub for Far niente Happiness
Lerici, Italy, a town on the Italian Riviera, is virtually unknown to American tourists. It should be avoided like the plague if you don't like to hear Italian spoken or see folks pleased with doing nothing.
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 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.
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.
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.
Provence Map and Travel Guide
Provence map showing the best tourist cities to travel to in the popular region of the south of France.
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 Distance between Cities in Germany -...
Driving Distance between Major Cities in Germany Need to drive between major cities seen in our Germany
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.
Scotland: What's Not to Like?
Scotland map showing the major tourist attractions and best cities for visiting on vacation in Scotland.
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.
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.
France City Map and Travel Guide
Map of France showing the best French travel destinations, regions, islands and French cities to visit along with other travel information.
Crete: Caves, Great Seafood, and some of...
Map of Greece showing location of Crete
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 Has Vacationing in Europe Changed in 30...
2007 is the 50th anniversary of Frommer's Europe on $5 a Day. Here is how travel has changed for me over the last 30 years I've been traveling to Europe.
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.
Scenic Train Routes in Austria
Austria features some stunning scenic train rides. Here are the best scenic routes through Austria via rail.
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.
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.
Champagne France Map and Travel Information
Map of the Champagne region of France with travel tips, major cities to visit, information on getting there, and other essential tourist 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.
Tips for Driving or Hiking Germany's Nurburgrin...
The Nurburgring is the most challenging race track in the world.
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.
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.
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.
Learn all about the Euro
Here's your guide to the year's most significant change in European currency - the Euro.
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.
How to Visit Dachau, the First Concentration...
How to visit Dachau Concentration Camp outside of Munich and what to expect when you get there.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spain Cities Map and Travel Guide
Map of Spain with tourist cities and travel advice including weather, language, tipping, and transportation information.
Take a dip in Berlin
Guide to the the best lakes in and around Berlin. Berlin sunning a swimming hotspots.
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.
Your Complete Guide to Getting Around Florence
Information on airports, trains, buses and bus lines, taxis, parking and other transportation options for Florence.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Heathrow Airport Map | London Heathrow Airport
A Location map of London Heathrow airport. Heathrow airport map and information including London Heathrow hotels.
Austria Cities Map and Essential Travel...
Map of Austria showing The best cities to visit as well as train routes and what you need to plan a vacation in Austria.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
How to Apply for an Audience with the Pope
Information on requesting an audience with the pope in Rome's VAtican City.
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.
Turkey Map | Western Turkey Travel Planning Map
Map of Western Turkey showing the best cities to Visit and top archeaological sites in Turkey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mykonos Map | Location of Mykonos Town and...
Map of Mykonos Island showing Mykonos town and airport as well as popular Mykonos beaches, including Paradise Beach, a popular nude beach on the island of Mykonos.
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.
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.
Try This Central European Itinerary
Suggested Central European itinerary taking in the cities of Venice, Villach, Salzburg, Vienna, Brno, Prague, and Nuremburg.
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.
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.
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!
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
Find Out About the States of Germany
Map of the German states and travel guide to the regions of Germany familiar to tourists.
Cheap Flights in Europe - Are Bargain Airlines...
Cheap flights offered by bargain air carriers are a recent development in Europe. Are cheap flights better than trains or rail transportation? Read about cheap flights in Europe and decide.
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.
Thalys Trains - Discovering the High Speed...
The Thalys train links Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne with high speed rail service. Use our route map and Thalys information to plan your trip to these cities.
How to get to Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Rothenburg transportation - how to get to Rothenburg ob der Tauber along the romantic road in Germany.
Florence Peritola Airport Map | Aeroporto di...
A Location map of Florence Peritola Airport. Florence, Italy airport map and information.
Clouds and Smoke: Walking Vesuvius
Information on Mount Vesuvius, including pictures of climbing to the crater and the views along the way.
Discover the Painted Caves and Fine Cuisine of...
Map of the Dordogne departement in France, known for its prehistoric caves and cuisine.
Lunigiana Map and Travel Guide
A map of the Italian region of Lunigiana in northern Tuscany, showing major cities and villages to visit.
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.
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.
Campania Region Map | Italy Regional Maps
Campania and Amalfi coast map and travel planner, with information on the ancient ruins of Pompeii and Paestum as well as transportation options for getting around Campania and the Amalfi coast.
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.
Visit Tarragona, the Roman Stronghold in...
Tarragona travel planning guide. All about getting to and enjoying the attractions of Tarragona, Spain.
Discover romantic Verona!
Verona Italy travel guide with information on the Roman arena, the old marketplace and, of course, Juliet's balcony, as well as recommendations on where to stay.
Bruges, Belgium: Beer, Chocolates and More!
Bruges is a wonderful Flemish city in northern Belgium with an amazing historic center, visiting information for Bruges, Belgium.
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.
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.
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.
Venice Internet cafes and hotspots
Internet access points in Venice Italy, with services and nearby facilities like restaurants, bars, and laundromats.
Tuscany Map and Travel Guide
Tuscany map and guide to the cities and attractions that make the Italian region of Tuscany one of the best regions of Italy to visit.
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.
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.
Suggested Itinerary Northern Europe
Map of a suggested Itinerary in northern Europe covering 5 countries: London,Lille France, Belgium, Holland and Cologne, Germany.
Frugal, Not Cheap: How to Budget for Your...
Tips on being frugal rather than cheap while you budget your vacation so you can get the most pleasure at the lowest possible cost.
Nuremberg Pictures and Map - Germany - Europe...
Nuremberg is a compact city with cobble-stoned squares and half-timbered houses, a photographer's dream and a great place to visit. See pictures and a map of Nuremberg.
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.
Terme Tettuccio in Montecatini Terme
Terme Tettuccio is a spa in the Tuscan town of Montecatini Terme. Learn about taking the waters in Terme Tettuccio with our virtual tour.
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.
Plage de Tahiti Location Map and Free Travel...
Location map of the Plage de Tahiti nude beach and Pampelonne beach near Saint-Tropez, 100 kilometres west of Nice, France.
How to get to Sardinia - Airlines and Ferries
A map of the travel routes to Sardinia from the Italian mainland. Find airports and ferry routes to Sardinia to plan your Sardinian vacation.

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