Backpacking Europe: Getting Off the Beaten Path
No-one likes to be cliché but when you're faced with planning a trip to Europe it can be tempting to follow the crowd.
Best European Castles and Palaces
Europe’s many castles and palaces are favored tourist destinations for visitors.To help you decide which ones to visit, check out our list of the top...
Encierro de Toros: "The Running of the Bulls"
The San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, Spain is perhaps most famous for the Running of the Bulls which takes place from the 7th of July until the 14th every year.
Top 10 Historic Sites in Europe
Since Europe has been around for longer than we can imagine, it’s chock full of historical sites.
Backpacking the Camino de Santiago
The Camino de Santiago, or Way of St. James, is a centuries-old pilgrimage route for Christians to the supposed burial of one of Jesus’ 12 apostles, ending in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
A Girl's Guide to Oktoberfest
My only problem when I went to Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany was forgetting to pull out my sleeping bag before I went out.
Top 10 European Cuisines
When in Rome, do as the Romans do! You’d be crazy not to follow the old adage when it comes to Italian food, but Europe has plenty else to offer besides.
Europe's Top Fire Festivals
Perhaps it’s the cold weather in many parts of the continent, or maybe it is just related to Europe’s ancestry of Viking and Celtic blood, but the largest and most popular fire festivals can be found in this part of the world.
Europe's Best Beaches for Backpackers
Though Europe is famous for its food, its museums, and its sights (mostly historic, ex. the Colosseum), the region has some of the most spectacular beaches you'll ever see.
Pick a Theme, Any Theme
Sadly, you are not the first clever tourist to take a picture of the Leaning Tower of Pisa “falling” on you. Nor are you the first to wittingly ride a camel in Egypt or eat a Belgium waffle in Belgium.
Top 10 European Music Festivals
If you’ve got the music in you, there can be few better ways to throw yourself in to a culture than partying with the locals down the front of a top music festival.
Have you ever...searched for slugs in the depths of the Black Forest?
As the setting for many childhood fairy-tales, the Black Forest in the Bavarian region of Germany holds alluring villages, mysterious fog-covered groves of trees, and LOTS of slugs.
Have you ever...para-sailed over the bright blue waters of the French Riviera?
The French are known for their love of the good life, and nowhere is this more evident than on the blue-crusted beaches of the French Riviera.
Have you ever...ridden a rented bike to a windmill in the middle of a city?
In Amsterdam the most popular form of transportation is the bicycle, and with over 700,000 of them, there is never a problem finding one to rent.
Have you ever...eaten wild cherries straight off the tree in a Swiss forest?
Switzerland is a dream destination, with pure mountain air, dark forests, rock-candy mountaintops and bright green glacial lakes that hundreds of spackle-white swans call home.
Have you ever...truly tip-toed through the tulips?
Holland, aka the Netherlands, is rich in culture, history and extra-curricular activities including tip-toing through the tulips with your loved one or even your best mate.
Have you ever...screamed prost at the top of your lungs?
Well, you'll have to if you get lost or want to get that cute guy's attention. The Oktoberfest grounds are big, I mean really big. There are thousands of people.
Have you ever...experienced true European romance?
Forget about Paris, the Highlands of Scotland offer the perfect ingredients for true romance - rolling green pastures, overflowing bottles of whiskey, a mythical undersea monster!
Have you ever...stared down the guard at Buckingham Palace?
Go ahead try it. You can think about it while you take a tour of London’s historic structures. Start at the Tower of London near the Tower Bridge and Great Tower Street (Tower Bridge tube station) and walk along the Thames River.
Have you ever...graced the ground of the Neuschwanstein Castle?
The Neuschwanstein Castle near Munich, Germany, is one of the most famous Bavarian castles in all of Europe. It's covered in turrets and spires, and offers a great view of the nearby river.
Have you ever...danced until dawn on the beaches of the Costa Brava?
The Costa Brava is the undisputed nightlife capital of the Spanish coast as thousands of travelers and Europeans alike hit the all-night clubs in a hedonistic free-for-all.