The nation’s true joy and character can be found outside of touristy Athens and the islands.
Once a medieval powerhouse, it is today one of Europe’s most lively and festive cities.
If you like Italy for its people, tempo and joy of living — rather than for its touristic icons — you’ll dig Sicily.
Barcelona, Spain’s second-largest city, is jammed with tourists. But there’s plenty to enjoy — especially the architecture.
For a taste of workaday Moravia, a little nudge on Stalin’s birthday and some cheese you’ll never forget, make your way to this town.
From Picasso to Saudi sheiks, this stretch of Mediterranean beach has a unique heritage of hedonism.
Hitler’s mountaintop retreat is a place to take in the scenery — and contemplate the place’s monstrous legacy.
Three limestone islands make up the Aran Islands: Inishmore, Inishmaan, and Inisheer.
When sightseeing my way through Stockholm, I take full advantage of the local tradition of the fika: Sweden’s ritual coffee break.
They say you should set your watch back 10 years when in Appenzell, Switzerland’s most traditional region.
It’s just the place to mix with the locals, work on tans and enjoy some very fresh octopus.
Baden-Baden offers the ultimate spa experience. There’s one catch for body-conscious Americans — you have to disrobe.
The hilltop cemetery in the Italian Cinque Terre village offers and unbeatable vista of a timeless setting.
The Swiss have great respect for Alpine traditions and culture — and contempt for tourists who disrespect both.
The walls of antiquity — and of the Cold War — were symbols not of strength, but of mistrust and insecurity.
For tourists unaware of history, the restored Reichstag building in Berlin, which reopened to the public in 1999, was just a new dome to climb.
Of the great cities of Europe – London, Paris, Rome and Istanbul – Istanbul offers the most thrills for the best price.
With kitsch and greasy spoons galore, it’s been a (guilty) pleasure for Brits for 150 years.
The Palio di Siena horse race through the streets of Siena is a cherished summer tradition that goes back 500 years.
It’s proof that traditional cultures are things to value and preserve, not stifle with modernity.