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Where travelers can find memories of the city’s dark history: The 1917 Russian Revolution.
The long-Austrian, now-Italian region of South Tirol is one of Europe’s main crossroads.
The sights include the church where the first Protestant service took place in 1521.
Don’t let the fear of pickpockets keep you from traveling. Here’s how to keep your valuables safe.
Tucked into a far corner of Europe, just two hours north of Lisbon, is one of my favorite beach towns: Nazare, a Portuguese fishing town… Continue reading
It’s the best way to connect with the nation’s farmers and artisans.
Serene Sorrento, wedged on a ledge under the mountains and over the sea, is a great springboard for sightseeing along Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Just an… Continue reading
In Europe, getting from Point A to Point B is a snap. The train system shrinks what is already a small continent, making a whirlwind… Continue reading
England’s scenic landscapes hold a mix of historic wonders and legends that go back to Camelot and beyond. Two of the best places to contemplate… Continue reading
Romania is full of surprises and wonderful people. And as you leave the capital of Bucharest, it gets even better. In the countryside, the history… Continue reading
Going up the Eiffel Tower is one of the great travel thrills in Europe. Sure, it’s crowded and expensive, and there are probably better views… Continue reading
A fundamental part of enjoying travel in Europe is finding places that I call “back doors.” When I first started traveling, back doors to me… Continue reading
experiences and memories are the gold nuggets of travel. Shopping is never my priority,… Continue reading
The French province of Alsace stands like a flower-child referee between Germany and France. Bounded by the Rhine River on the east and the Vosges… Continue reading
I’ll never forget my first trip to Europe. I was a gangly 14-year-old, dragged to the old country by a conspiracy of grandparents and parents… Continue reading
The Alps, Europe’s highest mountain range, arc from Vienna, Austria to Marseilles, France. They include stretches in eight countries, each with a unique taste of… Continue reading
almost a thousand years ago — and it’s still… Continue reading
In the gorgeously preserved Tuscan hill town of Siena, Italy, the Middle Ages seem to survive in the architecture and in the civic spirit. The… Continue reading
Horror stories about driving in Europe abound. They’re fun to tell, but driving is really only a problem for those who make it one. If… Continue reading
For a chance to experience the mystery of the medieval church through statues, glass and relics, France’s Chartres Cathedral, just an hour from Paris by… Continue reading