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Can't Miss Things To Do In Europe This Summer

Europe is a continent sized adventure land, mesmerizing idealistic tourists with the promise of history, romance, and memories to last a lifetime. With so many enticing options, planning your trip across the pond can be overwhelming. Here are a few places that are sure to captivate your adventurous …

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10 Budget Hotels With Personality In Paris

When it comes to budget hotels in Europe, Paris is in a class of its own. Although it has a reputation as a city possessed by glamor and glitz (with prices to match), Paris still offers a range of budget hotel options that make it surprisingly reasonable to visit.<p>In our guide to Paris hotels, we've …

Ten of France’s natural wonders

France's smorgasbord of cultural delights could keep even the most avid museum-hopper busy for a lifetime, but don't forget about the great outdoors. France smoulders with natural beauty, so why not go <i>au naturel</i> at mountain ranges, canyons and startling stretches of coast? This round-up of …

Europe’s cheapest cities, 2013

From Bucharest to Budapest, the third annual European Backpacker index found that travelling to the previously pricey continent is actually less expensive than you would think.

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Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

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How to travel with friends (and not want to kill them)

I have two permanent, oddly positioned bald spots on my head. Though my mother claims they’re from a scalp thing I had as a kid, I have it on good authority from my oracle that they’re probably where the Martians attached the electrodes.<p>However, spontaneous balding frequently has nothing to do with …

The perfect trip: Switzerland

Rocks and ice took the first steps in creating this mountainous land, home to a multitude of Alpine valleys, enchanting towns and the two best kinds of food to melt in a pot.<p>This 390-mile road trip begins at Lake Lucerne, the historic birthplace of Switzerland, before taking in the awe-inspiring …

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Why You Should Go to Portugal Now

The recession and rising unemployment may be grabbing the headlines in Portugal but, for visitors, there is much to lift the spirits. A wave of recent openings around the country present a great set of reasons to visit Portugal now. We've handpicked the cream of the crop: from the fresh urban …

5 Top Places to Visit in Croatia

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If your Mediterranean fantasies feature balmy days by sapphire waters in the shade of ancient walled towns, Croatia is the place to turn them into reality.

10 Terribly Overrated Destinations (And Where To Travel Instead)

Have you ever traveled somewhere that everyone told you was the absolute best, only to find yourself wondering: Is that all there is?<p>It happens. Sometimes, the destination in question is trading on a dated reputation it no longer deserves. Other times, you've fallen victim to hype, manufactured by …

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Two Months in Europe – A Sample Itinerary

A great deal of the emails I receive from readers ask me for advice about planning trips to Europe. On one hand, I am uniquely qualified to answer …

Brewing a love of beer in Brussels

As the inspiration for both the US craft brewery scene and Europe’s small-batch movement, Belgium’s storied beer-making history lives on.<p>My father and I were supposed to consume as much beer, mussels and chocolate as we could stuff into an 11-hour trip to Belgium. If we happened to see some old …

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European Travel Skills: Hostels, B&Bs and Pensions

Flying to Europe by Rick Steves

By Rick Steves<p>Your flight to Europe will likely be your biggest trip expense — it pays to be on your toes to get the best deal. And keep in mind that …

Easy breaks from Paris

Thanks to France’s high-speed trains, well-marked motorways and international airport hubs, even more charm and culinary surprises lie less than two hours from the City of Lights.<p>With its first-class restaurants and fantastic museums, Paris is a world capital of culture and epicurean delights, but …

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