Europe

By Transitions Abroad | Articles on immersion travel, work, teaching, volunteering, study, and living in countries across Europe.

Volunteer to Help Refugees on the Greek Island of Samos

A Traveler's Contribution<p><i>Article by J. Kathleen Thompson, photos by Ken Flagel</i> <i><br>4/9/2017</i><p>The author leading Syrian children in a singing game on …

Refugees

10 Creative Alternatives for Solo Travelers to Wine and Dine in Paris

10 Alternatives for Solo Travelers to Wine and Dine in Paris<p><i>Article and photos by Lies Ouwerkerk <br>Senior Contributing Editor</i> <br>Resources updated …

Paris

Culinary Travel in Berlin by Bike and on Foot

A Culinary Tour of Berlin’s Most Vibrant and Diverse Neighborhoods<p>Sampling Eclectic Foods by Bike and on Foot<p>A restaurant in a restored courtyard in …

Berlin

Slow Travel in Bucharest

Soaking up the Good Vibes in the Capital of Romania<p>A confluence of many architectural styles in Bucharest.<p>Bucharest is a city with many faces.<p>In the …

Europe

Cooking Lessons in Italy

Mamma Knows Best<p><b>By Amy E. Robertson</b> <br>Connected Traveler Contributing Editor<br>3/18/2017<p>Some of the fresh ingredients used to prepare a home cooked …

Sacred Festivals in Sicily, Italy

Connecting to Culture through Community Events<p>Sicilian <i>Sagre</i><p><b>Article and photos by Amy E. Robertson</b> <br>Connected Traveler Contributing Editor<br>9/22/2015<p>Luca …

Europe

Andy Steves’ Europe: City-Hopping on a Budget

Review by Linda Lappin and an interview with Andy Steves<p>Avalon Travel <br>Paperback, 376 pages<br>June 2016<br>$19.99<br>ISBN-13: 978-1631212505<br>Available as an eBook.<p>…

Budget Vacation Rental Apartments in Europe with Local Hospitality

Apartment Hopping in Europe<p>Enjoying Local Hospitality on a Budget<p>View from annex patio of apartment rental overlooking the bay in Mljet, Croatia.<p>When …

Europe

The Beckoning of Mount Lycabettus: Sacred Sentinel of Athens

The Beckoning of Mount Lycabettus: Sacred Sentinel of Athens<p><b>Article and photos by Sonja Holverson</b><br>5/24/2016<p>The Acropolis, with its many well-preserved …

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Norway: A Passion for Adventures in Nature

Norway State of Mind<p>A Passion for Adventures in Nature<p><b>Article and photos by Jeff Titelius</b><br>9/20/2016<p>Nyvågar Rorbuhotell in Norway. A view from from the …

Adventure Travel

How to Eat Well on a Budget in Europe

Tips for Finding Options to Dine for Less<p><b>By Kelby Hartson Carr</b> <br>Updated 6/2015 by Transitions Abroad<p>For lunch or dinner, pick up an assortment of …

Europe

How to Travel in France on a Budget: Euro-Friendly Tips

<b>By Christina Rebuffet-Broadus</b><br>Resources updated 8/2015<p>Nimes, in the south of France, is another spectacular destination during the very pleasant …

Travel

Budget Travel in France: Travel on the Cheap is Still Possible

France on a Budget<p>Travel on the Cheap in France is Still Possible<p><b>By Kelby Hartson Carr</b> <br>Updated by Transitions Abroad 4/2015<p>Creating a home base in an …

How to Enjoy Paris on a Budget: Vacation Rental Apartments

How to Enjoy Your Stay Paris on a Budget<p>Vacation Rental Apartments to Live Like a Local<p>Just some of the offerings at the nearby Bon Marche in …

Paris

Food in Italy - Summer Critical Studies Program

A Feast for the Food Conscious<p>Attending Gustolab's "Critical Studies on Food in Italy Summer Program"<p><b>By Maryam Henein</b><br>9/17/2015<p>Class dining together. …

Pasta Making in Northern Italy

A Journey to Learn a Traditional Culinary Art<p><b>By Jeff Titelius</b><br>12/2014<p>"No, no, no, knead with the palms of your hands, no fingers!" While those words …

How to Adapt to Office Life in France

Taking Lunch<p><i>By Matt Scott</i> <br>9/12/2016<p>An office lunch when working in France can seem as elaborate, relaxed, and delicous as a picnic.<p>"It’s time for …

Cookistan - A Traditional Turkish Cooking School in Istanbul

A Traditional Turkish Cooking School in Istanbul<p>Cookistan Combines a Chef's Passion for a Great City and Food<p><b>Article and photos by Sarah …

Living Abroad in Rome, Italy for the Long Term

Living in Rome<p>Italy for the Long Term<p><b>By Martha Miller</b><br>Resources updated by Transitions Abroad 2/2017<p>Another relaxing morning starting with a …

Rome

Making Madrid Food Markets More Modern

Making Madrid Markets More Modern<p>By DECA GAPBRAVE | ROOSTERGNN Global News Network<br>Published 1/2/2015<p>Mercado San Miguel in Madrid.<p>Mercado de San Miguel<p>…

Spain

6 Tips for Budget Travel in Europe

The Dollarwise Grand Tour<p><b>By Volker Poelzl</b> <i><br>Updated 6/2016 by Transitions Abroad</i><p>Istanbul, the gateway between the Europe and Asia, remains a great city …

Europe

The Glow of Paris - The Bridges of Paris at Night - Review

The Glow of Paris: The Bridges of Paris at Night<p>Dr. Jessie Voigts interviews Gary Zuercher regarding his new photography book, "<i>The Glow of Paris:</i> …

Learning Languages and Studying Abroad in Granada, Spain

<b>Article and photos by Anna Rose Maine</b><p>Flamenco dancers gather before performing at the Dia de San Cecilio festival in Sacromonte.<p>Granada, Spain<p>“You …

Spain

Olive Picking and Traditional Cooking in Hidden Andalucia, Spain

Olive Picking and Traditional Cooking in Hidden Andalucía<p><b>Article and photos by Martin Li</b> <br>5/2014<p>Olive groves cover much of the region of Andalucía in …

Spain

Ferrying Around the Greek Islands

Planning Your Own Odyssey Without Athena's Aid<p><b>Article and photos by Veronica Hackethal</b><br>6/2009<p>Sunset view from a ferry on its way from Athens to …

Greece

Solo Travel in Sicily, Italy During the Off Season

Rediscovering Sicily in the Off Season<p>A Solo Odyssey on a Sacred Island<p><b>Article and photos by Veronica Hackethal</b><p>Off season, the ancient Greek temple …

Europe

The Trouble with Travel - How to Handle the Unexpected with Humor

The Trouble with Travel<p>How to Handle the Unexpected with Good Humor and Grace<p><b>Article and photos by Jeff Titelius</b><br>4/2015<p>A view of the Tuileries gardens …

Cycling and Wine Tasting in Bordeaux, France

Where Wine Truly Does Get Better With Age<p><b>By Michael Kerwin</b> <br>9/2007<p>Bordeaux. The good news for the cycling oenophile is that bicycle rental and tasting …

Wine

Localized Accommodation in Italy

More Privacy than a B&B, More Authenticity than a Hotel<p><b>Article and photos by Amy E. Robertson</b> <br>Connected Traveler Contributing Editor<br>5/6/2014<p>The …