Category: Europe Trip Planning
Europe is my favorite place to travel in the world. It's packed with history, romance, and incredible art and architecture. Europe is a fantastic place to kick start your travel bucket list. Europe is dominated by beautiful and incredibly popular tourist destinations like Paris, London, Munich, Venice, Rome, Barcelona, Florence, and more. On this site, you'll find travel inspiration, itineraries, tips, city guides, and museum guides.
Breakdown of Regions of Europe
✔ Northern Europe – This region consists of the Nordic countries, including Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, etc. (Scandinavia and Nordic are two terms associated with some countries in Northern Europe.)
✔ Southern Europe – This region includes Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece, and all the Mediterranean countries. "Balkans" is also a term frequently used for some countries in the southeastern part of Europe.
✔ Central & Eastern Europe – The term Central & Eastern Europe is often used interchangeably. It includes countries such as Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, and Croatia. Slovenia and Croatia are almost commonly called the "Balkans."
✔ Western Europe – Geographically and politically, this area includes Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, Ireland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Vatican City, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Greece, and Austria are all located in "Western Europe." But Western Europe sometimes is deemed to include countries like Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, and Austria (also referred to as “Central Europe"). The westernmost point of the European continent is in Portugal, located near Lisbon and Sintra.
Europe Tips & Destinations Inspiration
✔ Europe City Guides — If you’re looking for the best things to do in Europe’s must see cities, I have detailed step by step city itinerary and travel guides for:
✔ Europe Museums Guides — As a museum fan of the highest order, I’ve written dozens and dozens of guides for museums. For me, art is everything. If it is for you too, you can check out my guides for the best museums in Paris, Rome, London, Florence, Spain, and Italy. I also have guides for some of the world's best museums -- the Louvre, the Vatican Museums, the Borghese Gallery, the Musee d'Orsay, the Uffizi Gallery, and Prado.
✔ Europe Virtually — Can’t get to Europe right now, but would like to travel to Europe virtually online from home? I so, I’ve got you covered with an array of inspiring virtual tours to Europe’s hotspot cities and countries: Paris, France, Barcelona, Lisbon, London, Rome, and Venice. Need virtual museums? I have guides to online museums in Paris, Italy, Spain, and a massive guide of 50 world class museums that you can visit online. Click here for all my online virtual tours.
✔ Europe Road Trip Itineraries — Europe is a fantastic place to road trip. Road tripping allows you to visit off the beaten path destinations more easily and work in side trips en route between major stops. Some of my favorite road trips include 7 to 10 day itineraries for:
✔ Europe Tourist Traps — Hate tourist traps? I know I do. I tend to love the hidden gems in Europe. But sometimes you need to know whether a destination billed as a "must see site" is really worth it or not. To help you along, I've written guides to the skippable crowd infested tourist sites in London, Paris, and Lisbon.
✔ Europe Hidden Gems — Europe is perhaps at its sweetest when you can experience the secret spots and hidden gems. You can fall back in time without the crowds. If you like more off the radar destinations, I've written "hidden gems" guides for some of my favorite spots in Europe: Barcelona, Paris, Rome, Lisbon, Provence, and Florence. I've also written about 25 secret towns in France and 33 secret towns in Spain.
✔ Landmarks in Europe — Europe has some of the world's most historic landmarks and UNESCO sites. If you need some destination inspiration, check out these guides:
✔ Artist Trails in Europe — If you like to travel with a theme, I've written a series of artist trails you can discover in Europe: