Exploring Europe is easier than many travelers realize when planning a trip to the old continent. In many regions, fabulous destinations are only a couple of hours away from one another (by car or train). Nonetheless, time tends to run out because there is so much to see. Here are a few tips for visiting Europe if you have a week, a month or six months time to experience it.Read the story “Tips for planning a week, month and six months long trip in Europe”
From: Rick Steves’ Travel Blog
I was just in the Alps with my TV crew, filming three new episodes of Rick Steves Europe. We spent a couple of days hiking (and filming) on the Tour du Mont Blanc trail, in the French Alps. It’s a whole parallel world there, away from the tourist crowds and intensity of the Alpine resorts, and really peaceful.
After just a taste of this classic long-distance hike, I am dreaming of coming back and doing the entire loop and once again, I’m reminded that you can never run out of rewarding corners of Europe to explore.
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In addition to an amusing name, BlaBlaBus travel prices should amuse most passengers: one way trips start from 1 euro, for instance, between some cities in Germany.Read the story “City-to-city bus trip by BlaBlaBus as low as 1 euro in Europe”
From: Klaava Travel Guide ebooks
It is easy to roam in Europe once you have arrived in the old continent. In some regions, remarkable cities and sights are so close one another that it only takes a couple of hours to travel to the next remarkable destination … More
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Every year, Unesco nominates new destinations across the world as World Heritage Sites. Only those destinations that have outstanding universal value and meet at least one out of ten selection criteria can be listed as heritage sites. In 2019, 11 out of 29 new inscribed sites were in Europe.Read the story “11 European destinations listed as World Heritage sites in 2019”
Startup businesses are pouring money on bicycle and scooter sharing services, but which cities are ready to provide safe environment for people to move around on two wheels?Read the story “Top 20 bicycle-friendly cities in the world”
News and tips on travel, road trips and electric vehiclesRead the story “Travel news roundup: VW WeShare, best train routes in Europe, Google translator, road trip to far north”
The south coast of Portugal – the Algarve Province – attracts holidaymakers in summer, and digital nomads, remote workers, and retirees in autumn, winter and spring. Whereas visitors who are on vacation need a place to stay for one or two weeks, other travelers are looking for a place for a month or for a longer time. Here are a few tips on where and how to find the right kind of accommodation in Algarve.Read the story “Tips for finding the right place to stay in Algarve, Portugal for longer than a week”
For years, Valencia has been a popular destination for Spanish seeking a break in a historic city, grand carnivals and beaches. Over the years, Americans, tourists from other Europeans countries and recently also Asians have discovered Valencia. Some visitors like to explore the historic city center, others admire the ultra-modern City of Arts and Sciences, sun lovers head to the beaches, whereas others want to join a genuine Spanish fiesta. A travel guide shows you what the city of Valencia has to offer for visitors.Read the story “Trending city destination in South Europe: Valencia is a genuine Spanish experience”
From: Rick Steves’ Travel Blog
When it comes to walls, I believe we can learn from Europe, which has done more than its share of wall building in the past. From Hadrian’s Wall (built by the ancient Romans to defend the northern boundary of Britannia) to the Maginot Line (built by the French in the 1930s to keep out the Germans), these walls were symbols of mistrust and insecurity. They were necessary back then, but in our age, society is advancing and dismantling walls as we move forward.