Europe Travel Guide
Paris: This city has a strong reputation for being one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the entire world. Culture, art, fashion, food, and design play a large role in what makes this city tick and it creates plenty of things to see for tourists.
London: This is the largest city in the United Kingdom. It is a busy city that is well known for its multiculturalism. With a lot of different neighborhoods within the larger city, there is a lot to see from iconic landmarks, to great food, and an incredible nightlife scene.
Barcelona: This is Spain's second largest city and has a very traditional European feel to it. It is best know for its outdoor markets, restaurants, shops, museums, and churches.
Lisbon: This is the capital city of Portugal. It is located right along the ocean and boasts white sand beaches, limestone buildings, a laid back atmosphere, and has really made itself a year round must-see destination.
Berlin: The capital city of Germany, Berlin is best known for its internationalism and tolerance, great nightlife, its many cafés, street art, clubs, bars, museums, palaces, and other historical sites.
Amsterdam: The capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is one of the most popular Europe travel destinations with over 7 million internation tourists annually visiting the city. It is called the Venice of the north for its numerous canals and bridges. It also has a lot of history, culture, a good partying scene, and a relaxing charm to it.
Things To Do
See the Northern Lights in Iceland: One of the best places in the world to see the northern lights are in Iceland. With that being said, it is no guarantee that you see them on your visit. To increase your chances, check out this article on a local's ten tips on seeing the lights.
Take a Picture With Some of the Best Known European Landmarks: There are dozens of famous landmarks in Europe. Some of the biggest names include: the Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum, Sagrada Familia, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Brandenburg Gate, Ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik, Acropolis, Stonehenge, and the Pantheon.
Check Out Some of the Amazing Museums: Europe is well known for its rich history in art and because of that, it boasts some of the greatest museums on the planet such as the Louvre. Be sure to stop at your fair share of museums on your trip.
Wine and Dine: One of the best parts about Europe is the differences in culture between the different countries. Part of the culture includes incredible and unique food from neighboring country to neighboring country. Eat, drink, and be merry!
Food/Drinks To Try
Wiener Schnitzel: is a very thin, breaded, and pan fried cutlet made from veal.
Moules Frites: A dish consisting of mussels and fries originating in Belgium
Pasta: A noodle made from dough and mixed with water or eggs and formed into different shapes, then cooked by boiling or baking. This is a staple food of Italian cuisine
Irish Stew: A stew made from any meat or root vegetable that is common in Ireland
Pastel De Nata: A Portuguese egg tart pastry
Cepelinai: Lithuanian dish of stuffed potato dumplings.
Goulash: This is a stew of vegetables and meat that is seasoned with some spices.
Sauerbraten: This is a German pot roast that can be prepared with a variety of different meats that are common to the area.
- Eat outside of the major cities if you're looking to save some money. The food is likely just as good, if not better, and you can save some money by doing this as well.
- A lot of places only accept cash so be sure to have more than just your credit card on hand.
- Learn the basics of the language of the country that you'll be visiting. It can go a long way in getting around and getting help.
- Don't miss out on the many beautiful spots of Eastern Europe. They often go overlooked because of the better known countries on the Western coast but there are some great spots on the other side of the continent as well.