Europe, even though, it is one of the smallest continents area-wise, it is arguably one of the most diverse places in the world. Jim and I are so lucky to have lived here for more than 20 years giving us the opportunity to visit every country. Some of them we’ve been to numerous times and some we’ve only been to once.
Now, just because we have been to them, doesn’t mean that we’ve seen it all. We like to explore more than just the capital city, because oftentimes the rest of the country is so different. In every country, there are dialects, regional foods, unique experiences, a variety of landscapes, and so much more than what one city can possibly offer.
When is the Best Time to Travel to Europe?
It doesn’t really matter when you can get vacation, there is someplace great for every season. The majority of visitors come to Europe in summer, and for the most part the weather is probably the most agreeable during July and August. However, the crowds are larger during these times as well. We’ve tried to uncover the best places to go in each season. After checking these out, you can tell us when you think is the best time to travel to Europe.
What is Your Favorite Country in Europe?
I have heard this question so many times. It’s impossible to answer, but we have come up with some places that we enjoy for one reason or another, like these hiking these hiking trails. There are certainly cities or areas that immediately pop into our heads as a perfect example. We’ve tried to list a few ideas here. Please remember, that this is a document that is constantly changing as we find and explore new places, as well as this is our opinion only. We’d love to hear if you agree or disagree, and where you would recommend people to go.
Places that Embody the Spirit of Traveling in Europe
Our Most Romantic Places
The Best Outdoor Activities
Skellig Michael, Ireland
Lake Bled, Slovenia
Riding Bikes in a National Park, Netherlands
Climbing the Rock Labyrinth, Germany
4 Wheeling and Skeet Shooting, Scotland
Sledding for Miles, Switzerland
Punting in Cambridge, England
Bastei Bridge, Germany
The Most Fun and Unique Experiences
Eurail Train Trip Through Eastern Europe
Watching the Cows Take a Boat Home, Germany
Building our Own Swiss Army Knife, Switzerland
Gondola Training, Italy
Tulip and Flower Parade, Netherlands
Camel Wrestling, Turkey
Sheep Dog Training, England
Making and Painting Marzipan, Estonia
Buying Polish Pottery At the Factories
Helping with the Rose Harvest, Turkey
One of the most fun times we’ve had is learning how to make the traditional Nuremberger Bratwurst. Germany
The Best Cooking Lessons
The Best Places to Learn History
Best Places to Take Kids
Playmobil Park, Germany
Carnival Museum, France
Riding the Train Run by Kids, Hungary
Mespelbrunn Castle, Germany
Tesla Museum, Serbia
Making A Chocolate Bar, Berlin
Visiting Harry Potter at the Warner Bros. Studio, England
German Christmas Markets
Wieliczha Mine, Poland