Sunset through the valley of Meteora, Greece.

Europe Travel Blog

From our extensive travel in Europe, we’ve seen the good and the bad. Our Europe Travel Blog tells you where all the bests of Europe can be found!


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.

Train rumbles past the vibrant tulip fields in the Netherlands.
Train rumbles past the vibrant tulip fields in the Netherlands.

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.

Spring in Europe - where are the best places to go?
Summer in Europe - where can you go to have the best time on your vacation?
Fall in Europe - my favorite time of year! Let's plan our fall trip to Europe.
Winter in Europe? Mountains and snow and Christmas markets make it the most magical time of the year to visit!

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.

Bridge over Seine River at Sunset in Paris. France.
Bridge over Seine River at Sunset in Paris. France

Places that Embody the Spirit of Traveling in Europe

Paris, France
Barcelona, Spain
Berlin, Germany
Prague, Czech Republic
Budapest, Hungary

Taking a ferry past one of the five towns in Cinque Terre, Italy.
Taking a ferry past one of the five towns in Cinque Terre, Italy

Our Most Romantic Places

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
Cinque Terre, Italy
Telc, Czech Republic
Alsace, France
Visiting the Spa, Hungary

Puffins are everywhere on Skellig Michael, and it's only one of the reasons you would want to go. Ireland.
Puffins are everywhere on Skellig Michael, and it’s only one of the reasons you would want to go. Ireland

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

Every spring, hundreds of rose petals are harvested to make beauty products. This is the drying part of the process. Burdur, Turkey.
Every spring, hundreds of rose petals are harvested to make beauty products. This is the drying part of the process. Burdur, Turkey

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

Bratwurst and salad on plate.
One of the most fun times we’ve had is learning how to make the traditional Nuremberger Bratwurst. Germany

One of the most fun times we’ve had is learning how to make the traditional Nuremberger Bratwurst. Germany

The Best Cooking Lessons

Khinkali, Georgia
Turkish Borek, Turkey
Wernberg Castle, Germany
Bratwurst, Germany

A town split in two during the Cold War, sometimes called Little Berlin. Modlaureuth, Germany.
A town split in two during the Cold War, sometimes called Little Berlin. Modlaureuth, Germany

The Best Places to Learn History

Krakow, Poland
Berlin, Germany
Normandy, France
Dachau, Germany
Berchtesgaden, Germany
Modlaureuth, Germany

On the Children's Railway in Budapest, only the kids are in charge, Hungary.
On the Children’s Railway in Budapest, only kids are in charge. Hungary

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

Military Road between Tbilisi and the Russian border. Republic of Georgia.
Military Road between Tbilisi and the Russian border. Republic of Georgia

Best Road Trips

Military Highway, Republic of Georgia
Armenia
Transfagarasan Hwy., Romania
Iceland
Serra de Tramantuna, Spain

Sunset through the valley of Meteora, Greece.
Sunset through the valley of Meteora, Greece.

Where We’ve Enjoyed the Photography

Meteora, Greece
Kinderdijk, Netherlands
Venice, Italy
Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

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