Europe Travel Blog

Herewith is a collection of Europe travel tips, advice, suggestions, insights, and recommendations to help you make the best of your Europe travel!  Check back often – Craig will never run out of Europe travel topics to write about – believe me!

Authentic Food of the Cinque Terre

Authentic Food of the Cinque Terre

Want to try some of the best cuisine in Italy?  The food of the Cinque terre is a delight that needs to be sought out and included on any trip to the "Italian Riviera".  In fact, the food of the Cinque Terre —including pesto genovese, minestrone and focaccia, is a...

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Is the Blood of Christ in Europe?

Is the Blood of Christ in Europe?

Relics have long been part of many religious traditions, and indeed Europe is brimming with churches and cathedrals built to venerate literally thousands of these precious remnants of martyrs and saints.  In Bruges, Belgium, there is a relic sacred above all others -...

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7 simple tips to “café” like a pro in Paris

7 simple tips to “café” like a pro in Paris

I know café is not really a verb.  But I'm choosing to ignore that. So how does one "café" in Paris?  Follow these 7 simple tips from the Paris Tourist Office and your waiter might not even realize you're a tourist (unlikely, but possibly!). 1. There's no rush. Drinks...

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Rust Never Sleeps

Rust Never Sleeps

The Eiffel Tower, that accidental icon of Paris, is under constant threat, and the armed soldiers walking around the base are doing nothing to stop it.  Though their presence is accepted and appreciated by visitors and Parisians alike, the threat I'm talking about is...

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High season in Europe?  What high season?

High season in Europe? What high season?

"When is the best time to travel in Europe?"  Great question!  I think the answer is "whenever you can!" I am often asked about the merits of travelling in Europe during the so-called "shoulder" season as opposed to "high" season.  Shoulder season is often defined...

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Don’t order French Fries in Belgium!

Don’t order French Fries in Belgium!

  Frites - the national dish of Belgium Dating back to the 1600's, people in the French speaking region of Belgium (Wallonia) experienced a shortage of river fish that they would usually catch and fry up in the winter.  Someone got the idea to cut potatoes, a...

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Biking in the Low Countries

Biking in the Low Countries

They don't call Belgium and the Netherlands the "low" countries for nothing.  The "nether" in "Netherlands" actually means "lower". With most of the land at or below sea level, and nary a hill in sight, you shouldn't be surprised that in some regions of the...

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Shop for clothes like Parisians do

Shop for clothes like Parisians do

Nobody is going to accuse me of being a fashionista (I'm not even sure that term can be applied to a male?).  But I know from having taken thousands of travellers through La Ville Lumière (the city of light) that a "break" from the landmarks and museums most often...

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The five BIG BAVARIAN foods you need to eat

The five BIG BAVARIAN foods you need to eat

Bavarians don't just eat beer.  They also eat food.  And it is some of the heartiest, earthiest, heaviest food in Europe.  Heavy in a good way, like an anchor that keeps you from floating away from the beer garden.  Here to make your mouth water, are 5 traditional...

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