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About Europe

Why Travel to Europe

Why travel to Europe you ask, well there are many reasons why more Americans have been traveling to Europe than any other continent for decades and still do today. In fact the rest of the world travels to Europe more than any continent. Taking into consideration that a significant segment of American travelers take winter […]

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Planning

Set Your Route

Once you have an idea of which days you will be in what countries or cities you’ll know what days will be travel days. This page will show you distances and travel times between destinations that will allow you to allocate the time of the day or night devoted to traveling to your next destination. […]

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Transportation

Transportation Overview

One thing you will discover about Europe, how easy it is to get from one destination to another using multiple forms of transportation. Unlike Americans, who are accustom too getting into their cars and driving everywhere, that’s just not the case in Europe. Not everyone in Europe drives cars so they rely heavily on other […]

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Cities

Europe’s Iconic Cities

So you ask, what cities should I visit? Maybe you have talked with people and heard the stories of their visits and this has stirred your curiosity and imagination. Through the years you have read or heard about historical events and want to see and experience the actual place where these events occured. You may […]

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Cities

Other Noteworthy Cities

With so many wonderful cities spread across Europe it is very difficult to decide which to visit and which ones to miss. While these European cities may not always rank high on a travels wish list, they should to be given some serious consideration for a number of reasons . They have played vital roles […]

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Cities

Old World Europe

Want to feel like you’re back a few centuries then visit and walk among the old towns of Europe. Some of these historic areas have been spared the severe damaged from the impact of wars, especially WW II. Others have painstakingly rebuilt brick by brick as they once where. Many of the structures are centuries old and […]

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Cities

Great European Neighborhoods

While there are many of the world famous tourists sites to see amongst Europe’s cities these are also the home to millions of people. Over the centuries neighborhoods within these cities have developed their own unique identities. A visit to these areas will reflect a culture and ambiance of the city you won’t experience by just […]

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Cities

Amsterdam

Starting as a small fishing village in the 12th century Amsterdam became a major center for world trade during the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century. It started the first stock exchange and was the pioneer of capitalism. It expanded rapidly during the 18th & 19th centuries. It’s social practice of non-conformism, tolerance and progressivism […]

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Athens

Athens was a major cultural center of the Mycenaean civilization around 1400 BC. It’s location to the sea made Athens a leading trade center for the Greek state in early 900 BC. In its infancy, the Acropolis afford Athens fortified protection against enemies. After the wars against Persian invasion ancient Greek entered into it’s Golden Age […]

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Barcelona

Barcelona is thousands of years old and legend says that Hannibal’s father founded Barcelona. The Romans did build a military camp around 15 BC and parts of Roman structures can be found today. It grew in size primarily because of its harbor. The Visigoths captured Barcelona in the 5th century followed by the Islamic invaders […]

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Berlin

Early western slavic settlements from the 12th century may have been the beginning of an early Berlin. The first written records of towns appear later that century. The year 1237 is considered the founding of todays Berlin. It benefited and grew from being on trade routes from eastern to western Europe. Successors to Frederick I […]