Try a Short-Stay Apartment in Amsterdam

Book a short-term Apartment in Amsterdam

When most people search for holiday accommodation, they typically end up booking a hotel room. But a short-stay apartment in Amsterdam offers so many more benefits if you on a similar budget. If, for example, you are staying in Amsterdam for a week or more, a short-stay apartment may be a great alternative to a small, cramped hotel room. You'll find that these short-stay apartments in Amsterdam ... Read Full Article

A Sobering Tribute in Normandy

D-Day museum at Arromanches in Normandy

Normandy was a turning point for the Allies in World War II. As the largest amphibious invasion in world history, “Operation Overlord” was a combined land, sea and air invasion under the direct command of joint British-American leadership. It continued from D-Day on June 6, 1944 through August 19, 1944 when Allied Forces crossed the Seine. The combined efforts of Canadians, British, and ... Read Full Article

Pérouges: The Prettiest Medieval City in France

Flower window dressings in Pérouges

Perched high on a hill with the French Alps draped as a fairy tale backdrop, the medieval village of Pérouges persists. A timeless town. A perfectly preserved gothic treasure. It’s like walking through the pages of a story from the Middle Ages when chivalrous knights and fair maidens ruled the day. Even today it remains an iconic enclave hiding behind massive fortress walls built of impenetrable ... Read Full Article

10 Places in Bruges You Can Visit in One Day

Tower of the Church of Our Lady, Bruges

If you are looking for a medieval town that oozes historic charm and seems to have jumped straight out of a fairy tale, Bruges, Belgium, is the place to go. A visit to Bruges Lined with cobbled streets and enchanting canals, dotted with imposing churches and other towers, and home to picturesque market squares and fascinating museums, the historic city center of Bruges is of such cultural ... Read Full Article

The Müllerthal Trail: Exploring Luxembourg on Foot

View of Echternach from the Müllerthal Trail

Luxembourg is more than the banking paradise and “city state” that many people assume it is. For one, it’s much larger than only its namesake capital city of Luxembourg. In fact, the country of Luxembourg is a place made up of rolling fields, large forests, awe-inspiring rock formations and historic castles. Its countryside is nothing short of gorgeous and the best way to explore it is on foot, ... Read Full Article

Beautiful Bergmannkiez: A Glimpse into Pre-war Berlin

Bike wall along Notitzstrasse in Bergmannkiez

Have you ever heard of Bergmannkiez? When traveling through Germany, especially in Berlin and the north of the country, at some point you’ll come across the word ‘kiez’. Pronounced ‘keetz’, kiezes are these smaller locales. There are many kiezes in Berlin, but some stand out from the pack. When roaming through the western end of Berlin’s Kreuzberg, you’ll find one of the most charismatic and ... Read Full Article

Why Take a Europe River Cruise?

River cruising in Europe

River cruising has been growing in popularity for the last two decades, with more and more cruise companies and ships plying the great rivers of Europe. Taking a Europe river cruise appeals to a wide range of travelers, which also makes it especially great for a multi-generational trip. Whether you’re traveling with your kids, parents, grandparents, or the whole extended family, river cruising ... Read Full Article

Lier – Belgium Off the Beaten Path

The iconic Zimmer Tower in Lier

Visit-worthy destinations in Belgium aren’t limited to the major well-known cities, such as Bruges, Brussels and Antwerp. Rather to the contrary; those much-visited cities are only the tip of the iceberg—albeit quite a nice tip. The rest of the iceberg of Belgian cities consists of quaint stone towns hidden deep in the valleys of the Ardennes, college cities home to great breweries and a vibrant ... Read Full Article

Paris Insider tips: Make the Most of your Paris Trip

The Champs Elysees is the heart of Paris

I have traveled to Paris dozens of times and am always amazed at how much I learn about this wonderful city on each visit. It is always an exciting experience. Here are just a few Paris insider tips I have learned through the years. By sharing these Paris travel tips with our readers, I hope to positively contribute to our readers over all Paris travel experiences. Paris Insider ... Read Full Article

Seven of the Best Beaches in Europe

Praia da Marinha beach in Portugal, one of the best beaches in Europe

With spring finally here, and summer on the doorstep, beach season is ramping up again in the northern hemisphere. It’s a welcome turn for lovers of European surf, sun and sand-between-the-toes frivolity. After all, Europe is home to some of the most stunning and spectacular beaches on earth. Here’s a quick taste of some of the best beaches in Europe; you really ought to consider visiting at least ... Read Full Article