Europe

All posts related to travels in Europe.

If my expectations for Amsterdam were low, my expectations for good food were even lower. The Netherlands isn’t exactly renowned for its world-class cuisine, but I was impressed – I didn’t eat a single bad meal or snack while I was there. While I don’t think I ate any particularly Dutch meals, what I did consume my weight in was Dutch snacks. Amsterdam might not have the reputation of a foodie city, but the delicious eats impressed me! Read this to find out which five dutch snacks you must try!

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I consider Portugal to be one the most underrated countries in western Europe. I used to be one of many people who never said (or thought), “I really want to go Portugal.” But trust me on this – you should definitely consider Portugal for your next Europe trip. The stunning contrast and cohesiveness of old meets new, of historical meets modern – this is something that it is so well integrated into Lisbon’s culture and way of life and makes it a city worth exploring for weeks on end. Check out this guide to one of Europe’s most underrated cities – and learn why I’m eager to return to Portugal again and again.

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I don’t think most people have strong urges to visit Bilbao, to be honest. Oftentimes, people haven’t heard of it. If they have, they only know it as the city with one of the Guggenheim museums. Of all the cities I visited in Spain, Bilbao wasn’t one of my favorites or anything. However, I argue that it’s still worth visiting, especially if you’re already planning on spending time in any of the other cities in Northeastern Spain. Bilbao is an architectural beauty and is home to every type of building, from old Gothic cathedrals to ultra modern pieces of art. For a quirky and budget-friendly weekend in Spain, look no further than the weekend guide to Bilbao.

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After spending nearly 6 months in Ireland a few years go, I came to realize that trying to see the country by bus or train was both expensive and inefficient. This is one of the few countries where a road trip isn’t just a friendly suggestion – it’s a downright necessity. Luckily, Ireland is beautiful and on the smaller side, so a road trip here is an enjoyable experience. Click to see out all the beautiful places to visit in the Perfect Ireland Road Trip itinerary!

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Ireland. Fondly known as “The Emerald Isle,” Ireland continues to enchant visitors with its leprechauns, Guinness, and greenery. But it is much more than its stereotypes. Visitors flock here because it’s the land of enchantment in every sense of the word. Friendly people, historic buildings, beautiful scenery and bewitching folktales are just some of the reasons that the world is in love with Ireland. You don’t have to take my word for it, though. Click to read the full ist of 20 reasons you need to visit Ireland right now.

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Eating in Spain can be a bit of a mystery for foreigners. 3-course meals are served for lunch, and dinner often consists of bar-hopping and eating small plates late into the night. Embracing Northeastern Spain’s pintxo (small plate) eating habits can be a bit of a daunting challenge, but it doesn’t have to be! Check out these tips on how to navigate a pintxo bar like a pro – and see which restaurants you have to try when visiting San Sebastian, Spain!

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When I first planned an extended trip to Spain, every person I spoke to had something to say about Madrid. I heard everything from “skip it entirely” to “spend a week there.” I knew I couldn’t skip it after hearing all these conflicting statements, and ended up spending a few days there. I’ve concluded that Madrid is not to be skipped; it’s filled with culture and history, beautiful buildings and delicious food, and a thriving art scene. Since most people only plan for a few days in the city, these are the best things to do in Madrid – and best of all, they’re budget-friendly!

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If you’ve ever traveled through Europe, then you are well aware that budget airlines can be your best friend or worst enemy. They can be ultimate money savers or the source of frustrations and annoyances. So you can avoid turning your budget-friendly flight into a not-so-budget-friendly one, I’ve compiled a list of tips to make your experience as pain-free as possible! Read this guide on how to make the most of your budget flight and to avoid common pitfalls travelers face in Europe.

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Andalusia, the beautiful southern region of Spain, is the perfect place to spend a week (or more). The friendly people, breathtaking sites, and delicious food are just a few of many reasons I chose to travel this area for my first solo trip. If you only have a week of vacation time, then this itinerary is perfect for you: it’s designed for the solo traveler on a budget but just as easily works for anyone looking for a low-cost and enjoyable week-long guide to Andalusia.

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