Aalborg, Denmark
Once settled by the Vikings, Aalborg, Denmark is a lively and fascinating city. Museums, narrow streets and antique homes decorate the old city elaborately and provide a panoramic view of its history while also transforming into a fast-paced city with its exotic cuisine and chic shopping areas. No…    read more

Aarhus, Denmark
Excitement, disguised as laughter, smiles, and loud conversations fill the air. Bright color clothing decorate the people and streets. The vibrations of drums, guitars, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and the performers make a slight effort to drown the sounds of the already energetic crowd. The…   read more

Aix En Provence, France
Home to the most exquisite architecture in the world, Aix En Provence, France bursts with culture.  With its grand monuments lurking in almost every corner, it is clear why this city is well-known for its arts and lights.  The beautiful gardens of the Pavillon de Vendome invite visitors…   read more

Akureyri, Iceland
An adventure seeker’s escape, Akureyri is home to some of the most exhilarating activities in Iceland.  The mountains of Glerá Valley offer over 1400m of hiking fun and amazing sceneries.  Take part in the challenge of experiencing an electrifying climb of 24 peaks in 24…   read more

Alesund, Norway
Looking for an action filled vacation?  If so, then Alesund is the place for you.  Here you can explore the wonders of nature by hiking through the narrow trails which lead to impeccable sights of mountains, lakes, and rivers.  What a feeling it would be to climb the city’s…   read more

Alicante, Spain
Once upon a time the Moors decided to build a great castle in Alicante, Spain.  Strategically perched on the Benacantil Mountain, many rulers fell in love with its medieval characteristics and location.  When the castle was under the hands of King Alfonso the Wise, he honorably named it…   read more

Almeria, Spain
Standing strong in architectural magnificence, the Cathedral of Almeria remains an iconic jewel in the old city. It brings the past to life with its Renaissance and Gothic décor displaying elaborate designs of neoclassical and baroque beautifications.  This historical landmark played a…   read more

Alta, Norway
During the late Stone Age, rock carvings were an interesting way for hunters to express their religious beliefs.   The depiction of animals engraved in stone was a symbol of life, nomadic journeys, and nature.  The Alta Museum is Northern Europe’s largest rock carving site and…   read more

Amalfi, Italy
Painted with white architectonic beauties clenching onto the edges of majestic hills, the town of Amalfi beams with old Italian charm.  This quaint destination embodies the essence of the Amalfi Coast, infused by the warm glow of the Mediterranean sun and cliffs rising out of the earth. …   read more

Amalfi Coast, Italy
The Amalfi Coast in southern Italy is as much a state of mind as an actual place. The endlessly deep blue of its sea-vistas, the confetti colors of towns rising out of the cliffs and its seemingly endless sunshine make it the “go-to” place for an escape from the rigors of everyday life…   read more

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
In Amsterdam, Netherlands, Venetian canals give way to narrow streets peppered with world-famous museums, floating flower markets and a nightlife unmatched in all of Europe. Whether coming for the coffee houses, the Anne Frank House or grand displays of modern and pre-war architecture, it’s…   read more

Ancona, Italy
From the sandy white beaches to the antique buildings, Ancona is a fascinating city.  Its architecture and infrastructure proudly demonstrate the heritage of an old Italian city.  Ancona is a perfect blend of natural beauty and artistic monuments that can be found lurking in almost every…   read more

Antibes, France
Would you like to see an original Picasso art piece?  The Picasso Museum in Antibes, France is an art lover’s dream as it pays tribute to one of the most celebrated and inspirational artist of all time.  Visitors will have the luxury of gazing upon many of Picasso’s popular…   read more

Antwerp, Belgium
Antwerp is the principal city of Belgium’s Flemish region. It’s an often overlooked gem in Europe, yet it presents numerous rewards for the visitor. While the city is commonly known for its favorite son, Flemish master Pieter Paul Rubens, and for its fame as one of the world’s…   read more

Arles, France
Greatly inspired by Van Gogh, Arles France is a picturesque town filled with Roman and medieval architecture and history.  Here, art lovers and historians will enjoy the ancient sites and artistry that flows through the city. The Museum of Ancient Arles takes its visitors on a journey to the…   read more

Arnhem, The Netherlands
The city of Arnhem offers its visitors the best of both worlds with its plentiful array of natural beauty and cultural attractions.  The Arnhem Museum of Modern Art showcases different depictions of realism with its numerous exhibitions of contemporary and modern art by magic realists from al…   read more

Austria is a landlocked country in Central Europe that borders Germany and the Czech Republic to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. Austria's terrain is highly mountainous due to the presence of the Alps.…   read more

Avignon, France
An art lover and historian’s paradise, Avignon is a unique destination filled with an intense, cultural and religious atmosphere.  The cobblestone streets proudly display the city’s history and society with the conservations of historical monuments, museums, chapels, shops, and…   read more

Azores Islands, Portugal
With the mountainous green lands leading to the emerald ocean water, the Azores Islands, Portugal is a magical paradise.  The majestic waters are a gateway to a world of endless explorations like whale watching, scuba diving and yachting, and the picturesque landscapes offer a taste of natura…   read more

Bad Schandau, Germany
Nestled in the heart of the Elbe Mountains, Bad Schandau is a charming destination filled with history, culture, and breathtaking landscapes. Vast green hills, massive trees, exquisite rock formations, and unique architecture create a picture perfect atmosphere, where time stands still and the…   read more

Baden Baden, Germany
Overflowing with manicured green pastures, refreshing thermal baths, and ancient attractions, Baden Baden is the perfect destination if you are in need of relaxation and fun.  The old town is a peaceful spa retreat that is known to provide its visitors with the luxuries of life and cultural…   read more

Balearic Islands, Spain
Where sandy beaches lead to the picturesque landscape, the Balearic Islands, Spain are majestic jewels that sparkle in the Mediterranean Sea.  This archipelago of Spain consists of five major islands: Majorca, Ibiza, Menorca, Formentera, and Cabrera.  Although the economy of the Balearic…   read more

Balestrand, Norway
A popular tourist magnet, Balestrand, Norway is a world of beauty, history, and culture.  Adventure seekers are invited to explore the luxuries of nature that can be found lurking in the vast mountainsides and deep fjords.  In Balestrands visitors are able to enjoy the splendors of both…   read more

Bamberg, Germany
With culture bursting at the seams, Bamberg is one of the most enchanting cities of Germany.  Here, jewels of unique architectural structures and beautiful gardens glisten along the cobblestone streets and ancient monuments serve as memoirs of the city’s historic civilization. No matter…   read more

Bangor, Northern Ireland
Rich with culture, the North Down Museum in Bangor is a historical treasure chest filled with precious jewels dating back to the Stone Age.  The numerous rooms are elaborately decorated with many ancient artifacts, paintings, and carvings relating to Ireland’s historic…   read more

Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, Spain, is the capital and the most populous city of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia and the second-largest city in Spain, after Madrid. It’s also Europe's largest metropolis on the Mediterranean coast and the most popular tourist destination in Spain.Barcelona has many…   read more

Bari, Italy
Stretching across the Adriatic Sea, Bari has an undeniable charm, where the past and present are pleasantly combined to enhance your journey.  The culturally inclined will appreciate the dazzling sights of classical antiquities, preserving sacred treasures significant to the city’s rich…   read more

Basel, Switzerland
A small city with a powerful impact, Basel is one of the major heartbeats of Switzerland.  Bursting at the seams, the city’s vibrant culture is uniquely displayed through its masterpieces of art, history, and natural beauty.  You cannot escape the profound architecture and…   read more

Bastia, France
Taking full advantage of the Mediterranean, Bastia is a paradisiacal resort on the island of Corsica in France.  The perfectly aligned baroque architecture does little to block the magnificence reflected from its blue marina dotted with bright-colored boats.  Bastia’s quaint…   read more

Bath, England
Retrace the steps of the ancient Romans and discover a world of complete tranquility.  You are cordially invited to journey to the past and visit one of the main attractions of Bath, the historic Roman Baths.  Upon your arrival, you will be taken on a Romanesque adventure as you walk on…   read more

Bear Island, Norway
Nestled in the dramatic Barents Sea, Bear Island, Norway is unlike any other destination.  Instead of vibrant streets, restaurants, hotels, and friendly smiles, you are generously greeted by massive jaded cliffs, which echo the exotic sounds of the call of the wild.  The island’s…   read more

Beaujolais, France
Greens, reds, yellows, and oranges describe the displays of bright colored fruits, vegetables, and clothing that vibrantly light up the stands.  The narrow streets become a social meeting place for tourists and locals who mesmerizingly gaze and shop for delicious produce and exotic French…  read more

Beaune, France
Welcome to a city where the sweet aroma of wine bursts at the seams.  The verdant wineries sparkle with vines producing the most luscious grapes, which transform into France’s most precious delicacy.  This is one of the reasons why Beaune, France is highly recognized as The Capital…   read more

Belfast, Northern Ireland
Belfast is vibrant city that’s also your gateway to the pastoral and coastal beauty of Northern Ireland. It’s grown from a single castle to a fortress city to a 19th-century industrial powerhouse whose citizens worked in factories or shipyards. It was a city proud of its arts and…   read more

The Kingdom of Belgium is a country in northwest Europe. It’s a founding member of the European Union and hosts its headquarters, as well as those of other major international organizations, including NATO. Belgium is a small, highly developed and densely populated country. It is a federal…   read more

Belle Ile, France
A beautiful island in France, Belle Ile is nothing short of wonderful.  From the rocky shores boasting exquisite rock formations piercing through the ocean to its verdant countryside, the island’s unique landscape is draped with remarkable attractions.  There is much to be seen as…   read more

Bergen, Norway
Quietly nestled in the heart of seven mountains, Bergen echoes the beauty of its majestic surroundings.  The cool breeze bounces off the magical fjords, which are magnificently tucked behind the massive trees and picturesque buildings.   The alfresco atmosphere is a gateway to a…   read more

Berlin, Germany
The city of Berlin, Germany is built around the River Spree in Bundesland, the federal state of Brandenburg. Berlin is Germany's capital city and has undergone enormous changes in the past 100 years. It’s now a thriving, modern and exciting city, welcoming both tourist and business…   read more

Bern, Switzerland
Bern, the capital of Switzerland, has maintained its old world charm--its Old Town is a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site. It’s a city of cobblestoned streets and 15th century houses. It has six kilometers of arcades, called “Lauben,” making it one of the longest shopping…   read more

Bernkastel-Kues, Germany
A cultural town with old charm, Bernkastel-Kues, Germany is undeniably a striking destination, which dazzles visitors with its charismatic atmosphere.  From its vibrant cobblestone streets painted with medieval architectural gems to its abundant vineyards bursting with succulent grapes, the…   read more

Bilbao, Spain
With the banks of the sparkling Nervión River at its feet, Bilbao, Spain is a charming city with a big heart.  This economic hub dazzles with a dynamic heritage, manifested through its fascinating décors of architectural gems and vibrant infrastructure.  Bilbao’s past…   read more

Bodø, Norway
If you enjoy breathing in the crisp atmosphere while overlooking a shoreline dotted with majestic mountains, then Bodø is the destination for you.  This exciting city is nestled in the country of Norway and immersed by a beauty mirrored by its natural wonders and architectural…   read more

Bologna, Italy
Known in antiquity as Felsina, Bologna has charmed its way into the hearts of many people since its first settlement during the Iron Age by the Etruscans.  Since then, it has become the largest city and capital of the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy, and thrives as a vibrant metropolis boastin…   read more

Bonaire, The Netherlands
The warm air is intoxicated by the harmonizing voices, enticing scents, and traditional dancing of the Wapa, as Bonaire’s locals partake in the Simadan Festival.  This cultural event commemorates the Sorghum harvest and uplifts the spirit of Bonaire as its atmosphere becomes immersed by…   read more

Bonn, Germany
Referred to as the “second Mozart” at the age of seven, Ludwig van Beethoven’s fingers first embraced the keys of a piano in the city of Bonn.  Since his earliest performances, Beethoven achieved much fame as a classical composer and a musical connoisseur.  As the…   read more

Bordeaux, France
Bordeaux’s history was first brought to life during the Paleolithic era, and later became a land of great importance to the Celtics as well as the Romans, who made good use of its trading opportunities.  As its economy prospered so did its political stance and reputation, until it becam…   read more

Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
The Basilica of Notre Dame is an architectural showpiece glistening in the heart of Boulogne -sur –Mer.  It showers its onlookers with a scintillating Classical and Renaissance appearance, which echoes the beauty and sanctity preserved in its majestic halls.  The cathedral was…   read more

Breisach, Germany
Perched on a hill in the picturesque town of Breisach, Germany, sits the astonishing St. Stephan’s Cathedral.   For centuries this fascinating centerpiece has enticed spectators from near and far to its stylish Gothic and Romanesque décor.  The cathedral brings the…   read more

Bremerhaven, Germany
The story of Bremerhaven, Germany began in 1827 upon the coast of the River Weser and the North Sea.  Although a modern city, it has emerged from a long history infused by the tantalizing fragrances of seafood flowing from its marina in addition to the souls of its profound sailors.  Its…   read more

Brest, France
Chateau de Brest (Brest Castle) is an iconic antique nestled in the heart of Brest, France.  With its feet deeply rooted in history and its doors open to the public, the castle has become the city’s oldest symbol of antiquity.  It grandiose halls blaze the trail into the Maritime…  read more

Brindisi, Italy
The city of Brindisi blazes its own trail into the East as an important trading port in Italy.  Its unique beauty is reflected from the crystal waters of its vibrant harbor, sparking the interest of the Greeks, Romans and other groups, who were determined to seize its rich treasures. …   read more

Bristol, England
The story of Bristol, England occurred a long time ago as pirating, shipbuilders and a vivacious seafaring atmosphere made a great splash onto its harbor.  Its past retraces the voyages of significant pirates like Blackbeard and Bartholomew Roberts, while honoring the expeditions of the Great…   read more

Bronnoysund, Norway
Beauty and tranquility only begins to describe the magnificence of Brønnøysund, Norway. Stretched along the Helgeland Coast, this coastal city boasts an impressive marina reflecting the colorful atmosphere illustrated amid its backdrops.  Brønnøysund magically…   read more

Brugge, Belgium
Brugge is one of the most popular European cities with Americans. The city has made a concerted effort to retain its medieval character, and visiting it is almost like taking a step back in time. Its compact size makes it an ideal city to explore by foot. Its medieval architecture and…   read more

Brussels, Belgium
Even with the regal assembly of Art Nouveau architecture and fine cuisine, Brussels, Belgium, is a city that truly values casual atmosphere and café culture. The bilingual capital of Belgium is alive with French and Dutch influences and a Gothic and medieval beauty seen in the Town Hall and…   read more

Cannes, France
Lights…Camera…Action!  Welcome to a world of glitz and glam. A location where the stars are given the red carpet treatment, and where cultures collide causing a melting pot of rich contrasts.  Cannes, France is a striking destination brightened by the flashes of shutterbugs…   read more

Cardiff, Wales
Founded by the Romans, a way station for Vikings and Normans, booming port city and now cultural center, Cardiff, Wales, has gone through many transformations and you can see its multifaceted past on its streets today. From medieval castles to 21st-century buildings, Cardiff is a city with a solid…  read more

Catania, Italy
With the dynamic Etna Volcano hovering above, the city of Catania, Italy is a remarkable symbol of strength.  It has triumphantly emerged out of the spews of lava and earthquakes leaving Catania with a façade decorated with an interesting contrast of black and white baroque…   read more

Chester, England
Nestled in the city of Chester, England is the Chester Cathedral, an 18th century work of art.  This architectural beauty echoes the harmonious voices of its choirs while introducing its congregation to a world of magnificence majestically draped in its exquisite halls.  For over a…   read more

Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen is a beautiful Danish city of spires, cobblestone squares and weaving canals. Instantly appealing, Copenhagen retains a provincial, small-town vibe, despite its seat as the largest city in Scandinavia and capital city of Denmark. Along with an assortment of museums (Nationalmuseet),…   read more

Cornwall, England
Lapped with miles of coastline, jagged cliffs almost touching the skies, and iconic landmarks filled with history, Cornwall, England is a chest beaming with exotic treasures.  This charming destination is the perfect place to build cherished memories along its picturesque trails, while…   read more

The smallest and southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark consists of the Jutland Peninsula and its 400 surrounding islands, 78 of which are inhabited and linked to the mainland by ferry or bridge.The two major islands are densely populated Sjaelland (Zealand), home to the capital…   read more

Dresden, Germany
If you are searching for a vacation to experience a rich heritage among world-class treasures, then Dresden, Germany is the travel destination for you.  This city is where beauty meets history, where hidden surprises are a discovery away, and the lure of its lively streets summon every…   read more

Dublin, Ireland
The charming capital of Dublin, Ireland is an ever-evolving city rooted so deeply with history and charisma that it’s one of Western Europe’s most visited. Alongside the traditional pubs and cobblestone streets there is now a boom of chic bars, clubs, artisan restaurants and designer…   read more

Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh rises out of Scotland’s historic Lothian countryside, an imposing city built atop a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags. Its dramatic castle, which dates back to the 12th century, defines its skyline; walk the castle’s ramparts and you can see the city spread out…   read more

Mixed with many faces of culture, England is one of the most striking destinations in the world.  Exquisite architecture showcase the country’s profound heritage and its attractions take visitors on a remarkable journey through the country's unforeseen treasures.  Filled with…   read more

Faroe Islands
The Faroe Islands are situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Scotland and Iceland. The Faroe Islands are a constituent country of the kingdom of Denmark, along with Denmark proper and Greenland. The island group is comprised of about 18...   read more

Florence, Italy
Florence, Italy is all about beauty, a cluster of red roofs, church spires and medieval domes enclosed by ancient walls. Set at the foot of the Appennine Mountains, it’s a veritable treasure chest of art and architecture, with more museums and great architecture packed into a relatively smal…   read more

France is located in Western Europe with several of its overseas territories and islands located on other continents. Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered (clockwise from the north)…   read more

Frankfurt, Germany
Frankfurt, Germany, is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in the country. Frankfurt is at the center of the larger Frankfurt/Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region. It’s located on an ancient ford on the river Main. The southern part of the city contains the…   read more

Geneva, Switzerland
Jets of water shooting 140 meters high out of its eponymous lake define the city of Geneva, Switzerland, which is nestled between the Alps and the hilly terrain of the Jura mountains. Situated on the bay where the Rhone leaves Lake Geneva, the city may be small as cities go--fewer than half a…   read more

The Federal Republic of Germany is located in Central Europe. It is bordered to the north by the North Sea, Denmark and the Baltic Sea; to the east by Poland and the Czech Republic; to the south by Austria and Switzerland; and to the west by France, Luxembourg, Belgium and The Netherlands.The…   read more

Gibraltar is a British overseas territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula at the entrance of the Mediterranean, overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar. The territory itself is a peninsula whose isthmus connects to the north with Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark…   read more

Glasgow, Scotland
Glasgow, Scotland, is city with muscle, a working man’s town. The River Clyde fueled its economy, first as a major trading center in the 18th century, when it prospered trading tobacco, cotton and sugar with the American colonies, and then, after the Revolutionary War, becoming a locomotive…   read more

Granada, Spain
Seductively nestled at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Granada, Spain is a melting pot of colors, embraced by a rich heritage.  This dynamic city is one of Spain’s best features, boasting a landscape beautified with a wealth of emblematic masterpieces including the…   read more

The country with the chilly name is rapidly becoming one of Europe's hottest destinations. Much of Iceland's popularity is due to its natural features which include glaciers, hot springs, geysers, active volcanoes, portentous peaks and vast lava deserts. In addition to its expansive…   read more

Beyond the mythical clichés and tourist daydreams of leprechauns and endless pints, the true Ireland can be found in its stunning landscapes, remarkable history and rich, layered culture. Best experienced through a serendipitous, go with the flow approach, visitors often stumble upon some o…    read more

Italy is as much a state of mind as a place, giving you experiences that linger forever, eternally calling you back for another visit. Be it a glimpse of priest quietly contemplating the roses in a Vatican garden, visiting a Tuscan olive grove owned by the same family for 500 years or a witnessing…   read more

There is so much majestic natural scenery and Gothic grandeur conveniently packed into Liechtenstein, yet it is the world’s sixth smallest country at 62 square miles. This micro principality is wedged between Austria and Switzerland and lies between the upper Rhine Valley and Austrian Alps a…   read more

Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal, was the crown jewel of the Portuguese maritime trading empire in its heyday; it was built by traders who roamed the world and their global view is reflected in Lisbon today. It has the great palaces and churches you’d expect of any European capital--many in the Portuguese…   read more

London, England
Divided by the River Thames, London, England, is a mix of the cutting-edge alternative, vibrant diversity and quintessential English tradition. Grand displays of British architecture mingle with towering glass skyscrapers to give the city a regal, yet modern appeal. Landmark staples like Big Ben,…   read more

Luxembourg is an attractive European country with a green, picturesque landscape and many historical sites within easy reach of one another. The country is divided into five tourist regions. The central and southern part of the country that surrounds the capital, known as ‘the Good…   read more

Madrid, Spain
Madrid, the capital and largest city of Spain is located on the river Manzanares in the center of both the country and the Community of Madrid (which comprises the city of Madrid and extended suburbs and villages). It’s bordered by the autonomous communities of Castile and León…   read more

Positioned at the center of the Mediterranean, the Maltese archipelago includes the main islands of Malta (246 square miles), Gozo and Comino, all connected by ferry. The independent state of Malta, 60 miles south of Sicily and 180 miles from Tunisia, has a unique charm. It’s a republic…   read more

Milan, Italy
The world’s stage for high fashion, art and design, Milan, Italy, is the creative and modern epicenter of chic. Situated on the plains of the Po Valley in Northern Italy, Milan is the economic hub of the country, as it’s home to the stock exchange and a rebuilt, thriving business…   read more

The epitome of glamour and wealth, the European Principality of Monaco is a haven for the rich and famous. Monaco travel is best known for its famed Grand Casino in Monte Carlo, the Monaco Grand Prix held annually in May, when Formula One cars speed through the narrow, winding streets attracting…   read more

Moscow, Russia
Moscow has powered its growth from a feudal town strategically located for trading on the headwaters of the Volga to a militarily significant location that Russia used as a base for defeating the Mongols. It became the capital of Russia, no matter who was ruling -- be it a Mongol khan, a Romanov…   read more

Munich, Germany
The capital of Bavaria, Munich, Germany, is located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. The country's third-largest city, Munich is one of Europe's main cultural centers, with museums like the Deutsches Museum, the largest museum of technology and natural sciences in the world,…   read more

Northern Ireland
The Troubles—the history of violence between the Catholic minority and Protestant majority in Northern Ireland--are as much a part of the Ulster landscape as the Giant’s Causeway and the Glens of Antrim. And yet Northern Ireland has much to offer, travel there is safe and visitors are…   read more

Norway is the land of the Midnight Sun and deep fjords, the birthplace of the sport of skiing and great polar explorers. The Vikings sailed from here, getting as far as North America. Its artists--painters, composers and writers like Edvard Munch, Henrik Ibsen and Edvard Grieg-- plumb the depths o…   read more

Oslo, Norway
Oslo, Norway, the capital of the country and its biggest city, is as much about woods and lakes as it is about urban living. Certainly, Oslo has its urban aspects and is, in fact, a cosmopolitan city that is a major cultural center, with more than 50 museums. One of its main museums is the the…   read more

Oxford, England
Home to the prominent Oxford University, Oxford, England is an inspirational destination boasting a décor of historic colleges, birthing an entire generation of legendary scholars.  The ancient city is a sophisticated cosmopolitan, where artistry flows across its lush gardens, museums,…   read more

Paris, France
Much more than just the Eiffel Tower and picture-perfect sidewalk cafes, Paris, France is a city immersed in history, literature and swirling romance. The cosmopolitan capital is influential in cuisine, art, high fashion and design, and has the reputation for being one of the most beautiful…   read more

Portugal, especially beyond its cities, has an almost somnambulant air, a country dreamily contemplating its powerful past while enjoying the present, with just a touch of gentle ruefulness. The Atlantic that surrounds half of this tiny nation defines the Portuguese, who used their seafaring geniu…   read more

Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik is not only the beautiful capital of Iceland, but the northernmost capital city in the world.  With a population of 200,000, Reykjavik, Iceland, stands as the center of the country’s economic, cultural and governmental activity.  Because of its close proximity to the…   read more

Rome, Italy
Like a giant open-air museum with pagan ruins, historic churches and archaic heirlooms, Rome, Italy is a real-life history lesson with the unmistakable buzz of modernity amplified from all corners. In recent years, many restaurants, hotels and shops have adopted a more current, international…   read more

Salzburg, Austria
Salzburg, Austria, is the fourth-largest city in the country and the capital of the state of Salzburg. Salzburg's "Old Town" (Altstadt) with its world famous baroque architecture is one of the best-preserved city centers north of the Alps, and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage…   read more

San Marino, Italy
The Republic of San Marino, Italy, is Europe’s third-smallest state (after Vatican City and Monaco), yet has enough charm and natural beauty to attract over two million visitors each year. Perched 700 meters above sea level atop Mount Titano, the republic is a favorite day-trip destination…   read more

Savona, Italy
In the midst of the industrial port of Savona, lies a medieval commune draped in antiquity and art.  In Savona, Italy, your days will be spent soaking in the blue-green of the Mediterranean and uncovering timeless legends hidden in its classic gems.  With towers nearly touching the sky…   read more

This cultural and geographical region centered on northern Europe’s Scandinavian Peninsula includes Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands (a Danish territory in the north Atlantic) are often included as well. The region was conquered by the Vikings, who colonized…   read more

Springtime sees lambs gamboling over green hillsides; castles dot the countryside, standing in mute testimony to this land’s turbulent history; and poets immortalize its beauty and people. This is Scotland, a land that ranges from gentle rolling hills to towering peaks, rugged coastlines and…   read more

Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland, gives you the best of many worlds--picturesque alleyways in its charming Old Town, trendy shopping and the best nightlife in Switzerland. Zurich is in the center of Switzerland and on the northern shore of Lake Zurich. It’s an urbane, multicultural city that is also a…   read more