Europe

One of the first things that springs to mind when I think of Europe is its long history, especially in comparison to my home country, the United States. Traveling to Europe often feels like traveling back in time, maybe to the period of the Greeks or the Romans. However, I also think of impressive architecture, as well as various cuisines, cultures and languages.

One of the first things that springs to mind when I think of Europe is its long history, especially in comparison to my home country, the United States. Traveling to Europe often feels like traveling back in time, maybe to the period of the Greeks or the Romans. However, I also think of impressive architecture, as well as various cuisines, cultures and languages.

Quick Guide

What To Know

It's so easy to travel from one European country to another, even for a weekend, which as an American is something of a novelty to me. When planning your trips, explore both air and train options.

If you are only visiting European Union member countries, you will only get a stamp in your passport when you enter your first EU country and exit your last EU country. Unfortunately, you won't get a stamp for every country.

Be sure to check visa requirements before arriving. You may not need one unless you stay for an extended period.

Things To Do

Skiing in the French and Swiss alps.

Island hop in Greece, Croatia and Spain.

Listen to live music in a pub in Ireland.

Eat pasta in Italy, tapas in Spain and New Nordic cuisine in Denmark.

Visit national parks in Turkey and Croatia.

Enjoy a day at baths in Hungary.

Learn World War II history on a walking tour of Berlin.