With 50 countries across the regions of Europe, opportunities to explore feel almost endless.
For history buffs, there are battlegrounds, monuments, and museums. For cultural explorers, there are castles, markets, and immersive experiences. For foodies, there are Michelin-starred restaurants, cooking classes, and food markets. For outdoor and nature enthusiasts, there are mountains, parks, and fjords to explore.
Europe has it all. And we love it all.
From the food markets of Provence to the wineries of Tuscany, Europe is delicious. From Ireland’s green rolling hills to the pristine beaches of Albania, it is beautiful. From the couture capital of Paris to the hot springs of Budapest, Europe is a cultural playground.
There are several countries that we can’t seem to stay away from on our travels. We have written extensively about:
Some of our favorite articles about things to do in Europe come from destinations we’ve visited several times. They include:
- Things to do in Brussels
- One day in Bruges
- Things to do in Ghent
- Visiting the Christmas market in Brussels
- Visiting Colmar, France
- 10 Day Trip to the South of France
- Beautiful Towns on the Alsace Wine Route
- Visiting the Markets of Provence
- The Enchanting Christmas Market in Colmar
Other Fun Trips
Dancing fairy lights, the scent of sweet treats, and children laughing as they learn to skate—these are the hallmarks of the winter season in the …
Zurich Self-Guided Walking Tour Itinerary
The energetic, historic capital of Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, Bologna is our favorite type of city. It is large enough to have lots of things to see and do but is easy to navigate and lacks the crowds that can flood some of the bigger cities.
Oxford is full of world-class museums, fun pubs, and great sites to explore. Every time we return, we discover something new.
Exquisite architecture, fresh seafood, a vibrant city with an historic core, and some of the best wine in the world—in a nutshell, this is Bordeaux, France.
Over 25 years ago at summer camp, I met a young woman from Bath. She told me stories about a beautiful town in the west of England that had hot springs and looked like it was right out of a movie set. It turns out she wasn’t lying.
Brussels is a complex city. Both historic and modern, ornate and sleek, busy and quiet, the city has different personalities in only the span of a few blocks. But despite these contrasts (or maybe because of them), there’s something new and different at every turn. And I loved every bit of it.
The buttery vanilla scent of waffles, the warmth of velvety hot chocolate, Christmas trees lit up against the night sky—the Bruges Christmas market brings together the best of the holiday season.