27 of the Best Things to Do in Barcelona

Filled with vibrant energy, buzzing nightlife, elegant architecture, and a strong, independent identity, the Catalan capital of Barcelona is ripe for exploring. Discover a city that seamlessly blends old-world charms with the modern conveniences and attractions of a cutting-edge metropolis. When on the hunt for the best things to do in Spain, Barcelona is overflowing […]

Road Tripping Tuscany: 13 Enchanting Stops Along the Way

Oh, Tuscany! The stuff of Italian dreams, this region rarely fails to enchant. Sweeping from the Apuan Alps to the verdant valleys of Maremma and the sloshing waves of the Ligurian Sea, it covers some seriously gorgeous corners of the land (and is home to some of the best things to do in Italy). The […]

3 Fairy-Tale Romanian Castles for Your Bucket List

Romania: home of the ostentatiously large Communist-era parliament palace, Count Dracula’s famously creepy Transylvania, and some of the very best castles in Europe. Lofty claim, you may be thinking. Lots of castles in Europe. And you’re right. But there’s something magical — and definitely spooky— about Romanian castles and their connection to dark and mysterious […]

35 of the Best Things to Do in Sicily

Seductively beautiful with diverse landscapes that range from sandy beaches and chains of charming islets to mountain ranges and archeological ruins, Sicily is a beautiful island located off the south coast of Italy. The land of the Cyclops has been inhabited by everyone from Arabs and Byzantines to Greeks and Romans, making it a cultural […]

11 Dreamy Destinations on Lake Garda

There are the crags of the Prealps. There are the silhouettes of Dolomites on the horizon. You’ve got dashes of lemon orchards and vineyards. Feel the fizz of Prosecco. See the mirror-like sheen of the water. It can only be Lake Garda (AKA, one the best things to do in Italy). A gorgeous and grand […]

31 of the Best Things to Do in Iceland

Iceland, the land of fire and ice, is a country to be reckoned with. Isolated between Europe and North America in the far-flung Atlantic, it’s a country in the midst of its own making: volcanoes and glaciers shape the countryside while waterfalls charge off moss-laden cliffs and hot springs bubble forth from below. Lunar-like lava […]

7 Easy Day Trips From London

London is a big city full of all the things that we love most about the world’s best concrete jungles: great food, historic pubs, diverse nightlife, rooftop bars, and a thriving arts scene. If you want it, London’s got it. But while the Big Smoke has something for literally everyone, it does lack beaches, a quaintness, […]

41 of the Best Things to Do in Italy

Oh, Italy— you boot-shaped beauty, you. With your pizza-spinning chefs, OTT hand gestures, truffle-scented tagliatelle and creamy gelato, there’s really nowhere else that can match. From north to south, you range from ice-capped Dolomites covered in snow to wave-lapped pebble coves baked in 80-degree sun. And between the two…well…let’s just say it’s a panini sandwich […]

Italians Are Sharing Their Quarantine Views, and It’s Beautiful

While all eyes are on Italy, Italians are looking out their windows towards one another. As we hold our breath, they’re singing.  Facing a multi-week quarantine after an infectious and deadly spread of the Coronavirus across the country, Italians have officially been on lockdown since March 9. Some communities in the north, where the virus […]

41 of the Best Things to Do in Poland

In a whirlwind of potato-packed pierogi dumplings, Slavic churches, cobbled old towns, and smoky sheep’s cheese, Poland unfolds from the icy waves of the Baltic Sea to the rock-topped crags of the Tatras. From north to south, it packs in all sorts to entertain travelers. You’ll come face to face with grunting bison in old-growth […]

Everything You Need to Know About King’s Day: Europe’s Wildest Street Party

Here’s what you probably know about Amsterdam: beautiful canals boast lights that twinkle at night. The city is home to an abundance of “coffee shops” with names like Smoke Palace and Grey Area. And, no matter which way you look, you can spot residents whizzing around on bikes, living on houseboats, and munching on raw […]

Strong Beer Festival: Munich’s Other (Better) Beer Fest

Think of Oktoberfest in Munich. The scent of fresh pretzels and currywurst linger in the air. Everyone is dressed in lederhosen and dirndls. Helga (yes, your server’s name was indeed Helga) is delivering beers the size of your head to you and your new best friends. Only pictures and headaches as memories tomorrow. Wrap all […]