Wondering what to do in Europe?
Go to Amsterdam
The city has more than coffee shops and red lights. I love Amsterdam so much, I lived here for a short time in 2006. Cobblestone and brick roads weave around beautiful canals. Amsterdam has a vibrant arts and music scene and friendly locations that are ready to help you. Make sure you exit the center with your fabulous outdoor cafes in Jordan and Oost.
Barcelona is a city that is 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, and gives NYC the title "City that Never Sleeps". Be prepared for late night dinners and parties. Barcelona know how to come down. Apart from a great food and nightlife scene, there is a wonderful beach, Gaudi architecture and history that dates back to Roman times.
Hip and trendy Berlin is an energetic destination. It is one of the cheapest capital cities in Europe with a vibrant music and arts scene and a growing food movement. There is a ton of cheap Middle Eastern food. Be sure to check out the History Museum - it is one of the best in the world.
Drink Beer at Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest is a must for the end of September or for anyone visiting Germany. There are people from all over the world, lots of beer, excitement, music and wild fun. Watching thousands of people sing together, the atmosphere of toast and party makes you feel good about the world. (Or maybe that's just beer?)
Taste English culture in diverse London. The museums here are among the best in the world (and free), and the city offers fantastic food, and the pub culture is amazing. Head to Brick Lane for some amazing Sunday food markets. I prefer Paris to London, but there is something sophisticated and fun about London. Just look at those pins - London is not a cheap destination.
Hang out in Scandinavia
My favorite region in Europe is Scandinavia. The quality of life here is high, the people are beautiful and friendly, the cities are clean and historic. True, this region of Europe is not cheap, but there are plenty of ways to reduce your expenses. Don't let high prices scare you. Highlights for me include Copenhagen, Stockholm, Gotland, Fjors in Norway and Lapland in Finland.
Get Enchanted in Prague
Prague is a beautiful city with amazing history. It is a cheap destination and during the weekend it is very hot with people enjoying bars, cheap beers and delicious food. It is one of the most beautiful and captivating cities I have visited.
Wine and food with the French Riviera
Have fun in the sun, rich and famous, and sail (or gaze up) with giant boats. You can pretend to live a high life for a short time. Nice is good and Monaco is just a skip.
Enjoy the great outdoors at Interlaken
Located in the beautiful mountains of Switzerland, Interlaken is a great place to relax with some nice hikes, hot chocolate and outdoor sports. This is a good option from all the cities and museums you visit constantly. Interlaken is also a popular party destination for backpackers and other young travelers.
This thriving historic city has amazing food and night life. Also, wandering through its tiny little streets (you can't walk two feet without stumbling over a ruins), Rome is a history buff's dream. Visit the Trestevere area for a taste of the "local" Rome and the chill bar. This is my favorite area in the city.
Places around Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre is my favorite part of Italy. These five beautiful rock side cities are located near the hot water and beautiful olive and grape trees. You will do some miraculous and vigorous walking in these hills. For the real challenge, take the # 8 mark. Or just go to the beach for some difficulty.
Krakow looks like it dropped out of a medieval postcard. It is also better than Prague! It is a center of education in Poland because it is a hip, fashionable and young city. You have many university students here. Most travelers come here to party (vodka is cheap) but try to enjoy the history and food of the city, except for the bar itself. Auschwitz concentration camp is also close by.
Visit the ruins bar in Budapest
The best nightlife in Europe is found in Budapest. These strips are built in abandoned buildings and lots and feature funky art installations and decorations. They are amazing, fun and great places to meet local people. People of all ages come here. If you leave these bars, you miss one of the most unique things about the city.
The best part of England is outside London, and, unfortunately, not many people leave London. Cornwall's bargains, friendly locals, more natural beauty, spectacular hiking, hills, small towns, and overall you think of "traditional England".
Walk the Camino
El Camino de Santiago (St. James's route) is an ancient pilgrimage route that stretches from France across Spain. It is a 800 km route that passes through some incredible areas, usually taking a month to complete. If you do not have the time, of course, you can take part of it.
Throw Tomatoes During La Tomatina
According to my favorite festival, this huge food fight takes place on the last Wednesday of August in Banol, Spain. For about an hour, everyone throws tomatoes at each other and the streets become ankle deep in tomato juice. Later, everyone walks up to the river, does the cleaning, and then goes to the city square for sangria and music.
Discover more from Dracula in Romania
Many people do not come to Romania, but it is far from the beaten path country in Eastern Europe, with medieval towns, gorgeous beaches on the Black Sea, and incredible hiking - all at dirt cheap prices. I spent $ 30 USD per day here and experienced the country without the crowds of Central and Western Europe!
Drink fine whiskey in Islay
Whiskey has a long history on Islay. It has been built since the 16th century - first in the backyard and then, in the 19th century, started in a large distillery. For years, whiskey from the island was considered a specialty and used to flavor many other blends on the mainland. My trip here was amazing and even if you are not like whiskey, this magnificent island has lots of good bikes and walking tours.
Iceland is a magical country. You will find majestic waterfalls and hidden hot springs around every corner, where sweeping can be done unlike anywhere else in the world. To see the northern lights in summer and in winter, there really is no bad time to travel!