Truly massive in scale, the Alps offer enormous visual drama with a vertical drop that ranges from 4,000 to 7,000 feet. Dotting its valleys, European cultural centers offer access to world-class snow sports, hiking, museums, cuisine and more across five must-see countries.
One of the best parts of traveling is exploring side streets and hidden alleys, getting a taste for the adventures off-the-beaten-path. While Europe might be more well-known for its iconic cities like Rome, Barcelona and Dublin, these seven hidden gems deserve some exploration of their own.
Romantic, scenic, iconic, hidden—there are so many different sides of Europe to explore. We’ve been celebrating them all by asking which destinations are your favorites on our Facebook page. Here’s what we’ve heard from you.
One of the best things about being in Europe is spending hours sipping cafe and cappuccino in a cafe, chatting with friends and, eventually, the locals. But there's more to a cafe than just enjoying the atmosphere—it's become its own culture, a foundation of European daily life.
Nothing trumps an actual visit to Europe, where you're able to walk the cobblestone streets and soak up hundreds of years of history in each quaint village, bustling city, or expansive countryside. But when we're in between trips and longing for a taste of Europe's best treasures, these reads tide us over until our plane takes off.
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