Europe Travel Blog

Herewith is a collection of Europe travel tips, advice, suggestions, insights, and recommendations to help you make the best of your Europe travel!  Check back often – Craig will never run out of Europe travel topics to write about – believe me!

London’s Heritage Pubs – The Old Red Lion

The Old Red Lion Pub in the City of London has been around since the 1500's.  In 1660 it was a resting point for Oliver Cromwell as he travelled from Westminster to Tyburn.  Thing is, Cromwell died in 1658.  When Cromwell was very much alive, he was head of the rebel...

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Heritage Pubs of London – The Ship and Shovell

London has a thriving pub culture, but our tour will take you to the most historic, interesting, memorable pubs in the city. Here I visit the Ship & Shovell, located in a tiny alley you could easily miss, right around the corner from the house Ben Franklin lived...

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Delicious Milano!

The typical Milanese cuisine might not be as famous as the Roman or Tuscan, but it’s definitely worth trying: in fact, it includes some of the most delicious food in Italy! Just like that of the whole region of Lombardy, the Milanese cuisine is made of ancient recipes...

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“Hell cannot be so terrible” – Verdun, 1916

"Hell cannot be so terrible" Verdun. For a past generation, this one simple word evoked all the horror of war. Displacement, destruction, devastation, death. Hyperbole is not even possible when describing the events of the Battle of Verdun. Verdun is a town that found...

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Authentic Food of the Cinque Terre

Want to try some of the best cuisine in Italy?  The food of the Cinque terre is a delight that needs to be sought out and included on any trip to the "Italian Riviera".  In fact, the food of the Cinque Terre —including pesto genovese, minestrone and focaccia, is a...

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The #1 time saving tip when travelling in Europe

You're booking your dream trip to Paris, and like most people, you are on a budget.  So you search hotels based on price.  You find what looks like a great deal, book it, fly to Paris, and arrive at your hotel only to find out that it's not even close to Notre Dame or...

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Is the Blood of Christ in Europe?

Relics have long been part of many religious traditions, and indeed Europe is brimming with churches and cathedrals built to venerate literally thousands of these precious remnants of martyrs and saints.  In Bruges, Belgium, there is a relic sacred above all others -...

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7 simple tips to "café" like a pro in Paris

I know café is not really a verb.  But I'm choosing to ignore that. So how does one "café" in Paris?  Follow these 7 simple tips from the Paris Tourist Office and your waiter might not even realize you're a tourist (unlikely, but possibly!). 1. There's no rush. Drinks...

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Rust Never Sleeps

The Eiffel Tower, that accidental icon of Paris, is under constant threat, and the armed soldiers walking around the base are doing nothing to stop it.  Though their presence is accepted and appreciated by visitors and Parisians alike, the threat I'm talking about is...

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