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!

The Joy of Raclette

The Joy of Raclette

Alpine cuisine is very cheese-centric, and with good reason.  It seems in some parts of the Alps there are more happy cows than people wandering around the meadows enjoying the beautiful vistas.  I always rave about the milk, cream, and butter in the Alps - there's...

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The Bacari of Venice

The Bacari of Venice

One of the true delights of a trip to Venice is the cuisine... unless you have no idea what to look for and end up at one of the plethora of terrible tourist traps serving up uninspired portions of bland food no self-respecting Venetian would eat.  An excellent choice...

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Augustiner Keller – A Party Every Night in Munich

Augustiner Keller – A Party Every Night in Munich

The Augustiner Keller has been around since the early 19th century in one form or another.  Despite being built next to the old execution grounds for the city of Munich, it's always been party central.  I like to think that maybe the condemned got to stop by for a maß...

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Parmagiano Reggiano

Parmagiano Reggiano

The only real "Parmesan" cheese is made in the region of Parma in Italy.  It's a protected local agricultural product and all elements of its production must meet the strict standards of the Consorzio Del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano.  They are actually currently...

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Lac Blanc – French Alps

Lac Blanc – French Alps

The Very Best of the Alps One of the most gorgeous hikes in the world - take the lift to La Flégère from Chamonix and hike to Lac Blanc in the French Alps.  Beautiful views of Mont Blanc and the entire range, and a fine alpine hut to rest your legs and enjoy a...

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Malmesbury Abbey

Malmesbury Abbey

The Very Best of Southern England Malmesbury Abbey is a little off the tourist path - there's no big coach park and hardly anyone else visiting here. It's one of England's ancient Christian sites, founded by a proselytizing Irish monk in the 7th century. Thought to be...

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Five Traditional Christmas Foods of Europe

Five Traditional Christmas Foods of Europe

1.  Vánoční Rybí Polévka (Czech Christmas Fish Soup) - Czech Republic Harking back to a simpler time when meat was a luxury to most Europeans, the tradition of eating carp (a freshwater fish) for a treat at Christmas has remained strong in the Czech republic.  None of...

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What Child Is This?

What Child Is This?

The famous Christmas carol, penned in 1865 by English writer William Chatterton Dix on his "death bed" (he later recovered), asks the question "What child is this, who laid to rest, on Mary's lap is sleeping?" and answers "This is Christ, the King".  Interspersed...

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Christmas Markets of Germany

Christmas Markets of Germany

Nobody does Christmas like the Germans, and for good reason. All over German speaking Europe,but especially in Bavaria, the tradition of the Christkindlmarkt (Christmasmarket) goes back 700 years.

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Prosecco

Prosecco

An hour north of Venice are the beautiful rolling hills of the prosecco region. This sparkling white wine is a protected agricultural product that can only be made here, to exacting standards. On our Eat and Drink Like a Northern Italian Tour we visit the best of the...

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