Croatian Adventures

Croatia is located in Central and Southeast Europe, bordering Hungary to the northeast, Serbia to the east, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the southeast, Montenegro to the southeast, the Adriatic Sea to the southwest and Slovenia to the northwest.

Nestled netween Slovenia, Bosnia, Serbia and Hungary the country of Croatia boasts many amazing UNESCO sites.

Croatia has a total of eight national parks, and you should make sure you see at least one of these while on holidays in

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European Travel: When to Go

I love Paris in the Springtime. I love Paris in the Fall! Cole Porter said it best when he wrote of his love for this European city. Anytime is a perfect time to travel to Europe! However, there are more practical times than others to venture overseas for a visit. With the American economy down in the dumps these days, everyone is looking to save money, but that doesn’t mean that we must forego the pleasures of life, such as

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Peace Rank of European Countries

Despite recent events and media focus on negative aspects of society Europe is still considered one of the most peaceful geographical region in the world when looking at the factors correlated by the Global Peace Initiative which include the number and duration of internal conflicts, number of jailed population on a comparative base and the levels of violent crimes and homicides. One of the biggest advances in the ranking for peace came in Portugal which was helped by stability returning

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France – Baguettes & Crème de Menthe

There is absolutely nothing better than being in Paris at night and being near the glowing, brightly lit, iconic Eiffel Tower! The poetry and romance of this place is nothing beyond heart warming!

I have been to France twice now for very different reasons. The first was with my study abroad program. We toured Paris with an academic eye and a newcomers’ excitement. We ate pastries along the Seine, drank espresso at cafes near the Eiffel Tower and

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Austria – Waltzes and Vienna

It was March and I was looking for a weekend trip destination. I was more than halfway through my semester abroad and had already made trips to places on my bucket list. Now I wanted something new and different, something I hadn’t thought of yet.

It also happened to be my birthday. I don’t remember which brilliant friend of mine threw out the idea of going to Austria but I seconded the notion immediately, images of snow-topped mountains and warm

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Liechtenstein – The Big Little Country

The clear air of Liechtenstein makes the countryside extra piquant! The vineyards on the slopes of the rocky mountains and the castles and palaces throughout this small country make it a super vacation spot.

While some European countries are undergoing political and social strife and turmoil like Greece or Spain there are some smaller lesser-known countries that most people rarely speak of but I found one of the safest places in Europe was the small little country of

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Bergen – Norwegian fjords

Scandinavia is a notoriously safe region to travel and the port city of Bergen, Norway is no exception; it’s the perfect introduction to the people, culture, and nature of this area of Northern Europe. The only thing dangerous about this city is the prices! They could do some real harm to your wallet if you aren’t careful. This is also nothing out of the ordinary for Scandinavia though, where a simple beer can cost upwards of $10-$12.

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The Netherlands – Highlights of the Low Lands

Bridges over moats, and ancient constructions worthy of a castle! The Netherlands has a history unique in Europe.

I flew from Virginia to Boston to Amsterdam in early January with no idea what awaited me. I was a sophomore in college and had been given a unique study abroad opportunity: to live in a 14th century Dutch castle and travel throughout Europe.

After the jet lag wore off, I found myself surrounded by two moats, a flock of

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Germany – The Land of Fairytale Castles

In the heart of Europe, you’ll find Germany – the land of fairytale castles, breathtaking nature, and some of the world’s best beer. These are all wonderful things to experience, but one of my favorite things about Germany is how safe I feel at all times here, no matter the time of day or where I am. Walking home alone late at night isn’t something I have ever had to worry about and I’ve done it countless times during my

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Safest Countries in Europe

The safest countries in Europe for tourism and travel. These are rated out of 10.

Finland 9.6 Iceland 9.3 Austria 9.2 Luxembourg 9.2 Portugal 9.0 Switzerland 9.0 Slovenia 8.9 Belgium 8.8 Ireland 8.8 Netherlands 8.8 Norway 8.7 Sweden 8.7 Germany 8.7 Estonia 8.6 Malta 8.6 Croatia 8.6 Cyprus 8.6 Spain 8.5 Denmark 8.4 Poland 8.4 Hungary 8.3 Latvia 8.3 Macedonia 8.2 Czech Republic 8.2 Montenegro 8.1 Italy 8.1 Lithuania 7.9 Slovak Republic 7.9 Greece 7.8 Serbia 7.8 France 7.8 United

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