EUROPE TRAVEL GUIDE

Looking for places to visit in Europe?

It's an exciting destination filled with so much diversity, history, culture, incredible cities, wonderful beaches, road trip opportunities, delicious food and wine and seasonal experiences.

I (Caroline) explored Western Europe for 10 weeks in a camper van with 5 girlfriends when I lived in London. We had a blast!

Craig and I lived in Dublin for a year and we have traveled the UK quite extensively.

This was way before travel blogging, so we don't have a lot of content written personally by us.

Once COIVD eases and international travel becomes more of a reality, we will start to explore Europe more as a family. We welcome any tips and suggestions on this blog and our social channels.

We do have some fantastic content on the best things to do in many of the countries of Europe including travel costs, itinerary ideas, road trips, city guides and more thanks to wonderful writers who have contributed their stories and recommendations.

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LONDON + DUBLIN GUIDES

Here are our guides on two of our favorite cities, London and Dublin. They were written from the perspective of our time living there and some of the local secret's we discovered and things we loved about them!

London Highlights and Favorites from a 2 years working holiday

I love London. We have visited London many times on our travels. I, Caroline, lived there for two and a half years from 1997-99 on a UK Working Holiday Visa. I lived in the East […]

Local Tips on Things to Do in Dublin, Ireland

Craig and I lived in Dublin for a year in 2003. I was recently exchanging emails with a friend sharing my tips of things to do in Dublin when I thought this really deserves a […]

Arriving in London Alone and Without Any Money

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EUROPEAN HIGHLIGHTS AND TIPS

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10 hidden secret destinations in Europe on a budget

Hidden secret destinations in Europe on a budget? Is that even possible anymore? Sometimes I feel like there are no parts left of the world to explore. With the popularity of blogs and social media, […]

Sharing tips on how to travel Europe on a Budget. Plus five European destinations on a budget for travelers.

5 Budget European destinations (+ saving tips for Europe

There are a lot of wonderful ways to experience Europe while staying on a budget. For most travelers, backpacking through Europe is at the top of their bucket list. With numerous things to do in […]

Why Book a 14 day Overland Adventure Around Europe by Coach?

Why would anyone want to travel more than 10,000 kilometres, visit 10 different countries and sit on their butt for long periods of time on a coach? Ahem, we did! We thought it was a […]

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Why you shouldn’t be afraid of Eastern Europe

This is a guest post by Ian from Eager Existence. For many years Europe has been popular among the travel crowd and backpacker circuit, but the assumption is always travel in the West. Is it […]

The village of Calella de Palafrugell (Costa Brava, Catalonia, Spain)

3 Secret Sun, Sea and Sand Destinations in Europe

If the idea of a summer spent basking in the sun on sandy beaches during the day and dining on seafood under the stars at night sounds great, but sharing it all with hordes of […]

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Doing A Working Holiday In Central or Eastern Europe

This is a guest post by Roy from Cruise Surfingz If you’ve ever done a working holiday in an English-speaking country, you’ve probably had loads of fun and perhaps even met people from your home […]

UNITED KINGDOM + IRELAND

WESTERN EUROPE

EASTERN EUROPE

FEATURED VIDEO: Adventures in Austria

Check out the extreme adventures Caz experienced on a short trip to Austria - mountain biking, Area 47 water sports and more. 

ALL EUROPE ARTICLES

Best things to do at Lake Garda, Italy

9 Best Things to Do at Lake Garda, Italy with Kids

By Carolyn Schonafinger | February 25, 2018

Italy’s largest lake, Lake Garda, is a popular holiday destination and the ideal place for families to spend a few days. Whilst not as famous as Lake Como, there are a huge number of things […]

Top Things to Do in Dubrovnik, Croatia for GOT Lovers

By Shweta Singhal | December 18, 2017

Games of Thrones (GOT) has been filmed all over the world, and in several other places in Croatia, but the outer walls of Dubrovnik look as if they were built for this TV series. With […]

Praia do Barranco Beach Portugal Hidden secret beach

7 Hidden Beaches in Portugal on the Alentejo Coast

By Brittnay Sharman | December 18, 2017

“The Alentejo coast is magical and wild, don’t even bother with the Algarve”. These were the parting words from a man who just Airbnb’ed his camper van to us. With his hand-drawn map we headed […]

Seljalandsfoss waterfall in Iceland

11 Helpful Tips for Visiting Iceland with Kids

By Kirsty Hill | November 24, 2017

Think Iceland is just about wild adventures and lone travelers? Surprisingly, visiting Iceland with kids is doable, a great experience and one you should seriously consider. Below are our 11 top tips for traveling to […]

Christmas products, Christmas markets in Prague

The Ultimate Guide to the Prague Christmas Market

By Kat and Peter | November 16, 2017

Planning a trip to the Christmas markets in Prague? This guide from Czech locals will help make your European Christmas markets experience unforgettable.

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe - Basque Country

3 Day Itinerary for Visiting the Unique Basque Region of Spain

By MARGARITA LOKTIONOVA | November 14, 2017

If you love mind-blowing views of endless green hills, majestic mountains washed by choppy ocean water, small cozy towns and old castles, then visiting the Basque region of Spain is exactly what you need. What […]

The fairy pools Isle of Skye Scotland British Isles (800 x 534)

6 Hot Destinations in the UK Not to Miss

By Amanda | November 10, 2017

There’s more to the British Isles than London. These are the destinations that are hot to travel to right now on the British Isles – beauty, fun & adventure

waterslides at Area 47, Otztal Austria (2)

3 Insane Adventures in Otztal Austria you don’t want to miss (+ 1 relaxing one)

By Caroline Makepeace | November 7, 2017

Planning a trip to Austria? If you love adventure activities, Tirol is the place for you to visit. Don’t miss the Otztal Valley region for the famous Area 47 extreme water park, downhill mountain biking, ebiking and more

Lake Bled - one of the best places to visit in Slovenia

9 Best Places to Visit in Slovenia

By Claire Robinson | November 4, 2017

Wondering what your next European destination should be? Well, let me show you the best places to visit in Slovenia and you’ll see why this country in Eastern Europe would be a wonderful idea. With dense […]

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Thrillseekers Only: Mountain Biking in the Bike Republic, Solden, Austria

By Caroline Makepeace | October 23, 2017

Ready for some serious mountain biking adventures? Check out Bike Republic in Solden Austria for some series downhill alpine trail riding. CRAZY experience. I can’t believe I even attempted it. But I have some fun stories to share.

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