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Compass: Europe

“He who is outside his door already has the hardest part of his journey behind him.”                — Dutch proverb

From Europe’s largest country (Russia) to its small one (Vatican City) and the additional 49 countries in between, the continent of Europe is a vast landmass in the northwestern part of Eurasia. The most visited European country is France followed by Spain, Italy, United Kingdom and Germany but each of the 51 independent states hold a rich history, unique cultures and traditions, delicious food, beautiful landscapes and other gems that make each country worth visiting.Europe’s border is delineated by the Ural Mountains in Russia, the Caspian Sea and Caucasus Mountains and the following countries (listed in alphabetical order) comprise the continent: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom (UK) and Vatican City (Holy See).


2019

What to See and Do at Windsor Castle
Why You Should Visit Coventry at Least Once in Your Life
Stone Circles in the UK: Beyond Stonehenge
Escape from London: 6 Cities in the UK to Visit
Amazing UK World Heritage Sites
Perugia from the Outside In: Following the Locals to the Suburbs
Visiting Tbilisi’s Natural Baths
Slovakia: Five Places to Visit
Celebrate Women’s History Month with a Visit to These English Museums
Macedonia: Five Places to Visit
Searching for Monsters and Magic in the Scottish Highlands
Georgia: Five Reasons to Choose it Over Neighboring Turkey
Five Lesser-Known Polish Cities Worth A Visit
Why You Must Visit Warsaw: 30 Years After the Fall of Communism in Poland

2018

Tenerife Off the Beaten Track: Five Ideas to Escape the Crowds
Jewish History Behind the Communist Blocks of Bucharest
The Architectural Delights of Barcelona
Greece By Sea

2017

Chernobyl: most strangely enjoyable travel experience
The Tastes of Vorarlberg
5 Things That Will Make You Fall in Love with Vilnius
5 Popular Attractions To Check Out While In Lyon, France
5 Breathtaking Spots to see in Ukraine

2016

Walking in the footsteps of Elizabeth I
Magnificent Monaco
36 Hours in Reykjavik
Andorra: The Ultimate Health and Wellness Getaway
Holidays Afloat on a European River Cruise
Discovering Bulgaria’s wines in Melnik
Beautiful Vieux Lille & the French Flanders
Prehistoric Art of Lascaux Cave
Emerging ecotourism destinations in Europe
Mysterious Crosses at Czech-German Borders
PITIGLIANO: Jewish Heritage and Medieval History in Italy
A Castle Of Fairytales: Neuschwanstein
Paris is a city of wonderful museums
Into the Mouth of the Dragon! Exploring Majorca’s Drach Caves
Crete – a Mediterranean gem

2015

Visit the World of the Romanovs
Underground Treasure: Poland’s Wieliczka Salt Mine
Medieval Festival of Souvigny, France takes you back in time

2019

Rome Officials Pass and Implement New Rules To Curb Tourists’ Bad Behavior
Zip Line Opens On Eiffel Tower
TODAY IN HISTORY: D-Day (June 6, 1944)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Big Ben (May 31, 1850)
“Insurance Crisis” Shuts Down Well-Known Ireland Bike Park
Cinque Terre Authorities Pass Flip-Flop Ban
TODAY IN HISTORY: Florence Nightingale is born (May 12, 1820)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Republic of Ireland Act (April 18, 1948)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Titanic’s Maiden Voyage (April 10, 1912)
Porto and Port
Today in History: Irish Government Bill 1886 (April 8, 1886)
Today in History: Establishment of the World Health Organization (April 7, 1948)
Today in History: The First Modern Olympics (April 6, 1896)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Inauguration of the Eiffel Tower (March 31, 1889)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Slave Trade Act (March 25, 1807)
Europe To Implement New Visa Requirement in 2021
TODAY IN HISTORY: Death of the last Templar Grand Master (March 18, 1314)
Exploring in and around Lisbon
TODAY IN HISTORY: The infamous Guy Fawkes is hanged and… (Jan. 31st)
TODAY IN HISTORY: British Museum Opens (Jan. 15, 1759)
TODAY IN HISTORY: London Underground is born (Jan. 10, 1863)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Leaning Tower of Pisa closes (Jan. 7, 1990)
Amsterdam City Council Confirms Motor Scooter Ban

2018

Symbol of Mindless Mass Tourism Removed from Amsterdam
‘Yellow Vest’ Protests In Paris
The Leaning Tower of Pisa Defies Its Name
Corfu, Greece – Beyond the Port
Monte Carlo events for more than the luxury traveler
La Tour-de-Salvagny blends history with modern at four “must visit” places
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Ninety-Five Theses and,,. (Oct. 31st)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The First Parachute Jump (Oct. 22, 1797)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Battle of Hastings (Oct. 14, 1066)
Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant
TODAY IN HISTORY: Jason Lewis completes historic circumnavigation (Oct 6, 2007)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Moulin Rouge Opens Its Doors (Oct. 6th)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Reunification of East and West Germany (Oct. 3rd)
Wooden Airports in Russia let visitors go into a time-travelling experience
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Last Guillotine in France (Sept. 10, 1977)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Founding of San Marino (Sept. 3, 301)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Paris is liberated (Aug. 25, 1944)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Theft of the Mona Lisa (Aug. 21, 1911)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Last Diary Entry of Anne Frank (August 1, 1944)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Rome Burns (July 18th 64 AD)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Rosetta Stone (July 15, 1799)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Storming of the Bastille (July 14, 1789)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Treaty of Versailles (June 28, 1919)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Dancing Mania Breaks Out in Germany (June 24, 1374)
6 Can’t-Miss Destinations in the South of Spain
Cyprus Making a Comeback?
Exploring Thermopylae: The Battle of Sparta

2017

In England pet chickens cross the road with colored safety vests

2015

Flying Under The Influence
Spain leads the way in Accessible Tourism initiatives