Switzerland's Cheese Train


Discovering the Dordogne

Aurora Borealis over Trondheim Fjord
This photo of the Aurora Borealis was taken over the Trondheim Fjord in central Norway. Atmospheric conditions have been producing fantastic light shows like this one over the city of Trondheim, a center for foodies because of its large concentration of quality producers of fish and meat. In Trondheim's compact city center, just about everything is within walking distance, and there are dozens of small cozy hotels. Oyvind Schei/My Magical Moments (Facebook)

Germany attractions

Apple Wine

Starbucks serves Swiss rails

Austrian Airlines flies to Chicago

Hiking Lake Lucerne

Manchester, UK

York, UK

Rails to a European Holiday

Downton Abbey

Rudy Maxa

Lake District National Park

Swiss Transport Museum

Valencia's Silk Exchange

German Cathedrals

Dirndls of Austria

Leipzig on a Platter

Le Meridien Parkhotel

Belgian waffles

Fresh food in European markets

Welcome to European Traveler!

Dear Fellow Traveler:

What can you expect when you travel to Europe?

Europe holds so much promise for a fun vacation, an exciting getaway, or an in-depth look at different cultures. If you've not traveled to Europe before, you'll want to check out the possibilities. And there are many.

You can see so many historical attractions that hundreds of books have been written just on the monuments, castles, fortresses, towns and cities, and ruling families through the years. If you just want to take a vacation, you can relax at one of the large metropolitan hotels and see the sights of a city like Vienna, Berlin, London or Madrid. If you like excitement, you can motorcycle through the Alps, have fun whitewater rafting down a river, or hike to the top of many of Europe's highest peaks.

With so many countries in Europe so close to one another, you can travel from country to country in a few hours, and think of the different cultures that exist in Europe that you can experience.

You can expect a lot from traveling to Europe. Tasting the foods and wines, and meeting the people are other reasons to go.

At European Traveler, we're trying to bring you a little taste of Europe so you can plan better before you go. We cover foods, lodging, travel and attractions and more. I hope you enjoy the detailed stories and spectacular photos of Europe we present.

Maybe I'll see you down the road in Europe soon. You never know!

Don Heimburger

Don Heimburger travel speaker
Photo courtesy Diane Penwill

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How to beat European travel scams

Truffle Hunting in the Dordogne

Austrian Ice Caves

Savoring Sicily


The Cotswolds

Irish Whiskey

Tips on tipping

Hike the Coastline of Wales

Vienna's Sweet Treats

Cruising Central Germany

ET Interviews Art Wolfe

Bern Switzerland arcades

Pub in Dublin Ireland

Joseph Rosendo

Coimbra Portugal hotel

Czech beer tavern

Burt Wolf

Paris hotels

The chocolates of Europe

An interview with Richard Bangs

Aboard the Premicon Queen

Continental Croatia

Wicklow Lamb Stew

Wacker's Coffee Shop in Frankfurt

Korcula in Croatia


Jeff Wilson

Jeff Wilson Rail Adventures

If you like trains, you will like this new series by host Jeff Wilson; Wilson fits the bill perfectly for "Real Rail Adventures." He is a lifelong traveler and an avid train buff. He has hosted national "how-to" TV programs for more than a decade. An enduring fan of steam locomotives, Jeff’s transportation-of-choice is the train, and he’s perfected his travel-skills exploring Europe by train. For a brief introduction to his new series, go to www.smarttravels.tv.


Munich Beer Gardens

Self-guided walks in Wicklow

Oxford Eats

European Flea Markets

Black Forest

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