Carousel in Barcelona

The Most Beautiful Carousels in Europe

When I was living in southern France, I noticed how fanatic the French are about merry-go-rounds (or carrousels in French). Then I realized it’s not just the French. Carousels are deeply ingrained in European culture; you’re guaranteed to bump into at least a couple of them in most if not all major European cities. Out…

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Best New Year’s Eve Parties

You’ve been waiting for this all year. Now without further ado, 5 European cities where the party doesn’t stop‘til the moon becomes the sun in a new year. 5. Barcelona: What better way to spend New Years Eve than on the beach under the stars, a couple drinks in your hand, that special someone on your arm? In…

9 of the Top UNESCO Sites in Europe

UNESCO stands for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. The purpose of UNESCO is to promote universal collaboration through science, culture, and education to advance respect for the law, human rights, and freedoms defined by the UN. Over the past 50 years, UNESCO has listed almost 1,000 locations around the world as “World…

Stonehenge, UK

9 Unexplained Mysteries in Europe

The world is full of unexplained mysteries. There are people who believe that aliens killed JFK, and that Big Foot is just waiting around the next tree. In the spirit of mystery and fun, here is a list of Europe’s most popular unexplained mysteries. 1.      Stonehenge This popular unexplained mystery was built around 5,000 years ago,…

Jazz in Marciac

France – Jazz in Marciac

Photo via Flickr user mpix46 Photo source: https://www.facebook.com/jazzinmarciac.festival Marciac is a small medieval town in southwest France that has a population of less than a couple thousand. But even with a small population this town gets together every year to host one of the most popular, international jazz festivals in Europe, which runs for a fortnight every…