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Europe’s 10 Best Beaches | Trip.com

By Becky Mahan, Editor When one envisions “the beach,” images of white sand, waving palm trees and crystal clear azure waters probably come to mind, along with a sweet tropical drink (probably garnished with fruit), and maybe even a hot cabana boy. But beaches come in all shapes and sizes, my friends. Europe’s beaches are known more for their rocky shores, rent-a-cabanas, and even, gasp!, nude-friendly environments. Here are the best ones, according to Trip.com users: #1: Studland Beach and Nature Reserve – United Kingdom Photo: Studland Beach and Nature Reserve by: treehouse1977 flickr – Courtesy: Trip.com This nationally protected reserve is filled with miles of safe, golden beaches, sand dunes, cafes and equipment rentals for a fun family outing at the shore. You can also take the ferry across the water to Sandbanks to see the rich and famous — and their luxurious homes. Beautiful beach and coastline with a great beach café to stop and have a drink and a bite to eat. – Lisa C. #2:

Source: Europe’s 10 Best Beaches | Trip.com

Hidden Luxury Hotels to Visit in Croatia | Luxury Travel Advisor

Croatia is on the rise as a luxury destination; here are some new finds worth checking out.

Source: Hidden Luxury Hotels to Visit in Croatia | Luxury Travel Advisor

Europe | Five Cool Places to Eat in Riga, Latvia – Wanderlust Bee

Want to know my best bits of my foodie break on my most recent trip in Riga, Latvia? Here they are ranging from cheap cafes to amazing restaurants..

Source: Europe | Five Cool Places to Eat in Riga, Latvia – Wanderlust Bee

Madeira, the beginning of the New World – Jules Verne Times Two

The world has probably never changed as quickly as it did in the 15th century. For thousands of years, civilisations had remained scattered around the world, isolated by water and by war. But in th…

Source: Madeira, the beginning of the New World – Jules Verne Times Two

Private Entrance to Széchenyi Spa in Budapest with Optional Massage – Complete Custom European Travel Planning Done Your Way

Post by @euroconnection.

Source: Private Entrance to Széchenyi Spa in Budapest with Optional Massage – Complete Custom European Travel Planning Done Your Way

Nine Incredible European Cities That Tourists Overlook | Luxury Travel Advisor

Skip the tourist traps and, instead, head to these other European cities — each with their own charm.

Source: Nine Incredible European Cities That Tourists Overlook | Luxury Travel Advisor

Very Strange, Very Beautiful: Welcome to Kiev! – TRAVELLING THE WORLD SOLO

Travel blog featuring cool things to see and do in Kiev, Ukraine for backpackers.

Source: Very Strange, Very Beautiful: Welcome to Kiev! – TRAVELLING THE WORLD SOLO

Call today and receive a free travel quote on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure! | R and B International Travel

  MayflowerTours The Legendary Blue Danube River Cruise 11 DAYS • 23 MEALS Enjoy the convenience of river cruising along the legendary Blue Danube River aboard the exclusively chartered MS Emerald Destiny through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic. Visit historic cities along the way through daily excursions. See St. Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest, marvel at the impressive Vienna Opera House, enjoy two nights in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe – Prague, and much more! Experience the Danube River aboard our exclusively chartered river ship on a seven-night cruise through four countries. Includes escorted shore excursions with English-speaking guides and two nights in Prague. 2017 Departure Date: May 11 Call today and receive a free travel quote on this  once-in-a-lifetime adventure! *Offer Details: Free Airfare savings applicable on select holidays for new reservations when reservations are made December 1, 2016 through January 15, 2017. Valid when booked at least 120 days prior to departure. This offer may not be combined with any other promotional offers, but may be combined with Mayflower Money, First Time Traveler Certificates, and Referral Rewards. Savings is valid on multiple holidays. Make your new reservation by January 15, 2017. Please mention SAVEDEC16 at time of reservation.

Source: Call today and receive a free travel quote on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure! | R and B International Travel

The Most Beautiful Churches in Italy – Photos

Being the center of Catholicism, it’s no surprise that Italy is home to many of the world’s most beautiful churches. Here, we’ve handpicked our favorite ten Italian churches, from landmarks like St. Peter’s Basilica and the Milan Duomo, to lesser-known beauties in Sicily and Umbria that are worth a pilgrimage.

Source: The Most Beautiful Churches in Italy – Photos