It’s an abused genre that can cater to low tastes, but a handful of places across Europe truthfully document harsh tools of medieval justice.
Go beyond tourist-swamped Prague for a taste of history and local life.
English is widely spoken these days in Europe, but it’s still worth learning a bit of the native language even if you mangle it, says European travel specialist Rick Steves.
Visiting the Dolomites, a dramatically beautiful mountain range for meadow strolls or longer hikes (and skiing in winter)
A cathedral, stunning El Greco paintings and 2,500 years of tangled history make it a compelling destination, writes European travel specialist Rick Steves.
Rick Steves gives the lowdown on cheap flights and cheap sleeps in Europe.
Stopping to smell the roses — and enjoy the grand and intimate gardens around Europe.
Once part of East Germany, Leipzig was an epicenter of protests against the communist regime. Now it’s a city of business and culture, with an emphasis on Bach who was a choirmaster in Leipzig.
Compared to Belgium’s bureaucratic Brussels, Antwerp’s colorful persona respects its storied past even as it embraces its bright future.
Find restaurants outside tourist zones and go for the local specialties, recommends European travel specialist Rick Steves.
England’s capital city is expensive, but free museums and wonderful walks make for an affordable day on the town.