2 more sleeps and Christmas is finally here! And because we’re feeling so festive, the final part of our series is also here – so, if you’ve ever wondered what the Eastern European Christmas food looks like then read on…
Countries in spotlight: Poland, Romania, Czech Republic & Slovakia
5 Days until Christmas! Here it goes – the second part of our Christmas food traditions series!
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Countries in spotlight: UK and Ireland & Germany
A week until Christmas, so it’s time for some European Christmas delicacies! This is the period of carols and kind words, wonderful lights and decorations, presents and hugs from friends and delicious food, enjoyed with family. Each culture is unique and has plenty of Christmas customs with rich history, traditions that are proudly celebrated to this day. Now, get ready, as we will take you on a mouth-watering journey and show you the best Christmas food traditions in Europe.
Countries in spotlight: Portugal, France & Italy
Thinking of Europe? Are you daydreaming about classical music, castles and less- ‘touristy’ destinations? We have some travel inspiration for you.
Hungary, Czech Republic and Austria were home to the oldest European royal families, all countries with millennia of history. So, if you wanna spend one week in Central Europe, we’ve prepared the dream itinerary for a cross-country vacation.
With Austria’s incredible scenery and warm hospitality, combined with Czech Republic’s historical towns and Hungary’s colorful folk art and striking architecture, you’ll have the perfect escape trip in Europe.
Planning on visiting Europe? including Amsterdam in your itinerary is a must!
“Painting is the grandchild of Nature. It is related to God.” – Rembrandt
The iconic city of Rembrandt is known for its pretty flower markets, picture-perfect canals, mansions and windmills – but, perhaps above all, it is a true cultural hub with numerous cultural attractions. A result of cosmopolitan influences, the multifaceted Amsterdam is bursting with museums, galleries and theatres, having the world’s highest museum density. On top of that, lining the UNESCO World Heritage canals, one can find narrow streets, beautiful historical buildings, crowded cafes and a plethora of shops to browse in, making Amsterdam the perfect destination for any type of traveler.
The first Europeans to reach the shores of what is now the US and survive to tell the tale arrived way back in 1620. The Mayflower Society estimate there are now 10 million Americans with European heritage, descendants of the 102 brave souls that arrived aboard the Mayflower. In the years since, waves of immigrants from every European country have added vigor, energy, and enterprise to make America the great country it is today.
The rain in Spain falls mainly in plain goes the tune from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway musical My Fair Lady. And it’s on these fertile plains that the farmers grow the fresh fruits, vegetables, olives and wines that are key ingredients in Spanish food. Add in the fresh seafood from a long coastline and the livestock from the mountains and you have a wonderful Mediterranean diet and a gastronomic paradise.
With six seasons under its belt, the popular HBO series Downton Abbey is never too far from our imaginations. You have only to look at the upcoming movie to see how much we all love experiencing refined, aristocratic, and leisurely lives of Victorian England.
Have you visited an English country house yet?
Europe is home to some dreamy places. In fact, at Finest Journeys we think it is hard to find a European city that isn’t cute and quaint. But does it have places that are romantic enough for you to Honeymoon in Europe? Although, when we mention that, we aren’t talking about the well-trodden paths that lead most couples to Paris and Lisbon. If you are thinking of going off that path, then you may be in luck!
Visit any major review site. Many reviews by travelers either mention the absence of certain family-friendly amenities or appreciate a hotel when those are present. For travelers who frequently vacation with their families, checking for these features becomes like second nature. But that may not be true for first-time vacationers about to book a stay in Europe.
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