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Recent Europe reviews

  • Extalar Paradise

    "We loved everything about this vacation - the location, the house, the town, the weather, the activities, and our host! Once you find the town of Extalar (a feat in itself), everything is as described and rated by others. Although you can drive right up to the house, we loved taking the 45 minute leisurely walk to and from the village of 829 (and counting) people. Four of us shared the accommodation for a full week. With open doors and windows (screens not needed except for the occasional fly or mosquito), we could hear the distant cow bells as well as the trickle of the mountain stream empty into the fountain in the yard. Many hikes are available in the area as well as day trips by car. We weren't as adventurous of some of the previous guests who hiked to France for lunch, but we did make a short car trip to Hendaye to shop at the local open-air market. Be prepared to switch from Spanish to French quickly, but most of the locals know enough English to be able to communicate. Days usually consisted of a leisurely breakfast followed by a hike or car trip, lunch out, and dinner at home where we could watch the changing landscape of the approaching evening. Our host, Beki who lives in the garage apt. on the property, was a delight. Never hovering, but always available with tips, suggestions, maps, and answers to our many questions. We weren't ready to leave and are now counting the days until we can return."
    Guest: Kathleen C. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 5, 2014
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  • Sisters taking over Paris for the first time!

    "My sister and I visited Paris for the first time on October 17th and were very happy staying at this clean cozy Parisian studio. Perfect for 2 people, it comes with all amenities and a very spacious bathroom, Internet and you can make phone calls home from the Studio's phone. On the counter you will find a book with information on places to eat, owner's family pictures and an English phone number to call for a Taxi.To get to the apartment you will need to go up a 20 steps spiral stair, it is a very easy climb. We took the RER B from the airport for $10 Euros and were at our destination in less than 30 minutes, the studio is only a 10 minute walk from Saint Michel station ( make sure you pack light, stairs at the station are narrow and quite few), feel free to roll your suitcases into the neighborhood, it is not a big deal. Notre-Dame just a few blocks away and the beautiful Seine river a block away. Nicolas the owner is a very pleasant man and very attentive, he will answer any question very graceful. This beautiful neighborhood is extremely quiet at night and during the morning you could walk to Café and Bakeries, there is a local market near by where you can buy what you need if you wish to make breakfast at home or to buy a wine bottle. We bought water at the local store since it is super expensive at the tourist site. As you step out of the building to the left ( right on the corner) you will find an exquisite gelato place. We had a wonderful time in Paris and will stay at this Studio again."
    Guest: Milagros H. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 6, 2014
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  • Fun in Florence

    "Great location in quiet residential neighborhood with good local restaurants. Close to bridge over river to city center accessing Florence museums. The apartment was an authentic Florence apartment, very clean, offered guide books of the city. The host was punctual in meeting us and helpful answering questions. It was nice to sit outside on the patio with a glass of wine.The breakfast bar down the street fueled us with espresso and pastries for the day."
    Guest: Washington Traveler Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 24, 2014
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  • Couldn't expect more!

    "The location of the apartment is great: near the Forum Romanum and the rest of the historic city center is also within walking distance! The apartment is functional and clean with a great view over the city of Rome. Our host was very friendly and had some good tips for sites it visit and places to eat. We enjoyed our stay!"
    Guest: Hugo Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 12, 2015
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Europe Travel Tips

If you’re ready to say goodbye to the U.S. and bonjour, ciao or hola to Europe, here are some country highlights and other tips to get you started on planning your perfect European getaway:

European Travel Tips

There’s a lot to keep in mind when traveling across the pond, especially to a country where you don’t speak the language. Though Europe is a collection of diverse countries, there are some general things to know about this Old World continent that will help you plan and enjoy your trip.

- Learn a few polite key words, standard greetings and salutations in each country that you visit, including: good morning, how are you, I’m fine, thank you and please. Another helpful phrase that needs no explanation is: “Where is the bathroom?”

- In the majority of European locales, waiters and other restaurant workers are paid full salaries and don’t depend on tips as wait staff do in the U.S. It’s standard to leave just a few Euro (unless you have a very large group) as a tip for each meal.

- Before leaving for your trip, make sure your passport is up-to-date, as well as your license if you plan to rent a car. Check in with your bank to let them know you’ll be vacationing in Europe so they are aware and don’t freeze your account. Ask about their credit and debit card policies for ATM use abroad.

- Pack lightly, if you can! Many charming old buildings in Europe don’t have elevators, so it won’t be fun to carry a very heavy bag up several flights of stairs. Also, if you forget some essentials, you should be able to find what you need abroad.

-Purchase converters and adapters so you can charge your phone, dry your hair and plug in your laptop without ruining your devices or blowing out the power.

Italy

Italy is one of the top spots for Americans on their European travels due to its seductive culture, scenic landscapes, ancient history and rich cuisine. Some of the best things to do in Italy are to wander down narrow, ancient streets and duck into various opulent and ancient churches. Indulge in the Italian tradition of a four-hour meal in a fancy restaurant, relishing in “il dolce di fare niente” - the beauty of doing nothing. Here are some of the must-see cities and sights on your Italian vacation:

Rome

Your Roman holiday will be filled with architectural gems known the world over. Take a tour of the Colosseum, spend a few hours traversing the ruins and stare up at remarkably well-preserved temples in the Roman Forum. Walk down an unassuming, narrow alley until you emerge in a wide-open piazza and are graced by the magnificence of the Pantheon. Other must-visits are the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, the fountains of Piazza Navona and the Borghese Gardens. Grab gelato at tiny Old Bridge and massive La Palma - two of the best gelaterias in the city.

Tuscany

The Tuscan countryside is romantically written about by authors around the world, and when you pay a visit to Siena, Florence or the smaller surrounding cities, you’ll know why. Stay at a bed and breakfast in the rolling, sunflower-laden countryside outside Siena, and make sure to spend some time in the city center as well - Piazza del Campo (the town square) and the Siena Cathedral are particularly breathtaking. In Florence, the center of the European Renaissance, make an appointment ahead of time for the renowned Uffizi Gallery, shop for gold jewelry on Ponte Vecchio, climb the steep steps inside the Florence Duomo for thrilling views and don’t miss seeing Michelangelo’s famous “David” at the Accademia di Belle Arti.

United Kingdom

The U.K. is a good place to visit for your first trip to Europe because there’s no need to learn a new language. You might want to learn a few British slang words though: A restroom is “the loo,” a stroller is a “pram” and “knockered” means completely exhausted. Here are some tips and top spots for U.K. holidays:

London, England

London is a massive, cosmopolitan city brimming with culture, history and fun. While you are here, take a ride on the London Eye, tour Her Majesty’s Buckingham Palace, learn about the sordid and magnificent history of the Tower of London and make an appointment ahead of time to climb the 334 steps up Big Ben’s belfry for excellent views of Westminster. Also, take advantage of London’s fabulous museums such as the Tate Modern, the Natural History Museum and the British Museum, an architectural gem that holds the Rosetta Stone and other famous antiquities - they’re all free to visit! Your trip will not be complete without a shopping trip at Harrod’s and a stroll through part of the 350-acre Hyde Park.

Dublin, Ireland

Ireland is known for its emerald countryside and scenic cliffs overlooking the sea. While in Dublin, one of the top things to do is visit the ancient Dublin and Malahide castles. Walk through the historic, gothic-style St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which was built in the 12th century, have a picnic in Phoenix Park or St. Stephen’s Green and go shopping on quaint Grafton Street. Other must-visits are the Trinity College Library, the Kilmainham Gaol panopticon prison and the National Museum Ireland. Take a tour and raise a glass at the Guinness Storehouse and the Old Jameson Distillery.

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