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Recent Europe reviews

  • A great place to stay in Rome

    "The apartment was as advertised, and an excellent place to stay in Rome. It was within a very short walking distance to a Metro station (but make sure you have coins for your tickets as all of the ticket machines rejected our notes). Our host, Nicola, met us at the apartment and showed us around. There are any number of restaurants within a very sort walk and ww supermarket down the road. Don't miss the Gelateria across the road, it is great for a refreshing desert."
    Guest: Peter R. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 9, 2014
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  • The perfect Barcelona stay!

    "I searched and searched for the perfect place to stay while visiting my son who was studying abroad in Barcelona. After a great deal of research I decided to book David's apartment and I as SO GLAD I DID! The location was perfect for a beautiful place to rest after a full day of sight seeing. Everything we could need was very close by and David is an excellent host! He answered many questions I had before our arrival, met us at the apartment upon arrival and already provided us with many necessities so there was no need to go out right away for supplies. His knowledge of Barcelona is so impressive and he patiently explains how to get to all of the highly recommended places to visit and offers wonderful suggestions. It was so comforting to know that at any time I could call or email him for advice or assistance while we were there. Now, for his apartment! So charming, comfortable and equipped with everything we needed for our 6 night stay. It was wonderful to have a completely stocked kitchen and a washer and dryer. The apartment had more than enough room for 4 adults and could easily accommodate more. If you are considering a stay in Barcelona, David will exceed all of your expectations with a most pleasant place to stay and an extremely hospitable host! If we ever travel to Barcelona again we will only stay here!"
    Guest: Steelefm Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 20, 2014
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  • Beautiful Apartment in Paris

    "This is a lovely apartment in a bustling area of Paris. Nice cafes, grocery shops and Metro very close. The apartment was very clean and comfortable. It had all the amenities we needed. The owner very helpful and friendly. We enjoyed our stay very much."
    Guest: William Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: September 4, 2014
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  • Home Away From Home in Bonnieux

    "This beautiful home in Bonnieux is perfect in every sense. It is spacious (4 levels), warm, cosy and central to Bonnieux and the rest of Provence. The owner's communication was excellent and everything was as shown, and as expected. The views from the roof top terrace and bedroom are spectacular. Plenty of good restaurants nearby and bakeries etc. Housebook had so much information in it; also lots of maps, books on Provence. Highly recommended."
    Guest: Gary R. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 23, 2014
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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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