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Explore the European Culture and History on your Next Trip to the Continent

In the era of technology and science, we all need a little break from the hectic lives we lead. Our entire generation rely on their phones and digital gadgets. All the time tapping on the phone and surfing the internet. Yes, you have access to unlimited information but personally, I feel that this generation has lost the direction. The more we get away from nature, the more we’re addicted to the digital existence of everything.
 

“The more we get away from nature, the more we’re addicted to the digital existence of everything.”

 
It’s not only that technology snatches away the real experiences, but it also takes away the charm of stunning beauty around us. We more we work, the less we observe. This constant pressure of always connected to work is killing the passion in individuals. There’s gotta be a better way right? There is! On your next business trip to the continent, take a vacation day or two and explore the city.

The artistic legacy of Europe wants you to visit these cities more often. Magnificent museums, castles, palaces and never-ending a variety of culinary items. Here is the list of countries that you must add up in your 2019 travel bucket list.

Escape For the Adventure and Let Life Guide You

Look around you and ask yourself; How many people look drained and would be so happy to just take off on an adventure (if given a choice)? Well, many of them. You don’t have to quit your job, but consider using a few vacation days and take a trip, or stay over a few days when you take a business trip. It may be just the spark you need to bring back the enthusiasm and passion of living a better life!
 

“Work is an important part of life and gives us all purpose, but focusing only on work and not allowing yourself to play will not bring any long-term happiness to you.”

 
You only live once! Live your life to the fullest and make the most out of it. However to do so, you will need to get up and step out of the comfort zone of your cubicle at the office. Work is an important part of life and gives us all purpose, but only focusing on work and not allowing yourself to play will not bring any long-term happiness to you. Exploring history, culture and experiencing some breathtaking views will give wings to your heart. Let your heart fly away and feet tap on the rhythm of the music that the universe is offering.

In the year 2019, make it about the trips you take, the experiences you enjoy! Road trips and flying journeys to visit ancient cities, peaks of the mountains and beaches. When I think about traveling to exhilarating beaches and snowy mountains, Europe is my first choice. I’m kind of an outdoor enthusiast and have had some most memorable times in the top destinations of Europe. Here’s a few of the popular favorites.

Germany

Hamburg Germany

Hamburg, Germany

Let’s start our journey in the heart of Europe: Germany. A happy place to mingle with strangers, but this country has no time for small talk. However, people with a passion for talking about world problems will find great conversation. If you prefer exploring, German cities offer incredible medieval architecture, museums and tourist experiences. Travel is relatively safe to take to the romantic roads and visit the picturesque cities of Heidelberg, Cologne, Strasbourg and Nuremberg are all quite an exquisite treat, especially for the first time travelers. One thing you will really enjoy is the mouthwatering food at every corner of the streets of Germany. All the way to the land of traditions perfectly blend with the modern lifestyle.

Italy

Taormina Sicily Italy

Taormina, Sicily

The Island of Sicily is making to the news lately. The town is getting attention for its paradise look and attractive real estate market. Now, this is exclusive news for many who are looking to settle down in Italy. Apart from its appealing landscapes are some worthy landmarks to explore. The culture is astonishing. Because Sicily is an island which has had the influence of conquering armies through time, it is a blend of many cultures. The artistic streets are a real treat for the eyes. Wandering around will always feel like a home and food served in the cafes are legendary around the world. Jump overt the mainland and explore historic and the eternal Rome. But don’t stop there, keep traveling north to visit the stunning beauty of Venice. In Italy, every morning is blooming with life. You get a chance at living your own fairy tale.

Iceland

Reykjavik Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

If you’re looking for something off the beaten path, but charming and rich with culture, consider Iceland. Its vibrant cities are pleasing for the eyes and the delightful people will please the soul. Einar Jónsson Art Museum is the best place to explore your aesthetic sight of view and also there are plenty of hiking trails to enjoy outdoor activities in summer. The majestic landscapes of Iceland are worth exploring for any kind of travelers. You might not get the wilderness wild anywhere else like in Iceland.

Switzerland

Bern Switzerland

Bern, Switzerland

Switzerland may be famous as a romantic getaway with its Gothic architecture, but this places a hidden gem for sports lovers too. Harder Klum is the famous spot for hiking and Kleine Scheidegg for first for summer skiing in the Alps are stunning mountain spots. This country has a magical charm that can steal away your breath and make it all the most amazing holiday of the year. Mountain climbing, heritage and not to forget the St Beatus Caves. Explore the beauty like never before. Let Switzerland offer you the most bewildering adventure of life.

Greece

Santorini Greece

Santorini, Greece

One destination that seems to make the top of every bucket list is Greece. The ancient beauty is admired by people from all over the world. The mainland offers incredible ancient ruins and history and big city nightlife. The famous Greek Islands offer swimming, hiking, sightseeing along with rest and relaxation on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Enjoy romantic sunsets and refreshing breezes to sooth your mind and refresh your soul. Greece is a place that will fill your memory with the splendid moments as you explore and enjoy with a loved one. Feel dreamy in the place of your dreams!

Hungary

Budapest Hungary

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest and Szeged are cities that offer great sightseeing and activities for visitors. People from all over the world travel to Hungary for work, study and also vacations. In Budapest, you can never miss a chance for thermal baths! They are best and relaxing. Another idea of being in Hungary is their folk art, stunning cultural norms and the history that gives a lot of information about the politics of the past. Art galleries, lake views and if you’re looking for some flashing architecture, Budapest is the city to must visit. It is the list of landscapes to guide you about the architectures that keep this country an interesting place to visit every now and then.

Sweden

Stockholm Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

Sweden always comes to mind when I think of glaciated mountains and boreal forests. Lights, glamour, culture, art, history and a lot of adventure are waiting for visitors to show up in Sweden. We all know that this country is famous for Ikea! But the food, fashion and festivals make this country more interesting. Enjoy the people, cities like Stockholm, nightlife. If you love the outdoors, in the summer, you can enjoy peaceful camping experiences. There is a lot of wildlife and also hiking trails to discover. You will be rewarded with magnificent view of crystal clear lakes.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam City Canal

Amsterdam

Amsterdam is an unforgettable place. You will visit it for once and your heart will crave to stay and there for a lifetime. The liveliest place with a wide range of art galleries for the people with an aesthetic eye. You will find art and splendid beauty at every corner of the street. If you really want to experience the city, choose cycling to explore your surroundings. This is the place that you can only discover by feeling the depth of it. Art, history, culture, festivity, and romance is all over and you will definitely love that place at its core.

Enjoy the journey!

Now that we have you ready for a journey to Europe, keep in mind all the above-mentioned countries are just a few of the incredible experiences Europe has to offer. You should also consider Spain, Portugal, France, England and the list goes on. It’s the continent that has never ending history and beauty and is one of the finest escapes you can take. Everyone has the adventurer in them and their work routine hold them back from exploring the rare beauty of the world. It is your call now and you have to take a chance on your life. There are different guidelines for every country of the continent but every place is gem offer adventure and thrill lovers.
 

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Aafia Khalid

Aafia Khalid

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Aafia Khalid, is living in Leeds, United Kingdom, with her parents who are from Egypt. She loves to explore and share about the travel experiences, travel destinations, history and cultures around the World

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