Western Europe

How to Make the Most of an Amsterdam Weekend Break

Beautiful Amsterdam sunset, the sun casting light on old Dutch houses that crouch beside a glassy canal.
Amsterdam is full of canals. It has more than 100 kilometers of waterways and 1,753 bridges.
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How to Make the Most of an Amsterdam Weekend Break

Looking to get away for a weekend? This guide to Amsterdam weekend breaks will help you plan the ultimate two- or three-day vacation to this beautiful city.


Canal with gondolas on it

6 Unspoken Rules of Etiquette in Venice You Should Know Before You Go

No one wants to be viewed as a disrespectful tourist. These Venice travel tips will help you navigate the city with ease and consideration for the locals.

Person holding a cone full of gelato in front of river and bridge in Florence

5 of the Tastiest Gelato Shops to Visit on Your Trip to Florence

Looking for the best gelato in Florence? These shops are sure to be contenders — you'll just have to try a cup from each to decide for yourself!

Plaza in Madrid with lots of people

Get Away from the Crowds and Discover What These Colorful Neighborhoods in Madrid Have to Offer

While you'll certainly want to visit the touristy center of the city, some of the best things to do in Madrid are found in its colorful neighborhoods.

Colorful buildings

3 Ways to Have an Immersive Cultural Experience in Lisbon

If you're looking to soak up Portugese culture — from food to music to literature — the following are the best things to do in Lisbon.