30 things you should experience in Europe

30 things you should experience in Europe

It’s impossible to ever grow-out of Europe. You may have experienced a flurry of European capitals on a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it, blurry-eyed coach tour in your early 20’s, then perhaps ventured back a few years later for a more adventurous solo trip through The Balkans, and maybe you were invited to your...

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Where to celebrate the Assumption of Mary in Europe

Where to celebrate the Assumption of Mary in Europe

August 15 is a big celebration in most European cities. It is a religious event, honouring the Assumption of Mary, and the day is marked with a principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, or the mother of Jesus Christ. The Assumption of Mary is celebrated across Europe, and if you’re...

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Travel like a boss on Central Europe’s trains

Travel like a boss on Central Europe’s trains

Travelling by train in Central Europe is cheap, effective and will connect you to many Urban Adventures cities. Here’s how to travel like a boss and make the most of Central Europe’s extensive and easy train service. Krakow Taking a train, without doubt, is the most effective way of travelling...

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Easter across Europe: How to celebrate Holy Week like a local

Easter across Europe: How to celebrate Holy Week like a local

There’s more than chocolate treats and egg-hiding bunnies to Easter — and in many Christian European countries, Holy Week and Easter weekend are the biggest celebrations of the year. From pagan traditions celebrating spring, to throwing water on your crush to secure her affections, to holy processions honouring the resurrection,...

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How backpacking around Europe has changed in the last decade

How backpacking around Europe has changed in the last decade

It was just over 10 summers ago that Europe welcomed its first wave of millennial backpackers (although back then we were more commonly known as Gen Y…). And now, as another wave of bright-eyed, bushy-tailed explorers set out on their rite-of-passage Eurotrip this summer, we thought it would be fun...

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6 tasty train snacks for your European adventure

6 tasty train snacks for your European adventure

Europe is good at a lot of things, like football, drinking beer, and undermining each other politically (see: Belgium’s 2.50 € coin for the most recent example). But there’s being good, and there’s kicking ass, and in our opinion, Europe kicks ass at two major things: food and trains. The continent...

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