Category: General Travel

The Top 50 Destinations in Europe to Visit (1-10)

So far in my countdown, I have covered some of Europe’s most iconic cities, most beautiful coastlines, and most breathtaking mountain villages.  I have covered everything from some of Europe’s, if not the world’s, largest cities to some of Earth’s smallest islands.  However, one thing that all of these destinations have had in common is that they are all incredible travel destinations located in the continent of Europe.  Truth be told, there are so many fantastic cities and small towns in Europe that I could do a Top 200 and still not list them all, but for this countdown, I am going to focus on fifty of Europe’s top destinations that I am enamored with. In my final installment, I cover my Top 10 destinations in Europe to visit.

The Top 50 Destinations in Europe to Visit (11-20)

When I was a kid, I used to look thru the National Geographic magazines and picture what it would be like to visit some of the faraway places that I saw on those pages.  Many of those places that I dreamed of exploring were beautiful cities and small towns throughout the continent of Europe.  Among the things that Europe is not in short supply of are beautiful cities with a rich history and enchanting small towns that look like they come right out of storybooks.  Throw a dart at a map of Europe and chances are that you will hit one. We are over half-way thru my list of Europe’s top destinations and so far I have covered some really fantastic vacation destinations.  In this installment, I will continue counting down to my top destination in Europe by covering destinations 11-20 on my list.  To be honest, the destinations in this installment are some of my absolute favorite travel spots in Europe.  Truth be told, I have so many favorite spots in Europe that it was extremely difficult for me to narrow this list down to just my top fifty. 

The Top 50 Destinations in Europe to Visit (21-30)

I have already covered some truly spectacular destinations in the first two installments of my list of the 50 Top European Destinations, so make sure you check those articles out as well.  In this installment, I will be highlighting some wonderful destinations that you may not have considered visiting in Europe, but are quickly becoming some of the world’s most popular tourist spots.  Truth be told, there are so many fantastic cities and small towns in Europe that I could do a Top 200 and still not list them all, but for this countdown, I am going to focus on the 50 top European destinations that I am enamored with. 

The 50 Top Destinations in Europe to Visit (31-40)

In the first installment of my list of the 50 Top Cities in Europe to Visit, I covered a range of European cities that I would recommend visiting.  There was everything from small Nordic villages to iconic European capitols for you to consider.  In this installment, I will be covering cities 31-40 on my list and my guess is that you will recognize quite a few of these names.  Again, I really could make this a Top 200 list and still not get thru all of the cities that I would like to visit in Europe.  However, for the purposes of this countdown, I am going to focus on my Top 50.  If you feel like there are cities and towns that I have left off my list that would be in your Top 50, I would love to hear from you in the comments.  More importantly, I am sure that other readers would love to hear from you as well.

The 50 Top Destinations in Europe to Visit (41-50)

When I was a kid, I used to look thru the National Geographic magazines and picture what it would be like to visit some of the faraway places that I saw on those pages.  Many of those places that I dreamed of exploring were beautiful cities and small towns throughout the continent of Europe.  Among the things that Europe is not in short supply of are beautiful cities with a rich history and enchanting small towns that look like they come right out of storybooks.  Throw a dart at a map of Europe and chances are that you will hit one.  Better yet, make sure you follow this series of articles as I am going to countdown the 50 Top Destinations in Europe to Visit.

Travel Video Series – The Premier of my “Start Exploring Today” Travel Vlog

Ever since I started the Wanderlust Travel and Photos Blog, I have wanted to get a regular travel video series started so that I can bring you even more travel related content. I am very excited to announce that this past week I finally launched my “Start Exploring Today” travel vlog series to both IGTV and Youtube. This is a project that I am very passionate about and I cannot wait to start adding more high quality video content for you to view. I am still going to be running this blog with all of the passion and commitment that I have been for the past three years, but my hope is to use this video series to bring you new and exciting content that is just too difficult to deliver thru my blog.

The 20 Best Travel Accessories of 2021

Travel can be one of the most rewarding experiences you have in your life. Few other things in this world help broaden your perspective and teach you as much about the world and yourself as travel does. On the flip side, travel can also be very difficult and stressful at times. We have likely all had travel experiences that made us wonder if we’d ever get back out there and explore ever again. However, even the worst parts about travel don’t have to be that difficult or stressful. One way that you can help reduce the amount of stress that you feel when you travel and help you enjoy the experiences you have more is to have the right travel accessories with you on your trip. Having the right accessories can make you more comfortable, keep your belongings safe, and help you capture and save the special moments of your journey.

My Travel Bucket List – 2021 Edition

I like to say to my friends and family that I think I was born into this world far too late. I have a burning desire inside of me to explore and there are very few places in this world that haven’t already been explored. Having read books about Livingstone’s exploration of Africa and Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the American Northwest, I think it would have been so amazing to venture out into the unknown, not knowing what you would see or what experiences you would have. However, while I may not be the first to explore the amazing landscapes on this planet, that doesn’t mean that experiencing and exploring them won’t help me expand my horizons and grow as a person. That’s why I like to keep a travel bucket list of the travel adventures I want to have before I die. By sharing this list with you, I hope to ignite in you some of the passion for travel and exploration that I have burning inside of me.

The 30 Best Places to Travel in 2021

Let’s face it, in many aspects the year 2020 was an absolutely miserable year. Tens of millions of people around the world were infected with the Coronavirus and millions of people lost their lives. Even for those who managed to avoid getting sick, our lives were thrown into turmoil as countries shut down, quarantines were put into place, and our daily routines were largely effected. Many industries have been critically effected by the shutdowns, quarantines, and restrictions, and one of those that was hardest hit was the travel and tourism industry. With most countries closing their borders, airlines, hotels, restaurants, and tourism-centered businesses have really struggled to stay afloat. However, now that the calendar has turned and vaccinations are starting to get rolled out, it seems like the long nightmare of 2020 may soon finally be behind us. In anticipation of international travel opening back up, I have outlined some of my Top 2021 Travel Destinations to start inspiring you to travel again.

New US COVID-19 Travel Policy Goes Into Effect January 26, 2021

Starting on January 26, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States will be expanding their negative COVID-19 testing requirement to include all air passengers entering the United States. The aim of the new US COVID-19 Travel Policy are to slow the spread of the virus within the United States and to prevent new strands that have been appearing from getting into the country. The major airlines in the United States have shown their support for the new COVID-19 Travel Policy and will be working with the US government to enforce the policy. This new policy is inline with the COVID-19 travel policies for many other countries around the world, which have been effective in controlling the spread of COVID-19.