Travel Bucket List: 15 Must-See Sights in Europe

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There are so many sights to see in Europe! Here are our 15 items to see in Europe.

1. Picnic at Versailles in France

These gardens are epic, and picnics on the lawn are free! Just stop by the supermarket and pack a lunch before you go.

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2. Boat in the Blue Grotto in Italy

These underwater caves, with only a small entrance for light, make boating there a magical experience.

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3. Visit a Bavarian Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle – the “Disneyland Castle” – is a sight to behold. They even offer guided tours throughout the day.

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4. Then Again, Visit Any European Castle

You’ll probably stumble across many Castles on your way.

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5. Ride a Bike in Amsterdam

Bikes are everywhere in Amsterdam! Travel as a local and try it out.

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6. Climb the Eiffel Tower

You can’t be in the area without at least climbing to the first level of the Eiffel Tower. Take the stairs, it’s cheaper and the lines are typically shorter.

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7. Ski in the Swiss Alps

There are hills and mountains, and then there are the Swiss Alps. And wouldn’t skiing there be a heck of a story?

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8. Take a Cooking Lesson in France

Because who can argue with your cooking if you’ve taken a lesson in France? We’ll try your food any time!

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9. Ride a Hot Air Balloon in Turkey

Several companies offer hot air balloon rides in Europe. What an unbelievable way to see the landscape than from the air.

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10. Ride a Gondola in Venice

There’s no better way to see Venice than from the famous canals that run along the streets. Plus, a nice Italian man will tell you about the sights and (if you ask him nicely) maybe even sing to you.

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11. Eat Macaroons in Paris

The French are famous for many things, including these delicious Macaroons. Try the ones at the famed LaDuree. You can buy a few to take home as well (if you don’t eat them all first).

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12. Dance in an Irish Pub

You haven’t been to a pub until you’ve been to one in Ireland. Go and hear a small local band, and perhaps even find a local or two to spin you around the floor to the music.

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13. Try Gelatto in Italy

You can’t cross Italy without picking up a gelatto on the way. Homemade, rich, creamy, and very affordable. Ahhh Italian gelatto.

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14. Tea at the Jane Austen Center in England

If you love classic literature, why not try prop-ah tea at the center dedicated to the lovely Ms. Austen herself? Breathe in the culture, drink in the tea.

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15. Hike the Trails at Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre (“Five Towns”) set along the side of the Italian coastline are a sight to see themselves. And for  small fee, you can hike the trails that were once the only connections between the villages.

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Love Dee

Holiday Hiking: Feeling the Christmas spirit

I’m sure many of us has so much planned for this Christmas holiday. This is the time of the year when we gather with our families and exchange presents, also go on vacation and do lots of other fun family activities together. There are endless things that you can do with your families and friends in the holidays. I remember last year around Christmas time I went hiking with my family.

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It was a sudden plan that we had made but we ended up having lots of fun. We hiked all the way up to the mountains and to the waterfalls.

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Ten important things that you must have for a safe and pleasant hike are;
1. Map
2. Compass
3. Flashlight
4. Sunglasses
5. Extra food and water
6. Extra clothes
7. Emergency fuel
8. Waterproof matches
9. Pocket knife
10. Personal first-aid kit

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It was about a two hours hike we had. We didn’t go all the way up, we just went deep within the mountains to see the waterfalls. All I can say is that I had a most incredible experience that day. It was surprisingly my first time near a waterfall. My parents and sisters had seen many waterfalls, for them it wasn’t real as extraordinary then it was for me. I fell in love with the atmosphere immediately.

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I took so many pictures. The most important thing you need to do when you go some place is to take lots of pictures as possible.

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Love Dee