Europe

How old is too old on a bus?

Ben Groundwater

I'm the tour's token creepy old man. Every tour has one, just the way every hostel dorm has one.

To tour or to chill? Do both Top 10 reasons to take a group tour

Life is the key lesson

Why study abroad? To feel yourself changing while still holding on to who you are.

In the lair of The Leopard

The elegant home of an Italian author has had its doors opened to guests.

A Lot of Kiwi connections

It’s funny where you meet Kiwis... Even in a small, lightly populated village in south-west France.

Mad about Madrid

To deny Madrid is to deny the unique feel of Castilian Spain.

#LoveWithoutLocks

Paris is trying to convince tourists to not leave padlocks on the city's historic bridges — with a hashtag.

Top tourist spot

France kept its title as the world's top tourist destination in 2013, drawing nearly 85 million visitors.

Holiday like a French president

Paris' top 10 sweet spots

Naked bulges

Vatican Museum This Vatican tour is almost enough to make a Protestant boy blush.

Umbria's slow pleasures

Between Rome and Tuscany, the often overlooked region of Umbria contains many delights.

Rome in three ways

Expat tales: Little Italy

Spires in galoshes

Only surly travellers could complain about the infamous high tides of Venice.

A goth weekend

Goth weekend Revellers gathered over a weekend for one of the biggest gatherings of Goth scene followers in Europe.

Van Gogh's ear grows back

At this museum, you could whisper into van Gogh's ear. It's been regrown with DNA from a living relative.

The best place in the world

The city that rose again

See the real Berlin

This is tourism for non-tourists. It's a chance to see the city that doesn't make the TripAdvisor top 10.