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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Tips for Traveling with Kids in Europe

By Rick Steves When parents tell me they're going to Europe and ask me where to take their kids, I'm...

Favorite Trip-Planning Links

Here are some helpful websites for European travel. Choose one of the categories below, or simply scroll down the page. Travel Tools...

Researching Your Trip

Europe is always changing, and it's essential to plan and travel with the most up-to-date information. Study before you go. Guidebooks,...

Tips for Traveling Solo

By Rick Steves I've talked to too many people who put off their travel dreams because they don't want to...

European Numbers and Stumblers

Europeans convey numerical information differently than we do, from measurements to schedules and even dates. Getting comfortable with the 24-hour clock,...

Making the Most of Your Trip

By Rick Steves On the road, I get out of my comfort zone and meet people I’d never encounter at...

Tips for Travelers with Disabilities

By Rick Steves, John Sage, and Susan Sygall The creaky, cobblestoned Old World has long had a reputation for poor...

Encountering Racism in Europe

People who are not of European descent may worry about how they'll be treated abroad. In short, does it matter that...

Savvy Senior Travelers

More people than ever are hocking their rockers and buying plane tickets. Many senior adventurers are proclaiming, "Age matters only if...

Extra Tips for Solo Women Travelers

Thanks to my female staffers and their friends for assembling their top tips for women. — Rick Steves Every year,...

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