Monday, November 15, 2010

More Travel Ideas...

Just recently came across a copy of the Smithsonian which was devoted to Rick Steves top 20 picks for travel destinations in Europe.  If you don't know who Rick Steves, is he is probably the foremost travel buff specializing in Europe.  The picks which were included in the Smithsonian were his favorites, taking into account that most of these places let you experience Europe "through the back door" or as a European.  Most of them are a bit more obscure than the obvious choices, like Paris and London.  Although he does include a few major cities (Rome, although by night; Venice, Florence and Prague.)  The articles are all very good, and enjoyable to read - but be warned... they made me want to see each of these places, if I haven't been yet, and I'm not sure how we'll do all that!

P.S. - if you count them, there are 21, because he also included his top choices on castles across Europe.

Rome by Night, Italy - http://www.ricksteves.com/blog/index.cfm?fuseaction=entry&entryID=463

Halstatt, Austria - http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/destinations/austria/hallstat.htm

Hydra Island, Greece - http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/destinations/greece/hydra.htm

Cotswolds, England - http://www.ricksteves.com/news/tribune/cotswolds.htm

Istanbul, Turkey - http://www.ricksteves.com/tvr/istanbul114c_descr.htm

Vernazza, Italy - http://www.ricksteves.com/tms/article.cfm?id=161

Tallin, Estonia - http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/destinations/scan/tallinn.htm

Rue Cler, Paris - http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/destinations/france/ruecler0208.htm

Baden-Baden, Germany - http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/destinations/germany/baden.htm

Dingle Peninsula, Ireland - http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/destinations/ireland/dingbd.htm

Castles Across Europe -Carcassonne (France,) Burg Eltz (Germany,) Rheinfels (Germany,) Chateau de Chillon (Switzerland,) Reifenstein castle (Italy,) Moorish Ruins of Sintra (Portugal,) Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau and the Ehrenberg Ruins - in one day! (Germany)
http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/destinations/europe/castles.htm

Florence, Italy - http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/destinations/italy/florence3.htm

Gimmelwald, Switzerland - http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/destinations/switz/gimbd.htm

Blackpool, England - http://www.ricksteves.com/news/tribune/blackpool.html

Prague, Czech Republic - http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/destinations/east/prague.htm

Aero, Denmark - http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/destinations/scan/aero.htm

Algarve, Portugal - http://www.ricksteves.com/blog/index.cfm?fuseaction=entry&entryID=490

Mostar, Bosnia Herzegovinia - http://www.ricksteves.com/tms/article.cfm?id=110

Bruges, Belgium - http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/destinations/ben/brugesbd.htm

Venice, Italy - http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/destinations/italy/venice3.htm

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