Home to the most powerful empires throughout history, Europe is a continent rich with history. The continent has been inhabited for over 10,000 years, and in that time the peoples of the European continent have been an important influence on all aspects of culture; language, art, architecture, philosophy, science, politics, economics, cuisine, religion, and more. From the birth of philosophy and politics of Ancient Greece, the gluttonous conquest and imperialism of the Romans and the subsequent rise of Christianity, to the forming of European nations and kingdoms, the explosion of science, creativity and expression during the Renaissance, all the way through the rise and fall of the all-powerful far-reaching arm of the British Empire, Europe has given us some of the most important, incredible, and influential people, ideas, and works of art that this world has ever seen.
Today, the European continent is a largely popular tourist destination. Because of Europe’s long and diverse history, the continent has something to offer for any of your travel needs! No matter where you go, you will find a wealth of history, dating back long before the creation of the United States. Ancient wonders like Stonehenge are a huge draw for anyone intrigued by the mysteries of a world much different from our own. A traveling history buff can visit any of the over 15,000 museums in Europe to learn all about the history, culture, art, and intellectual and industrial achievements of this great continent’s people.
Of course, the splendor of Europe does not lie solely in museums. Take a day to tour a castle – there’s plenty to choose from – or visit some ruins, or an ancient city! Explore the beautiful landscape on foot – or the seascape on a boat! From the vibrant, snow-capped mountains of the U.K. to the vineyard-spotted shores of the Rhine River and beyond, the beauty of this continent is endless. One trip across the pond simply wouldn’t be enough to do everything!
Now, let’s not forget the diverse culture and population of modern day Europe! Traveling is not only about the history, or the natural beauty of the place. One of the best parts of travel is experiencing the lifestyle and culture of a new place first-hand, and throughout the entire continent, there are so many ways travelers can choose to experience this for themselves. Travel to Germany during Oktoberfest. Spend a day riding the Tube and enjoying the nightlife in London. Visit the Apollo or the Globe Theatre to watch a performance. Spend a day in a Gondola in Venice. No matter where you go, the adventure of a lifetime awaits in Europe!