In Context
Our insights for visiting the great cities of the world.
Aug. 7, 2019
Athens is not your average capital. It’s also one of Europe’s most historical cities and the birthplace of Western civilization. From visiting ancient sites like the Acropolis to learning about the great Greek philosophers to enj... Read More
Aug. 5, 2019
Amsterdam’s lovely canals, strong artistic heritage, bustling markets, cycling culture, and friendly, laid-back atmosphere make for a fun and relaxing getaway. The picturesque capital of the Netherlands has evolved from a commerc... Read More
Aug. 1, 2019
Contrary to what you might think, the Berlin Wall did not cut the city in half. Instead, it surrounded the western part of the city, which, at the time, was divided up between the American, British and French, who had helped to l... Read More
Aug. 1, 2019
Europe just wrapped up the hottest July on record, with thermometers in France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and the Netherlands topping out just shy of a whopping, and record-breaking, 110 degrees. While temperatures are expected to c... Read More
Jul. 31, 2019
With over 10 million visitors to Florence each year there’s no shortage of Things to Do in Florence articles swishing around the internet. Most of these tread the same familiar ground that you’ll find in any basic travel brochure... Read More

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