Grand, centuries-old cathedrals distinguish Great Britain's cities and towns, providing spiritual nourishment to those who visit. Stonehenge is the most famous of these -- and has a new visitors' center to serve nearly one million annual sightseers.
Twenty years ago, I was on a train heading to Rothenburg to update the ultimate medieval town in Germany for my guidebook. As I was preparing for a connection, I realized the train I was on was heading for Prague.
I love France -- it is one of Europe's most diverse, tasty, and exciting countries.
Here's a tip. Restaurant tips are more modest in Europe than in America. Virtually anywhere in Europe, you can do as the Europeans do and add a euro or two for each person in your party.
Recently, on one busy day, I revisited highlights and found new sights in Salzburg, a Baroque showpiece.
Sometimes history punches you right in the face, and there's no time to duck. Under its exotic steeple and fortified towers, the town seemed marinated in history. I thought Radler was being theatrical until the old man opened his mouth.