Rick Steves' Europe / Travel & Leisure

Naples: Italy in your face

Crammed with chaos, Naples is appalling and captivating at the same time. Naples is one of Italy's major cruise ports, and ships dock right in the town center.

War rooms: Europe's military museums

In honor of Veterans Day, I've been thinking back to my recent stay in the Rhineland. All over Europe, there is little stomach for war. For some, visiting military museums is the highlight of a European trip.

The Dingle Peninsula: Pure Ireland

In Ireland, you drive on the left. Dingle perches on the westernmost tip of Ireland -- and Europe, for that matter. Fishing once dominated Dingle, and the town's only visitors were students of old Irish ways.

Top 10 European tourist traps

I love Europe, but my responsibility as a travel writer is not to just rave about everything, but to also help overwhelmed travelers sort through the superlatives and smartly allocate their limited vacation time.