Rick Steves' Europe / Travel & Leisure

Europe's smart harborfront makeovers

If there's an industrial wasteland where a great European city hits the water -- London, Berlin, Amsterdam, you name it -- it's slated for a major makeover. My pick for one of Europe's most impressive urban overhauls is London's Docklands.

What's New in Eastern Europe for 2015

Eastern Europe has experienced more change in the last generation than any other corner of Europe. In Prague, the National Museum on Wenceslas Square is slated to wrap up a years-long renovation.

Having fun with travel cliches

In my work throughout Europe, I struggle almost daily with this issue: When is a tourist experience actually a unique slice of a culture, and when is it a tired cliche kept alive by the travel industry?