True travel stories set in countries throughout Europe. Discover what it’s like to travel in Europe, and if you have a story to share, you can also submit your travel writing today.

January 13, 2020

It’s Always Dark Here

In a land without daylight, a traveler's phrasebook provides uncanny insight into local life. Sitting in a restaurant in Arctic Lapland at 1 p.m. at night, I wait for the…
January 6, 2020

My Azorean Ancestry

With nothing but an old black and white photograph to go on, a writer searches for his ancestors on an island in the Azores. "O destino enviou você para sua…
December 5, 2019

Tirana from all Angles

In the streets of Albania, a traveler finds evidence of a country trying to distance itself from its political past. Editor's note: This article was written before the world's deadliest…
September 17, 2019

Catching Clams in Portugal

On a beach in Portugal, divides of language, age and culture are forgotten as a traveler fishes for clams alongside a local family. “¿Qué están buscando?” I ask the young…
September 3, 2019

Finding Authenticity in Chios

On the Greek island of Chios, a traveling couple discovers the warmth of Greek hospitality, complete with spontaneous jam-sessions and declarations of undying love. The Greek island of Chios is…
August 26, 2019

The Life Jacket Graveyard

In the midst of the refugee crisis, a lifeguard in Greece encounters a bizarre and frightening symbol of human courage and fragility. Somewhere north of the mountains on the island…
August 9, 2019

Controversy in Freedom Square

While researching her family history in Budapest, an American writer takes a walk through Freedom Square, encountering fresh controversy with every step. “Freedom Square” was named to celebrate the removal…