By Leora Kahn
Oh, the places you'll go...(after Italy)
You just finished your weeklong adventure seeing the beautiful country of Italy, where do you go now?
Europe is a HUGE continent filled with vast culture and endless possibilities. Here are 4 destinations, just to name a few.
This is one of the most wonderful countries I have ever seen. Despite all of the latest devastating events, I do not think that this should stop anybody from seeing the gorgeous land of Belgium. With such a central location in the heart of Europe, it is the perfect first place to stop after Italy.
What is there not to love about this place? Did you know that Belgium is the birthplace of French fries? And we can’t forget Belgian chocolate, waffles, the diamond district, and of course, Belgian BEER. There is so much history and so many sites to see. As far as languages go, English is not a problem! Belgians speak Dutch, French, and English, and are very welcoming and friendly people.
Edinburgh, Scotland is hands down, one of my favorite places in this world. This city is filled with tremendous culture, history, and traditions. Edinburgh is a beautiful city that beams culture from aspects such as the Edinburgh castle, the royal mile, and the incredible architecture throughout the city itself. Scotland is filled with so many fun destinations. Did you know that Edinburgh is the town that inspired the magic of Harry Potter?! And did you know that Scotland has several loches (lakes), which is where the Loch Ness monster comes from?! You can even visit the castle where Monty Python was filmed! And last but not least, don’t forget to visit the oldest and longest-operating Scottish whiskey distillery, The Famous Grouse. Oh, and fun fact, spiders are sacred in Scotland!
If you want to have a good time, you MUST go to Ireland. Dublin, Ireland is known for it’s wild temple bar nightlife, kind people, and amazing pubs. If you are lucky enough to be in Europe during St. Patrick’s Day, you absolutely have to go to Dublin! Saying this city is rich with culture is an understatement. While in Ireland, you also need to see the Cliffs of Moher! There is plenty to do and the view is breathtaking.
I have personally never been to Greece. However, from everything I have heard and all of the pictures I have seen, Santorini is #1 on my list! The sunsets are amazing, the food is impeccable, and the people are lovely.
Never stop traveling.
Once the adventure begins, there is no reason for it to end! Follow your passions, travel as far as you can, and absorb as much as you can.
Leora is the Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator for Travel Italian Style and is a Marketing student at James Madison University. In the spring of 2015, she was accepted to study business in Antwerp, Belgium, which allowed her to explore Europe and open her eyes to new opportunities and experiences. Needless to say, she is now consumed with a passion to travel! Leora loves to document her travel stories through all types of social media in order to share with everyone the happiness that accompanies exploration. Leora spent time travelling through 11 countries during her time abroad, while Italy was hands down her favorite due to the blissful culture, beautiful scenery, and tasty food. She cannot wait to visit again soon!