The origins of Ireland's ‘Emerald Isle’ nickname trace back to the 18th-century physician, poet, and activist who penned the poem “When Erin First Rose.”
Whether they carried salt, incense, or tea, traders on these eight historic roads helped make the world as we know it.
Jólabókaflóðið, Iceland's long-running Christmas tradition, involves books, bed, and chocolate—all our favorite things.
The period of scientific, artistic, and political revolutions isn’t known as the “Age of Reason” for nothing.
Charlemagne built one of the greatest empires in world history, but less than a century after his death, it was gone.
Americans favor 'Merry Christmas,' while Brits opt for 'Happy Christmas.' Here's how we got here.
The Eastern European tradition is rooted in a beloved folktale often known as 'The Legend of the Christmas Spider.'
With more twins being born than ever, it should be no surprise that a handful have royal blood. In Europe, four ruling families of Europe currently have a set of twins.
Nidelven Blå, a semi-solid blue cheese from Norway, is the best cheese on Earth according to the prestigious competition.
The best thing you can do in all of Europe is treat yourself to an Irish pint.
In the coming decades, five princesses are expected to ascend the thrones of Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Sweden.
If you're planning a solo trip abroad, consider one of these destinations.
The daughter of King James VI and I was Electress Palatine of the Rhine and Queen of Bohemia, and through her grandson, the founder of a new British ruling dynasty.
Which European cities are best prepared for a “smart city” future? According to researchers, London leads the way.
In Northern Ireland, thousands of hexagonal stone columns of various heights rise out of the North Atlantic Ocean and climb up to the foot of a cliff, as if they had been placed by a massive mythical creature.
Just because lions were depicted frequently in medieval art and design doesn’t mean they were depicted well.
The lack of proper aid paired with layers of broken policies and a fractured response from a distant British government led to unimaginable—and likely avoidable—suffering in Ireland.
If you’ve seen 2019’s 'Midsommer,' you probably associate the holiday with flower crowns, maypoles, and a dash of human sacrifice.
Modern guidebooks offer nearly a dozen different explanations for why Brussels' 'Mannekin Pis' statue is relieving himself.
‘Moulin Rouge!’ movie fans can finally live out their dreams of spending a romantic night in Paris’s most iconic red windmill.
For Christmas dinner in 1870, Paris restaurant Voisin publicized a menu that featured kangaroo stew, elephant stock, stuffed donkey head, and bear chops.
The fall of Constantinople isn’t the only battle that helped usher in a whole new era of history.