Europe, as a continent, is one of the most popular holiday destinations for US based travelers. The variety of activities and different destinations within Europe attracts more and more international travelers with each passing year. The beaches, gardens, and cities in Europe resemble a great work of art. People from around the globe visiting Europe can plan their travel using the web from their homes. The travel packages can include hotel accommodation, sightseeing, and adventure activities. Plan your itinerary appropriately to visit as many interesting places as possible.France, Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom and Germany are among the world's top 10 destinations for vacationers. The tourism industry generated over 10% of EU GDP in 2010.
Religious practices in Europe
Europe is largely divided in to three Christian groups. The northern Europe is predominantly Protestant, as a result in northern Germany, Holland, United Kingdom, and Scandinavia, you will find people who are mainly Protestant. Eastern European countries like Greece, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine are largely orthodox. The third group is mainly Catholic with the Vatican as its religious head, this includes countries like Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Spain, France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia. As Christians, most countries will celebrate similar holidays (see table below). As a tourist, this has to be noted as museums, restaurants, and other places of interest may be closed on these days.
The climate in Europe
The climate in Europe varies widely throughout as well as within each country. The moderate temperatures in the western coast are influenced by the currents in the Atlantic Ocean. The climate in larger countries can change widely in temperatures and conditions. If you are traveling from the Southern Hemisphere you will find the seasons reverse in Europe. International travelers are advised to carry a small umbrella, light raincoat and an extra sweater to be ready for most weather conditions you are likely to encounter.
Some Health Tips while traveling in Europe