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Yes, Northern Europe has more museums, cuisine, and historic city centers than you can cram into one trip. But here's a good reason to go rural: It also offers some of the world's best adventure. Read more. (Floto+Warner/Otto)

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Explore Europe’s Wild North

Yes, Northern Europe has more museums, cuisine, and historic city centers than you can cram into one trip. But here’s a good reason to go rural: It also offers some of the world’s best adventure. Read more.

The Best Greek Islands for Adventure

From climbing and mountain biking to surfing and diving, these are the Greek Islands to hit. Read more.

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From climbing and mountain biking to surfing and diving, these are the Greek Islands to hit. Read more. (Tiago/Flickr)

Bike Your Way Across Europe

The 6 best supported bike tours in the Old World . Read more.

The 6 best supported bike tours in the Old World.
The 6 best supported bike tours in the Old World. (Courtesy of Backroads)

Switzerland Was Made for Hiking

With nearly 30,000 miles of well-marked and maintained trails, Switzerland is a mecca for hikers. Read more.

With nearly 30,000 miles of well-marked and maintained trails, Switzerland is a mecca for hikers. Read more.
With nearly 30,000 miles of well-marked and maintained trails, Switzerland is a mecca for hikers. Read more. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/Mny-Jhe)

10 Adventurous Ways to Experience Europe

How about a top ten guide for someone who wants to Sweat, Play, Rove through Europe? Read more.

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How about a top ten guide for someone who wants to Sweat, Play, Rove through Europe? Read more. (Kosala Bandara/Flickr)

Checking Out Portugal Is Easier Than You Think

Treehouse meets spa in one of Portugal’s lush, mountainous nature parks. Read more.

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Treehouse meets spa in one of Portugal's lush, mountainous nature parks. Read more. (Courtesy of Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Park)

Italy’s Secret Spots

Tens of millions of visitors descend on the boot-shaped Mediterranean country every year. Here are a few places you should go to avoid most of them. Read more.

Tens of millions of visitors descend on the boot-shaped Mediterranean country every year. Here are a few places you should go to avoid most of them. Read more.
Tens of millions of visitors descend on the boot-shaped Mediterranean country every year. Here are a few places you should go to avoid most of them. Read more. (Steve Jurvetson/Flickr)

When in Spain…

Hikers around the world are rediscovering Spain’s Camino de Santiago, Medieval Europe’s version of the thru-hike. A veteran of the pilgrimage shares his tips for getting your boots on the path. Read more.

Hikers around the world are rediscovering Spain's Camino de Santiago, Medieval Europe's version of the thru-hike. A veteran of the pilgrimage shares his tips for getting your boots on the path. Read more.
Hikers around the world are rediscovering Spain's Camino de Santiago, Medieval Europe's version of the thru-hike. A veteran of the pilgrimage shares his tips for getting your boots on the path. Read more. (Wikimedia Commons)
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