Med Europe Nutz and Bolts Travel Articles

 
Greece Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Greece Where is it: Greece is located in southern Europe, bordering the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, between Albania and Turkey Why do people go here: For history, history and more history (with a little of island fun mixed in). The literary, artistic and philisophical nature of the West […]
Italy Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Italy Where is it: Italy is in southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia. Why do people go here: Food, fashion, and fun. And history, but that doesn’t begin with an ‘f’. Known for its fabulous cruisine and the wine that goes with it, Italy is […]
Macedonia Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Macedonia Where is it: Macedonia is located in southeastern Europe, north of Greece Why do people go here: Due to civil and ethnic unrest, continued pockets of resistance, and unexploded ordinances, many travelers choose to leave Macedonia off their list of places to visit. People who do visit, however, are charmed by […]
Malta Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Malta Where is it: Malta is located in southern Europe and is one of the islands in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily (Italy). Why do people go here: Although it can take a bit of dosh and effort to get there, Malta is a good European value. The capital, Valletta, is […]
Monaco Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Monaco Where is it: Monaco is located in Western Europe, bordering the Mediterranean Sea on the southern coast of France, near the border with Italy Why do people go here: The playgound of the rich and famous that is (lucky for backpackers) so small that you can see everything you want to […]
Serbia & Montenegro Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Serbia & Montenegro Where is it: Serbia & Montenegro is located in south-eastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina Why do people go here: Serbia & Montenegro is still recovering from a very painful war in the early 1990s. Repercussions are still being felt as the once-buoyant […]
Albania Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Albania Where is it: Albania borders the Adriatic Sea and Ionian Sea, between Greece, Macedonia (FYROM), Kosovo and Serbia and Montenegro. Why do people go here: This Muslim country is often left off traveler’s itineraries beacause of its proximity to Kosovo and its own human rights violations during the 1990s. While things […]
Turkey Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Turkey Where is it: Turkey is located in both south-eastern Europe and southwestern Asia (west of the Bosporus is geographically part of Europe), bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Georgia, and bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, between Greece and Syria. Why do people go here: There are few […]
Andorra Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Andorra Where is it: Andorra is located in southwestern Europe, between France and Spain. Why do people go here: To shop! The tiny country is known for its duty free offerings and is a favorite of Europeans hoping to save a few bucks. There are also five ski resorts and the largest […]
Vatican City Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Vatican City Where is it: Vatican City is located in southern Europe, an enclave of Rome (Italy) Why do people go here: The cradle of Catholicism, the practiced religion of almost 1 billion people world-wide. Those not into the religious reverence still appreciate the amazing collection of art the Vatican has amassed. […]