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Long before there was a Boston in Massachusetts, a settlement of the same name arose along the eastern coast of England. The United Kingdom’s Boston, today a city of about 35,000 inhabitants in the county of Lincolnshire in the East Midlands, was by the 12th century already a lively market town. Its name references St. Botolph, an Anglo-Saxon monk reputed to have passed through the area centuries previously.

Alpine skiing delayed this season, but perhaps not denied

As the first snows of early winter begin to fall, skiers across Europe are wondering how soon they will be able to indulge in their favorite sport. While it’s still too early to predict how the ski season of 2020-2021 will pan out, we can hope that through a mix of COVID-fighting measures such as caps on the numbers of skiers to the restriction of apres ski gatherings, a snowy day in the Alps might yet be yours.

Make these engineering marvels your next travel goal

Do soaring bridges, deep tunnels, improbable outlooks and other amazing builds float your boat? From transportation solutions to tourist attractions, you don’t have to be in the United States Army Corps of Engineers to appreciate some of Europe’s superlative construction projects.

Eat your way from top to toe with these Italian specialties

Italian food is wildly popular throughout the world, but spaghetti and pizza make up only a tiny fraction of the thousands of sweet and savory dishes a visitor to Italy might wish to sample. The country acknowledges the value of its culinary traditions highly enough to grant certain products protection and safeguarding by legal means.

Cultural landscapes of UNESCO are products of man, nature

Of all the well-recognized labels a monument, city or landscape can bear, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site designation is among the most prestigious. When a property is recognized as such, travel and tourism content creators are generally quick to highlight its vaunted status as a landmark that a highly respected international body has deemed to be of outstanding value to humanity and worthy of preservation.

Make fitness your focus at these travel destinations

Looking for a vacation devoted to physically challenging pursuits? Use your precious time off gaining proficiency in the sport or discipline of your choice under expert guidance. Here is just a smattering of some sporty undertakings that could make for a fitness-oriented holiday.

Sites, events across Europe commemorate Napoleon’s exploits

Napoleon Bonaparte is one of the most celebrated, yet controversial, leaders in human history. Following in the footsteps of “Le Petit Caporal” leads to a number of fascinating museums, battlegrounds and monuments recalling his sway across the continent.

Perfect October days in 2 idyllic southern locations

When conditions are again favorable, here are two great places for an October weekend getaway in southern Europe, and some interesting things to do once you get there.

City breaks or beach-bumming? Go for both!

With the newfound freedom of the summer holidays comes a dilemma as old as the ages: a vacation full of culture and architectural wonders, or lazy days on the shore, sand between the toes? Choose your city break wisely and yes, both can be yours.

Europe Traveler's event picks for Feb. 28-March 1

Now's the time to start planning your weekend. Here's a list of top events happening around Europe on Feb. 28 and beyond:

Europe Traveler's event picks for Feb. 20-22

It's time to start planning your weekend. Here's a list of top events happening around Europe on Feb. 20 and beyond:

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