Europe

Written by Melissa Knowlton

The Best Place to Eat in Rome is in an Italian Home

Melissa, an American study abroad student, got to experience authentic Italy in an incredible way--by being invited with her own family into the home of a local Italian family for dinner.

Written by Melissa Knowlton

A City Break in Croatia

Melissa, a study abroad student from the United States, recalls her weekend in Split, Croatia and her favorite moments of the trip. Whether you're looking for high adventure or a bit of rest and relaxation, Croatia has it all.

Written by Melissa Knowlton

A City Break in Florence: How to See it All in Three Days

How to tackle Florence, Italy in just a few days. Melissa, a US student who lived there for four months, shares her jam-packed three day itinerary, ensuring you catch all the major sites and attractions.

Written by Mary Plunkett

London travel guide of neighbourhoods for you to explore

London is one of those cities where the burden of choice can almost overwhelm you. If you’re stopping off in the British capital for a city break or weekend away you’ll almost certainly wish you’d booked more time to spend in this remarkable city. One of the things...

Written by Suzanne Cox

5 European Homestays for a weekend city break

Nothing beats getting away for a weekend of discovery and fun. With so many brilliant cities in Europe being so accessible and affordable to visit, why not explore somewhere new? From cafe culture in Berlin to exploring historic Dublin, your choices are endless...

Written by Sally Meacham

Traveling Abroad for Mid-Term Break

An American student studying in Dublin takes advantage of the time off traveling with her roommate around Europe. Here is her story.

Written by Michelle O'Beirne

10 great Barcelona bars for you to try

Barcelona is a cultural hub famous for its beaches, beautiful sights and their amazing football team! That aside, it’s also home to some of the best bars in Europe which boast views of the city, beautiful...

Written by Sally Meacham

An American Student in Dublin

I am an American student studying in Dublin for four months. At first glance, it didn't seem terribly different from the States. But looking closer, it's the subtleties that really make it different. Here are six things I've noticed.

Written by Mary Plunkett

The Best Brunch Berlin has to Offer

Discover Berlin's best breakfast cafés with the local guide from Homestay.com. Find the best brunches in Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain to set you up for the day.

Written by Colm Hanratty

Know where to go in Dubrovnik after dark

Looking to explore the nightlife of Dubrovnik? Our guide will give you the lowdown on the best bars in Dubrovnik so you can explore this Croatian city in the wee hours.