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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Top European Holiday Destinations for 2011

This is an ancient roman fortress reachable on...Image via WikipediaBy Kathryn Lively

If you have made this the year to see the great cities of Europe, you are certain to enjoy an adventurous holiday. The ease of booking hotels via the Internet and obtains passes for Eurail along many routes has made it simpler to see as much of the continent as possible. 2011 will prove to be quite a year for international travel, as mobile capability allows for better communication and commerce. If you still have no idea where to go this year, consider the places top travel experts agrees are hot for 2011.
London: Long regarded as one of the most popular European vacation destinations, London can expect more visitors in the next two years thanks to the upcoming wedding of Prince William and the 2012 Olympics. It is not uncommon, either for people to make pilgrimages to landmarks and sites known for historical significance - the Shakespearean theaters, Beatles history, etc.
Stockholm: This Swedish city has bestselling author Stieg Larsson to thank for growing outside interested. The trilogy of "The Girl Who..." novels have kept readers enthralled, and visitors to Stockholm can experience first hand the sites and sounds that have colored these books.
Ponza: When people imagine a sunny, Mediterranean getaway, the first thought is likely Greece or the coast of Italy. Nearby Ponza and the Pontine Islands, however, are Europe's best kept secret. Blue waters and gorgeous sunsets complement each evening. This area makes for a perfect getaway for a second honeymoon.
Ireland: In terms of value, Ireland can make for a good budget holiday. When you can anticipate when the Euro to US dollar conversion to be in your favor, make plans to see the picturesque hills of County Clare, or stop in one of Dublin's many pubs for lively conversation.
Wherever you choose to go this year, make the most of your European holiday and plan ahead with great discounts on airfare and hotel.
Kathryn Lively is a freelance writer specializing in articles on cheap European hotels and cheap London hotels.

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