Ah, Europe, everyone's dream destination.
For an essential dose of this continent, venture to Western Europe. Sample mouth-watering pasta and gelato in Italy, and have a romantic dinner by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the city of love. You can run alongside a raging bull at one of Spain's festivals, or act like a true German at Oktoberfest. The Nordic Countries like Norway and Sweden are equally charming, especially so in winter when you can chase the Northern Lights.
For the intrepid and curious, explore Eastern Europe, a destination gradually gaining popularity among travellers, and one that is considerably easier on the wallet. Stand under Prague's astronomical clock, or have a nightcap in one of Budapest's 'ruin bars'. For history buffs, make a trip to Poland's Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps.
Not sure where to begin? Start by reading. You'll be inspired in no time.