There are heaps of things we love about Europe - eating cheese at breakfast without being judged is certainly up there. More so that you can instantly become so darned cultured, freely changing course and whizzing across borders on trains, buses and in a car to tick off a few iconic countries in a day. In winter time, parts of Europe are covered in a thick layer of snow and around the end of November/beginning of December, magical Christmas markets pop up all over the place. Head to Germany, Austria or Prague for a traditional European Christmas market experience. In summer time, the Greek Islands, Turkey, Croatia and the Med coast are glorious - you'll find endless stretches of sandy beaches to kick back and relax on.