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This Is My Favorite Way to Get Around European Cities — Travel Intelligence

Imagine this sweet little street scene: There are bustling markets, sidewalk cafes where stylish patrons linger over coffee, shops spilling flowers out the front, fragrant bakeries with tempting pastries, and a glorious frommagerie. The Amelia theme song is the soundtrack, and you — you're pedaling along, sporting a cute little navy striped top, while treasures from your stop at the market peek out of your basket.

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Here’s What You Need to Know About European Airbnbs — Travel Intelligence

As an Airbnb host, I am fully in the Airbnb camp. It's my favorite way to travel and a fantastic way to immerse myself in a neighborhood, learn about local culture, and get insider tips on favorite spots. (My last host steered me to some of the best places I've eaten in Paris; even cooler, we've stayed in touch and had lunch together when I had a stopover there last spring.)

That said, I know not to expect the Airbnb European edition to be just like my own, or like others in the U.S. Yes, all the details that make Europe so different from home are part of the allure, but as they say, "forewarned is forearmed."

So before you book that amazing rental in Paris, Pisa, or Prague, take note of these 10 things you should know.

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Recipe: One-Pot Weeknight Beef Stroganoff — Quick and Easy Ground Beef Recipes

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman/The Kitchn)

Beef stroganoff, with its tender pieces of beef and mushrooms swimming in a savory cream sauce, is one of those comforting dishes that just begs to be served over a bed of mashed potatoes, noodles, or rice. This version hits all the same notes, but is decidedly much more weeknight- and budget-friendly. Savory ground beef is cooked with mushrooms, onions, and noodles all in one pot, then held together by a tangy, creamy sauce for a dinner you can make in under an hour.

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Recipe: One-Pot Weeknight Beef Stroganoff — Quick and Easy Ground Beef Recipes

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman/The Kitchn)

Beef stroganoff, with its tender pieces of beef and mushrooms swimming in a savory cream sauce, is one of those comforting dishes that just begs to be served over a bed of mashed potatoes, noodles, or rice. This version hits all the same notes, but is decidedly much more weeknight- and budget-friendly. Savory ground beef is cooked with mushrooms, onions, and noodles all in one pot, then held together by a tangy, creamy sauce for a dinner you can make in under an hour.

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Recipe: One-Pot Weeknight Beef Stroganoff — Quick and Easy Ground Beef Recipes

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman/The Kitchn)

Beef stroganoff, with its tender pieces of beef and mushrooms swimming in a savory cream sauce, is one of those comforting dishes that just begs to be served over a bed of mashed potatoes, noodles, or rice. This version hits all the same notes, but is decidedly much more weeknight- and budget-friendly. Savory ground beef is cooked with mushrooms, onions, and noodles all in one pot, then held together by a tangy, creamy sauce for a dinner you can make in under an hour.

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October Is the Best Time to Go to Europe. Here’s Why. — Europe on a Bite-Sized Budget

If you're pining for Paris in the spring or Santorini over summer break, you may want to put a pause on requesting time off. While sun-soaked days abroad are tempting, there is nothing quite like Europe in the fall. From Indian summer along the Mediterranean to crisp mornings and foliage in the Alps, October is a true gem of the entire year.

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