By Gabrielle Blitz
July 08, 2013

Love Europe but want to head off the beaten path? Looking for uncrowded beaches, secret shopping sources, and locals-only restaurants? Join our live Twitter chat on “Secret Europe," this Wednesday, July 10th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. Our panel of travel experts will share tips on skipping the tourist attractions and making the most of your next trip across the Pond. Ask them for their insider advice!.

Join the conversation on Wednesday, July 10th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT.

The Hosts:

Luke Barr, Travel + Leisure News Director @lukebarr

Kathryn O’Shea-Evans, Travel + Leisure Associate Editor @ThePluckyOne

The Panel:

Chef Tony Mantuano, Spiaggia Restaurant, Chicago @TonyMantuano

Johnny Jet, travel expert, @JohnnyJet

Bonnie Brayham, private travel consultant, @purpletruffle

Hipmunk, travel website and mobile app, @thehipmunk

Craig Martin, president elect of Professional Travel Bloggers Association (PTBA) and co-founder of Indie Travel Podcast and Indie Travel Media ltd, @indietravel

Liz Carlson, Young Adventuress travel blogger, @youngadventures

How does it work?

1. Log in to Twitter before the chat starts at 2pm ET and be sure to follow @TravlandLeisure.

2. Head over to to follow the chat in real time. You can log-in using your Twitter account.

3. Remember to always add the hashtag #TL_Chat to your tweets—however, if you're in the twubs chatroom it will be added automatically (note for character spacing purposes).

4. We'll pulse out some questions for our expert panel to answer, but feel free to post your own responses. Or ask questions of your own!

All tweets are subject to our social media terms and conditions and may be used in any and all media including editorial. See full social media terms and conditions.

Gabrielle Blitz is the Associate Social Media Editor at Travel + Leisure.