Editor's note: The following guest post was written by Andy Murdock, the US digital editor for Lonely Planet.
Europe has always held an allure for American travelers. From high-end travelers coveting gourmet food and luxury villas to college students with rail passes and overloaded backpacks, Europe is a dream destination, no matter your passions or budget. But Europe can also be overwhelming. With so many places to visit, so much to see and do, how do you choose? You're in luck. In time for the Summer travel season, Lonely Planet has published our annual list of the Top 10 European Destinations For 2013 to help you narrow down your wish list. If you're dreaming of Europe, then consider one of these buzz-worthy picks.