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The beauty of Stuttgart, Germany

Perhaps best known as the headquarters of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, Stuttgart has a discernable air of relaxed prosperity and a keen sense of...

Deadly dungeons of Europe

A few hundred years ago, people hoped never to see the village dungeon.

View over Bacharach along the famous Rhine River, Germany

Wine and legends along the romantic Rhine

Germany’s Rhein River is hundreds of miles long, linking sites where its most enchanting tales and legends were born.

10 helpful hints for navigating Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest kicks off with its customary keg tapping and declaration of “O’zapft is!” by the mayor of Munich on Saturday, Sept. 16.

Imbibing in Epernay, home of Champagne

I took my first trip to Épernay, France with my mom and two girlfriends.

What are you reading? Labor Day

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a day of remembrance and tribute to the contributions workers (laborers) have made and continue to...

Photo courtesy of Stacey Peters

Semi-precious Idar-Oberstein

The small town of Idar-Oberstein boasts a 600-year history of mining and gem cutting that has made it one of the leading cut-gem trading centers...

Explore the lively side of Spain

With fantastic regional cuisine, stunning landscapes, vibrant nightlife and fiercely independent residents, Catalonia has four distinct and diverse...

Coping with culture shock

While there are plenty of exciting experiences awaiting you when you move to Europe, there is also an adjustment period that nearly all people...

In ruins: The Roman empire in Germany

By today’s standards, the Romans were hedonistic, savage warriors  – educated and cultured yet brutally barbaric.

The scenic city and crystal waters of Croatia

Set on the Adriatic, Dubrovnik is the crown jewel of Croatia.

Carcassone, France | Photo from Stripes

6 amazing ancient walled cities

Before heading to a major, modern city this summer, venture off the beaten path to one of these ancient, walled cities.

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