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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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Mons - Culture capital and symbol of strength

The Belgian city of Mons can be quite misleading; appearing quaint and unassuming, it is anything but.

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Le Tour de France in living color

This year marks the 104th anniversary of the world’s most talked about endurance bicycle race, Tour de France, running July 1 to 23, 2017. During...

Prepping your teen for college

Congratulations! Your teenager has been accepted to his college of choice — that’s a weight off of everyone’s shoulders.

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