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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.

Explore spectacular caves in Italy

Cave exploration usually entails trekking through dismal crevices lurking with creepy crawlies, but Italy has some remarkable formations that don’...

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Grand libraries of Germany

Enjoy the comforts of a good read in the incredible surroundings of Germany’s Bibliotheks.

Top 5 outdoor spots in Germany

Dust off your backpack and travel guides — spring in Germany is a great time to enjoy nature's beauty. Here are five top outdoor spots to check out!

10 German towns to see this spring

Once you arrive in Germany, it’s easy to be swept up in planning your travel adventures. Glamorous cities such as Berlin and Munich often beckon...

A cathedral 600 years in the making

Taking more than 600 years to complete, the Cologne Cathedral is an imposing structure near and far with an impressive and complicated history.

The eternal city of Rome

When I found out we were being stationed in Europe, I compiled a must-see list—cities that featured prominently in both my day and wildest dreams...

Enchanted by the Azores: Get lost in a world that once was

Forlornly nestled among in the azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the Azores islands are all at once strangely familiar and entirely foreign.

Bruges on a budget

The setting for an award-winning comedy movie, “In Bruges,” and sometimes called the Venice of the North, Bruges is the hidden gem of Belgium.

Schwerin Palace: Neuschwanstein of the North

The Schwerin Palace was built over an old Slavonic fortress in the mid-19th century.

Aachen: A city of Roman tradition

Along the border of Belgium and the Netherlands, lies the remarkable German city of Aachen which is renowned for its abundant springs of warm mineral...
City view of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, a town in Middle Franconia, Bavaria Germany

Cruising the romantic road of Germany

The Romantic Road is guaranteed to provide you with many “oohs” and “aahs” as you take in some of the best that Germany has to offer.

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