For me, there’s no better place to spend those long, sun-drenched days of summer than at a lake. Sure, pools are nice, but lakes capture beauty in a way that pools just can’t.
There are two major reasons to head to Florence in December. One, it’s the off-season for tourism so everything is much cheaper. Two, visiting the Florence Christmas market. It’s a perfect mix of German tradition and Italian romance.
Why Florence
My husband was wading in our villa’s infinity pool, and I was sunning on a lounge chair in the rainforest of Bali, Indonesia when my cellphone chirped. It was a message from my brother asking me to call my mom.
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Castle Illuminations
June 1 in Heidelberg
As evening falls, the castle ruins are bathed in a fluttering red light and fireworks remind us of how French troops set it alight in 1689.
The food in Europe is amazing — plain and simple. Fresh, organically grown produce, meat straight from the butcher, and breads and pastries baked daily. Eating out isn’t just a meal, but an experience to savor.
To many locals, European rail travel is one of the most romantic ways to explore. It's not only an easy way to travel but a train winding through the German countryside gives breathtaking views. You're taking a road trip without having to take turns driving, make pit stops and argue over music.
Frankfurt, Germany — Ten airmen from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, volunteered their Saturday to do some extra repair work. Their mission: spruce up two vintage airplanes at the Berlin Airlift Memorial.
Following the euphoria of the celebrations for V-E day and the end of World War II in May of 1945, the hard work of rebuilding Germany and other war-ravaged areas of Europe loomed large. 
FRANKFURT, Germany — Diplomats, politicians and military leaders gathered at Frankfurt airport Tuesday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift – a mission lauded as the greatest peacetime aerial supply mission in history.
A good handful of German cities within easy reach to our military stationed in Germany – Darmstadt, Frankfurt, Kaiserslautern, Mainz, Mannheim, Stuttgart and Wiesbaden for starters –offer world-class theater experiences, from plays to ballet to opera, nearly every day of the week.
The citizens of Frankfurt, Germany know there’s more than one way to make delicious wine; use apples. And they’ve been celebrating their famed apple wine (Apfelwein) since they started its large-scale manufacture in the 16th century.
On March 2, 2011, Airman 1st Class Zachary Cuddeback was making a routine run to Frankfurt International Airport. Assigned to drive fellow airmen arriving from RAF Lakenheath to Ramstein Air Base, his life was tragically cut short.
For more than 500 years, the Frankfurt Book Fair has remained at the forefront of the literary publishing world. It is one of the largest book fairs in the world, as more than 7,100 exhibitors from 100 countries will present over 400,000 book titles! 
If you’re planning on visiting Paris this weekend, you might experience a few travel delays. Gare de Lyon, one of the city's main arteries for train travel, will close midnight March 17 and reopen midnight March 19.
A demonstration and march will take place in downtown Frankfurt am Main on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 4 to 8 p.m. German police anticipate approximately 900 participants and violent activity is possible.