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Imagine peacefully floating down a river, enjoying a regional lunch and exclaiming at the beauty of the landscape as you glide by. This quintessential European travel dream can become a reality by taking a Rhine River cruise.
 Happy Birthday, America! Today is a glorious day for Americans who are filled with great pride and love for the United States of America. To celebrate, read up on these four quirky facts about the Fourth of July:
Back in the States, Thanksgiving for you was probably filled with watching the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade and shouting matches as the family cycled through countless football games.
The world of volunteering can be overwhelming, even more so if you have children. We, as responsible parents, want to teach our kids to be generous with our time and resources, but we are sometimes turned away from serving if we have young children.
Stella Artois makes up part of what’s nowadays the world’s largest brewery concern, Anheuser-Busch InBev, which finds its home base in Leuven, Belgium.
The last in the succession of Easter-related holidays in Germany is today, June 20, in the form of “Fronleichnam”, an important day for Catholic churchgoers in particular.
Hours of sight-seeing have made you ravenous, so you’ve taken a break to down some pommes frites and a foamy beverage. But you’re not in France-- you’re in Belgium, where the locals still dispute the origin of “French” fries and crafting beer is a fine art, hundreds of years in the making.
For canine lovers, Europe may be the most dog-friendly region of the world — but there are still things to keep in mind when taking Fido along with you on your travels.
A crisp, aromatic glass of Riesling pairs well with a gorgeous sunset, but what about a sunrise?
The history of the world’s most international brewer began with Gerard Adriaan Heineken’s purchase of the Haystack Brewery as it was known in Dutch back in 1864. What started out as a local beer brewed in Amsterdam is today a global icon that’s sold in 192 countries.
The wondrous waters and whitewashed towns of Greece total up to 6,000 islands. These golden beaches that you’ve seen in movies and pictures lure in travelers who want to explore the islands from all over the globe.
It’s the summer season in Germany, the weekend is in sight, and it’s time to start planning. You’ve already decided your Saturday or Sunday outing should take you somewhere off base. As you narrow down your options, think about what you crave most in your down time:  A festive atmosphere?
Crystal clear water, delightful lake view restaurants, picturesque castles and adventurous activities are memories in the making that can be found in Lake Garda. This beautiful lake, situated in northern Italy, shares its shoreline with the provinces of Verona, Brescia and Trentino.
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With so many traditions and usually corresponding festivals, it can be difficult to keep track. Johannistag (St. John’s Day) is one not to overlook while you’re stationed in Germany!
Living in Europe certainly has its perks — good food, exciting places to explore, a new language to learn. But let’s face it — if you’re the crafty type, we’ve all had those moments where we wish we could just swing by Michael’s or JoAnn Fabrics to pick up a few items.