Named the “Island of a Hundred Cities” by Homer, Crete is one of the most beautiful and vivacious Grecian islands. A place of rich cultural background, the island’s inhabitants trace their heritage to Europe’s first civilization, the Minoans.
Europe’s time and battle-worn fortresses are symbols of history, beauty, chivalry and charm that allure tourists from all around the world. In Deutschland, alone, there are more than 20,000 castles — many serving as monuments, hotels and museums — that you can visit today.
Ready for a serious adventure? If you’re an ambitious hiker who enjoys spending extended time outdoors, you’re just the type to attempt one of the Dolomite Mountains’ challenging Alta Via, “high way” treks.
About the Alta Vie
I wasn’t prepared for the way I felt when I walked through the gates of Disneyland Paris with my husband and our children for the first time. Instantly overcome with waves of childlike joy and nostalgia, I giggled with embarrassment as I wiped tears from my eyes.
Arjeplog, a town in Sweden’s Lapland just south of the Arctic Circle, is home to some 2,900 inhabitants in the summertime. From approximately January through April, its population increases to 6,000. But it isn’t ski areas that draw in these temporary residents.
Whether you love or despise the chilly weather, winter has finally arrived! With all the rain that has been dousing the region, it’s sometimes easy to forget that it is indeed January in Germany. That being said, preparation for the cold days and nights ahead can make a big difference.
In Germany, if you are in an accident and your car does not have tires adequate for winter weather, you could be held responsible by authorities, even if you are not at fault. You will have to pay a fine, and your insurance may refuse coverage resulting in an additional financial hardship.