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The impending task of preparing the perfect itinerary for visitors can be daunting. With location demands, budget restrictions and the pressure to please everyone on their European getaway, things can get out of hand quickly.
Germany’s most popular tourist route, the Romantische Straße, stretches nearly 350 kilometers from Würzburg to Füssen. While it follows an old medieval trade route, the Romantic Road, as it is known in English, is relatively young.
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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.
Those looking for a fresh adventure this year might consider checking out Britain’s lesser-known land to the west, Wales. With rolling hills, undeveloped coastlines and more castles per square mile than anywhere in Europe, Wales is a spectacular place to put on your radar.
Welcome, spring! Oh, how I’ve missed you and the radiant sunshine you bring. I’m officially in the mood to start the 2019 festival season. The options are overwhelming. Let’s use this opportunity to discover a festival in the city of Aachen. 
A fest-tastic day 
Big Ben, Parliament, the London Eye, the list goes on of the must-see historic treasures of London, England. While the flashy settings you’ve seen in movies are truly incredible, take time to step onto the quieter streets to discover some of my favorite hidden London gems.
Being stationed overseas offers military members and their families the opportunity to travel the world with more ease and less expense than if they were living in the States. When my husband and I arrived in Germany, we set out to travel as much of Europe as we could during our four-year tour.
Tiergarten Nuremberg is a very special destination that attracts more than one million visitors per year, making the almost 70-hectare facility one of the top tourist highlights in Germany.
It’s as if someone took a box of crayons and let loose on the landscape during Holland's tulip season. Vivid strokes paint the countryside with purple, yellow, orange and red.
I don’t know about you, but I’m seriously over the cloudy, gloomy days of Germany’s winter. It’s time to shake the cabin fever and get outdoors. So let’s take in the air at one of the county’s alluring gardens at Castle Rastatt. 
A breath of fresh air 
Growing up, spring break in Texas meant a family trip to the Gulf Coast. I can still smell the sunscreen (and aloe vera gel for the inevitable sunburns) and taste the sea salt when I close my eyes.
The most obvious means of enjoying a beach is as a place to swim and sunbathe, but alongside some of northern Europe's most compelling shorelines, the whims of the weather call for wellies and rain macs more often than swimsuits and flip-flops.
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.
You’ve probably heard the phrases “Loose lips sink ships” and “Careless talk costs lives.” These statements were printed on posters displayed throughout the U.S. during World War II as part of a campaign to remind servicemembers and citizens to stay mum about military activity.
It’s pretty simple to see how a motorcycle enthusiast moving overseas would get excited. First, look around. These rolling hills, historic destinations and scenic routes sprawling across Europe are just begging for an easy, weekend ride.