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Europe on a Euro: Amsterdam

Author John Green once wrote, “some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth is a city of freedom.”  However, freedom may also mean...

13 tips for festival-goers

During my many years of living in Germany, I’ve discovered that Germans love their festivals. You can find in Germany a great amount of festivals—...

10 charming villages in France

After you’ve settled in your new European digs, it’s time to start planning your adventures. It’s easy to think of the glitz and glamour of Paris...

Ride full steam ahead through former Yugoslavia

I glanced once more over my shoulder as I sat in the empty dining car, the sound of rattling china adding a welcomed beat to the rhythmic hum of...

Photo courtesy Area 47

Adventure in Austria: Area 47

A thrill-seeker’s paradise

Imagine a place where you can walk from your comfortable lodge or not-so-rustic teepee into a...

Photo by Nathan Van Schaik

Camping in Croatia: Land of Winnetou

Ask any German who Winnetou was and you’re bound to get a smile.

The fictional character Winnetou was a Native American hero based on the...

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Sleek and snazzy: Quirky themed hotels in Europe

Whether visiting a European capital, escaping to the wilderness, or balancing your bucket list with the kids’, you’ll find funky, fun and often...

Photo by Sharon Odegaard

The Conciergerie – the oldest prison in Paris

Paris has a long list of well-known places to see and explore such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. However, if you’re looking for a lesser-...

Pisa in five hours or less

Planning a trip to another country can be equally as daunting as it is exciting. There are so many things to consider: mode of transportation,...

Take a spring road trip through Germany's Romantic Road

Germany’s Romantische Straße, or Romantic Road, was developed in 1950 when the country was in dire need of a thriving tourism industry...

Visit the Invalides in Paris

The Invalides, an imposing collection of buildings in the heart of Paris, stands guarded by a line of cannons that hint at its military themes. A...

Schwetzingen Palace Gardens, ©Helmut Knab/123rf.com

Don't miss these two German gardens

There has always been something magical about a leisurely stroll through lush gardens. Be it the romantic elements of an English garden with its...

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