Travel

It’s a bright and shiny new year, with goals to set and countless opportunities to take on fresh challenges. Should your tastes lean toward speed, heights or physical exertion, why not put one of these out-of-the ordinary experiences on your to-do list for 2022?
Although the phrases “for your future travels” or “when it’s safe to travel again” may have become common refrains while writing about European destinations, we can’t help but continue to dream and make plans for where we want to travel.
U.S. federal holidays give us first and foremost an opportunity to recognize important dates and outstanding Americans, their achievements and their legacies.
The soaring cost of fuel, exorbitant parking fees and harrowing winter driving conditions are only a few reasons to leave the car at home and find an alternate means of travel s this winter.
Breathtaking and otherworldly, that is how it feels to step out of the stone tunnel and into the historical town of Monemvasia, Greece. This car-free town is located on the Peloponnese, about a four-hour drive from Athens and was built carved into the rock facing the sea.
When planning a snowy getaway, the first place many look to is The Alps. And, rightfully so as the Alps are beautiful with lots of things to do but let’s face it, The Alps are expensive.
Romania has long been a hidden treasure in Eastern Europe. With majestic mountain ranges, glass-like lakes and villages that appear to be straight out of a fairy tale, it’s no wonder this spectacular country is emerging as a must-visit destination.
Austria is undeniably a beautiful country to visit no matter the time of year. However, once snow falls on the Alps, Christmas markets adorn enchanting cities and warm drinks enter your stomach, winter in Austria will be one of your favorite things.
CITIES
Umpteen centuries ago, travelers heading east along the Neckar River would have reached a small, rather unremarkable settlement. At this juncture, two major trade routes diverged, and our wanderers would have needed to decide which way to go.
Experiencing German Christmas markets are bucket list items of their own thanks to their magical atmospheres. However, figuring out what the must-visit markets are as well as the must-dos can be a stressful task.
Lush green forests delicately draped in winter’s finest blanket of snow invite outdoor enthusiasts of all ages to experience a wonderland in Bodenmais.
Thinking of Christmas often conjures up images of snow-covered pine branches decorated with glittering ornaments, steaming mugs of hot chocolate piled with fluffy marshmallows, and favorite scenes and characters from Christmas movies and stories.
There is something idyllic about holing up in a rustic cabin during the fall and winter. Curling up with heavy blankets on a well-loved couch with heat emanating from a crackling fire while shutting out the brutal elements of the season sounds like a small slice of heaven.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and for many, adding yet another gorgeous Christmas market to the long list of those already visited ranks high on their agendas.
Located in northeastern France is the striking town of Colmar. The Alsatian town, teeming with cobblestone streets, half-timbered medieval buildings, Gothic churches and quaint shops is a town made to inspire fairytales.