Travel

Some people travel to relax at a beach-side resort, or climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower. But consider the world as a series of fabulous flea markets, displaying each culture’s best artifacts.
As swimsuits and tank tops replace scarves and sweaters on store shelves, I find myself lost in daydreams that include tan lines, frosty beverages and sand-sprinkled toes more and more often. Summer is here and I can almost smell the sunscreen and taste the sea salt in the air.
Along the border of Belgium and the Netherlands, in the Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany, lies the remarkable city of Aachen.
Imagine a visit to a German city that doesn’t include a visit to a market, bar, cafe or restaurant. “What’s the point?” you may ask.
Of all the stunningly scenic corners of the Alps, the Berchtesgadener Land gives all its rivals in beauty a good run for their money.
If you’ve been searching for the perfect place to become one with nature, the historical region of Tyrol in Northern Italy and western Austria is ideal. It was once the country of Tyrol from the 12th century to 1919.
Cheery folk singers, strong stouts and friendly locals make Dublin a city many put on their top list of destinations, especially when in Ireland. Whether the city calls you therefor a day or more, these items below should not be overlooked when exploring Dublin.
Much of Europe is easing into the summer holidays and it is a great time to go explore somewhere new. Scotland is known for the rugged Scottish Highlands and city life in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Known as the “land of a thousand islands,” Croatia is a country filled with beautiful beaches, awe-inspiring natural parks and picturesque cities. Of these cities, Split is one that needs to be put on your Croatian to-do list.
A mere 90 minutes northeast of Edinburgh sits the lovely seaside city of St. Andrews. Most notable as the birthplace of golf, evidence of a tumultuous and riveting past can be found throughout the town. Crumbing castle ruins, one of the oldest universities in the U.K.
Cinque Terre, a slice of Italy that was once a part of the country’s “off-the-beaten-path,” is now on every avid traveler’s bucket list.
As we turn the calendar from May to June, there is so much promise—summer vacation, days and evenings filled with sun, colorful flowers and blissful blue sky—what we ache for in the dreary months of winter.
Germans have the reputation of striving toward excellence in all they do, and one could argue that this desire to always be at the top of their game extends to how they choose to spend their leisure time.
When it comes to choosing a German city to explore, here’s a handy rule of thumb: if the name has a “Bad” in it, it’s usually pretty good.
Traveling with teenagers poses its own set of challenges. After living in Europe for four years, there are only so many old towns, cathedrals and squares my teens can visit before it all begins to run together.
The open road is calling, and we must heed the call. Get your close friends or family together, your snacks ready, fuel your car, and head out to create unforgettable experiences together.