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Ride the Hurtigruten for the Best Coastal Scenery in Norway

by Kat Nickola “Wait, how many steps is it to the top?” my daughter asks. “The boat captain said it’s 418,” I reply. “What’s up there?” “I’m not sure. Let’s go… Read more

Follow the German Timber-frame Road — Part 2

Click here for part 1 Celle: Returning to the Timber-Frame Road, to the west of Quedlinburg and south of Stade, is the village of Celle. Celle has the largest collection of… Read more

Follow the German timber-frame road (part 1)

For many a road-tripper, traveling through Germany evokes images of storybook villages surrounded by lush forests, castles perched high on mountaintops, or mysterious Roman or Celtic artifacts in unsuspecting locations…. Read more

Hiking & backpacking in Switzerland

Story by Ronnie Juhans Backpacking during spring and summer breaks is a great way to experience Europe on a budget for many students around the world. Staying at hostels or… Read more

Discover Frankfurt on Foot

Frankfurt is modern city that is also steeped in rich history and has many cultural highlights. Experience this beautiful city on foot to see the best bits.

Plovdiv, Bulgaria: Ancient City on the Rise

Always check the country’s travel restrictions before booking and going on vacation. It is rare — and kind of awesome — to be in the presence of something truly ancient… Read more

Thassos: Not your typical Greek island

Story and photos by Nate Cairney Always check the country’s travel restrictions before booking and going on vacation. Thassos, a Greek island in the north Aegean Sea, is like something… Read more

Lambic: Belgium’s Magical Beer

by Nate Cairney It took me a while to try a lambic beer. This wasn’t because I doubted it would be good — lambic lovers I knew swore by the… Read more

Camp in a Castle

by Kat Nickola “I see it!” my son yells. He adjusts his backpack. It is full, with his sleeping bag, mat, and clothes for the night. “Where?” I ask, hustling along… Read more

Go Back in Time at the Keltenpark in Otzenhausen

by Kat Nickola I’m standing outside a Celtic longhouse watching the Celtic way to make and hold fire. Herr Klaus Zahneisen is a docent at the Keltenpark Otzenhausen. He shows us the special… Read more

Dance into May with the Witches- Legend + List of Events

In Germany, the very last hours of April are ones of great celebration, music and most of all, dancing. Bring in May by partying with the witches!

Taking the Overnight Train to Sweden

by Kat Nickola My family earned some solid Tågskryt over spring break by traveling overland, via train, all the way to Stockholm. Tågskryt is the Swedish word for “train cred” or… Read more

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Traditionally delicious French Desserts

A starter, a main dish and a dessert… this is what a traditional French meal looks like. But which are the most traditional French desserts?

A Provincial Masterpiece

Van Gogh knew it. Monet knew it. Picasso knew it. I know it. Soon, you’ll know it, too: it doesn’t get much more picturesque than Provence in South East France. The… Read more

A Jungle Amidst Concrete

When the spring temperatures finally catch up to your spring spirit, the botanical garden, PalmenGarten, in Frankfurt is a great place to visit.

Exploring the Grim Nuclear Bunkers of Area One

by Kat Nickola Roughly an hour south of Kaiserslautern is a fascinating remnant of the Cold War era. What had been a special weapons depot is now a site preserved in… Read more

Five Things to Do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Making a perfect day trip from Stuttgart, here are five things you can do when visiting the amazing Freiburg im Breisgau in the Black Forest.

Deliciously Black Forest

Take a journey to the towns of Herzogsweiler and Freudenstadt in the Black Forest to discover the secrets of smokehouses, microbreweries and more.

Vienna – A cutting-edge place for all seasons

Vienna at Christmas time is indeed cold and not a place where children under maybe 10 years of age are going to last for very long without complaining. Still, it… Read more

Things to Do When You Can’t Go Anywhere

Story by Aaron T. Grogg Edited: April 14, 2020 Feeling trapped in the house?  Need something to distract and entertain you? Well we have a couple lists for you, from… Read more

700 Years of Art History in Frankfurt

The Städel Museum in Frankfurt houses 3,100 paintings, 660 sculptures, 4,600 photographs and more than 100,000 drawings and prints. Germany’s most important cultural community foundation also has a spot on the… Read more

Need an Adventure? How About Kili?

“Time to get up,” was the soft but forceful sound my tent mate and I heard at 11:30 p.m. That’s right, 11:30 p.m. That was just six hours after being… Read more

The story behind St. Patrick’s Day

All over the world on the 17th of March every year – impress your friends with a little more knowledge of the historic St Patricks Day.

How the Celts Left Their Mark in Rodenbach

by Kat Nickola “Mom, is that a real body?” My daughter is looking through a long glass window into the side of a coffin-like space. Inside there is a very human-looking… Read more

Winter Ski and Snowboard Destinations

If you are lucky enough to find yourself living in Europe, you should make sure you experience one of its crown jewels, the Alps. Here is a collection of can’t… Read more

A Weekend in Sweden

A weekend in Sweden

Sweden is one of the highlights of northern Europe. The standard of living is among the highest in the world and the scenery some of the most beautiful.

6 Sunny Getaways to Help You Beat the Winter Blues

Betty Williams was definitely onto something when she said: “When all else fails, take a vacation!” With winter still going strong and temps still dropping, it’s only natural to want… Read more

Survival Guide to Valentines Day

7 Tips for celebrating Valentine’s Day in Germany

story by Susan Melnyk, featured image by Masson / shutterstock.com Here are our top tips and ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day while you’re living in Germany! 1) Visit your local… Read more

Valentines Day Pavlova Recipe

Pavlova – Perfect Dessert for Valentine’s Day

Nothing makes me happier on Valentine’s day than having a yummy dessert with my special person.

Paris: More than just the City of Love

Though traveling in the world today can be a bit nerve-wrecking, here are a few tips from a traveling artisan to experience Paris.

Konstanz- A Calm Lake City

Konstanz (Constance) is a lively, yet relaxing famous university town offering a wide range of leisure activities for visitors of all ages.

A Medieval Town, Kirchheimbolanden

Kirchheimbolanden is a medieval town between Kaiserslautern and Mainz with some charming features and an interesting history.

Visit the Ancient University Town of Marburg

Marburg is a University town north of Frankfurt, in the Lahn valley. It retains its cobbled streets and the Hessische architecture of the 17-18th century.

Living History at Hessenpark

Hesse is a “middle-German” state famous for its capital, Wiesbaden, the 14th largest airport in the world, FRA, and the adjacent banking city Frankfurt am Main. Unfortunately it took some… Read more

Winter Camping in Germany

Story by Ronnie Juhans Photo by Jens Ottoson / Shutterstock.com Who is crazy enough to go camping in Germany during the winter? Especially when the night time temps have already dipped… Read more

Super Simple Swaps to Reduce Waste

With our planet slowly falling apart, we see words like ‘zero waste’ and ‘sustainability’ floating around the internet and feel guilt-tripped by people with 2 oz. waste jars that hold… Read more

Garmisch Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen – An Alpine Adventure

Located in the heart of the Bavarian State, Garmisch-Partenkirchen is one of the must-see destinations whilst based in Germany.

What Ever Happened to the Sembach Airfield?

by Kat Nickola “It’s hard to tell there was a runway here,” my husband says over the chilly winter wind. “True. But they left a few bunkers and pavement,” I… Read more

5 Tips for Decluttering Your Home

If you can no longer move inside your closet or garage, it may be time to start polishing up on your organization skills.