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The Best of Germany — from Historical Sites to Traditional Brewhouses

Skyline of Munich

My recent visit to Germany surprised me on many levels and it reminded me of just how much we enjoy the country every time we’re there. We’ve traveled to Germany almost five times now, visiting different cities and during different seasons on each occasion. Germany never failed to surprise us with its rich history and […]

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Ice Run Updates

As the year comes to an end, we have reached the first half of our Ice Run journey through the coldest parts of Europe. Over the past few weeks, we have ridden a reindeer sleigh and met Santa Claus in Finland, caught the Northern Lights and visited Sweden’s original ICEHOTEL as well as tried our […]

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Saxony, Germany

The snow-covered Elbe Sandstone Mountains in the Saxon Switzerland National Park, East Germany.

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The Best Cities to Party in Europe

in a club in Berlin, Germany

Dancing shoes? Check. Party hat? Check. Time to hit the city and paint the town red. For many young travelers, a vivid nightlife can just be as important as monuments, beaches or attractions. You can often soak up the undercurrent of a city through its nightlife. This week’s post brings us around Europe to suss out […]

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Photoblog: Carnival Celebrations All Around the World


// It’s that time of the year again! Flamboyant costumes, larger-than-life parades and colorful street parties: Carnival is an annual festive season celebrated in various corners of the world. What started out as a Roman Catholic festival is now a massive party. One of my favorite events of the year (next to Christmas), the Carnival […]

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5 Great Cities for Castle-Hopping

Latona Fountain by HarshLight.

// Europe is a phalanx of royal castles and sprawling royal gardens, filled with aristocratic air and lavish imperial furnishings. For the castle lovers, it’s a treasure trove of historic palaces and stone castles. Each one of them has a story to tell and centuries of history behind them. The hardcore historic buffs can even […]

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Food Galore in Germany


// A winter in Germany meant endless flow of mulled wine, sauerkraut (sour cabbages) and bratwurst (a type of sausage). The last leg of our trip through Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic found us clanging beer glasses in Munich. After having my first larger-than-life pork knuckle in Berlin in 2006, I was ready to […]

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A White German Christmas in Dresden


This Christmas, we reveled tradition, the German style. We left sunny Spain behind and headed North to spend the festive season with our dear friend Heiko in his village near Dresden, East Germany. Frozen lakes, withered trees and white powdery snow blanketing the rolling hills: it was just what we needed to get …

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Happy New Year from Munich!

Fireworks on NYE in Munich

We’re on the road again this festive season, bringing in the new year in Munich, Germany! The city was really rockin’ it with blazing fireworks, a roaring crowd and rattling firecrackers. By 10pm, throngs of party people were already gathered at Marienplatz in front of the New Town Hall, firing up the sky …

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