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Désalpe is a beloved festival tradition in Switzerland. Photo by La Gruyere Tourism

More than Swiss Cheese: Travel in La Gruyère, Switzerland

For centuries, the Gruyère region of Switzerland has been honing its craft -- and feeding it to the world.

Castles, Jails and Other Offbeat Sleeps

Looking for a unique — and affordable — place to stay? Try an Irish castle, a jail or even a lighthouse.

Cheap Stays in Italy: Convents and Monastaries

Convents and monasteries abound in Italy, and they're an affordable place to stay.