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The snow-covered Alps near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Photo by Janna Graber

Road Trip through Bavaria

Get off the beaten path to explore some of Bavaria’s mountain villages and rural small towns
A smoke sauna along the shore of Lake Saimaa. Photo by Janna Graber

Lake Saimaa: Finland’s Nature Playground

Lake Saimaa is the largest lake in Finland -- and it's a huge draw for travelers. With 14,000 islands, Lake Saimaa is a huge natural playground.
View of Krakow Cathedral and Royal Palace from the Sandomierz Watch Tower

Krakow from Above: Tower Views of the Medieval City

A traveler to Krakow finds a different view of this Medieval Polish City from the heights of its towers and the subterranean spaces below the city.
Kingdom of the Cats Duncansbay stacks. Photo by Andrea Wotherspoon

Scotland: The Unspoiled Kingdom of the Cats

A local shares what she loves about the unspoiled Kingdom of the Cats in Scotland – and why you might want to visit Caithness too.
The view of Ljubljana, Slovenia from the three bridges. Photo by Matic Kremžar

City of Dragons: Ljubljana, Slovenia

A native of Ljubljana, Slovenia shares what she loves about her city – and why you might want to visit too.
Italy Inside the Caffe Greco by Dan Morey

Grappa at the Greco

An author recalls a trip to Rome with his mother involving long dead poets and a moment of resolution at Caffé Greco, the second oldest bar in Italy.
The Trevi Fountain is arguably the world's most beautiful. Photo courtesy of FireCask Rome

Italians Vote on Their Favorite Places to Visit in Rome

We all know that Rome is a favorite with travelers, but where do Romans themselves like to go in Rome? Here are 10 places the locals love.
Five places in Paris to find inspiration.

5 Places in Paris to Inspire Creativity

New York Times Best Selling Author Denise Grover Swank shares five places in Paris that inspire her creativity.
Three-mile hike from Bellingham to the waterfall through the serene Hareshaw Dene

5 Best Hiking Hotspots in Northumberland

With its pristine coastline in northern England, Northumberland is a mecca for hikers. Here’s a look at some of the region’s very best hiking hotspots.
My favorite dish is my favorite Czech dish so far is svíčková, Czech dumplings, braised beef and cranberry compote mixed in a thick vegetable and sour cream sauce. Photo by Janna Graber

Eating Your Way through Prague

A local culinary tour offers an authentic glimpse of the city’s traditions and life in the Czech capital.

Split, Croatia: A New Vibrancy

Split, Croatia is booming, both for residents and for travelers. This vibrant city builds on its unique history to create a popular modern destination.
A sunset kayak trip in the Lakeland region, which occupies most of central and eastern Finland. Photo courtesy Visit Finland

Top 5 Ways to Play in Finland’s Midnight Sun

During summer in Finland, the sun never really sets. This means there are more hours in the day to play!

Video: 25-Day Solo Hike through Iceland

When filmmaker Klara Harden set off on a solo pilgrimage through Iceland, she never imagined the wild beauty she would encounter.

How to Find a Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is one of the ultimate travel experiences. You show up with suitcases, but then stay for weeks, months or even years. Gradually,...