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1st Person: How a Girl From Iowa Opened My Eyes to...

It only takes one person, one experience, to open the door to the joys of world travel.
Salzburg at night. Photo by Toshi Chatelin

Musical Master: Mozart’s Salzburg

To truly understand Mozart, you have to come to grips with Salzburg, his hometown.
Road Trip in Austria

Road Trip through Austria

A road trip is the perfect way to see the top destinations in Austria, from Vienna to Salzburg to Klagenfurt.

Sister Cities: Budapest, Prague and Vienna

Discover the grandiose architecture of these three cities and the charms that distinguish them.
Krimmi Waterfalls

Hiking Austria’s Krimml Waterfalls

Hiking is a national sport in Austria. A trek to beautiful Krimml Falls will show you why.
Skydiving in Austria

Austrian Air: Skydiving in the Alps

An Australian visiting St. Johanns takes to the skies over the Austrian Alps.
Hallstatt is picture perfect.

Austrian Culture Clash: One Traveler’s Tale

Our intercultural experiences don't always go as planned.
Best coffeehouses in Vienna

Waltzing through the Kaffeehaus Kultura of Vienna

“I AM SIGMUND SPIELBERG!!!” The obviously unemployable flaneur with umlaut eyes landed at my marble-topped table without a proper invite, brusquely pushing aside a Thonet...
Travel in Vienna, Austria

Return to Vienna: Who Says You Can’t Go Home Again?

After years away, our writer returns to find that Vienna has changed, but the city of old is not hard to find.
Budget travel in Europe

Europe on a Shoestring: Travel on a Budget

Travel in Europe can be expensive, but with a Eurail pass and planning, you can travel on a student budget.
Vienna Opera House at Night

Why My Daughter’s Middle Name Is ‘Vienna’ And Not ‘Beyonce’

People ask why I named my daughter after Austria's capital city. The reason? A night at the Vienna Opera.
Austrian girls dressed in the traditional costume of Bregenz

Photo of the Week: Bregenz, Austria

Back in 1617, this traditional costume helped defend an Austrian village.

Vienna Under My Skin

At Christmastime, home is where the heart is.