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5 Worldwide Christmas Markets to Visit

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Air Travel, Austria, Culinary, Destinations, Europe, Family Travel, Festivals, France, Germany, Historical travel, Holiday Travel, North America, Quebec, Shopping, United States of America

Strasbourg Christmas Market courtesy Office de Tourisme de Strasbourg When you think of Christmas Markets the first place that comes to mind are the traditional ones located in Europe – specifically in Germany and Austria, where old cobbled streets decorated with stringed lights house wooden chalet stalls that sell everything
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Berlin for History Buffs

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Posted in Destinations, Europe, Germany, Historical travel

When you’re traveling around Europe, you have a lot of choices in terms of historical sites to see. It seems like, everywhere you look, there is a beautiful ancient cathedral or grand historic parliament. You could overdose on all of the bygone grandeur — almost. But Berlin is something different.
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Voluntourism: Giving Back without Breaking the Bank

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Posted in Backpacking, Europe, Germany, Voluntourism

Volunteers at a historic renovation project in Germany Sure, we’d all love to quit our jobs, run off to some unpronounceable locale and join the Peace Corps. But what if you can’t quit your job or commit to a 27-month stint away from home? Long-term placements aren’t for everyone, but
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Hopping Through Europe’s Easter Markets

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Europe is known for having an extensive and impressive array of Christmas markets, but the seasonal merriment doesn’t have to stop there. In springtime, when flowers, trees and hibernating critters begin to come out of winter hiding, new markets also start to pop up across the continent. Some are devoted
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5 Charming Christmas Markets in Germany

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The medieval theme of Esslingen Christmas Market will delight visitors. Germany has hundreds of Christmas markets – Munich alone has twenty four. Contrary to what many visitors believe, the most charming Christmas markets in Germany are not always the well known ones, but the smaller ones that often have a
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The Mother of All Parties – the Oktoberfest

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Posted in Activities, Europe, Festivals, Germany

I KNEW I’d had too much to drink when everyone in the room began to look attractive — all 5,000 of them. That tall, blond Germanic look can quiver my heart even when it’s perfectly sober. Yet perhaps sinking a bottle and a half of wine single-handedly was bordering on
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