5 Beautiful German Towns You've Never Heard Of

5 Beautiful German Towns You've Never Heard Of

When most people think of Germany, Berlin and Munich are usually the first places that come to mind. There are, however, many smaller towns that shouldn't be missed when visiting this beautiful country. Listed here are some great alternatives when planning your trip.

1. Trier

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My new favorite European retreat - Lake Como and the lakes region (in photos)

My new favorite European retreat - Lake Como and the lakes region (in photos)

We visited Lake Como last year in April and loved it so much we went back again in the fall. If you're not familiar with the area, northern Italy is an incredibly beautiful place and quite special to me. I studied abroad in Turin, Italy and have always had a love for Italy and Italian culture.

When I first visited Lake Garda I knew I would be back to that area again. Why? Because it's incredibly stunning. Pictures truly cannot do this place justice, and I am astounded every time we go. I love the drive from Stuttgart; we head south from Germany, down through the Alpine regions in Austria or Switzerland, and descend into a mediterranean climate with palm trees and a completely different scenery.

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6 Great Reasons to Visit Florence

6 Great Reasons to Visit Florence

Firenze. It just rolls off the tongue. And what a beautiful city to visit. Churches, art, statues and beautiful facades at every corner. The old town is huge with winding streets and narrow cobblestone alleys unfit for cars.

I love this place. I visited back in 2006 when I studied abroad but don't remember it being so beautiful. Maybe it was because I had been living in Italy for so long at that point that I was immune to the beauty. 

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49 Amazing Photos of Iceland to Inspire Your Next Trip!

49 Amazing Photos of Iceland to Inspire Your Next Trip!

JURASSIC. PREHISTORIC. SERENE. WILD.

Iceland should be on everyone's bucket list. Even if you only go once, it's just so different from any place I've traveled. 

This is a beast of a post. If you're wondering if there's anything for you here is the gist: Golden Circle, Gullfoss, Thingvellir, Strokkir Geysir, Reykjavik, whale watching, horseback riding, Vik and the Black Beach, Kerið Crater, almost a glacier, Seljalandsfoss, and Skogafoss

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Our Captain Morgan Jeep Safari Tour: Malta

Our Captain Morgan Jeep Safari Tour: Malta

For Malta we decided to do a Jeep Safari Tour with the largest tour company in the area. We saw most of the island's highlights in just one day. While I don't always love the organized fun, I have found that doing these smaller tours are much more personal and end up being a lot more enjoyable than the large tour bus travel. And with the added bonus that you get to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time.

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