The Top 10 Things to Do in Hamburg

Located a two-hour train ride from Berlin, Hamburg sits on the Elbe River, close to the North Sea. This beautiful northern German port city is running over with old-school charm and picturesque romance (with a few raunchy winks to boot!). And with the opening of its new philharmonic hall, Hamburg launched itself into the cultural consciousness,…

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The Best Beaches in Europe

We often think of Europe as ideal for city getaways. Trips to museums, culture, operas. If we think about nature we think of cliffs and mountains and fields of wildflowers. But Europe is chock-full of beautiful beaches, too—and sometimes in the most surprising places. I asked travel bloggers to send me their candidates for the…

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Should You Take Photos at a Concentration Camp?

Should you take photos at a concentration camp? People have a lot of opinions on whether you should document a visit to a concentration camp (and if so, how). For me, I came into the experience wanting to document and share the experience. The camps still exist to be seen and bear testimony to what…

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Preparing to Visit a Concentration Camp

It’s taken me a long time to write about how it felt to visit a concentration camp. For a long time, I didn’t know how to talk about them. And it is a hard thing to talk and write about (especially respectfully). But I think that’s the whole point. We shouldn’t only go places that…

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A 5-Day Paris Itinerary for First-Timers

For my mom’s 60th birthday last year, my family surprised her with a trip to Paris. My parents had come to Germany a few times at this point to visit me, and together we’d all been to Sweden, but she’d always dreamed of going to Paris. Because she couldn’t plan the trip herself, I wanted…

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Love Letters to Budapest, Myanmar, Nairobi, and Mallorca

This post is part of a series of love letters written by travel bloggers and expats about their favorite places around the world. Read more here! Love Letter to Budapest from Cris from LooknWalk Oh, Budapest, how do I love thee! It was love at first…mention. When I was a little girl, my late grandma…

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Love Letters to Bruges, Jaipur, and Paris

This post is part of a series of love letters written by travel bloggers and expats about their favorite places around the world. Read more here! Love Letter to Bruges from Mayuri at To Someplace New Bruges is a stunning city in Belgium. This city is characterized by canals, Flemish architecture, market square and medieval…

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Love Letters to Rome, Tokyo, and Granada

This post is part of a series of love letters written by travel bloggers and expats about their favorite places around the world. Read more here! Love Letter to Rome from Cazzy at Dream Big, Travel Far Dear Roma, You are the one place that can lighten the hearts of even the most unromantic people.…

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Love Letters to London, Kuala Lumpur, and Chicago

This post is part of a series of love letters written by travel bloggers and expats about their favorite places around the world. Read more here! Love Letter to London from Vanessa at Wanderlust Crew Dear London, Before I even met you, I knew I loved you. Between the pages of my favorite books and…

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Love Letters to Rotterdam, Luang Prabang, and Seattle

This post is part of a series of love letters written by travel bloggers and expats about their favorite places around the world. Read more here! Love Letter to Rotterdam from Jessy at Planet Pilgrims Dearest Rotterdam, You completely captured my heart when I visited last summer for a couple of days. My daughter and…

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