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Things to do in Cochem, Germany

Cochem is a beautiful riverside town along the river Mosel in western Germany. It’s a popular stop on the short haul river cruise route, and for good reason. Surrounded by vineyards climbing up the steep…

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Unique travel gifts for kids and parents

When your friends and family love to travel, it can be difficult to think of good, unique, and useful gifts. More ‘stuff’ is definitely not what they want.

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Visiting the haunted castle of Burg Berwartstein

Visit this fortress built right into the cliffs in the forests of southern Germany. From robber knights to feuds to ghosts, there are so many stories about this castle, it could spawn a long-running Netflix series of its very own, I swear. 

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The Windmills of Kinderdijk in the Netherlands

I love a good open-air museum, and the windmills of Kinderdijk, just south of Rotterdam, did not disappoint. Being able to climb up inside one of the windmills, all the way to the top, was…

The windmills of Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site just south of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, is an open-air museum that lets you peek into the lives of Dutch windmill keepers of the past 500 years.

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Schloss Mespelbrunn

The small but perfectly formed Schloss Mespelbrunn in western Bavaria has survived for hundreds of years unscathed, mainly due to its location, nestled in the Spessart forest. The Castle Mespelbrunn is one of those that takes your breath away as you come around the neatly clipped box hedges.

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