Europe

Paris, London, and Rome are some of the most popular European cities to visit. But there are more than 50 other countries (and many off-the-beaten-path places) to explore in Europe.

100+ Things Every American Should Know Before Visiting Europe for the First Time

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If you’re one of the 12 million Americans visiting Europe this year, this detailed list will help you plan and enjoy your experience to its fullest. Chock full of important things to know when visiting Europe, it’s a tremendous resource, especially if you are traveling to Europe for the first time. I am an American …

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Here Comes the Sun – The Intriguing Meaning Behind Sun Flags

Here Comes the Sun - What These Sun Flags from Around the World Represent

While many national flags feature stars and stripes, only a handful of the world’s 195 countries incorporate a sun into the design. While there are different symbolic meanings of the sun, the most common include life, strength, and power. And when depicted as a perfect circle, the sun is connected to the never-ending cycle of life. Here …

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20 Delicious French Foods You Have to Try Before Saying “Au Revoir” to France

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In addition to its fashion houses, Loire Valley castles, and the Eiffel Tower, France is known for its world-class wine and delicious, rich food. Don’t miss out! These are some of the best French dishes to try in France, so be sure to work your way through this list of French foods before you leave …

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How to Speak Yankee – A Guide for People Who Speak Queen’s English

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The differences in verb tenses, vocabulary, and pronunciation can make it harder than you might think for two English speakers to communicate. This picture guide to the differences between British English and American English will help those who have learned Queen’s English know how to speak Yankee when visiting the United States. After traveling extensively …

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Everyday Postcard from Luner Lake, Austria

Lüner Lake (Lünersee in German) is a large lake near the village of Brand in Austria that can be reached by a cable car system, the Lünerseebahn. Learn more about this picturesque place via this week’s Everyday Postcard from Emily.

The Berlin Wall – 7 Ways to Learn Its History (and Explore Its Current State)

The Berlin Wall - 3 Ways to Learn Its History (and Explore Its Current State)

The Berlin Wall divided one of Germany’s largest cities for nearly 30 years. And now it’s been 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War. These seven sites are incredibly powerful and moving ways to explore what remains of the Iron Curtain that divided a country and …

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