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Europe’s Festive Christmas Markets via Instagram

Christmas market season is in full swing across Europe & these festive, Instagram-ableevents are seemingly everywhere. Our trip up the Danube last year to visit the Hungarian, Austrian & German Christmas markets will go down as one of the best we’ve ever taken. Added bonus: every inch of holiday festivity is just begging for a […]

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31 Tips for a Great Trip to Rome

1. Book your Vatican tour in advance – way in advance if it’s important to you. Our super early in the morning Pristine Sistine tour with Walks of Italy got us into the Sistine Chapel with only about 100 other people, which was so much more special than our previous visit when the Chapel was […]

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Testaccio Supper Stroll – Eating Our Way Through Rome

One of my favorite ways to hit the ground running in a new city is to go on a food tour the first day. It’s not only a good way to combat jet lag (since you’re forced to stay up & get outside), tours led by locals who can give you a glimpse into all […]

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9 Photos That Will Make You Want to Book a Trip to Holland Immediately

Rotterdam’s markets are amazing & definitely worth a visit! Head to Markthal hungry – there are four floors of food. The best way to visit is to try a bite from different stalls in a make-your-own foodie tour. Hanging out near the Fenix Food Factory but want a site down meal? Head across the street […]

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Kinderdijk 101: 10 Things You Need to Know About Holland’s Famous Windmills

The windmill is synonymous with Holland. Built early in the country’s history as a water management tool, these mills pumped water out to let farmland & people in. Perhaps the most famous collection of windmills anywhere in the world can be found in Kinderdijk, South Holland. The Kinderdijk windmills are one of the most popular […]

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A Fairy Tale on Water: Giethoorn

Tucked into northern Holland is a fairy tale on water: the village of Giethoorn sits idyllically on a series of canals to form Holland’s own version of Venice. As a guest of Visit Holland, I enjoyed exploring the village as part of my tour of the country. Giethoorn: a brief history There are no cars […]

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