Spotlight on Dresden’s Striezelmarkt: Four Fun Facts About Germany’s Oldest Christmas Market

Fruitcakes parade through town as an ornate pyramid looks out on the scene. While not any sort of a sugar plum dream, this is the reality of the Dresden Christmas market, commonly referred to as the Dresden Striezelmarkt. Hailed as Germany’s oldest Christmas market, it is also arguably one of the most unique in Europe for its traditions, from fruitcake festivals to prized wooden toys. If you are toying with the idea of attending Dresden’s highlight of the year, here are a few fun facts about Germany’s oldest Christmas market.

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Barcelona Blogs!

Barcelona: a city whose very name is synonymous with fun is one of Spain's most popular destinations and one of Europe's most cosmopolitan cities. Here's a list of five blogs to help you keep up to date with what's happening in this gorgeous city that's always on the go.

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Four Tips For Off Season Travel in Europe

It is an easy task to find a seasoned traveler applauding off-season travel to Europe. In the summer months, many parts of Europe can be so crowded that it is hard to enjoy all of the history, culture, cuisine and languages. While I do appreciate Europe in the summer months with all of its life and tourists, the off-season certainly appeals for the lower hotel rates, airfare deals and non-existent lines. However, Europe in the off-season can be tricky if you don’t know what to expect.

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Europe in Your Hand: Four Apps to Pack for European Travels

Europe is a continent with a cast of different characters, languages, currencies, sights and sounds. It is always a popular continent in the summer, where you can be in Paris one day and down to Lisbon the next. With so much to see in such a concentrated area, travelers frequently pack their backpacks and gear for European lands for the summer. Before you jet set, you’ll need a smartphone full of apps geared toward European travel to get you through that continent and its cast of characters.

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Eating Out without International Incident: Five Tips For Dining in Europe

Dining in any foreign place is always an orchestrated lesson on cultural practices. The casual diner in Europe will find the rules of the game are not always what they appear to be half way around the world. Eating out in Europe should be an enjoyable experience and not one that brings on international incidents. In order to avoid a dining goof, here are a few tips that generally can be applied to meals across the continent.

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