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Driving the Alpine Road in Germany

Considered by many to be the top driving tour in Europe, and perhaps even one of the top three in the world (next to Australia’s Great Ocean Road or California’s Highway 1), Germany’s Alpine Road stretches over 450 kilometres through the Alps. There’s no real reason to do this drive… it’s a drive for the hell of it, winding through the mountains, tiny German towns, and castles along the way. Why not?

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Exploring Germany’s Old Salt Road

Have you ever heard the expression, “Worth your weight in white gold?” If you have, you probably know that it doesn’t refer to rings or riches. Strange as it may seem, “white gold” was once a name for a common mineral most of use on a daily basis: table salt. 

Exploring Germany’s Old Salt Road

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Adventures On The Autobahn: Germany By Car

Land of castles, fairytales, bratwurst, and beer, Germany is a destination hotspot for many travelers. While roaming the German countryside by train with nothing but a pair of boots and a backpack is an adventure that draws a growing number of high school graduates from overseas, not many consider taking a road trip instead. Why not? Germany is near legendary for its wonderful road systems, and taking a car allows you to enjoy an ease of exploration you won’t be able to experience by train. 

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Through the Eyes of an Educator: Berlin

As a traveler, I look for the beauty in the everyday. The colourful sunsets, the peace hidden in the whitecap of a wave, and the freedom exuded by children flying high on the swings are all joys of an adventure.

Berlin versus Munich - An Insider's Comparison

by Travis Shirk / Mar 31, 2012 / 0 comments

It is quite difficult to find two more dramatically contrasting cities within the same country than Berlin and Munich. Aside from both being large ‘German’ cities that have previously hosted the Summer Olympic Games, there isn’t much else they have in common. The capital of Prussia and the capital of Bavaria have different historical paths, different demographics, different economies, different politics, different geographies, different dialects, different beer; the list goes on and on.

Stuttgart on a Short Trip

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Jun 17, 2009 / 1 comments

When many travelers think of Germany, they think of Berlin and Munich or the Rhine wine country, but there are other wonderful cities and states to visit, and Stuttgart and the state of Baden-Württemberg should be on the list. It is on the border of the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) region and is a business center for the auto industry and the U.S. military. There is plenty to see in the Stuttgart area and it’s an easy city to travel in and out of to see other parts of Baden-Württemberg. Here are some notes from my recent trip to the area.