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Exploring the Black Forest requires stamina, y’all! You have to park the car, get out of the car, walk through insanely picturesque villages and towns, sometimes strolling beside — gasp! — spectacular riverbeds, get back in the car and then drive to the next dazzling destination. Nightmarish indeed!
How’s a girl supposed to find the staying power to manage such Herculean feats? By eating Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte of course! That’s right, y’all. While driving the famed Fairy Tale Route, I began a crusade to find the best Black Forest Cake in the Black Forest!
At this point, you might be asking yourself, Sandy, why do they call it Black Forest Cake? Excellent question! So, before I reveal the results of my…
Germany is celebrated for many things. From fairy tales and fast cars to castles and classical music, you’re spoiled for choice on where to begin your German adventure and what to include. So spoiled, in fact, that designing an itinerary that covers everything you want to see, taste and experience can be a serious dilemma.
The solution? A kick-ass road trip!
Late summer and early fall are my favorite times of the year to visit Europe. The crowds are leaving, the temperatures are cooler and, historically, the rates are a bit more favorable. Unsurprisingly, I want to cram as much as humanly possible into the two months I’ve allotted for my latest German adventure, chronicling my antics all along the…
Castle, castle, fortress, castle. Swoon! Hopping from castle to castle is enough to get any traveler excited. Throw in mind-blowing medieval villages bolstered by staggering cliffs wrapped up by spectacular, sweeping views in every direction and I👏🏻am👏🏻 all👏🏻in👏🏻!
Scattered across lush grasslands, jaw-dropping seascapes and dramatic limestone outcrops, Portuguese castles comprise a small but important part of the historical heritage of the country. Did you know that there are more than 150 castles in Portugal? Well, there are. And to visit even a handful of them takes a bit of planning. By now, you might be asking yourself, “Which ones are ‘worth’ it?”
The answer to this question, of course, is that it depends. How much time are you…
Mexico City is having a moment. Sure, the sunny Central American country has been luring tourists for ages with its sandy beaches and all-inclusive resorts. But for travelers seeking mind-blowing food, amazing art and architecture, history and religion, adventure-packed excursions and exciting nightlife, you are spoiled for choice in this colorful capital! Street life is buzzy and fun and there is something new and different happening around every corner. When deciding where to base myself this past February, a few neighborhoods sounded like a good fit. But Coyoacan caught my attention.
Exploring a new city can seem intimidating, especially for new globetrotters — Is it safe? What if I get lost? I don’t speak the language! — but it…