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About a year and a half ago, while in Vietnam, I met an “addicted to traveling” couple from Germany.  They were just two of the hundreds of travelers I’ve met during my time abroad.  However, something...

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My European base of operations in Nuremberg has given me access to some great short trips, and this weekend I am headed to Prague, Czech Republic.  It’s only about a two hour drive away from my...

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If you’re new to this blog, or to my travel stories, then you need to know something about me before reading further.  I am not a foodie.  It’s not that I don’t like to eat....

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Our last day trip from our temporary  home base in southern Germany is to Salzburg, Austria. It’s a beautiful city with a long history of prosperity from the area’s salt mines, has one of the...

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“Oh my god, have you like, done Auschwitz yet?  It’s like, sooo sad.”  This is what the 19-year-old girl at our hostel asked me during breakfast yesterday.  I wasn’t really sure how to react to...

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The photo above is one of my favorite photos from WWII.  Warsaw was completely destroyed by Germany at the end of the war, and the photo is of the statue of Christ Bearing His Cross laying...

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a first impressions article.  I’m not sure exactly why that is, but if I had to guess I would say it is a combination of  laziness, changing countries...

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Thanks to Dan’s favorite hobby of flight hacking, our trip to Eastern Europe included a short three-day layover in Rome (and saved us $50 each on flights from Tel Aviv to Warsaw)! We arrive after...

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 Today is our last day of our Israel Holy Land tour, and we’ve decided to spend part of it underground, exploring the excavated tunnels near Jerusalem’s Western Wall.  Something that makes Jerusalem so interesting to...

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Israel is known as the holy land and its tourism industry is certainly centered around its holy sites for Christians, Jews, and Muslims. But we learned on our eight-day trip that there are some incredible...

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