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How To (Legally) Stay In Europe For More Than 90 Days

How To (Legally) Stay In Europe For More Than 90 Days Planning an extended stay in Europe, travelers are often focused on what it takes to be there longer than 90 days, what is commonly believed to be the limit for tourists. Armed with a desire to stay longer, travel blog Nomadic Matt found a way and shares it in a recent blog...

Trashcam Project Shows A Different Side Of Hamburg

Trashcam Project Shows A Different Side Of Hamburg Called the Trashcam Project, Hamburg's sanitation workers have equipped standard 1,000-liter garbage containers with pinhole cameras. Using these cameras, the "binmen" (and one "binwoman") take pictures of their favorite places showcasing the beauty and the changes...

Stunning Photos Of The Alps

Stunning Photos Of The Alps The Alps is a beautiful mountain range. Spanning through Austria and Slovenia all the way through Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, France and Monaco, the Alps are a go-to spot for mountain-loving folks living in or passing through these areas in Europe. Taken from...

Six Of The Most Scenic Train Trips In Europe

Six Of The Most Scenic Train Trips In Europe Forget flying around Europe. At 30,000 feet it's impossible to truly experience the continent's remarkable landscapes. Rather than being shuttled around in a plane that only allows a birds-eye view, train trips immerse travelers in the terrain. There's a reason why...

Feeding Frenzy In The Black Forest

Feeding Frenzy In The Black Forest Standing in the shadow of Freiburg's massive 13th century cathedral, swarms of hungry, determined Germans lined up at dozens of sausage stands, waiting to gorge themselves on long, skinny encased meats in round little rolls. I made the mistake of wading into the carnivorous,...

In Praise Of National Pride While Abroad

In Praise Of National Pride While Abroad The book "Rick Steves' Guide to Germany" weighs in at more than 700 pages but devotes just three sentences to Heidelberg, one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. Steves' authors opine that Heidelberg, home to one of Europe's oldest universities and one of the...

10 Best Cities Around The World To Experience Graffiti Art

10 Best Cities Around The World To Experience Graffiti Art "Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don't come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they're having a piss." - Banksy, "Banging Your Head Against A Brick Wall" While often thought of as...

Drink With The Ghosts Of Napoleon, Marilyn Monroe And Mark Twain: A Pub Crawl In Heidelberg

Drink With The Ghosts Of Napoleon, Marilyn Monroe And Mark Twain: A Pub Crawl In Heidelberg In Germany, one can go on a pub-crawl and claim to be sightseeing. There are centuries old pubs the size of postage stamps, beer halls one could land a plane in and more beer gardens than post offices. One could spend a lifetime exploring Germany's historic drinking...

The art of William S. Burroughs on display in Germany

The art of William S. Burroughs on display in Germany William S. Burroughs is most famous for his experimental novels about heroin and gay sex, yet he was active in many arts. Now a new exhibition at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany, is focusing on his lesser-known artistic output. The exhibition,...

Photo of the Day: Fasnacht characters

Photo of the Day: Fasnacht characters Context accounts for so much. In the right context, even the most outlandish costume looks appropriate, and an everyday outfit can look out of place. Last month, much of the world celebrated Carnival or Mardi Gras, leading up to the Lenten period which marks the 40...

Cold-hearted thieves steal "lovers' padlocks" off Cologne's Hohenzollern Bridge

Cold-hearted thieves steal Police in Germany have arrested two thieves who were in the process of cutting "lovers' padlocks" off Cologne's Hohenzollern Bridge, a popular tourist attraction that spans the Rhine River. The padlocks, which were left by amorous couples who attach the locks to the...

Museum Secrets learns the art of Viking warfare

When's the last time you engaged in Viking sword fighting during your travels? Apparently, there are some people who are trained professionals in this skillful yet dangerous art form, like Kelle Longbow and his son Gernot. In fact, Museum Secrets got the chance to talk to...

Travel Like a Boss: Onboard Singapore Airlines new A380 out of JFK

Travel Like a Boss: Onboard Singapore Airlines new A380 out of JFK Casting away most comforts afforded a modern traveler, Gadling Labs typically ventures out as cost-effective as possible; be it on a boat, the back of a pickup truck or the occasional Mongolian yak. But when Singapore Airlines announced they were bringing the A380 to the...

Airport Carbon Accreditation program grows in Europe

Airport Carbon Accreditation program grows in Europe Europe's Airport Carbon Accreditation program is now boasting fifty-five major European airports as members and making a significant dent in carbon emissions. The voluntary program has a four-level rating system that assesses and recognizes the efforts of airports to manage...

Vacation deprivation study says beach vacations rule

Vacation deprivation study says beach vacations rule Expedia's Vacation Deprivation study is an annual analysis of vacation habits across multiple countries and continents. Taken from the results of a survey by Harris Interactive, 7,083 respondents were surveyed in total across 20 countries with some surprising results. ...

Eat while traveling on cuisine-focused adventures

Eat while traveling on cuisine-focused adventures What we eat while traveling has always been a big part of a memorable trip. A recent survey by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism says 71% of Americans participated in at least one culinary activity while on an out-of-town trip and that activity was one of the most significant...

A museum of microcars in Germany

A museum of microcars in Germany Before the automobile industry developed cars capable of going 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds, there were the microcars. In the 1950s and 1960s, several European countries, in particular West Germany, manufactured cheap, zippy microcars that were one step up on the...

Video: Berlin street aesthetic

The Street Aesthetic of Berlin from Christian Andersen on Vimeo. If you have ever wondered what the general Berlin street aesthetic is like, filmmaker Christian Andersen wants to show you. Sun rays, busy street corners, gliding boats, quick-moving trains, urban...

Museum of European Cultures reopens in Berlin

Museum of European Cultures reopens in Berlin The Museum of European Cultures has reopened after a two-year renovation. Located in Berlin, this museum focuses on the life of the common people of old Europe. While most museums focus on the famous accomplishments of the elite, this one looks at the everyday lives and...

New public artwork imitates the changing mood of the city

For the people of Lindau, Germany, there is no such thing as keeping your mood to yourself. At least, not since German artists Julius Von Bismarck, Richard Wilhelmer, and Benjamin Maus installed a "Fuehlometer" (Feel-o-Meter), an interactive piece of public artwork...

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