The Most Instagrammable Castles + Palaces in Germany

Germany has the largest network of castles in the world, making seeing a castle or two (or 20) a must-do activity while traveling in Germany. From the fairytale-like Neuschwanstein Castle to Instagram-famous Burg Eltz, there are lovely palaces and castles throughout the country. These are the most Instagrammable castles + palaces in Germany — according to a local!

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A Food-Filled Long Weekend Itinerary in Emilia Romagna, Italy

The small town of Modena was the entire inspiration for our trip to Emilia Romagna after watching Massimo Bottura’s episode of Chef’s Table on Netflix. We spent a long weekend eating our way across several cities in northern Italy. This helpful 5 day itinerary sums up some of our favorite culinary experiences in Italy! This is the perfect food lover’s long-weekend itinerary in Emilia Romagna, Italy.

Parmesan Cheese Making Process Parma Italy

10 Italian Foods Every Foodie Needs to Try in Emilia Romagna

If there was ever an ideal travel destination for foodies, it would be the province of Emilia Romagna in northern Italy. Known for famous foods like Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma and Balsamic Vinegar, Emilia Romagna is arguably the foodiest region in one of the foodiest countries in the world. We spent a long weekend snacking, dining and eating our way through northern Italy and these are the 10 foods that every foodie needs to try in Emilia Romagna, Italy.

1 Week Itinerary in Saxony, Eastern Germany’s Coolest State

When most people think about spending one week in Germany, the state of Saxony is not usually at the top of the list. Located in eastern Germany along the Czech border, Saxony is a lesser-known destination in Germany but not due to a lack of amazing things to do. Saxony has a dense assortment of fairytale castles and palaces as well as stunning natural areas to explore. This is the ideal itinerary for spending 1 perfect week in Saxony, Germany!

How to See the Best of Leipzig, Germany in 2 Days

Leipzig is an incredibly important city in German history, yet it remains a largely under-rated travel destination within Germany. Over a 48 hours visit to Leipzig, you can experience the beautiful architecture, delicious local beer, and funky art scene of this off-the-beaten path German city break destination. This itinerary details how to spend a perfect 2 days in Leipzig, Germany.

3 Days in Dresden: A Perfect City Break Itinerary

After hearing amazing things about the beauty of Dresden, the city became my primary reason for traveling to the state of Saxony, Germany on a one week itinerary. Dresden is a fairly under-the-radar city in eastern Germany known as the “Florence of the North”. Dresden has a curious mix of old world and new world blending together almost seamlessly, and this is my ideal 3 day itinerary for seeing the best of Dresden!

9 Best Day Trips from Dresden, Germany

The city of Dresden, Germany sits in the center of Saxony with an abundance of wonderful things to do in the surrounding areas from national parks to stunning palaces. Dresden is an ideal jumping off place for exploring the excellent attractions and these are the 9 best day trips from Dresden, Germany!

Perfect Itinerary for 48 Hours in Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf and Cologne may only be about 40 kilometers apart along the Rhine river but these two cities have an intense rivalry. In reality, Düsseldorf and Cologne have completely different vibes and it would be a shame to come to the state of North Rhineland Westphalia (NRW) without visiting both cities. If you are visiting for the first time, this is my suggested itinerary for a perfect 2 days in Düsseldorf, Germany! 

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