The Salar de Uyuni: Where Heaven Meets Earth
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  White. An endless ivory carpet stretching for miles and miles up to the horizon. ¿Puede bajar la ventana por favor? Richard nods and opens the badly tinted window on my right side. I put my face out to breathe in the … Read More

Lesser-Known Towns in Europe for Weekend Getaways
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Why don’t you like to visit the major European cities? My sister seemed confused when I told her that we prefer to spend our weekends in smaller and lesser-known towns in Europe. It’s not that we don’t like metropolises. Rome, … Read More

Tracking Leonardo da Vinci: from Vinci to Anchiano in Tuscany
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  Oh so you want to become a painter like Leonardo da Vinci, huh? A ridiculous question that someone asked me many years ago, when I said that I wanted to study art. It popped up in my mind again … Read More

A Royal Stay at the Château d’Arc-en-Barrois in Haute-Marne
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  Are you sure this is the hotel you’ve just booked? Because this looks like a castle, a real Château ! Kerstin stopped the car at the entrance way, and looked at me. The wrought-iron gate was open, but we … Read More

Lesbian Travelers: Merissa and Taylor from Lesbi Adventurous
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Whenever we travel to the United States, we go hiking and exploring at least one National Park. The Valley of Fire in Nevada is one of our favorites, but there’s also Yosemite, Bryce Canyon, Death Valley, Zion and so many … Read More

Spinalonga Island, Crete: A Step Back in History
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  As the boat drifted toward Spinalonga Island, I closed my eyes to embrace the warm Aegean wind.   As an archaeologist, I’m used to explore ancient ruins. But visiting an island abandoned only in the late 1950’s was new … Read More

Our 10 Favorite Castles in Luxembourg… A Quite Personal Affair
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  Did you know that there are more than 70 castles in Luxembourg that have survived since the Middle Ages? What if we celebrated our wedding in one of them?   Kerstin looked quite surprised when she realized that I … Read More

A Startling Encounter at the Valley of Fire, Nevada
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  It was shortly after 5 am. A pale rim of gold emerged above the mountain ridge. Beyond, the valley stretched out. I was standing at the window on the 18th floor of the “black pyramid” in Las Vegas. We … Read More

Château de Tanlay : first stop on our road trip through Burgundy
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  The grey sky was lightening up as we were racing through pine forests on a national road. I could have sworn that the soil was getting sandier, and that we were actually getting closer to the Atlantic!   We … Read More

Eating our way through Crete
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I just climbed out of the shower as Kerstin almost ran me over. Oh my god, I just made a very old woman run uphill!, she exclaimed. She had been sitting on our guesthouse’s rooftop, observing the deserted Lasithi Plateau, … Read More

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