Munich. Munchën, as the locals (or anyone who speaks German) call it. As the beating heart of Bavaria, it offers travelers many of the most quintessential German experiences: from Oktoberfest, to the food, to the city’s hidden gems, to the food, to being a great base for day-trips, to the food. I don’t think I mentioned the food? Here are some of our well-travelled tips and tricks for getting the most out of Munich!
While Germany is well-known for its hearty food and beer, fairy-tale castles, and gorgeously preserved medieval towns, the country offers so much more than clichés. In addition to some of Europe’s most distinctive cities - Berlin, Munich, and Cologne, to name a few - Germany features diverse natural scenery (scenic lakes, mystical forests, soaring Alps), cutting-edge architecture, and celebrated contemporary art and let’s forget all that history (some not so nice, but it’s there, it happened and we must not forget).
Italy - just a mere mention of the boot-shaped country evokes visions of delectable pizza, freshly cooked pasta and creamy gelato. A country where extra belt holes are a necessity and carbo-loading is a sport, Italy is a food lover's paradise. Eating is a huge part of the Italian culture and mealtimes are not just for refuelling your body but a way of life. There's no better way to really experience the Italian culture than to slow down, taste your food and feel the love because at the end of the day in Italy - food equals love.
Rocky Mountaineer, the luxury tourist train operating in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest, is the best way to see all this part of the world has to offer. The train takes you on a journey alongside rivers, through mountain towns tucked under towering peaks, and into the heart of the Canadian Rockies. We've compiled the top 5 tips that you need to know when travelling with Rocky Mountaineer.
Italy is a HOT destination! But of course, you knew that already.
When planning a trip to Europe, the usual and rather predictable cities of Paris, London, Rome, Amsterdam or Barcelona often come to mind. And for good reason, too! They are, after all some of the most fun and vibrant capitals with lots to see, do and experience. But what if you're after places that are equally fun, but with less people ruining your selfies?