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A Week in Bavaria Part 2: A Pair of Fairytale Castles
By September 3, 2013
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Neuschwanstein Castle.

Europe is filled with castles, but none quite invoke the fairytale romance we all imagine as children than the spellbinding castles of Bavaria. Two castles stand out among all the world’s top castles: Neuschwanstein Castle and Hohenschwangau Castle.

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Hohenschwangau Castle.

Castle #1: Hohenschwangau Castle

Hohenschwangau is perched above Swan Lake, and was the childhood home of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. The castle was built by his father, King Maximilian II of Bavaria, and is all original, decorated with scenes from medieval legends and poetry, the walls reading like giant storybooks. Translating roughly to “castle of the village of the swan,” this beautiful castle should be visited first before you set your eyes on nearby Neuschwanstein Castle, which is even more impressive.

A Week in Bavaria Part 1: Munich
By August 27, 2013
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Inside a Bavarian beer hall.

Bavaria is my absolute favorite part of Germany. It’s iconic, friendly,  flowing with great beer, and filled with incredible fairytale castles. A week in Bavaria will give you enough time to explore the dynamic city of Munich, then head south to one of Germany’s most picturesque regions for some castle hopping.

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Munich city skyline in winter.

Munich City Guide

Munich is a beautiful city, filled with history and culture. Although Munich is quite a big city with a population close to 1.5 million, it still manages to retain a bit of a small town vibe. The city brims with festive beer halls, some of the country’s best shopping, and feels like the friendliest place in Germany. It’s got imperial palaces, crown jewels, modern art, and grand pedestrian boulevards. Munich is a true cultural powerhouse, with enough sights to easily fill a few days.

A Scottish Classic: Haggis with Neeps and Tatties
By April 23, 2013
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The national dish of Scotland is haggis. This hearty dish consists of minced sheep’s liver, heart, and lungs, mixed with suet and oatmeal and seasoned with diced onions and spices. All this is then cooked in the sheep’s stomach. It’s also served with neeps and tatties, or puréed turnips and mashed potatoes, respectively.

Switzerland for Foodies: A Gourmet Slice of the Monastic Life
By March 6, 2013
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3-piece beer course: beer soup, bread topped with melted cheese, and a glass of home-made beer.

St. Gallen, tucked away in Switzerland’s northwestern corner, turned out to be a culinary slice of heaven. This city has it all—classic and modern architecture, a vast historical legacy, a focus on fashion, UNESCO world heritage sights and an emphasis on good food.

Monastery Haute Cuisine

Hands down, the most unique meal in town is the St. Gallus haute cuisine dining experience at Gaststuben zum Schlössli, a restored castle in the heart of St. Gallen’s old town with themed dining rooms.

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Photo Essay: The Guinness Storehouse
By July 30, 2012
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Welcome to the home of Guinness.

We were recently invited to tour the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin to see what Irish magic goes into brewing the world famous porter. Join us for a glimpse behind the curtain.

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The ancient entrance to the Guinness Storehouse.
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Step inside the Storehouse to see how these pints are brewed.

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