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5 epic medieval spots in the Alps

THEY MAY NOT be as on-the-map as Munich, Zurich, and Salzburg, but the smaller spots hiding between the Alps’ jagged peaks, teeming with ancient architecture and thousands of years of history, are most definitely worth stopping for. The mountains loom over everything, hilltop castles emerge as if out of a scene in a children’s book, and cobbled lanes come with… Read more →

The world can learn from Austrians

TWO and a half years ago, I would’ve had trouble distinguishing Austria on a map from its Central and Eastern European neighbors. But, after meeting my now-husband, an Austrian software engineer, I’ve grown to appreciate the remarkable differences between my American heritage and his Austrian culture. After months upon months spent in every corner of Österreich, I’ve started picking up… Read more →