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Budapest: A Tale of Two Cities

July 21, 2016 by Kevin Lynch

"Author Gyula Krúdy, is considered one of Hungary's greatest writers. He wrote of his city in 1918, that Pest is spring, while Buda is autumn. His observation remains as true today as it did then. Budapest is two cities, divided by the wide Danube, with personalities and charms as far apart as seasons, both equally enthralling, both dreamlike, both ready for you to come explore."

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On Iceland's Víknaslódir Trail

July 15, 2016 by Anne Wood

European adventure expert Anne Wood take us through a living painting of colors and light on Iceland's Víknaslódir Trail, named one of the "25 Most Beautiful Treks in the World” by National Geographic. Located in the northeast, the Víknaslódir Trail is a path that leads hikers across the peaks and valleys of Iceland’s remote and windswept eastern fjords. Just be sure to check your 5 stars at the door!

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Insider Guide: Santiago de Compostela

June 20, 2016 by Allie Roqueta

"Santiago de Compostela is a small town nestled within the Spanish region of Galicia: a natural wonderland filled with lush forests, towering mountains, and jagged seas. Most people know it as the ending point of the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile long pilgrimage dating back to the Middle Ages. However, beyond the after-glow of the pilgrimage, you’ll find that the actual city of Santiago de Compostela is a gem all in its own."

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Innsbruck, Austria: The Good Life at 1,900 Feet

June 13, 2016 by Kevin Lynch

"There is a palpable uniqueness to the atmosphere of Innsbruck. Sure, it has all to do with the altitude and the way light behaves differently in the mountains. But there's more to it than just science. What makes Innsbruck unique are the intangibles that only your senses can detect and no machine can measure. Like the fragrant combination of Alpine geraniums blooming in the countless window boxes as it mixes with the scent of work-warmed horses, which mingles with that ever-present smell of the cold, wet granite that exudes from shaded cobblestones."

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Mont Blanc Moments

May 10, 2016 by Julia Hendershot

On the Tour du Mont Blanc, hikers journey through Italy, Switzerland, and France on their quest to conquer the Mont Blanc massif, with its spine-tingling panoramas and quaint Alpine villages. Julia Hendershot, travel expert and adventure coordinator for MTS’s Europe programs, explored the scenic grandeur of the Swiss Alps on her recent tour of Mont Blanc. Read about some of the most defining moments of the trip.

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