Visiting Mt. Cuba Center Native Plant Botanical Garden

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Gazebo overlooking a pond at Mt. Cuba Center in Delaware.

I’ve found The Secret Garden and it’s Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, Delaware. The one-time private estate is now a public garden and research center with nearly 600 acres of managed natural lands and another almost two dozen acres of gardens. I recently had the chance to visit Mt. Cuba Center with my husband and it was even more lovely than we had expected.

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Post by . Originally published June 8, 2018. Last updated June 8, 2018.

Stepping Out in Waldlaufer Mica Herne Sneakers

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Stepping out in a pair of Waldlaufer Mica Herne sneakers.

After partnering with Waldlaufer last year, I wore those cute red Dede Holma boots all fall and winter. I wore them to run errands. I wore them on weekend day trips. They kept my toes comfy, dry and warm as I spent a March week in Munich that saw snow every single day and sub-zero temperatures. And they got me quite a few compliments in the process! So when the folks at Waldlaufer reached out again, I knew I couldn’t say no. I was excited to see what the brand had lined up in terms of styles for spring and summer. And I wasn’t disappointed. This time I tried the casual and versatile Mica Herne style.

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Cuvilliés Theatre at Munich Residenz

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An angel decoration at the Cuvilliés Theatre in Munich, Germany.

Mozart, Salieri, and Metastasio are just of the few distinguished names in the history of music who debuted world premieres on the stage of the Cuvilliés Theatre at Munich’s Residenz. The one-time court theater has provided a home for entertainment for more than 250 years and it continues to do so to this very day. Whether your interests lie in the lavish interior, the history within the walls or just the arts in general, you can visit the Cuvilliés Theatre and experience it all in person.

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Exploring the Riches of Munich’s Residenz Schatzkammer

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The crown of Bavarian kings from the Munich Residenz Schatzkammer.

If you thought the riches of Munich, Germany are to be found in a Biergarten then you haven’t yet visited the city’s Treasury or Schatzkammer. The city’s gold isn’t just in liquid form! Housed in downtown Munich within the walls of the massive Munich Residenz compound, you can find priceless items that belonged to the kings and queens of Bavaria. These artful objects range from incredible jewels to masterfully crafted pieces.

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10 Fun Things to Do In Munich Off The Beaten Path

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Explore Munich off the beaten path at the Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art.

Munich is one of Germany’s most visited cities. And if you ask any traveler to Munich what they’re anxious to see, they’ll tell you Oktoberfest, Marienplatz, Englischer Garten and so on. But there’s so much to explore and experience in this cosmopolitan city that feels like a village. From lesser known museums to meals and shopping, here are ten fun (and unique!) things to do in Munich off the beaten path.

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What to Expect Visiting Munich in Winter

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Hirschgarten's Biergarten in snow in Munich, Germany.

Known for Oktoberfest and festive Biergartens, you might not think of visiting Munich, Germany in winter. But with airfares and hotels offering cheaper off-season rates and smaller crowds, you may want to consider a wintertime visit. On my latest Munich adventure in late March, I didn’t know what exactly would be awaiting me. Here’s an overview of what you can expect (and not expect) when visiting Munich in winter.

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