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From the United States to Germany and back again, explore these travel posts!

A Münchner Weißwurst sausage, a pretzel, and sweet mustard.

Breakfast of Champions: Münchner Weisswurst (Munich White Sausages)

I will admit it: I was intimidated by the Munich Weisswurst. Despite regular trips to the southern German state of Bavaria, I had never eaten the traditional sausage. It just seemed like there were a lot of rules that one had to follow. There are certain ways to eat the sausage and certain times to …

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The Bavarian palace Schloss Schleissheim, or Schleissheim Palace, just outside of Munich is comprised of two palaces, a hunting lodge, and gardens.

Munich’s Oft-Overlooked Schleissheim Palace Wows

Roughly halfway between the Munich airport and the city’s Altstadt, or “old town,” lies Schloss Schleissheim. Centuries ago, the site was merely some average farmland. Today, there are two palaces, a hunting lodge, and formal gardens that are absolutely ideal for strolling. Although not hidden or unknown, Schleissheim Palace is often overshadowed by its nearby …

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Christmas Village in Philadelphia with City Hall.

2022 Holiday & Christmas Events In Philadelphia Region

Get ready to feel festive and holly jolly because the winter holidays are upon us! From Hanukkah to Christmas in Philadelphia and everywhere in between, it’s time to deck the halls and countdown to the New Year! But before that happens, there are plenty of winter festivals and Christmas events in Philadelphia and across the …

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Celebrate the holidays with these German Christmas decorations, fun ornaments, German advent calendars, and plenty of sweet treats.

Festive German Christmas Decorations & More

When it comes to the Christmas holiday, Germany is full of many wonderful traditions. They range from delectable sweets to festive and charming decorations and, of course, timeless German Christmas music. I have pulled together some of the best German Christmas decorations and some of my favorite German holiday sweets to help you to create …

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At the heart of the Ephrata Cloister are the Saron (or Sisters' House) and Saal (or Meeting House).

Ephrata Cloister Explores Religion & History

It is well-established that freedom of religion is an essential tenant upon which the United States was founded. And it was part of the motivation that drove many of the earliest settlers to come to America, especially Quaker William Penn’s Pennsylvania. One of the most notable communities, founded in the 18th century, is the Historic …

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A yellow train car sits on the rails along the Brandywine River at the power yards of Hagley Museum and Library.

Hagley Museum and Library

Just outside of Wilmington, Delaware, not far from Philadelphia, the Brandywine Valley is Du Pont Country. Sprinkled across the region are a number of impressive homes like the beautiful botanicals at Longwood Gardens and the smartly stately Nemour Estate & Gardens. But they all trace back to a black powder yard and a family home …

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