Let's start out the new year with an upbeat frame of mind and concentrate on some of the more important improvements travelers can expect in 2021.
As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here are some of my favorite European memories from Berlin — a reminder of the learning adventures that await us at the other end of this crisis.
BERLIN (AP) — One of the grimmest symbols of the coronavirus outbreak — a morgue set up in a Madrid skating rink — closed on Wednesday as stores and other businesses reopened in places across Europe, while the U.S. was beset with increasingly partisan disagreements over how and when to restart its economy.
Here's your chance to visit Alaska with an Undersea Specialist-- or take a virtual hike amid the wildflowers in Arizona.. "An important part of family learning is exploring the world together, particularly with the sciences, it is key to allow children to test and experiment and draw their own conclusions," said Jennifer Pace Robinson, vice president of Family...
Berlin was set to host the 1916 Summer Olympics (the Winter Games weren't founded until 1924), beating bids from Alexandria, Amsterdam, Brussels, Budapest and Cleveland, according to GamesBids.com.
Brothers Pit and Paule, the first pandas ever born in Germany, took their first steps outside Wednesday and made their public debut Thursday.
Zoo Berlin officials announced that two of its male king penguins, Skipper and Ping, have adopted an egg. It'll be the pair's first chick, if all goes well.
Germany is famously a work in progress-- as are the nearby Low Countries-- and that includes their sightseeing attractions. In 2019, there's good news and a few important warnings for the smart traveler. To handle its ever-increasing number of visitors, Germany is busy renovating sights and...
Eating in Germany is a big part of the fun of traveling there. Ingredients are wonderful, traditions are prized, "modern German cuisine" is giving old dishes tasty and entertaining new twists, and small, creative foodie places are thriving in every city. And here's even more good news: Eating well in Germany...
The sweeping impact of fascism in the 20th century can be felt to this day in the many monuments and memorials across Europe that remind us of those horrific years. You can trace fascism's roots to the turbulent aftermath of World War I, where masses of angry people rose up, and their charismatic leaders...
BERLIN (AP) — An intoxicated man's ill-advised decision to spend the night on a freight train caused commuter chaos in Munich as police had to shut down all traffic at a busy station to look for him.
Tens of thousands of workers marched across Germany and Austria rallying for their rights in the face of globalization.
Berliners joke that they don't need to travel anywhere because their city's always changing. While you could spend weeks in Berlin and not run out of things to do, even the natives like to get out of town once in a while. Recently I tried out three easy day trips from the German capital.
Reconciliation and forgiveness can work. That's hard to believe with so much dysfunction in our government, which is why it's all the more important to remind our kids that reconciliation can work -- beautifully. And there's no better place to see that than in Berlin where the Berlin Wall, as of last month, has been down longer than it was up. "What Wall?" your kids may ask. The once 96-mile ...
BERLIN (AP) — Police in the eastern German city of Dresden say two men suffered minor injuries after backing in to one another in two consecutive accidents.
A young Tunisian rammed a truck into a crowded Berlin Christmas market, killing 12 and injuring dozens in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.
Nuclear fallout doesn’t typically promote fertility, but it certainly spurred Mike Chessin’s growth as a scientific activist.