From impressive mountain views and classical music to world-renowned Oktoberfest celebrations, a tour to Alpine Europe has something for everyone. Here, traveler Diane tells us how she shares her love for the region as a Group Coordinator.
Oktoberfest is officially in full swing, which means we're raising our glasses in celebration of the Bavarian holiday. So whether you're celebrating in Germany or toasting the festival at home, here are the need-to-know details the best food and drink for an authentic experience.
Oktoberfest 2013 kicks off in Munich this Saturday, September 21, when thousands of revelers will stream into the tents and say “prost!” with a big glass mug of Spatenbrau. The annual celebration draws Bavarians and visitors alike to Munich’s Theresienweise (or, affectionately, the “Weis’n”) for what is arguably the world's largest fair.
1) Small plates Bites made for sharing are nothing new (Chinese travelers stopped for dim sum-style snacks on the Silk Road way back in ancient times), but there’s no denying that small plates are having a major moment right now. What better way to experience a destination’s cuisine than ordering a whole host of dishes to sample? Taste it: Spain Head to the Iberian Peninsula for the ultimate in leisurely pl