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Getting Around in Europe

One of my favorite parts of travel is not driving. We usually go places that are walkable and have good public transit. Since Germany was our first destination for this trip, I hit my dad up for information. We were flying into Frankfurt and had to get to Schwabisch Hall. He’d recently made the same…

A Recent Visitor’s Thoughts on the Brussels Lockdown

View image | gettyimages.com I’m looking at a photo of soldiers on patrol during the Brussels lockdown, and I keep thinking “This is not the Brussels I saw.” In mid-October, I spent five days staying in the now-infamous Sint-Jans-Molenbeek neighborhood with my wife and 10-month-old daughter. It was part of a trip that, over two…

True or False: Europhobia in America

There’s an interesting thread on Quora right now. Someone asked “Is it true that Americans don’t travel to Europe because there is Europhobia in America?” The answers add up to a definite “no.” There’s a great synopsis that brings up the main points of why it might seem that way: *Europe is far away, and…