5 Awesome Gay Hotels in Berlin

July 5th, 2016

GermanyThey SaidTravel Tips

Berlin is super gay. Gayness is so well accepted in every aspect of society that you’ll find sprinkles of it everywhere. It also had the world’s first ever gay village – in Schöneberg, since the 1920s. The gay scene is now spread throughout the city with plenty to keep everyone happy. Most hotels are used to gay couples and … Continued

The original version of this article called “What’s a European river cruise really like? (part 2)” was first published on Cruiseline. Continuing along the romantic Danube river, Lisa gives us insights from her visits to the European Christmas markets with Viking River Cruises. See part 1 of Lisa’s story here.   What’s a European river cruise really like? (Part 2) By … Continued

By Peter Vanlaw We met on the internet, my new German friend and I. He’d become a great help in my new found interest in genealogy; primarily to learn about my family that I never knew. But that’s another story. My wife and I were in Berlin on the tail end of a trip that … Continued

A version of Lisa’s article called “Hotel Insider: A Luxurious get-away in Europe’s Hidden Gem” was first published on Yahoo Travel. Those looking for lesser-known places that need be on your Europe travel itinerary, we’ve got another for the list! If you’ve visited Germany, you’ve heard of Hamburg, the second largest city in the country and eighth largest in the European … Continued

While most people might picture a thrilling vacation as one that takes place in the middle of an untamed jungle or on the side of a treacherous mountain slope, true adventurers have no problem finding undiscovered excitement in the heart of a city. Urban exploration is the adventurous traveler’s best kept secret. All over the … Continued

Mannheim, Germany is an unassuming place. A small industrial city about an hour south of Frankfurt, a major hub for international travel, it is often overlooked. It is really not surprising. Compared to the major cities in Germany, Mannheim is austere and lacking in brilliant photo-worthy castles. It has a well-known university and most of … Continued

“Al! You’re up early. And where’s your ‘shtick’?” I asked, using the word he substituted in place of ‘cane’. He opened the door for me before I put the key in the lock. “You shouldn’t walk around without it.” “Forgot,” he shrugged, waving away my concerns with a brusque motion of his hand. His posture, … Continued

There are times, when my mind is free from occupation and my heart yearns to reminisce, that my memory will alight to that horror. Bodies pale and shriveled staring back at me, staring through me. Signs, scribbled in German, barking their orders at me. My face reddens, my stomach churns, and my brain is unable … Continued

Four Unique Winter Experiences in Europe There’s something about traveling in Europe during the winter months that is quite unlike anything else I’ve experienced. There are those that utterly despise winter because of the uncomfortable temperatures and short days (which is understandable) but contrary to popular belief, a trip to Europe during the winter can … Continued