Destination Guide

Destination guides and travel tips for countries around the world. This includes hotel, hostel, and restaurant reviews, transportation information, itineraries, reviews of museums and monuments, etc.

We Tried to Go to a Castle, We Ended up at a Golf Course

You can’t really blame Ralph Waldo Emerson for what has become probably the most overused travel quotes of all time. Sure, he said it first. But he’s not responsible for the hoards of people who’ve since scribbled it on (super cute) greeting cards, painted it on their walls, or pinned it to the Internet. He said …

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The History of the Christmas Tree: Another Secret European War

A few posts ago, I informed you of the vicious yet under-reported marzipan war between Estonia and Germany. This week, I’m sorry to report that Germany is at it again. This time, the red, yellow, and black seems to be engaged in a war-of-words with Latvia. The prize? Worldwide fame and recognition as the rightful inventor …

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The History of Marzipan: Europe’s Secret Candy War

Have you ever wondered about the history of marzipan? Today I will introduce you to a magical wonderland, a place so magical and wonderful that IT INVENTED CANDY! Okay…it didn’t invent candy. One of its residents did. And also, not ALL candy. Just THE BEST KIND OF CANDY! To begin, it’s healthy: it’s made from …

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Estonian Beer: An Introduction to Estonia’s Original MicroBrews

As you may have noticed, we heart beer. After a long plane, train, or automobile trip, there’s nothing better than dumping your bag and heading out into the newness of your destination to taste a cold, frothy glass of unfamiliar beer, preferably on a patio from which you can people watch. We’ve drank beer together …

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