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Nuremberg’s Most Typical Souvenir is Leaded

Just back from Germany, our guest authors Lance and Laura from Travel Addicts share one of their favorite souvenirs. Many visitors to Nuremberg, Germany search out cuckoo clocks, wooden toys and Christmas decorations as the typical souvenirs from this medieval city. However, the most authentic souvenir from Nuremberg is actually the humble pencil.  Nuremberg is […]

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Why I Never Buy Sunscreen in the US

European Sunscreen– the Most Useful Souvenir? Sunscreen is bulky, messy, and not particularly interesting, so you may be wondering why I would suggest picking up some tubes on your next vacation outside the US. It’s simple– the sunscreens available in Europe, Japan, Australia and many other parts of the world blow our sunscreen away. Foreign […]

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The Best Munich area Christmas Market isn’t in Munich– hop a train to Augsburg instead

Is it possible to have seen too many Christmas markets? I didn’t think so before our whirlwind market trip through Vienna, Salzburg and Munich. By the time we’d hit Munich, the last leg of the tour, we’d made our way through a dozen markets and I was starting to think that perhaps I’d reached my […]

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Munich, Germany’s Medieval Christmas Market: Corny or Cool?

Dancers garbed in Renaissance attire. Vendors role-playing medieval characters. Blacksmiths crafting medieval weapons. These were the descriptions I’d read of the Medieval Christmas market in Munich’s Wittlesbacherplatz square. I wasn’t sure what to make of the Medieval market– it sounded like it could either be a really cool experience or like a Renaissance fair gone […]

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