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The 10 Most Romantic Places in Europe

on Tue, 02/06/2018 - 12:37
10 most romantic places in Europe

There's nothing like travel to stoke romance. The sights and sounds and smells and tastes of new places can stir your passion for living, and sharing those thrills with another is a perfect way to build your relationship.

Untours are made for love, giving you space to spread out in an apartment, autonomy to do your own thing, and a local host who can make suggestions for the perfect date night. Here are our favorite places in Europe for romance! Share these Untours with someone special.

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10 Reasons to Take Kids to Germany

on Tue, 10/25/2016 - 13:30
Family travel in Germany

There are lots of reasons to take your kids to Germany. I recently traveled to Germany with my daughter. This was a special trip, connecting with her and connecting her with my homeland and her grandparents. But even if you do not have a personal connection like I do, Germany is a perfect destination for a family vacation. Here are some of my favorite reasons to travel in Germany with kids.

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5 Reasons to Love Oktoberfest

on Wed, 10/12/2016 - 10:08
Oktoberfest in Germany

After experiencing my first real German Oktoberfest, I am eager to make it a personal tradition! Here are five reasons why I love Oktoberfest in Germany and recommend it highly.

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The Best of Germany's Christmas Markets

on Tue, 12/01/2015 - 11:25
Germany Christmas market with family

I miss certain things about my homeland, but Christmas markets & Advent celebrations top the list. It’s a magical time in Germany. On Sunday afternoons families assemble around an Advent wreath, light a candle, and enjoy special treats like Stollen, Lebkuchen, and cookies with tea, coffee, or hot chocolate. Incense fills the air, coming out of the mouths of Räuchermännchen (little wooden men with an incense cone on the hollow inside that blow smoke out of their pipes), and soft Christmas carols can be heard in many a home.

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Top 12 Towns in Germany: Villages filled with history, churches and charm

on Tue, 06/23/2015 - 13:51
Heidelberg Untour Germany Europe Tourism

Oftentimes visitors enjoying Germany focus on the big cities, neglecting the beautiful country's historical towns. Here is our list of the Top 12 Towns to visit while in Germany.

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Gluhwein: Mull Your Wine for the Yuletide!

on Wed, 12/17/2014 - 09:44
Francy at the Untours holiday party

My favorite Untours holiday tradition is a sensory treat that Cathrin has brought to the mix from her native Germany. Gluhwein, or mulled wine, is a staple of German Christmas markets. She makes her own and sets the crockpot going around 10 a.m. on party day. By noon, the entire office smells of it, a warm spiced scent that clings to your clothing and softens your edges. The Gluhwein works its magic even before the first sip. Here's her super easy recipe!

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Rebecca Goodspeed, Untourist of the Week: Castle hunting with her son

on Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:52

1. Tell us a little bit about your most recent Untour and why you chose to go there?

My son and I did one week on the Rhine and one week at the Castle in Germany and one week in Salzburg in Austria. Our most exciting thing we wanted to see was Neuschwanstein Castle and I wanted to return to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the Rhine area, and Salzburg as I had been to each of these places years ago.

2. What is your favorite Untours memory?

Approaching Neuschwanstein Castle on the road through the mountains was unforgettable.

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And the Unny winners are...

on Mon, 03/03/2014 - 11:44
Untourist Ron Anderson captures a great vineyard shot from his Tuscany Untour

As you may know, we had the inaugural Unny Awards just recently. These awards are our way of recognizing the regions which have welcomed Untours all these years.

The Unnies are fun and lighthearted and that's how we like things around here.

We like to think of them as the Oscars® for Untours, though I admit we can't top the touching, heartfelt acceptance speech by Lupita Nyong'o last night.

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Stephen and Sandra Aylward, Untourists of the Week

on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 14:20
Untourists Stephen and Sandra Aylward share some Untours memories

We love setting our own schedule. We can leave when we are ready and return to our home away from home at our leisure.

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Here come the Unny Awards!

on Sun, 02/23/2014 - 16:03
Untours hosts the first annual Unny Awards, a celebration of the regions it serves

Since I started working here way back in 2011, the Untours regions have been calling on me to give them some attention. Actually, not just attention, but distinction.

Now, I know they are all big enough to speak for themselves. They don't need you to tell them they're great; we all already know that.

What they really need is for you tell them where they excel.

That's why today, a week before the Oscars®, we're introducing the Unny Awards—a way for you to help us celebrate our regions and give them the recognition they truly deserve.