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Eating Switzerland: An Alumni Guide to Swiss Food

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November 5, 2021 by Special Guest

This post comes to us from Swiss UnoTur alumnus Jerry Nolan. Because my wife Sandy and I went to Switzerland summer after summer for many years before age and circumstance grounded us, I often find myself pining over memories of Swiss food. We always traveled with UnTours, that estimable travel company founded on the idea…  

What’s on in Europe: 2020

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January 22, 2020 by Andrea Szyper

So much to see and do in Europe already, but why not plan your trip around some of the season’s special events? Festivals and fairs are a window into a culture, a signifier of what is important to a community, and an excellent way to rub elbows with the locals. Here is your 2020 trip…  

Eating Ireland with Jackie Johnson

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December 2, 2019 by Andrea Szyper

Jackie Johnson is a regular on our Ireland Untour and has been generous with her photos and reports from the road. In her first dispatch from her most recent Kenmare sojourn, she shared the ups and downs of her travels. She also shared so many excellent food photos, I circled back and asked her for…  

5 Reasons to Love Oktoberfest

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October 12, 2016 by Rachelwortmann

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.     1. The Food German food is absolutely brilliant, but Oktoberfest is especially filling, cheap and  delicious. I suggest mainly trying food around the…  

28 Days of Travel: Untourists Gerald and Lynda in Europe

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September 15, 2015 by Rachelwortmann

Untourists, Gerald and Lynda Taylor sure love to travel. So much so that they recently shipped out to Europe for four weeks to live like locals. Starting in the gorgeous Nafplio, Greece apartments they travelled around Greece visiting famous sites like Acropoli, Delphi, and Mycenae. After spending two weeks with the gods, they flew north…  

10 Perfectly British Train Trips from London

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August 5, 2015 by Rachelwortmann

10 British Train Trips from London   Although we adore London, sometimes the city is so bustling that we long for slow, small-town, English living. This is why we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 favorite English towns to visit by train from London. All of these can be enjoyed in a day, offering…  

German Beer: A Glossary of Beer Styles

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July 3, 2014 by Untours Staff

Beer! photo courtesy of gina pina, via cc Brewing goes back to Germanic tribes, and later to monks, so it follows a hallowed tradition. A trip to an atmospheric beer hall or garden is on many visitors’ to-do list when visiting our German UnTours, both the Castle Untour and the Rhine. The secret of…  

So You Thought Italians Only Drank Wine: Italian Microbrews

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September 19, 2012 by Andrea Szyper

Who goes to Italy to drink beer? Those in the know. Italians have long enjoyed beer with their pizza, but refined and complex micro brews have replaced the old Peroni. Indeed birra artiginale (Italian craft beer) is putting Italy on the world brewing map. Unlike their northern European counterparts, Italian brewers are not bound by…