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The Best Gardens in Europe: 16 of Our Favorites

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May 28, 2019 by Andrea Szyper

As spring merges into summer, gardens in much of Europe are at their most vibrant and colorful. Whether you seek out gardens as a main sight for your day or duck into them as a respite from sightseeing in built environments, it is hard not to fall in love with these lovingly cultivated spaces. They…  

Toasting Vienna: A Guide to Austrian Wines

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October 9, 2017 by Cathrinbaumbach

Though it is not well known for its viticulture, Austria produces excellent white wines and increasing good red ones. Vienna itself is a wine-growing region, surrounded by vineyards which supply the Heurige (see below) in the city and the outskirts with young local wines.    The most popular and wine in Austria is fruity, food-friendly…  

Best of Salzburg: Don’t miss these 9 sights!

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February 8, 2017 by Untours Staff

As one of the most enchanting cities in Europe, Salzburg exudes a lively air of spontaneity—this despite its rich history as the seat of the sometimes dour, always pompous prince-archbishops. Our Austria Untour places you on the outskirts of this beautiful burg.   Here are nine sights you shouldn’t miss!   1. Hohensalzburg Castle 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…  

Our Favorite Places

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March 16, 2015 by Andrea Szyper

I feel lucky to work with a small but dedicated crew of globalists. Our staff is worldly, broad minded, and very well traveled. They’ve elevated my thinking, stoked my curiosity about new parts of the globe, and helped me grow into a citizen of the world. I recently asked them a simple question: What’s your…  

The Sound of Music and Changes of Heart (with reader comments)

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March 9, 2015 by Brian Taussig-Lux

This piece originally ran in our UnTours Quarterly newsletter. (You can sign up for all of our newsletters here.) We got a lot of interesting comments from readers. We’ve included the best of them at the bottom of my post. After watching my own daughter’s obsession with the film in the years since I lived…  

Sound of Music Reboot: My Favorite Things

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March 2, 2015 by Andrea Szyper

Navigating life’s ups and downs, photo by Cathrin Baumbach At some point in my 20s, I learned to sing away the blues. One rough winter, I took to rewriting the lyrics to My Favorite Things. My list of favorites was a lot different back then, but singing about them is an uplifting habit that has…