Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany

To the admirer of architectural romanticism, and perhaps even the lover of fantasy, King Ludwig II’s castle, Neuschwanstein, took an entirely new approach in its design. The Fairy Tale King took his inspiration from the operas of Richard Wagner, including Tannhäuser, Tristan und Isolde, and Lohengrin. Ludwig was so captivated by these dramas, every room …

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An Hour in Vaduz, Liechtenstein

There’s something exciting about getting another stamp on your passport. I don’t know about you, but even if I don’t know what I’m getting myself into, I still get this internal happy dance because I know I’m about to experience something unique, something adventurous, something new. My singular hour in Vaduz, Liechtenstein wasn’t planned, but …

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The Cuccumella- Neapolitan Flip Coffee

Since its creation in 1819 by French designer Morize, the cuccumella, otherwise known as the Neapolitan flip coffee maker, has called the south of Italy home. This vessel consists of several pieces: a bottom container for the hot water, a hopper with a screw-top filter to separate the coffee grounds from the water itself, and …

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