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Voluntourism Spotlight: Dance to Help Alzheimer’s Patients in Berlin
Germany & the Netherlands / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Dance to Help Alzheimer’s Patients in Berlin

It’s no secret that Berlin is one of Europe’s hottest cities, and certainly most eccentric. An affordable cost of living attracts creative types from all corners of the globe, so… Read More…

Best Places to See Blooming Spring Flowers in The Netherlands
Germany & the Netherlands

Best Places to See Blooming Spring Flowers in The Netherlands

About 800,000 visitors make the annual pilgrimage to the Netherlands’ most famous display of tulips and other bulb flowers at Keukenhof Gardens, where 7 million bulbs explode with color over… Read More…

How Berlin Has Changed Since 1961
Cultural Immersion / Culture / Germany & the Netherlands / Personal Travel Journals

How Berlin Has Changed Since 1961

When you travel back to a city you call home, often see it with fresh eyes. This happened to Alexandra (Sandy) Gleysteen, the senior producer for CBS This Morning. The… Read More…

Slideshow: The Best Places for Bookstore Browsing
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Slideshow: The Best Places for Bookstore Browsing

Getting lost in a great bookstore is almost as good as getting lost in a great book. Independent bookstores are one of the first spots Peter visits in a city…. Read More…

Savvy Souvenirs: Shopping in Amsterdam
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Savvy Souvenirs: Shopping in Amsterdam

What’s the best way to take a little piece of Amsterdam home with you?  Travel correspondent Alyssa Caverley’s Savvy Souvenirs report takes you beyond the obvious tulip bulbs and wooden… Read More…

Holland: Like a Local & Peter’s Top 4 Local Experiences
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Holland: Like a Local & Peter’s Top 4 Local Experiences

This past week, Peter was broadcasting his radio show from the Netherlands aboard the Viking Odin from Viking River Cruises and now Peter is bringing you along with him as… Read More…

Spring is Blooming in the Netherlands: Keukenhof & Floriade
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Spring is Blooming in the Netherlands: Keukenhof & Floriade

When it comes to tulips in the Netherlands, most people think of Keukenhof. But this year, there’s an event that most people don’t even know about…the Floriade 2012 World Horticultural… Read More…

Credit: Henry Mühlpfordt via Flickr Creative Commons
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Green Living and Travel in Hamburg, Germany

While it may be hard to imagine, industrial Hamburg is at the forefront of the green eco-movement. Dena Rochwerger-Braun investigates the brave new world of walking, biking and pedal boats… Read More…

Golden Wings Of Icarus - photo via Flickr User debaird(tm)
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Icarus Award: No Pants, No Groping, No Entertainment, No Snoring, No Nazis

Drumroll, please. It’s time to announce the first winner of the PeterGreenberg.com Icarus Award. While voting was split between a variety of worthy contestants, our executive committee convened and declared… Read More…

Five For Families: Family Travel Berlin With 5 Spots Not To Miss, Plus Berlin’s Kid-Friendly Hotels
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Five For Families: Family Travel Berlin With 5 Spots Not To Miss, Plus Berlin’s Kid-Friendly Hotels

Berlin is often associated with edgy art, vibrant culture and crazy nightlife. While it may not be on your radar as a European family vacation destination, correspondent Emily Goldfischer offers… Read More…

Family Travel: Dusseldorf, Germany
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Family Travel: Dusseldorf, Germany

When you think “family-friendly European vacation,” Düsseldorf, Germany, likely isn’t at the top of most travelers’ lists. But this German business hub has become even more accessible to leisure travelers,… Read More…