In Bavaria, despite a successful high-tech economy, farmers still do as they have since ancient times. William Krakow describes the annual Viehscheid, a ritual of bringing the cows back down from the mountains to town.
Super traveler Max Johnson visits the West Balkans (once called Yugoslavia), with stops in Durres, Albania, Belgrade, Serbia, and Podgorica Montenegro by bus, train and cruise ship, discovering the changes that have taken place over the past twenty years.
Spain’s Extremadura region is famous for Iberico pork and its peppers. These peppers are slowly smoked to create another delightful Spanish spice: paprika. There’s even a museum devoted to the spice. The author, Jackie Sheckler Finch, shares a recipe for the Spanish dish migas.
Montelago Celtic Festival in Italy’s Apennine Mountains is a combination of a druid gathering, a music fest, and the Highland games–with camping, world music, and lots of beer and fun.
Il Palio is a 95-second horse race around the Piazza del Campo in the historic city’s center. Throngs of cheering locals and visitors make this a breathtaking event, once made famous as the beginning of a James Bond movie.
Just like the country it’s in, Luxembourg’s hiking trails remain relatively unknown and unexplored, which is a real shame as some of those in the Mullerthal Region are truly remarkable.