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Kids climb on a giant lizard in the playground at King's Garden in Copenhagen, Denmark

Stay off the grass! No climbing! Don’t pick the flowers! We’ve all seen them, signs that scream “no, no, no” and “don’t, don’t, don’t.” These days, they’re the norm rather than...

Starter of fresh melon and a cup of honeydew melon gazpacho, garnished with a dollop of mint, at Loiseau des Ducs Michelin Star restaurant

Talk about a tease! Florence Bucciacchio, my host from the Dijon Tourism Office began my familiarization of Dijon with a visit to the Les Halles Market, but she wouldn’t let me...

The surface of these 24-month old wheels of cheese at Affineur Vagne in Poligny, France is dark brown and mottled

Ask any Frenchman to name his favorite cheeses and Comté will almost always be near the top of his list. To a large degree, however, the rest of the world doesn’t...

Highlight of tours of CERN include seeing actual sections of the Lare Hadron Collider with a section of the exterior cut away to show the pipes through which the photon beams travel

Geneva held no fascination for me. It was just another Swiss city with a pretty lake and exorbitant prices. But it offered one thing that other destinations in Switzerland could not:...

The Bell Tower (left) and Saint Bavo Cathedral (center) in Ghent. The church is home to the famed “Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” (also known as the Ghent Altarpiece) by Jan and Hubert van Eyck

Brussels: Famous for Beer, Chocolate, and Piss. Yes, Piss. As a little girl, I sat on my grandmother’s lap, fascinated by the tales she spun. I readily believed most of her...

Wreaths of remembrance are laid at Memin Gate in Ypres, Belgium during the Last Post Ceremony, held every evening at 7 p.m.

One hundred years ago, the Flanders region of Belgium lay in ruins. World War One had left cities like Ypres razed to the ground. Many such towns were in such a...