John Vandiver joined Stars and Stripes in 2007 and is based in Stuttgart,
Germany. He is a 1996 graduate of the University of Delaware and previously
covered local government and education at the Asbury Park Press in New Jersey.
Before being assigned to Stuttgart in 2008, John worked out of Stars and
Stripes’ bureau in Baumholder, Germany.
By trodding fantastic paths that wind through pastures and forests dotted with surreal rock formations, one can see why the Mullerthal Trail in Luxembourg’s Mullerthal region was recently recognized as one of the best trails in Europe.
Ghost towns dot the landscape all across the southwestern United States, once-thriving cultural hubs abandoned and left in shambles. Many are still fairly well-preserved, though, and offer visitors a chance to see a piece of history even if it is in pieces.
Stars and Stripes Tablet Edition subscribers get access to galleries of the most provocative photography around. From unparalleled war photography, to touching memorial coverage, or the most exciting sporting events, every gallery is hand-picked by Stars and Stripes staffers around the world. This gallery is a preview of some of the photography in the Tablet Edition.