This mountainous and craggy, sandy and tumbleweed-strewn town holds a special place in Hollywood lore as the go-to destination for movie moguls seeking exotic-looking locales without breaking the studio's budget.
The smell of sausage and mulled wine wafts through the evening air. It could be anywhere in Germany around Christmastime, but it is not. It is Edinburgh, Scotland, and we are at the European Christmas Market in the Scottish capital.
In Bavaria, several of Roman outposts remain standing and are open to visitors, but it is in Weissenburg that this old world meets the new in a way that is as compelling to history buff as it is to average tourists.
Just one hour from Tokyo station via the bullet train, Japan’s Canyons Tours offer canyoning, rafting, and nature tours — a perfect way to escape the city and the August heat, all while spending some refreshing time in the woods.