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One of the first things you’re likely to notice about Bouillon is the boats. They bob bucolically on the edge of the Semois River, the lazy waterway that embraces the small village in southern Belgium, and offer a decisive answer to an obvious question: Now that we’ve arrived, what do we do?

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Heidesee lake offers swimming, waterslides in a bucolic setting northwest of Stuttgart

Germany’s hottest summer on record has meant more family trips to the local swimming pool than years past, but repeated dips in familiar water can get old.


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Learn about Germany’s dark history at Nazi rally grounds in Nuremberg

Just outside of the city center in Nuremberg, massive stone structures loom ominously over an idyllic park. This is where hundreds of thousands of Nazi Party supporters gathered between 1933 and 1938 in what were known as the Nuremberg Rallies.


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Rome’s beautifully sculpted fountains offer refreshing visits

Fountains in Rome are almost as plentiful as cathedrals. You don’t have to walk far to bump into one, whether it’s at the Vatican, Spanish Steps or Pantheon.

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Nature lovers will enjoy stunning lakes, waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest and largest national park in Croatia. The park offers lake tour programs, mountain climbing, skiing, sledding and biking, but the majority of visitors go to Plitvice to tour the lakes and waterfalls.


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Visit ancient ruins, enjoy Italian cuisine, smell blooms in Sirmione, on the southern tip of Lake Garda

Roman gifts to western civilization are many: arches, roads, plumbing, numerals, the republic, to name a few. I would also add Sirmione.


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Trier, Germany’s oldest major city, is a must-see

History buffs will find plenty of Roman ruins — and also medieval treasures — strewn across modern-day Trier, Germany.

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