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The World’s Best-Loved Passion Play: Oberammergau's Legacy



In 2022 you can watch the Oberammergau Passion Play, a once-in-a-decade performance put on by a tiny German village perched high in the Bavarian Alps. You’ll see a cast of thousands of local children, adults, and animals reenact the final days of Christ’s life in an elaborate tradition dating back nearly 400 years.

It is the oldest, most famous, and most popular Passion Play in the world. The play is expected to draw over half a million people across its 103 shows scheduled for 2022.




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Topics: Europe, Oberammergau


History of Trevi Fountain: Why You Should Toss A Coin In?



Where is the Trevi Fountain and why is it such a big attraction? One of the most famous fountains in the world, the Trevi Fountain is located in the Quirinale District of Rome. Every year, visitors flock to the Baroque-style fountain to toss a coin in and make a wish. The name Trevi comes from a combination of Italian words— “tre” which means three and “vie” meaning roads. At the time of its construction, it sat at the intersection of Rome’s three most important roads.




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Topics: Europe


Top European Destinations to Visit in Spring



The snow has melted and blooms now carpet the landscape in brilliant colors as Europe rolls out the welcome mat for travelers.

Spring is the ideal time to grab your passport and consider the best places to travel in Europe in the spring. March, April and May offer more than just pleasant weather and longer days for sightseeing—the shoulder season also brings more affordable airfares and accommodations.

Join the locals as they head outdoors to celebrate the season and visit five of our must-see places in Europe in spring.




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Topics: Europe, Travel Inspiration


Popular champagne flavors found in Champagne, France



Tiny bubbles, and the perfect balance that wine connoisseurs call “finesse,” are signatures of champagne. They are why a bottle of champagne elevates an event into a celebration—and the reason champagne drinkers are happy to pay such a premium.




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Topics: Europe, Food and Dining


Top European Capitals to Visit



The capital cities of Europe feature some of the most picturesque scenery and architecture in the world. Historic sites, grand festivals, and local cuisine help shape the culture and identity of each city.




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Topics: Europe, Travel Inspiration


Italian Sayings and Phrases to Know



Ciao! Without even realizing it, you’ve probably long known at least one Italian word—hello. Italy is a bucket-list destination for many travel lovers, and it is easy to see why.

Boasting an enviable mixture of cosmopolitan cities and small villages, history and art, food and wine; Italy—with its sun-drenched piazzas and Tuscan hills—is one of the most popular places to visit in the world.




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Topics: Europe, Travel Tips


Unusual European Traditions You May Have Never Heard Of Before



Traveling to new destinations around the world is a brilliant way to learn about new cultures and traditions. Think about your family or community and the traditions that help make them unique and special. Would your traditions seem strange to others?

As you traverse the globe, you will encounter traditions that may seem strange to you, but they are exactly what makes traveling such an adventure.




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Topics: Europe


Things to Do While Traveling Through Ring of Kerry, Ireland



Driving the Ring of Kerry is as essential to an Irish vacation as enjoying a pint of Guinness down the pub. This 111-mile loop winds its way through much of the Emerald Isle’s best coastal scenery.

It meanders through Country Kerry’s the Iveragh Peninsula in Ireland’s rugged southwest. You will drive past lakes, castles, tiny villages, and ancient ruins—highlighting the brilliance of the tiny island in technicolor green. 




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Topics: Europe


4 Most Popular Wine Regions In Europe



Some people say that wine in Europe is equivalent to water in America. Wine is a distinct part of European. In fact, it predates ancient Rome and Greece.

During your European travels, you will not only experience how art, history, and the sciences have influenced various regions of a country, but also observe first-hand how wine acts as an important part of life there. 

Studies tout the benefits of wine in moderation. It has been shown that wine contains antioxidants, promotes longevity, and reduces the risks of certain diseases. What great reasons to raise a glass!




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Topics: Europe, Travel Inspiration


What to Pack for Italy



Italian summer weather is bellissimo, meaning beautiful: hot, sunny, and dry for the most part. The invigorating Mediterranean climate is ideal for traveling and sightseeing, but deciding what to pack for Italy can be challenging. The country has several microclimates, including mountainous regions and islands.

Whether visiting the Vatican in Rome or admiring Renaissance art in Florence, YMT has the essential packing list for your next visit to Italy.




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Topics: Europe, Packing Lists