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Warsaw Zoo

Walking in the Footsteps of the Zookeeper’s Wife

Warsaw Zoo

Ever visited a country with so much history that it gives you the chills? Guest contributor, Susan Guillory from The Unexplorer, recently traveled to Poland where she had an incredible experience exploring the former home of the Żabińskis, guardians of the Warsaw Zoo during the Holocaust, whose story was turned into the book and movie, […]

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Wielizczka Salt Mine

Exploring Poland’s Incredible Wieliczka Salt Mine

Wielizczka Salt Mine

We always love hearing about off-the-beaten-path travel destinations from around the world and today’s post is a doozy! Guest contributor, Susan Guillory from The Unexplorer, recently traveled to beautiful Poland – which is exciting in its own right – but her tour of the amazing Wieliczka Salt Mine looks like it was an unforgettable experience. […]

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Walking the old town of Gdansk, Poland

Discovering Gdansk On a Self-Guided Walking Tour

Walking the old town of Gdansk, Poland

On an early September morning, the sun illuminates pastel colored buildings lining Long Market Street in Old Town, the historic center of Gdansk, Poland. Up ahead, the clock tower of the 13th century Town Hall vies for my attention. I stop to marvel at the old world architecture as I get my bearings. According to Rick Steves, the […]

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Finding Romance in Poland

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Updated 02.01.2017 When you think of romantic getaways, does Poland come to mind? Probably not—especially for our U.S. readers. When I visited the Baltic region of Poland and Germany last year, I discovered that romantic Poland definitely exits. And, the experience is filled not only with romance but also with the complicated history of Western […]

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Saturday’s scene: the amber glow of Gdansk

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Walking in Gdansk, Poland, on a sunny, September day, I enter St. Mary’s gate to discover Mariacka Street glowing with gold—not the shiny precious metal that we usually think of but the burnished golden glow of amber—Baltic gold. Shop owners have brought their goods outside to lure shoppers like me into their stores. Tables and […]

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Berlin and Beyond

Exploring Berlin and beyond

Berlin and Beyond

Exploring off-the-beaten-path destinations is high on my list when it comes to boomer travel. Today, I’ll be enjoying the business class flight on Air Berlin (out of business as of 12.2018) to Gdansk for the beginning of Berlin and Beyond, a press trip to Poland and Northern Germany. From the looks of the extensive itinerary, […]

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