Europe

Ultimate Guide of Things to do in Dalarna, Sweden

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The province of Dalarna, Sweden, is one of the most striking regions in this gorgeous country in Scandinavia. Meaning ‘the valleys,’ Dalarna is often referred to as ‘Sweden in miniature’ due to its topography of mountains in the north, deep forests and lakes throughout, and rolling farmland in the southern region. Add on the iconic ‘Falu röd’ (Falum red) cottages around every winding road, and you’re looking at a microcosm of IKEA-land in real life. This is Peak Sweden. From enjoying outdoor…

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How to Plan an Epic 3 Days in London

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Planning a visit one of the world’s most exciting cities with a limited timeline is no easy task. I mean, people spend years in London, England, and still don’t get to see everything there is to see, right? Well, through the mix of independent and guided excursions at Monograms, travelers can maximize time through group sightseeing while maintain their own independent schedules to visit what they like, when they wish. Even if you’re in London for a short while (and let’s face…

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From cheese to chocolate and meringue desserts, Switzerland has amazingly unique and delicious Swiss food products that every visitor simply has to try.

22 Swiss Food Products to try in Switzerland

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Switzerland is a land of stunning natural beauty and epic landscapes. This is a seriously beautiful, gush-worthy country. Even after 25+ visits to the land of Heidi, I never, ever get tired of Alpine mountain views, strolling the arcades in Bern, or eating the incredible array of Swiss food products to try in Switzerland. I mean, this is the land of chocolate and cheese y’all! Switzerland has many unique and delicious Swiss food products that every visitor should try to…

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Visiting Ypres with kids is one of the best ways to introduce the difficult topic of history, warfare and the importance of remembrance with your children.

Ypres with Kids: A Visit to Flanders Fields

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In the Great War between 1914-1918, Belgium became one of the main battlegrounds between the great European powers. A trench system stretching from the North Sea to Switzerland was built in the farmland and mud of Belgium and France. The trench warfare employed by military commanders resulted in over 8 million soldiers’ deaths during the four year span of World War I. As part of the British Empire, Canadian men enthusiastically volunteered to participate in what was assumed to be…

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Bruges may seem like a disney-esque medieval theme park due to its popularity with tourists, but this incredible European destination is a must visit. How to spend a perfect day in beautiful Bruges, Belgium.

The Top 6 Things to do in Bruges for Families

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One of our favorite cities in the world is Bruges (or Brugge as it’s known in Flemish). A UNESCO World Heritage site, Bruges was once a bustling and wealthy city in the Middle Ages. Its wealth was built upon its skill and trade in weaving. After its access to the North Sea – the Zwin – started silting in the 1500s, Bruges began a slow decline and became a forgotten city – ‘Bruges-la-Morte’ or ‘Bruges-the-dead’. Progress (and warfare) passed it by and…

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