Best Summer Travel Destinations

Unsurprisingly, summer is without a doubt the most popular time of the year to travel for almost everyone. From the (generally) good weather to long breaks, there are many reasons why most people plan their trips during the summertime! Choosing a destination for summer trips though can be quite difficult, as you must consider weather, activities, and busyness of any potential place you’d like to visit. So, to help you all out with choosing your perfect summer destination, in this post I’ll be listing seven spots throughout the world that I think would make for the perfect summer getaway.

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A Guide to Cold War Era Berlin

The Cold War, a political affair that took place between the US and the Soviet Union from 1945 to 1999, put the city of Berlin in a very unique situation. After World War II, Berlin was separated into both east (communist) and west (free), as well as British, French, American and Soviet sectors. In 1961, after much East German immigration to the West, the Soviets built the infamous Berlin Wall. This iconic yet inhumane wall stood as a barrier between the communist East and free West for nearly 30 years after its construction, separating families and ruining lives. Berlin was basically at the centre of the conflict between the west and east, and many of the most important events of the Cold War occurred in the city. Therefore, the Berlin of today is home to many Cold War Era related sites – three of which I’ll be writing about in this guide.

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Berlin’s Museum Island

Berlin’s Museum Island, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, is a collection of five museums and a couple other sites on the northern half of Berlin’s Spree Island. The buildings on this island, all built between 1830 to 1930, include the Alte Nationalgalerie, Altes Museum, Berlin Cathedral, Bode Museum, Neuses Museum, and Pergamon Museum. Considered one of the greatest museum complexes in the world, Museum Island is very convenient to tourists looking for a one-stop history, art, and culture spot. In this post, I’ll be going you the ultimate guide to Museum Island – with info on what it is, where it is, why you should visit, and what to see while there!

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Berlin’s Olympic Stadium

Located on the outskirts of the capital city, Berlin’s Olympic Stadium was originally built for the 1936 Summer Olympics. These Olympic games took places during Hitler’s reign over Germany, making them one of the most infamous Olympics in history. Overtaken by Hitler, the games were mostly used for Nazi propaganda purposes. Because of this, the stadium and the park surrounding it today now have a very eerie and desolate feel. Though the stadium is now used as the home to Berlin’s Hertha BSC Football Team, it is still a major reminder of Germany’s Third Reich and the horrifying history behind it. To kickoff my Berlin series on my blog, throughout this post I’ll be writing all about this stadium, with info on its main sites, history, and significance.

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The Perfect Day in Prague: A One Day Itinerary

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is one of Europe’s most visited cities. From its rocky yet rich history to its hundreds of handsome buildings, there are many reasons (some obvious, some less well known) that nearly fifteen million people travel to Prague each year. The city’s Prague Castle pulls history lovers, its Charles Bridge captivates in photographers, its Old Town Square attracts explorers, and finally its Dancing House draws in architecture enthusiasts. With so many iconic and interesting attractions to see throughout the city, it can be hard to plan out how to spend your time there well. So, to help any of you who only have a quick day to spend in Prague, in this post I’ll be giving you the ultimate one day itinerary to the Golden City.

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