One of the biggest food festivals in Europe, Fete de la Gastronomie is a fairly new food festival that takes place in over 2,000 locations around France. The three-day festival is all about French food and usually takes place on the last weekend of September.
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Whether you prefer slow strolls, taking incredible photographs of stunning scenery and colorful fall foliage, or battling through serious hikes into the mountains, then the Alps in France has something for you. With over 22,000 miles of well-kept trails, you can explore the Alps this fall without the summer rush of tourists and the overbearing heat.
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Most castles were built as fortified royal residences, and many of them sprang up throughout Europe during the medieval era. Each one is steeped in history, and while some are better preserved than others, it is worth exploring as many as you can to get a feel for the feudal states of Europe during this time.
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South Africa is a country of incredible natural beauty and perfect paradises that are just waiting to be discovered. The diverse country, which is the size of France and Spain combined (and about twice the size of Texas!) isn’t usually…
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Used as one of the locations in the Harry Potter films, Alnwick castle is also where the popular TV series Downton Abbey is filmed and some of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts scenes were filmed. Enjoy a guided mystery tour through the castle that includes shows and exhibitions.
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