Cuckoo for Switzerland

Switzerland is home to numerous lakes and the high peaks of the snow-covered Alps. It is known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. It is famous for its secretive banking laws, Swiss watches, and chocolates. It borders Italy to its south, France to its west, Germany to its north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to its east. While the Alps cover most of Switzerland’s territory, its population of around eight million is concentrated in its two major cities: Zurich and Geneva. Although Switzerland offers sightseers picturesque landscapes, its lack of progress on LGBT issues cannot be overlooked, but with the […]

Fun in Philly

With the rich history and charm of Philadelphia, a weekend trip to Pennsylvania’s largest city offers a great getaway for the weekend traveler. Getting there is easy: by car (as you are peppered with annoying tolls), by bus (tickets starting at $15), or by train (Amtrak starting at $40). Philadelphia has an estimated population of 1.5 million and more than six million in its metropolitan area. During the past century, its population identity has slightly shifted. In the 19th and 20th centuries, immigration and migration to the city resulted in large concentrations of African-Americans, Asians, Germans, Italians, and Puerto Ricans. […]

Frankfurt Nicht nur Geschäftlich! (Not just business!)

Although Frankfurt is a major business hub with towering buildings and offices of over 300 major banks and the Frankfurt stock exchange, it’s also one of the most popular tourist destinations in Germany. There are beer gardens, street markets, bistros, fashion boutiques, and candy stores. It’s the birthplace of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Germany’s Shakespeare, whose former home is now the Goethe House Museum, a popular tourist destination. With Frankfurt’s strategic location, getting around to other parts of Germany or going to other major European cities is easy. Frankfurt Airport is one of the world’s busiest international airports and Frankfurt […]