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Been There, Do This: Forsthaus Sattelbach in Oberhof, Germany

Been There, Do This: Forsthaus Sattelbach in Oberhof, Germany

“Violent grandma kitsch” is the first phrase that popped into my head when I thought about how I would describe Forsthaus Sattelbach to someone who asks. The quaint, lodge-like eatery is unassuming from the outset. It’s located in a remote spot in the forest in Oberhof, Germany, in the state of Thuringia; nature is literally its backyard, separated only by a fence.

Been There, Do This: Victoria and Albert Museum in London

Been There, Do This: Victoria and Albert Museum in London

If you are a museum fiend like me, London is a fantastic city to visit. In addition to Tate Modern, British Museum and the National Gallery, travelers would be wise to add Victoria and Albert Museum to their list. Also known as V&A, the museum houses a wealth of ancient and contemporary objects.

Been There, Do This: Hofbrauhaus, Munich

Been There, Do This: Hofbrauhaus, Munich

Before 1592, the people of Munich had to import their beer from the town of Einbeck some 340 miles away. Wilhelm V, Duke of Bavaria, simply would not stand for this, and ordered his royal court to come up with a solution. Their plan: build Munich’s own brewery.

Been There, Do This: Driving to Bonifacio, Corsica

Been There, Do This: Driving to Bonifacio, Corsica

This particular afternoon — which I’ll never forget — almost didn’t happen. It began innocently enough. Our Windstar ship dropped us off at Corsica’s Porto-Vecchio, a small port town that is good for a quick walk but not an entire day, especially when other parts of Corsica are within reach.

Been There, Do This: Jasmund National Park in Germany

Been There, Do This: Jasmund National Park in Germany

Jasmund National Park is a hidden Narnia in the far northeast of Germany. Just 30 square kilometers, this may be Germany’s smallest national park, but its beauty is vast. Though famous for its chalk cliffs (the largest in the country), the park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011 because of its primeval beech forest.

Been There, Do This: Antique Market in Lucca, Italy

Been There, Do This: Antique Market in Lucca, Italy

Any visit to Tuscany mandates a trip to the Uffizi and Leaning Tower of Pisa. When I visited Lucca, Italy, however, I came across a more obscure attraction — a simple mercatini dell’usato (second-hand market) — and was pleasantly surprised by the extraordinary cultural experience that awaited me.

Been There, Do This: Art and Dessert in Paris

Been There, Do This: Art and Dessert in Paris

A railway station turned museum, the Musee d’Orsay is home to a plethora of priceless works from the likes of Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Vincent van Gogh. When you’ve had your fill of impressionist art, make your way to the fifth floor for a different kind of masterpiece. The Cafe Campana is a blend of the old and new, with a modernist interior that pays tribute to art nouveau and a glass clock through which diners can peer out and catch a glimpse of the Seine.