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Contributor William Ecenbarger straps on his boots and heads out through the fields and meadows of Europe on a walking tour that leads him to some off the beaten track places that few tourists get to enjoy.

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Writer Amy Laughinghouse dons a fluffy robe and slippers and offers her body up for treatments at one of Italy's best spa resorts, which just happens to overlook the rolling hills of Tuscany.

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TraveLife's Athena Lucero  is tempted to join cross-country skiers in one of Europe's premier events but at the last minute elects to watch from the sidelines.

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Marc Atchison visits Germany's oldest city, Trier, and passes through the Porta Nigra, the blackened city gate that protects much of its remarkable Roman history.

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Heather Hinchcliffe travels to Spain and discovers a visit to the Benedictine monastery that crowns Montserrat is a moving experience you won't soon forget.

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Marc Atchison visits the ancient town of Málaga on Spain's sunny Costa del Sol and finds it to be a crossroads of history with lots of wonderful artifacts.

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Marc Atchison visits one of the most unique UNESCO World Heritage Sites - a factory that honours the Industrial Age.

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Marc Atchison visits a castle and one of the many fairytale towns along the Rhine River.

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Marc Atchison spends a day combing the lush gardens and stately rooms of Blenheim Palace, Winston Churchill's birthplace.

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Marc Atchison discovers crawling between Edinburgh’s pubs can be very educational.