Horse-drawn carriage and trees in bright autumnal colors on Cadotte Avenue. The driveway to the Grand Hotel Mackinac Island / © Photo: Georg Berg

Mackinac Island in Lake Huron

The ban on automobiles made the Michigan island a place of longing 150 years ago. The ride into the past begins with a trip in a speedboat

This staircase at Franklin Street and Lake Street is the start of the Chicago Riverwalk / © Photo: Georg Berg

Chicago Riverwalk & Pedway

There are over 400 skyscrapers in Chicago. In addition to the architecture above ground, there are remarkable constructions below ground. About two attractions that are exclusively for pedestrians

Hart Plaza with skyline of downtown Detroit on the Detroit River. In the foreground the Horace E. Dodge fountain / © Photo: Georg Berg

Good vibes from Detroit

What defines Detroit today is the unreal feeling that arises when you discover the large and small projects of revitalization. The city that was on its knees is reinventing itself

Gtar Grotto. Mary and Joseph with baby Jesus in the Bethlehem village of Għajnsielem on Gozo. The actors are from the village, are a real family and their child was born in 2023 / © Photo: Georg Berg

Bethlehem f’Għajnsielem on Gozo

In Għajnsielem, the whole village is on its feet from mid-December to bring the biblical Bethlehem to life. The live nativity scene on Malta’s sister island of Gozo is a popular Christmas destination

City view Dresden, in the foreground Brühl Terrace also Brühl Terrace. It extends for about 500 meters along the Elbe between Augustusbrücke and Carolabrücke. The structure is also called the balcony of Europe. The term was coined at the beginning of the 19th century and later used many times in literature / © Photo: Georg Berg

Caspar David Friedrich in Dresden

On the 250th birthday of the famous painter, Dresden and Saxon Switzerland offer a brilliant program. Culture and nature combine in the spirit of Romanticism

The Chronicle of Georgia is a monument visible from afar on Mount Kenisi near Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. Created in 1985 by sculptor Zurab Zereteli, it is dedicated to the 3,000th anniversary of the state of Georgia and the 2,000th anniversary of Georgia's Christianization. It is little visited by tourists and locals / © Photo: Georg Berg

Georgia’s turbulent history

Persians, Mongols, Turks and Russians wanted to rule over Georgia, whose capital Tbilisi was completely destroyed 26 times. A visit to a self-confident country

The watering hole at Thawale Lodge in Majete Wildllife Reserve is visited by a herd of elephants with young / © Photo: Georg Berg

Thawale Lodge in Majete

The lodge is located in the middle of the Majete Wildlife Reserve. Starting point for game drives, bird watching and Cheetah tracking

Pool and garden Kumbali Country Lodge near Lilongwe / © Photo: Georg Berg

Special hotels in Lilongwe

Malawi in Southeast Africa is still considered an insider tip for Africa travelers. Already in the capital Lilongwe there are special accommodations

Terrace overlooking Lake Malawi, guest villa of Pumulani Lodge, Robin Pope Safaris, on the shore of Lake Malawi, Cape Maclear, in Lake Malawi National Park / © Photo: Georg Berg

Vacation at Lake Malawi

The lake is as big as an ocean. On its shores there are beautiful accommodations embedded in nature. Two examples from the Lake of Stars

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