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Top German-Speaking Countries To Visit That Aren’t Germany

Top German-Speaking Countries To Visit That Aren’t Germany

Looking to test out your German language skills? Keep things interesting by taking a trip to one of these German-speaking countries.
The Complete Guide For Traveling To (And Through) Europe

The Complete Guide For Traveling To (And Through) Europe

Is it your dream to travel Europe like a pro, but you don’t want to miss some important info before you go? Look no further, our Babbel guide is here to help.
Republic Of North Macedonia: A Cultural Paradise You Need To Visit In 2019

Republic Of North Macedonia: A Cultural Paradise You Need To Visit In 2019

Thinking about traveling to Macedonia this summer? Here’s why you should take the plunge on visiting this hidden Balkan jewel.
Why Do So Many People Smoke Cigarettes In Europe?

Why Do So Many People Smoke Cigarettes In Europe?

You’re not imagining it: cigarette smoking in Europe really is more prevalent than in the U.S. So stick that in your pipe and smoke it!
The Ultimate Travel Checklist For Going To Europe

The Ultimate Travel Checklist For Going To Europe

Whether you’re headed to Europe for 2 weeks or a full year, here’s our ultimate travel checklist for going to Europe — made by Aussies for Aussies.
Love, Culture And Other Languages: Differences In Romance Across Europe

Love, Culture And Other Languages: Differences In Romance Across Europe

In case you hadn’t noticed, Valentine’s Day is here. To celebrate the quirks and joys of pan-European dating, here’s an investigative deep dive into the cultural differences in love and relationships across the continent.
Riga Travel Guide: Here’s What You Can’t Miss

Riga Travel Guide: Here’s What You Can’t Miss

Planning a trip to Latvia’s capital (or perhaps just exploring your vacation options)? A local explains his top things to do in Riga.
Mate, Buddy, Pal: What People Around The World Call Their Friends

Mate, Buddy, Pal: What People Around The World Call Their Friends

What we call our friends reveals so much about our relationships. In that spirit, we compiled a list of words for friends in other languages.
Why Is Sparkling Water All Over Europe?

Why Is Sparkling Water All Over Europe?

Have you ever ordered water in Europe and been gotten a carbonated beverage instead? Here’s why Europe prefers fizzy over flat water (and how to avoid it in the future).
Why Are Americans So Obsessed With Amsterdam?

Why Are Americans So Obsessed With Amsterdam?

Americans love to visit Amsterdam to see the canals, the windmills and the weed. But the beautiful Dutch city offers a lot more than meets the eye.
Introducing László Krasznahorkai’s ‘The World Goes On’

Introducing László Krasznahorkai’s ‘The World Goes On’

The World Goes On is a far cry from most modern Western novels and provides a worldview that is very different from the ordinary. This makes it a perfect first pick for our Babbel Book Club.
The 12 Days Of Cookiemas: Holiday Pastries From Around The World

The 12 Days Of Cookiemas: Holiday Pastries From Around The World

If you’re in danger of running out of cookie recipes to try this holiday season, here’s a list of 12 delicious cookies from other countries.
Spice Up Your Festive Feast With Christmas Cuisine From All Around Europe

Spice Up Your Festive Feast With Christmas Cuisine From All Around Europe

We got the inside scoop on Europe’s most popular festive food trends from some of the continent’s largest supermarkets.
Gift Guide: 7 Musts For The Luxury Traveler

Gift Guide: 7 Musts For The Luxury Traveler

You may not be able to send your friend on a free trip, but you can certainly buy them something that will make their next vacation a great one.