What to see and what to skip in Munich, Germany
With Oktoberfest around the corner, revelers around the world are eyeing Munich, Germany. The beer-fueled feast that’s a centuries-old Bavarian tradition is one of the most revered festivals in the world, drawing close to eight million visitors. (Check out Travelzoo’s exclusive Facebook LIVE
Google's 1st 'Mini' Street View Lets You Explore World's Largest Miniature 'Wonderland'
Google unveiled its first ever "mini" Street View today of "Miniatur Wunderland," in Hamburg, Germany -- the world's largest miniature model railway exhibition. The attraction, which boasts "13,000 kilometers of track and more than 200,000 tiny citizens," features tiny replicas of German provinces,
How Probiotics May Help Ease Social Anxiety
You’re probably aware of the benefits of probiotics (aka “friendly” bacteria) for digestive health, which include reduced bloating, management of IBS ( irritable bowel syndrome ), and help with diarrhea triggered by antibiotics or traveling. What you may not know is that probiotics are also tied to
5 Takeaways From President Obama’s Trip to The G7 Summit
President Obama was on the ground in Germany for 36 hours as he attended the G7 Summit. Between the family photos, the meetings and the beer, the president managed to squeeze a lot into the two-day period. ISIS in Meeting With Iraqi Prime Minister at G7 Summit] Here's a look at 5 things you'll
5 Stories You May Have Missed This Weekend
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President Obama Kicks Off Germany Trip With Beer Ahead of G7 Summit
President Obama arrived in Germany today for the G-7 summit and quickly made his first public stop to share beer with the locals -- all before noon. “When I first heard Angela was hosting the G-7 in Bavaria, I was hoping that it would fall during Oktoberfest, but then again there’s never a bad day
Peterson's hometown still supportive
This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Nov. 24 The State of Football Issue. Subscribe today! IN A DARK and quiet corner of a high school stadium, a few yards from the end zone, two Palestine High booster club members grimace through another evening of woeful football. Delton Atwood and David
How Alibaba Made Billions From 'Singles Day'
The mega e-commerce company Alibaba is topping $9 billion in sales on a made-up shopping holiday today. "Singles Day" is the equivalent of Cyber Monday , but with a twist: China's bachelors note the number of single digits on the date, 11/11, the country's anti-Valentine's Day. The manufactured
All the Winners, Action at Food Network’s 7th Annual NYC Burger Bash
Food Network came to life Friday night at Rachael Ray's 7th annual Blue Moon Burger Bash for the New York City Wine & Food Festival. Robert Irvine, Anne Burrell, Adam Richman, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Andrew Zimmern and more came out for the celebrity chef studded affair with 32 contenders
Why Does Oktoberfest Start in September?
The beer starts flowing today in Munich's 181st Oktoberfest, which ends October 5. Why is Oktoberfest called "Oktoberfest" when it really begins in September? That's a frequently asked question on the website Oktoberfest.de . And here's their answer: The historical background: the first Oktoberfest