Travel is a strange thing. Every new place you visit leaves an impression on you. Sometimes, it's filled with hidden gems that blow you away, turning you into a renegade travel ambassador, selflessly promoting this new place you've found.
Don't beat yourself up if you've never heard of the Austrian ski resort of Fieberbrunn. It's a small village hidden amongst the picturesque limestone mountains of the eastern Tyrol about 90 minutes drive from Innsbruck airport.
Two months ago the Slovenian government decided to fence Slovenia off from Croatia using many miles of barbed wire. It was done, supposedly, to protect the sovereignty of the Slovenian territory from the mass inflows of refugees from Croatia.
This is Obama's America, an America that rejects hate, rejects tribalism. It's an America where we identify as members of groups based on ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, ideology, etc., but where our common bonds as Americans come first.
The town of Hallstatt is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and I can definitely see why, but for a place that hardly gets any sun in winter, and has temperatures that often stay below freezing, it's a wonder that people would choose to build a town and live here. Why is this such a popular spot?
CARE was a charity created to feed the hungry in Europe. People in the United States would buy CARE packages of food and they would be delivered to a hungry family overseas. The von Trapp family were among those who helped by purchasing these life-saving parcels.
Since departing on our global trip we have covered the equivalent of 40 000 miles, which is almost twice around the equator, visiting 4 continents, 12 countries and 40 cities - and we're only getting started.