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Cait Kontalis, Writer at ViaTravelers

Cait is a Chicago-based Greek-American but spends most of her year floating around the globe. She holds a B.A. in Communications and a M.A. in Nonprofit Management. Her favorite destinations include visiting her homeland in Greece, the Black Hills of South Dakota, and wherever her partner is stationed abroad. Cait is also a powderhound, taking to ski slopes in the Rocky Mountains and throughout the country.

Cait Kontalis's Recent Posts

I know, I know. The infamous German autobahn can sound intimidating to anyone getting a rental car. However, I promise that driving in Germany is a perfectly normal (yet slightly faster) experience.  While train travel throughout Europe is great, sometimes you just want a good old-fashioned road trip–and Germany is the place to do it. From views of …

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While you eagerly anticipate your chance to see the Eiffel Tower sparkle with your own eyes, it’s not unusual to find yourself wondering if it’s easy to stay safe in Paris. A certain level of anxiety comes with visiting a new place, and the City of Lights is no exception. Whether you travel ten times …

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, is one of those places that people become absolutely obsessed with once they know it exists. However, you’ve likely never heard of it. Many people overlook Garmisch-Partenkirchen as an outdoor recreational epicenter, instead favoring its Austrian neighbor Innsbruck. However, the twin towns are filled to the brim with unique and interesting things to …

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“PROST!” – There’s no greater sound than hefeweizen glasses clinking after a long day exploring Germany. However, there’s a lot of packing effort to get to this point. As an American who spends several weeks at a time in Germany a year, I’ve learned quite a lot about what to pack for Germany. This guide …

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