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Learn a Language in Europe
A language vacation can be a life-enriching experience. Read my advice on how to find a language school, what to expect, and what I experienced as a middle-aged language student in Siena, Italy.

From Switzerland for Visitors, an introduction to Swiss-German dialects. Also see the article on Romansh if you're visiting Canton GraubŁnden.

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Need a car in Europe?

If you live outside the EU, a tax-free Renault or Peugeot tourist car lease can be cheaper than renting for visits of 21+ days. Minimum driver age is 18, there' s no upper age limit, and rates include insurance.

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For car rentals under 21 days:

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Traveling by train?

Get free schedules, maps, and guides for 50+ European railroads. (Residents of North and Central America can buy tickets and rail passes online.)

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