Salzburg, Austria

This was the “add-on” city to round out our itinerary, but became one of our favorite spots to visit, and a place that we flagged as one to return to see again.

It is the birthplace of Mozart, the setting for “The Sound of Music,” and a delightfully charming destination. Our Airbnb was a 340 year old building. Put another way, it was around 100 years old at the time of the American revolution! We walked out the front door and looked up at a castle that is more than 1000 years old and has never fallen in battle. (No one dared attack it until Napoleon, and they simply surrendered when he approached.)

Here, then, are 10 glimpses into a pleasant and colorful city to explore.