While Germany sits in the driver's seat of Europe's economy, it doesn't take a cultural backseat either. Berlin is trying to finish construction of its new, 5 billion-euro airport: Willy Brandt Berlin-Brandenburg International.
For travelers, Great Britain is a work in progress, richly rewarding those who visit with up-to-date information. London continues to grow and thrive post-Olympics.
France is always working to show off its rich heritage in innovative ways. The big news in Paris is that the extensive, multi-year makeover of the Picasso Museum is nearing completion.
Even when it's hot, crowded, or on strike, Italy is lots of fun. Florence is notorious for long lines at sights. At Florence's Uffizi Gallery, known for Renaissance art, there's an exciting change.
Walking through the Hebron market, I dodged the head of a camel dangling from a chain. Today, with about 250,000 people, Hebron is the largest Palestinian city and the commercial capital of the West Bank.
This is the third article in a four-part series on Rick's recent trip to the Holy Land.