Europe

Punting in Cambridge or Gawking at Intellectual Greatness

Punting in Cambridge

Punting in Cambridge has been on my list for a few years, so in our rental car we headed north out of London. We drove into Cambridge under blue skies with the biggest, whitest billowing clouds. It was a stunning […]

How To Reach Breakneck Speeds Sledding the Preda-Bergun Run

Sledding the Preda-Bergün run.

Last week Eleanor Roosevelt told us to “…reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” We decided to take this advice to heart and go out and do something new and exciting for us, sledding the Preda-Bergün […]

Plan the Perfect Weekend Getaway to Prague

Perfect Itinerary for Weekend Getaway to PragueA view of the iconic Charles Bridge and the Old Town Bridge Tower

Prague, the City of a Hundred Spires Prague is possibly the most beautifully preserved medieval city in all of Europe. The towers and spires lining the skyline, the massive Prague Castle overlooking the town, and the statue lined bridges will […]

Sledding With Eleanor Roosevelt

In Howe The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt As we drive down the dark, wet, sometime icy […]

Chasing Hamlet Through Kronborg Castle

Chasing Hamlet Through Kronborg Castle

Why Should You Visit Kronborg Castle? Hamlet might have felt he’d been exiled from civilization when he was called back to Castle Elsinore after his father’s untimely death and his mother’s even more untimely marriage, but, come on, it’s only […]

25 of the Best Things to Do in Bergen in Winter

25 of the Best Things to Do in Bergen in Winter

Bergen, the second largest city in Norway, doesn’t feel like a city at all. It has the homey feeling of a small town, where everyone waves or says “hi” to you each time they see you. A UNESCO World Heritage […]

A Fateful Detour to Lucerne, Switzerland

  I don’t know what it is about Switzerland, but over and over again we find ourselves in this gorgeous Alpine country. It might be the incredible mountain scenery, or the delicious cheese, or the perfectly managed farms; or maybe […]

Sailing and Fishing – Water Adventures from Stockholm

Sailing and Fishing - Water Adventures from Stockholm

On a cool morning in August, we walked out to a quiet, empty boat dock in Stockholm harbor. We didn’t really know what to expect, except that we would be spending the day fishing and sailing through the Swedish Archipelago. […]

Indulgence and Pampering, A Romantic Weekend at Castle Wernberg

Indulgence and Pampering, A Romantic Weekend at Castle Wernberg

Looking for that perfect romantic weekend? Need a night away from the kids? We have found the perfect place for you. Burg Wernberg, in the middle of the Oberpflaz region of Germany, is the perfect overnight getaway. The castle, built […]

15+ Our Favorite Places in Spain

15+ Our Favorite Places in Spain

We love Spain. It’s been in our blood for as long as we’ve been a family. In 1985 we tossed our tent and sleeping bags into our little red VW Polo, strapped our three-month old daughter in the car seat, and took […]

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