Wieliczha Salt Mine

Wieliczka Salt Mine

On a hot summer day, one of the best things you can do is just go underground.  That’s what Jim and I decided to do the last time we were in Krakow.  Part of the greater Krakow area, Wieliczka Salt Mine […]

Tips, Tricks, and Tales of Travel By Train in Eastern Europe

Train Travel Eastern Europe

When our Eurail passes arrived in the mail in early June I thought, “We have plenty of time to plan this trip.” There was vague, nebulous idea that we would ride trains and see as much of Eastern Europe as […]

Adventurous Train Travel in Eastern Europe

Train Travel Eastern Europe

Our Epic Journey Through Eastern Europe “Anything is possible on a train: a great meal, a binge, a visit from card players, an intrigue, a good night’s sleep, and strangers’ monologues framed like Russian short stories.” Paul Theroux Walking from […]

70th Anniversary of the Liberation – Auschwitz and Birkenau

70th Liberation Auschwitz

January 27th marks the  70th Anniversary of the Soviet Army’s liberation of Auschwitz. As far as anniversaries go, this is one of the more somber ones to be recognized. As it should be. A visit to Auschwitz is filled with […]

The Year in Review 2014

Year in Review 2014

 A Banner Year in Travel The year is almost done.  With the cold and dreary winter weather, a feeling of melancholy begins to set in, so I sit here and try to remember all the great traveling Jim and I did […]

What to do in Wrocław

Rooftops in Wrocław

More Than Just Medieval Rooftops WrocÅ‚aw is a beautiful Polish medieval city with a vibrant cultural scene. Looking at the restored buildings in the historic center one can imagine what life may have been like four or five hundred years ago, while […]

UNESCO World Heritage Site – Peace Churches of Jawor and Świdnica

Peace Church Poland

Quirky Heritage Sites:  Jawor and Świdnica  Thankfully we drove up to Poland as public transportation is slow and definitely doesn’t get you to every possible destination. The country is huge, and we were only visiting a small part on the […]

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