Western Europe

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 […]

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 […]

12 Variations of Schnitzel or Mmmm… Pork for Every Month Recipes

12 Variations of Schnitzel or Mmmm... Pork for Every Month Recipes

Since moving to Germany, I have discovered that my Mom’s version of Wiener Schnitzel just doesn’t exist in the real world. Seriously, I have no idea where she learned or made up that recipe, but there are so many variations […]

A Winter Weekend in Engleberg Titlis, Switzerland

A Winter Weekend in Engleberg Titlis, Switzerland

I love winter! I love finding that perfect ski lodge, complete with steaming hot drinks and a cozy place to eat dinner after a full day on the slopes. I’m not as much of a skier as I used to […]

Chasing the Ghosts of the Past in Tempelhof

Chasing the Ghosts of the Past in Tempelhof

Are there any Ghosts in Tempelhof? According to our guide, Ernst, if you wander around the halls, tunnels, and passages of Tempelhof at night you will encounter the ghosts of the past. And after our two hour walking tour through […]

The Secret Passages of Tempelhof

The Secret Passages of Tempelhof

Of course Will Rogers comes from a different era, and today I’m sure he would modify this as “There are three different kinds of people…” So which one are you? I’ve always been a readin’ kind of learner, but as […]

The Big 5 Bavarian Christmas Markets – A One Week Itinerary

The Big 5 Bavarian Christmas Markets - A One Week Itinerary

It’s almost winter and visions of steaming mugs of glühwein and the sweet taste of stollen are dancing in my head. In Germany, the onset of winter brings one of my favorite seasons of the year – Christmas market season!

Playing with Light at the Magnificent Bastei Bridge in Germany

Playing with Light at the Magnificent Bastei Bridge in Germany

Photographing the Bastei Bridge Ever since we moved to the Oberpfalz in northern Bavaria we’d been hearing about, and seeing stunning pictures of, Bastei Bridge in the region known as Sächsischen Schweiz (or Saxon Switzerland) in former East Germany. The bridge is located […]

A Cooking Lesson in Paris – Les Croissants! Voilà!

Cooking Lesson in Paris - Les Croissants!

One of the problems with being a family of educators is that our travel times are pretty well set in stone, so with Devon and Erika visiting, we found ourselves headed to Paris in June. Many people will tell you Paris anytime […]

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