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The Perfect Prague Weekend – What to Do in Prague in 2 Days

Perfect Itinerary for Weekend Getaway to Prague

Prague, Czech Republic, 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 transport you back to an earlier age. Of course, the famous Bohemian spirit coupled with some of the best beer […]

Ten Reasons to Love The Oktoberfest!

No matter who you are, when you think of Germany, you inevitably think of the Oktoberfest! Everyone has heard of the world-famous Oktoberfest. It might just be the largest party on Earth. Over six million people attend this three week event each year, and people come from over 80 countries just to experience some down […]

Make Your Own Swiss Army Knife in Brunnen, Switzerland

Mountains, cows, cheese, chocolate. These are all things that I readily associate with Switzerland. That and one more thing, the Swiss Army Knife.  And that is the reason Jim and I booked another weekend in Brunnen, Switzerland, to make our own pocket knives. Even though we drove down there in the dead of winter, we […]

Discovering The Magnificent Bastei Bridge in Germany

Bastei Bridge, Germany

A Day Trip to Bastei Bridge (Basteibrücke) 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 in a national park that is both enchanting and awe-inspiring, in […]

Visiting The Kuchlbauer Tower and Brewery in Bavaria

Art and beer, beer and art. These two things don’t necessarily go together, but in Abensberg, a small town not far from Regensberg, in Bavaria there is a brewery and beer garden where it’s all about the art. It boasts a magical tower that will have the kids of all ages gaping and smiling. Jim […]

For The Love Of Beer – A Day Trip From Munich

Beer, that refreshing drink we all love, has some very humble beginnings. Some say the ancient Egyptians brewed the first barrels of suds, others pin our fraternity binge-ing brew on the Babylonians. But beer didn’t get serious until the early middle ages when hops were added to balance the sweetness from the malt with a […]

The Town Divided By War – Moedlareuth

Deutsch-Deutsches Museum Moedlareuth

Imagine this. Your country has just lost a war, and now the Soviets who are in charge are building a wall in your town. How will you visit your family? How will you shop? How will you go to school? For almost 37 years, this small town of 50 inhabitants was divided by a wall […]

Tulip Festival in the Netherlands

Tulip Festival Parade in the Netherlands - A Photo Essay

The Amazing Bloemencorso or Dutch Flower Parade When you think of the Netherlands, so many iconic things come to mind. There are wooden shoes, tulips, windmills, and bikes! The annual tulip festival and  flower parade highlights everything Dutch as well as floats and costumes to follow the yearly theme. To experience Dutch Tulip Season, you […]

The Best Places to See Dutch Tulips

How And Where To Go - Chasing Holland Tulips

Dutch Flowers, especially their Tulips, are World Famous! Let’s face it, there’s two main things tourists want to see when they go to Holland, tulips and windmills. I have to say, I’m not the exception to that rule! Dutch tulip fields are an amazing sight in the spring, it’s like a rainbow fell out of […]

A Lesson to Remember at Flossenburg Concentration Camp

For Americans, like myself, World War II stories are fresh in our minds. As we’re traveling around the country, we try our best to visit them and keep reminding ourselves what can happen if we are not careful, mindful. One of the things that are abundant in Germany are concentration camps, and unlike the names […]

Climbing and Hiking Through The Magical Luisenburg Rock Labyrinth

Climbing and hiking through Luisenburg Rock Labyrinth

A day trip being outdoors, scrambling through the Luisenburg Rock Labyrinth is just what the doctor ordered!

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 it’s a combination of all of it. Perhaps, part of it is that at some […]

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