Category Archives: Once in a Lifetime

Tall Ship Sailing Vacation in Northern Europe

Plan Your Tall Ship Sailing Adventure

Most of my friends and family thought I was crazy when I told them for my vacation I was going on an old sailing ship as a trainee in the cold, unforgiving waters of the Baltic Sea in northern Europe. “You have to do what?” they would ask, amazed. “And you’re paying for this?” Okay […]

Visit Skellig Michael

What is a place that is a setting for a very popular science fiction movie, is a UNESCO world heritage site, and has puffins? I know what you are thinking. You’re saying to yourself, “No way, there is no place that is that cool, that awesome!”  Well, dear…you would be wrong! On our road trip […]

Gondola Training – It’s All Wine and Boats

Is taking a gondola ride on your Venice bucket list? It was on mine, but here's what I did about it. Click here to find out all about traditional Venetian boats!

The Ultimate Gondola Experience in Venice Italy To Gondola or Not to Gondola, That is the question! What’s the iconic thing to do in Venice? Take a gondola ride. In our heads we have visions of the striped shirt gondolier serenading us with the likes of “Amore” or another Italian love song as we glide […]

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. Hotel Burg Wernberg, in the middle of the Oberpflaz region of Germany, is the perfect overnight getaway. The castle, built in the middle ages, although small has been renovated to be as cozy and […]

The Unforgettable Top Ten of La Belle Paris

The Unforgettable Top Ten of Belle Paris

Paris.  She is unique.  She is beautiful.  She will wear you out!  There was never a time when I didn’t want to go to Paris. From music to movies, fashion to food, it’s always to be found in Paris. The first foreign language I took in school was French, and from that time on I […]

Real Men Love Beer Spas!

Real Men Love Beer Spas

Living near the border of the Czech Republic we have the opportunity to visit and explore western Czech on a regular basis. We’ve come up with the perfect weekend in Prague, taken the waters in Karlovy Vary, and just meandered around the farming villages and countryside during the fall, even going to a great folk festival one […]

Turkish Roses and Rose Oil

Turkish Roses

How we helped harvest the Damascena Roses Driving along Lake Burdur in Spring, we enjoyed the golden glow of the landscapes and watching the storks caring for their young.  We were heading to a tiny village outside of Isparta where we had signed up to be part of a team of rose pickers to follow […]

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