How to Visit Botswana!

Warthog piglet in Botswana.

On our Botswana self-drive, we visited so many places and did a number of game drives where we saw tons of amazing wildlife. It’s a trip of a lifetime, so visit Botswana.

Andorra Travel Blog

Winding Road in Andorra.

Andorra. Beautiful. Gorgeous. Breath-taking. Stunning. But, as pretty as it is, there are exactly three things to do in Andorra in the summer. Shop, hike, and eat. And there are exactly three things to do in Andorra in the winter. Shop, ski, and eat! It’s small, but it’s still worth it. Having traveled all over Europe, we still found this small country to be unique and interesting. We weren’t here long, but we did have a drive through, a lunch, and took some photos…so yes, it counts and that’s why we included these facts and a little information on our Andorra Travel Blog. We only spent a day in Andorra, a perfect summer day, winding along the mountain roads, exploring …

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An Enchanting Albania Road Trip itinerary You’ll Want to Steal!

The Ultimate Albania Road Trip

Albania! It may be a bit off the beaten track, but take a trip to Albania and you will love it! Friendly people, beautiful vistas, white cities with an Ottoman feel, and delicious food await you. Take an Albania road trip to really get the feel of the country. Click here to find out what to do and see!

5 Things You Didn’t Know about the Hofbrauhaus in Munich

The huge Hofbräuhaus in Munich is the most famous tavern in the world.

Going to Munich? No matter what season, your number one place to go is the Hofbrauhaus! It’s the most German thing you can do, and boy is it fun! We’ve done lots of hands-on research to let you in all the secrets. From Hofbrauhaus beer and beer steins to oompah music, this needs to be on your itinerary.

Wies Church – What a surprise!

We left off in Bavaria, Germany.  There is so much to do here, that a few days just does not do it justice.  As we went south to visit the famous Ludwig castles, major tourist sights that they are, we stopped off at the Wies church.  Located a bit off the beaten track, the pilgrimage church of Wies is in Steingaden, a rural, but completely typical Bavarian countryside.  There isn’t even much of a village nearby; it’s set among a few farms and lots of open fields.  In early June, it was gorgeous weather and the there were flowers and animals; very bucolic. The question becomes, why here?  Well, just like the beginning of many pilgrammage sites, this one has …

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A Quiet Maulbronn Afternoon

After our jaunt into Bavaria, we wanted to head due west to the city of Trier and the Mosel river.  We used to live near this city, and it holds a special place in our hearts.  We also have friends in the area, so of course, wanted to go visit them while we were in the country.  We had to stop half way, just for sanity’s sake, so we chose the little-known town of Maulbronn.  There is not much there except for this awesome UNESCO World Heritage monastery which is over 850 years old. As all religious sites seem to have, the founding of the monastery has a good story. Legend has it that the monks were looking for a …

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Kreuzberg Monastery and Beer!

The Monastery on Kreuzberg Rhon where the Franciscan monks started making great beer in the 7th century.

Living in Germany means that you have to love beer, good beer, beer that is made right on the premises! Yum! We never turn down a chance to check out an artsy brewery or a great monastery. Europe is chock full of great beer, and we don’t mind trying it out! So, at the tail end of winter, with just a little snow and a warm sun we found ourselves exploring Kreuzberg Monastery, and oh was the beer good! Kreuzberg Beer Straight From their Monastery These views greeted us on the sunny, yet cold, Sunday morning as we parked the car and climbed to the monastery to start our exploration of the area. . The first stop was the Information …

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