Europe

Punting in Cambridge or Gawking at Intellectual Greatness

Punting in Cambridge

Punting in Cambridge has been on my list for a few years, so in our rental car we headed north out of London. We drove into Cambridge under blue skies with the biggest, whitest billowing clouds. It was a stunning […]

Painting Marzipan and Learning the Sweet History of Tallinn

“A little part of the marzipan master’s soul is left in every piece.” While in Tallinn, I really wanted to do a cooking lesson, but I could not find anything that suited me. Then I came across a chocolate making […]

Adventure Travel Scotland – Shotguns and Quads

Adventure Travel Scotland

  You might imagine I’m writing about a camping or hunting trip in the back woods of the US when I start talking about riding quads (ATVs or 4-wheelers) and shooting at things. But it can be real fun to get […]

Perfect Day Trip Itinerary for Helsinki, Finland

Perfect Day Trip Itinerary for Helsinki, Finland

There’s just something about Finland. It’s not any further north then Norway or Sweden, yet somehow, for me, the country conjures up images of the northern frontier with ice fields, and desolate icy wilderness. I don’t know why I have […]

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!

Chicken Paprikash and More – A Cooking Lesson in Budapest

Chicken Paprikash and More - A Cooking Lesson in Budapest

Anna greeted us at the door of the Chef Parade school where we were signed up to take our first Hungarian cooking lesson in Budapest. An inviting space, the school is split into two halves, one side kitchen and one side table. […]

Travel Wisdom or Travel Foolishness, That is the Question!

Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness. Sacha Guitry What is foolishness? I think for me the definition has changed over and over again. Things I might once thought of as foolish, now I’m […]

Three Best Ways to Experience Lake Bled, Slovenia

Three Best Ways to Experience Lake Bled, Slovenia

Lake Bled Three Ways The stunning views from the path around Lake Bled in northern Slovenia encourage the visitor to stay there and soak in the beauty in as many ways possible. Not only is there an emerald and turquoise […]

Taking a Ride on the Children’s Railway in Budapest

Taking a Ride on the Children's Railway in Budapest

A Railway Ran by Kids? About four years ago, Devon read an article about Budapest and learned about a railway that was run entirely by children. Since then she has come to Europe quite a few times, but for some reason […]

The 9th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk – Where will you go?

“Walking is a virtue, tourism is a deadly sin.”  Bruce Chatwin I’m sure Chatwin didn’t have this weekend in mind when we wrote this quote, but when I saw it I just had to chuckle. You see every year there is […]

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