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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!

Pumpkin Festival Ludwigsburg Germany

Perfectly Pumpkin – A Fantastic German Fall Festival

Ludwigsburg, Germany – Pumpkins Galore I love a festival.  And one that involves food, well, that’s a no-brainer.  We were going.  I love pumpkin, and I’d heard there was plenty of pumpkin specialties to be tasted, so off we went.  In […]

Compete or Attend the Inverness Highland Games in Scotland

Compete or Attend the Inverness Highland Games in Scotland

A Brief History of the Inverness Highland Games The clans of Scotland have been gathering for hundreds of generations; the highland games were a way of meeting up with scattered family members and friends, hearing and spreading the news of […]

Enjoying the Love of Citrus at the Menton Lemon Festival

Enjoying the Love of Citrus at the Menton Lemon Festival

Last weekend we flew down to southern France to attend the famous Menton Lemon Festival. The weekend weather in the south of France was such a welcome respite from the bitter and rainy weather we’ve had in Germany the last […]

7 Tips for Winning German Christmas Markets with Kids

7 Tips for Winning German Christmas Markets with Kids!

‘Tis the Season! Everywhere I look there are signs up for the opening of the Christmas markets. I’m so excited! There’s nothing better than grabbing some friends, getting all bundled up, and heading out to the nearest market square to […]

Ten Reasons to Go to the Oktoberfest

Ten Reasons to Love The Oktoberfest!

Oompah Bands, Leather Pants, and Lots of Beer; Why Wouldn’t You Go to the Oktoberfest?! You have 13 days left!  If you are anywhere near central Europe get yourself to the biggest party on the continent! The ultimate beer fest […]

Ride of the Kings Vlčnov

Ride of the Kings Vlčnov

A Colorful and Cultural Czech Festival Colorful costumes, brightly decorated horses, and angry-seeming young men yelling greeted us as we walked into the center of Vlčnov, a small town in Slovácko, Czech Republic. Right away, we were accosted by a colorful […]

Flower Mosaics Netherlands

The Amazing Flower Petal Mosaics of the Netherlands

A Flowering Art Surprise! When we drove the Bollenstreek, we had no idea of some of the events and customs surrounding the flower season.  Our goal was to take in spring; its brilliant colors, its fresh aromas, its Vitamin D. […]

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