I typically find a few cherished local favorites to explore in Lisbon - with the help of some new friends and kindred spirits it was easy to explore around Lisbon
Short blog – but filled with lots of information – here are some of my favorite seasonal fests that are AWESOME around Stuttgart… here are a few of my favorites Spring May 10 - Bear Cave Festival - Sonnenbühl May 13 – Esslingen Wine walk – Esslingen May 18-20 – Street Music Fest – Ludwigsburg May 18 – 21, Cake… Continue reading Seasonal Fests around Stuttgart
Absolutely one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in Europe I have been to yet, I am in love with Lisbon.
Ostia Antica, Italy – never heard of it? That would be almost every single response I would get if I mentioned this ancient city near Rome. However, my history, researcher, traveling friend Dana knew all about it. Her love of history and culture is actually a little bit more intense than mine. O.k., never… Continue reading Touring around Rome ~ Ostia Antica
I absolutely love this region of France and being only four and a half hours from Stuttgart, it makes a perfect weekend trip for a “Taste of Champagne.”
Nador, Morocco...HUH? Never heard of it, don't worry, you will! By 2030, this Moroccan town will be on everybody's "MUST-SEE" list. Still in its infancy but growing into a beautiful tourism city ~
Rome is definitely on the Italian "MUST-SEE" list. So with a cheap flight and a long weekend we headed down this past February to see one of the world's most spectacular cities.
When people ask me where my favorite place to visit in Italy is, well, it’s like choosing between my children. You just can’t do it! You love them all.
Visiting Venice during Carnevale this year was such an experience. The festive atmosphere is one massive party after another.
For those of you who know me well, know that I was in Athens for more than 48 hours so you're probably wondering, "Why 48 hours?" Well, I'll tell you why ~ this is a travel suggestion for you, how's that? My eagerness and excitement for our recent trip to Greece was just short of… Continue reading 48 hours in Athens
It's Fastnacht/Fasching/Fastnet season! Time for crazy costumes, great parades, yummy food and lots of fun ~ Wanna find out more? Join the Swabians in celebrating this ancient tradition now celebrated all over Europe!
This past November on a chilly “Black Friday” I had the opportunity to buy some very inexpensive tickets to Israel. I hopped on it, snapped up those tickets jiffy quick. I probably should have looked at my map first. But for under €30/ticket I thought, “why not?” So off to Israel we go in January… Continue reading Interesting Eilat ~ Israel
Travel planning can be exciting and nerve wrecking... here are some helpful travel tips to get you on track for 2018!
An impromptu visit to England this fall helped me explore the eastern shore towns of West Sussex with my sweet friend, Frances. Here's a little blog on a few of our adventures ~
It's NOT too LATE!! Christmas markets along the Mosel, still going on ~ full of light, romance, shopping and great eats! What's not to like?
From Straßbourg to Prague to Krakow - you can find a Christmas market or Christkindlemarkt in about every town in Europe now. In the Alsace, they bring tradition, finesse and fun ~ here's why they are on my Christmas "must-do" list!
Innsbruck was a day trip this time we went to Austria but there is Oh...so much more to see and do ~ have to add it the list!
This country farm girl could not wrap her head around the attraction of a cow parade. Oh, I love 'em, I went to cow parades growing up, for sure. I was a 4-H girl, granddaughter of a dairy farmer, had a horse, 5 acres... but what was this attraction in Europe of a cow parade?… Continue reading Mayrhofen, Austria and those COWS~
Whether Assisi is your destination or a stop along an Italian tour it is an absolute MUST-SEE!
I love me some schnitzel and pommes don't get me wrong, but sometimes your just cravin' a burger. Here's a little review fun I had with my friend Amy Clutter ~
When I crave true Italy, I think of Perugia. This past fall, I visited Perugia again, making it my THIRD VISIT IN A YEAR! Yes, I love it!
One of my big TRAVEL TIPS is to sign up for all the smaller airline newsletters. This can save you a bundle on specials. Usually there are stipulations such as small luggage (think tiny or backpack), not great times for departure or return flights but uber-inexpensive travel - getting me from Point A to Point… Continue reading 24 hours in Bucharest~Romania
UNESCO describes Kassel as a city of fairytales and art, and I couldn't agree more. Walking the streets of Kassel you will see gorgeous architecture, wonderful art museums and learn all about the lives of the Brothers Grimm in this Hessen town.
I was hoping for a romantic weekend for two to this wonderful little country on the coast. It turned into a beer-run but way cooler!
The little country of Belgium has always been one of my favorites, The understated city of Antwerp is definitely a keeper.
Hiking the Alps! An absolutely incredible experience - a 5 day adventure itinerary that tested all of our limits ~
With not so little kids anymore - traveling can have a few challenges, here's how I try to make everyone happy on a road-trip to Berlin! With 5 eclectic - off the charts - unpredictable fun for everyone!
Ice cream, gelato, sorbet, bechers, waffles? Who knew going to the local ice cream store would be so complex, so delicious and absolutely unforgettable!
Le Luberon - in the Provence area of Côte d'Azur ~ absolutely stunning, lots to do and see but also an opportunity to wrap yourself in rest and relaxation. Here's our itinerary from last weekend's trip!
Willkommen auf Deutschland! I've written a blog I hope will calm some fears, remove some myths and excite you about all the wonders of Europe.