2017: The Year in Photos

The past year was a bit strange for us as we traveled much less than we usually do. We made it to eight countries (not counting the U.S.) including only one we hadn't been to [...]

Viking’s Rhine River Cruise Top Shore Excursions

Along the middle Rhine River, great views from our Viking Rhine River cruise ship. In May, 2017 we sailed a Rhine River cruise from Basel, Switzerland, north to Amsterdam with Viking River Cruises. [...]

Berlin Arts Walk with Context

Considering Germany's history of lens and camera craftsmanship, it's not surprising to find great photography galleries in Berlin. Berlin’s a city begging to be recognized for something other than its cold war history. [...]

By |2018-03-08T15:48:44+00:00June 21, 2017|Categories: Arts and Culture, Europe, Germany|Tags: , , |10 Comments

Time Zones, A Photo Exhibit, Minneapolis, March-July 2017

This is a catalog, of sorts, of my travel photography exhibit at Icebox Gallery in Minneapolis, March 25-July 29, 2017. Hours are Thursday-Friday from 10-6, and Saturdays from 12-5. The gallery is also open by [...]

Seasoned Traveler Finds European Adventure with Competitours

Sherry and Vanessa toast to the next challenge: destination unknown. Last year we wrote about a company that calls its competitive European mystery tours “SightDoing” rather than sightseeing. This year, a competitor from [...]

By |2017-02-23T15:10:45+00:00February 23, 2017|Categories: Belgium, Europe, Germany, Interviews, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland|Tags: |0 Comments

The Sans Souci Palace, Potsdam, Germany

The view of the living room, via one of the many mirrors. The Sans Souci Palace in Potsdam, outside Berlin, was the "getaway" for King Frederick the Great of Prussia. The pressure of [...]

By |2016-02-07T23:55:33+00:00February 7, 2016|Categories: Europe, Germany, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |0 Comments

Statue of Roland, Riga, Latvia

The Riga version of the mythic hero Roland. Roland was a close confidant of the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne and died at the Battle of Roncevaux in 778. He was immortalized in the [...]

By |2018-02-15T11:14:13+00:00January 18, 2016|Categories: Europe, Germany, Latvia, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , , |3 Comments