View of Heidelberg, Germany from the Castle Hill

The old city of Heidelberg shows its colors, even on a foggy day. Luckily, when you buy a ticket the Heidelberg Castle (or buy a 3 day Heidelberg city pass like we did) it includes [...]

By |2016-01-09T10:37:21-05:00January 9, 2016|Categories: Europe, Germany, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |4 Comments

Our 2015 Travels in 50 Photos

I said the same thing last year, but 2015 was our biggest year in travel yet. Four continents and 16 countries, about 75 cities, 11 United States National Parks, and a score or more Unesco [...]

Mapping 2015: Highlights and Snapshots

It’s been such a full year I needed to retrace our itinerary to get my head around all that we’ve seen in 2015. Initially, I just wanted to post some random images–previously unpublished–that have stayed [...]

The Old Bridge, Heidelberg, Germany

Since we've been in Germany, the weather has been uniformly dreary. But at least this morning, instead of just dull overcast, we had fog in Heidelberg. So, I grabbed the camera and rushed out to [...]

By |2016-12-26T23:32:39-05:00November 28, 2015|Categories: Europe, Germany, Photo of the Day|Tags: , |8 Comments

The Windows of the Regensburg Cathedral

The altar and apse windows of the Regensburg Cathedral. Luckily not destroyed by allied bombers in World War II. The window featuring the Virgin in blue over the side altar at Regensburg. [...]

By |2015-11-25T08:01:16-05:00November 25, 2015|Categories: Europe, Germany, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Discovering European Capitals of Culture

Museum of Alchemy in Prague, a European Capital of Culture in 2000 Since 1985, the European Commission has been designating one or two cities per year as European Capitals of Culture (ECOC). That’s [...]

Travel Reflections with Corinne Vail

Corinne and Jim Vail in Wadi Rum, Jordan. As usual, they got there before we did. Corinne Vail was, for a couple years, a virtual friend. She became a regular commenter on Travel [...]

By |2015-02-22T07:49:30-05:00February 23, 2015|Categories: Europe, Experienced Travelers, Germany, Interviews|2 Comments

Our 2014 Travels in 50 Photos

2014 was our biggest year of traveling yet. We visited 19 countries, including a long driving trip in the western United States. We saw, in order, the United States, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, [...]

Visiting the Auschwitz and Birkenau Nazi Death Camps

The gate where we entered the Auschwitz concentration camp bears the overarching black iron legend, “Arbeit Macht Frei” – Work Will Set You Free.

By |2018-11-14T19:51:19-05:00July 6, 2014|Categories: Europe, Germany, Poland, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |34 Comments