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. [...]

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

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 [...]

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, [...]

Pieterskirk, Leiden, Netherlands

The Pieterskirk (St. Peter's Church) in Leiden has an intimate connection to the history of the United States. The Pilgrims, who eventually ended up in Massachusetts, first left England for Leiden, where they stayed for [...]

By |2014-05-01T09:19:20+00:00May 1, 2014|Categories: Europe, Netherlands, Photo of the Day|Tags: |2 Comments

Seven Reasons to Avoid Travel Planning

Antwerp Central Station: How did I get here and where am I going next? When Tom and I start talking about the future, like next month or even next week, we ask ourselves, [...]

By |2015-01-09T05:13:34+00:00April 28, 2014|Categories: Belgium, Europe, Netherlands, Our Travel Life, Travel Tips|4 Comments