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 this year we sailed a Rhine River cruise from Basel, Switzerland, north to Amsterdam with Viking River [...]

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+00:00 February 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, [...]

Leiden and The Hague, plus Delft

Leiden church seen from the fortress remains. There’s no law that says you have to stay in Amsterdam the entire time you’re in The Netherlands! As entertaining as it is, and as much [...]

By | 2014-06-07T13:30:09+00:00 June 7, 2014|Categories: Eat Drink Stay, Europe, Netherlands|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

From Frites to Fresh Herring

Oh so gently pickled herring The culinary shift from Belgium to The Netherlands isn't blatant. More like the transition from the English Channel to the North Sea, you're not quite sure where it [...]

By | 2014-08-06T21:00:03+00:00 May 2, 2014|Categories: Belgium, Eat Drink Stay, Europe, Netherlands|Tags: , , |3 Comments

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+00:00 May 1, 2014|Categories: Europe, Netherlands, Photo of the Day|Tags: |2 Comments