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

We sailed on a Viking River Cruise Rhine cruise from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam. The cruise itself, plus the optional shore excursions were great.

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 |2019-03-27T14:07:10-05:00February 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, [...]

The Lowdown on Travel with a Eurail Pass

Our Itinerary The hardest part about traveling with our Eurail pass, good for 15 travel days within two months, was deciding where to go. We studied the maps, solicited ideas, hemmed and hawed, started in [...]

The Matterhorn, Black and White, Zermatt, Switzerland

On the cog train from Zermatt, I love the view of the peak jutting over the snow drifts. One reader asked to see some Matterhorn shots in black and white. So, here you [...]

By |2019-07-26T15:23:04-05:00December 6, 2014|Categories: Europe, Switzerland|Tags: , , |5 Comments

Four views of The Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland

The first glimpse of the iconic Matterhorn from the Zermatt cog train. Just a wisp of cloud which persisted all day. Another interesting view from the train, just peeking over the pristine [...]

By |2019-07-26T15:12:49-05:00December 3, 2014|Categories: Europe, Italy, Switzerland|Tags: , |16 Comments

Statue of Freddie Mercury, Montreux, Switzerland

When I think of music and Montreux, of course the famous jazz fest comes to mind. You know, people like Sonny Rollins, Count Basie, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, who have all played there. In the [...]

By |2015-03-11T16:07:24-05:00December 1, 2014|Categories: Europe, Photo of the Day, Switzerland|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Bernina Express Train, Switzerland

The Bernina Express Train, from Chur, Switzerland to Tirano, Italy, is the only train route to receive Unesco World Heritage designation. The Albula line in the north western part of the property is 67 km long. It features an impressive set of structures including 42 tunnels and covered galleries and 144 viaducts and bridges. The 61 km Bernina pass line features 13 tunnels and galleries and 52 viaducts and bridges.

By |2019-07-26T14:58:22-05:00November 30, 2014|Categories: Europe, Switzerland, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |4 Comments