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+00:00February 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

One reader asked to see some Matterhorn shots in black and white. So, here you go. If anything, the Matterhorn is even more striking in black and white. The play of light and dark, highlight [...]

By |2016-01-28T14:37:52+00:00December 6, 2014|Categories: Europe, Switzerland|Tags: , , |5 Comments

Four views of The Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland

From Montreux it was an easy train ride to Zermatt, which we visited just to see the Matterhorn. It was worth it. From Zermatt, which is pretty much a ski town, with all that entails, [...]

By |2016-01-28T14:44:55+00:00December 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+00:00December 1, 2014|Categories: Europe, Photo of the Day, Switzerland|Tags: , , |0 Comments