Babenhausen, DE

On a cold but sunny, blue-skied day this past winter, wetook a drive to the town of Babenhausen. Babenhausen obtained city rights way back in the year 1295 –720 years ago this year – and today is part of the German Half-Timbered HouseRoute. Arriving in town, we headed for the […]

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The Castle Visits of 2016

2016 was, among other things, a year of castles for us. Turns out we got to see a total of 28 castles in 8 different countries, which so far is a record for us. Some castles were ruins with almost nothing left and others were very well-preserved, and some of […]

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Iceland is Hot!

This is not your average blog post on Iceland with tips on visiting the Blue Lagoon or the Gullfoss waterfall. There are plenty of those out there already. Instead, in this post you will find helpful information based on our actual experiences with driving, eating, drinking and sleeping in Iceland. […]

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These Go To Eleven

The Elfstedentocht. Ever heard of it? No, neither had we until we were planning a trip to the Netherlands. The Elfstedentocht, or Eleven Cities Tour, is an ice-skating race around – you guessed it – eleven cities. It takes place in the Friesland province of the Netherlands whenever it’s cold […]

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A Vision in Belgrade

We discovered the wonder that is the Eurovision Song Contest while vacationing in Lake Bled, Slovenia back in 2012. Ever since then, we’ve tried to watch it in a different European country each year. In 2013 we watched in Tallin, Estonia.  In 2014 we stayed home and watched in Germany. […]

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REALITY CZECH- Czech Republic

Since moving to Germany in 2011, I have spent my birthday in a different European country each year. In 2011 it was Germany, followed by Italy and San Marino in 2012 (yup, I spent my birthday in two different countries that year!), Greece in 2013 and Albania in 2014. This […]

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2015 at a Glance

In 2015, it felt like we slowed down our travels quite a bit. Instead of doing long weekends away every other week or so, we did more weeklong trips and more day trips. Despite what felt like slowing down, though, we managed to visit twelve countries outside of Germany and […]

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Amalfi Coast

A while back, I had an unexpected opportunity to take a couple of days off before a long holiday weekend. Quickly looking over the long list of places we’d like to go, we settled on Italy and booked a flight to Naples to explore the Amalfi Coast and its surrounding […]

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The Candy Bomber, Frankfurt, DE

Continuing the theme I wrote about in the last post (LINK), shortly after our trip to Berlin we took a ride to see the Berlin Airlift Memorial near Frankfurt Airport. After World War II, the Soviets controlled eastern Germany.  Berlin, which is in eastern Germany, was itself divided with the […]

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A Fishy Business: Gernsheim, DE

Gernsheim is a small town on the Rhine river that started out as a small Roman fishing village about two thousand years ago. Sean found out about Gernsheim last February when we were looking for something to do one weekend. He found a bad translation online of a walking tour, […]

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