Europe

Discovering the beautiful European countries and their people

My Hats Off to You: Bad Homburg, DE

You know those hats that men like Winston Churchill used to wear?  The ones with a brim, and a band around it, and what looks like a dent on top of the hat in the middle? Well those are called Homburg hats and they were supposedly invented in the town […]

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A Diamond in the Rough

After we left Ypres, we headed to the city of Antwerp in Belgium for 2 nights. Although the city is mainly known for its diamond trade, there is a lot more to it than that. Antwerp is a vastly underrated city that you should definitely visit on a trip to […]

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Ypres: 100 Years After the War

We covered a lot of ground during our road trip through Belgium. The first thing I want to say is that after years of fairly frequent traveling, I may have finally learned how to pack.  This is the bag I took with me for a 6-night trip. I put my […]

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2014 at a Glance

Last blog post of the year!  A look back on our 2014 travels.  Happy New Year to all and here’s to great travels in 2015! 2014 was another fun travel year for us, although I did slow down a little bit in attempting to reach my goal of visiting every […]

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Bergen-Belsen Memorial, Lower Saxony, DE

If you were living in Europe and were asked where you wanted to go for your birthday weekend, which destination would you choose? Paris?  Vienna, maybe?  Or London? Prague? Well if you were my husband you would choose to go see the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Of course I was interested […]

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Days of Wine & Roses: Eltville, DE

While my parents were here visiting over the summer we took them to the town of Eltville am Rhein or Eltville for short.  “Am Rhein” means “on the Rhine” and it was a beautiful day to walk along the river and through the town when we visited. We made the […]

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Brussels: The Word That Lies Like a Rug

Late-night television talk show host David Letterman once famously described “carpet” as the word that lies like a rug, because it is neither a car nor a pet. I can’t remember what I had for lunch today, but I can remember that joke from years ago and I think of […]

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Wismar, DE

The last full day of our long weekend in northern Germany started off with a drive to Wismar. Like Stralsund LINK and Lübeck LINK, the two other cities we’d visited over the weekend, Wismar is known for its Brick Gothic architecture.  Along with Stralsund, Wismar makes up one half of […]

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The Fagus Factory, Alfeld, DE

No, the title of this post is not a grammatical error.  A shoe last is an actual thing that you will found out more about in a minute. After our visit to Hildesheim,   LINK   http://travelsandtipplescom.ipage.com/reconstructed-city-center-hildesheim/   we made a stop before heading home.  That stop was a visit to the Fagus […]

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