Norway is amazing in the wintertime – and we are planning to see as much of it as we can, by train!
Follow us LIVE as we discover fjords, master painters, breathtaking scenery, strange food, amazing animals on our way to our to our ultimate goal – the Arctic Circle and the Northern Lights… CONTINUE READING >>
The idea of a smörgåsbord has a humble background. The name is a combination of the words smörgås, meaning sandwich, and bord, which means table, but in practice there is a whole lot more than sandwiches going down.
In fact, there is an entire method to properly approach… CONTINUE READING >>
When Eurail contacted us to see if we’d like to take advantage of a 15-day rail pass, David the Train Nut’s pupils got wide and his answer was a resounding YES!
Veronica was all aboard too, and started dreaming of a wintertime jaunt to sunny Spain. David, however, had other plans. He suggested Scandinavia.
Veronica was not so onboard with this. Right. Let’s head north into the cold and dark. Why, pray tell? Then David said two words: Northern Lights.
That did it. Join us LIVE as we embark on a wintry expedition above the Arctic Circle… CONTINUE READING >>
arriving were the colorful houseboats lining the canals – there are
about 2,400 of these semi-seafaring gems docked along the walls of the
We were overjoyed to have the opportunity to stay on one of them during…CONTINUE READING >>
Don’t miss a single fabulous moment – and
Join us LIVE for every step of the way!..… CONTINUE READING >>
We’ll be cruisin’ through France, Luxembourg, Germany, and the Czech Republic starting in Paris and steaming toward Prague.
Join us for every step of the way – live!.. CONTINUE READING >>
The mix of cultures over the centuries has left a truly unique place. We could hardly wait to explore… CONTINUE READING >>
In his mind, the best würst ever!
But before we dig too deep into his obsession with this supreme sausage, let’s take a look at the city from whence it came… CONTINUE READING >>
Inside the walls of this seemingly peaceful little church is a gallery so ghastly, it must be seen to be believed.
We had heard stories about this place, but words — nor pictures — can begin to explain what it was like walking through the doors.
Human bones from tens of thousands of people adorn the walls and ceiling, in inexplicable formations.
Strings of… CONTINUE READING >>
Florence has treasures that could take days, weeks, months, years, or perhaps a lifetime to fully explore… CONTINUE READING >>
It seemed as though most of the 400,000 visitors who come each day were inside with us.
With over three thousand shops packed in along sixty-one covered streets, we felt like lab rats looking for… CONTINUE READING >>
No wonder the entire area has been named a UNESCO World Heritage… CONTINUE READING >>
A day of provincial life as it has been for centuries, completely unpretentious. A place where the scent of flowers, coffee, and bread filled the air.
Then a surprise.
We came upon a pretty little lane on a really steep hill named Rue Rompi Cuou and discovered that it means… how should we put this?… bust your… no… let’s say Break Your… CONTINUE READING >>
So very unlike the disturbing mush-meat sausages we find when we pop the top on little cans marked “Vienna,” we found the city in Austria to be substantial, gorgeous, and tasty.
How could these two things ever have been connected?… CONTINUE READING >>
Built in 1609 by Sultan Ahmed I, the Blue Mosque features a main dome, eight secondary domes, and six minarets, and is considered the pinnacle of two centuries of Ottoman mosque development.
Upon entering the mosque, Veronica was dumbstruck – unable to begin to take photos. She couldn’t figure out where to start.
We saw why… CONTINUE READING >>
There is good reason for that, the gravity defying belfry is certainly the star of the show.
And we’re not even going to try to hide the fact that we took several obligatory “holding up the tower” photos.
Starting out with the classic two-handed (with the addition of Veronica bracing for the fall for extra style points)… CONTINUE READING >>
In fact we knew nothing at all about the city of Bratislava, but it has played an important role in the history of central Europe for centuries, dating all the way back to Roman times.
Join us and discover Bratislava … CONTINUE READING >>
Buda, steeped in history and stunning with her castle on the hill, preserves the past.
And Pest, the “New City” vibrant with change, showcases the hope of the future… CONTINUE READING >>
Visit the colossal Colosseum, the temples of the fabulous Forum and the grandeur of The Vatican!
And check out the mysterious horned Moses by Michelangelo and the chains in the church of St. Peter in Chains… CONTINUE READING >>