Category: Austria

Highway to the Schengen Zone

Highway to the Schengen Zone

| September 26, 2015 | Reply

Not too long ago, I considered writing a random blog post about the Schengen Zone (also known as the Schengen Area). The original post was going to pose the question of whether or not it is still as exciting today, to cross borders and visit new countries within the Schengen Zone, as it was years […]

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Cowbell, and Other YouTube Channel Videos

Cowbell, and Other YouTube Channel Videos

| July 12, 2015 | Reply

Here are some of the videos I uploaded to my YouTube Channel. From last year’s adventure in the Alps, when we drove into the middle of a traditional Swiss cow and goat procession:   When I crossed the bridge I was sure was going to kill me in Austria:    “It’s swaying in the wind, […]

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What I’m Eating Around the World Series: Austria

What I’m Eating Around the World Series: Austria

| March 24, 2015 | Reply

As I wander Europe, I enjoy tasting new things, most often forgetting to take pictures or write about them. Occasionally I do remember to take photos, some of which I will share here. Don’t expect the descriptions to be professional. I’m not a foodie. Some foods are more familiar to Americans; others are regional dishes. Some, I could […]

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A Snow Hike in Austria

A Snow Hike in Austria

| March 11, 2015 | Reply

On our way home from Liechtenstein last weekend, we drove into Austria looking for a hike. We would be driving along the Bodensee, which we’d biked last summer. This did not look like the Bodensee we saw last summer. Leaving Liechtenstein, we were in search of a nice hike like the one we’d taken the day before. Instagram […]

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14 Things You Need to Know About European Hotels

14 Things You Need to Know About European Hotels

| March 9, 2015 | 4 Replies

  European hotels can be quite different from American hotels. If you’re not aware of this, you might come across some pretty surprising situations. Here are 14 common things to look out for:   1. FORMS OF PAYMENT Know up front, what forms of payment your hotel accepts. Those accepting cards might only accept a European card […]

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Fasching and Karneval: What the Heck are They?

Fasching and Karneval: What the Heck are They?

| January 20, 2015 | Reply

One question that often comes up amongst Americans is, WHAT IS FASCHING? The technical answer: Fasching is Fasching. Fasching is a church holiday for Catholics, Lutherans, etc. Faschingsdienstag, Fasching Tuesday, comes the day before Ash Wednesday–which, for those of you wondering, is the beginning of Lent. Some people refer to it as Shrove Tuesday. Personally, I think Lent […]

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