Category: Europe

A World of Model Trains at Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland!

A World of Model Trains at Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland!

| March 1, 2016 | Reply

Okay, so it sounds kind of goofy to visit a museum of train models if you’re not a train enthusiast, but this was no ordinary model train exhibit.  It really lived up to the name “Miniature Wonderland” and is a must-see when visiting Hamburg. Throughout the attraction, you visit cities and regions of the world.  Miniature […]

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Ceramic Stoves of Chesky Krumlov

Ceramic Stoves of Chesky Krumlov

| February 12, 2016 | Reply

I have been fascinated by the absolutely beautiful ceramic stoves of Europe.  These masonry stoves stand as solid, functional works of art, warming the entire room. During a recent tour of beautiful Cesky Krumlov State Castle, I noticed more ceramic stoves than I’d ever seen in one single building. Here are just 14 of the ceramic stoves that heat up the […]

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12 Interesting Museums Worth Visiting in Europe

12 Interesting Museums Worth Visiting in Europe

| February 4, 2016 | Reply

Europe is filled with the quirky and the interesting, and museums are no exception. Many are fun, while some interactively address a serious topic in such a way that you leave both informed and having enjoyed your visit.  Here are just 10 interesting museums around Europe. THE ZEPPELIN MUSEUM Friedrichshafen, Germany When you think of zeppelins, […]

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Beer & Architecture in Pilsen, the Czech Republic

Beer & Architecture in Pilsen, the Czech Republic

| February 2, 2016 | Reply

Not far over the German-Czech border is the Bohemian city of Pilsen (locally, Plzeň).  What comes from Pilsen?  Pilsner.  Now, I prefer dark beer, but when we had the opportunity to pass through Pilsen last month, of course I insisted upon lunch and a pilsner.  It is worth noting that the beer was created by a Bavarian […]

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Glamping in a Yurt.  Those are Real Words.

Glamping in a Yurt. Those are Real Words.

| January 31, 2016 | Reply

One day, my husband came home and told me something to the effect of, some of his co-workers would love to quit their jobs and live in a yurt in the middle of nowhere. Since I’m not cool, I had no idea what the hell a yurt was. I learned that you can “glamp” in a “yurt” […]

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Colmar Christmas Market in 11 Photos

Colmar Christmas Market in 11 Photos

| January 29, 2016 | Reply

You can’t go wrong visiting Colmar, France at any time of year.  The Christmas season is no exception.  The beautiful town, filled with charming architecture and peaceful canals, is decked out in lights and brimming with Christmas spirit.                         Bonus: fun rides!

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