Category: Northern Europe

Day Trip to Berlin

The area of Germany we lived in was the Rhineland-Palatinate in the southwestern part of the country. By train, we were closer to Paris (3 hours) than to Berlin (5 hours), which is on the opposite side (northeastern part) of Germany. So we only made it to Berlin once; but, it was a fantastic day ...

A Day Spent in Tallinn, Estonia

We had an opportunity to spend a day in the capital city of Tallinn in the Baltic country, Estonia. The city is rich in history given its location along the Baltic Sea across from Finland and sandwiched between Russia and Latvia. With a population today of about 437,000 people, Tallinn sees roughly 4.3 million tourists ...

Spending an Afternoon in Strasbourg, France

Visiting the French city of Strasbourg, you experience what it is like to be an area that has seen tremendous conflict between various cultures over 2,000 years and the impacts seen today. From the German architecture of its buildings in the historic city center to the French language and food found throughout the city, Strasbourg ...

The Perfect Medieval Castle in France to Visit

Situated in the Alsace Region of France is a picture-perfect, mountain-top castle straight from the Middle Ages. Visiting the castle, Haut-Koenigsbourg, you are instantly transported back to a time of knights, peasants, and nobility as this medieval castle is absolutely a wonderful place to visit with some amazing views of the Rhine River Valley, and ...

The 14 Typical Questions from Family & Friends about Living in Germany

In June, I visited home in the United States, and it was the first time back in almost 2 years. I was home for only one week, and the time flew by. From visiting different family members and friends, the days just went by very fast. Before I knew it, I was back home in ...

Viewing the Historic and Beautiful Castles during a Middle Rhein River Cruise

Living in Germany is like living inside of a history book at times. From strolling down the cobblestone narrow streets of a village lined on either side with half-timber buildings that are over 500 years old to visiting historic battlefields or ancient Roman ruins that dot the countryside. However, there is one place in Germany ...

Picking the Perfect Day Trip from Frankfurt or Stuttgart to the German Auto and Technology Museum

Germany is known for its wonderful automotive history and its love of cars:  from Mercedes-Benz to Bayerische Motoren Werke (aka BMW), Volkswagen, Porsche, etc. To showcase their love of autos, there are various museums around Germany that highlight the history of these excellent car brands and their technology. For example, in Munich, you can visit ...

Cannes in the French Riviera – Star Gazing at the International Film Festival & Visting the Medieval Village of St. Paul

In a city that is most famous for its annual international film festival, make no mistake about it, you are in the middle of the French Riviera!  In French, the Côte d'Azur (literally meaning the Azure Coast) or in English, referred to as the "French Riviera" it is easy to see the reference to "Azure" which ...

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We Have An Announcement – We Are Featured by Multicoolty.com

One of the best things about having this travel blog to share our experiences living in another country and traveling the world, I have met some wonderful people and organizations.  Recently, Amanda & I were interviewed and featured by a terrific website, Multicoolty.com.  Our interview, and the website's mission in general, is to share experiences ...

Keukenhof Gardens of Holland – Picking the Perfect Time of Year to See Millions of Flowers in Bloom

When we moved to Germany, thanks to reading a fellow Travel Blogger's site, I learned about this place that I knew my wife would absolutely love to visit!! Imagine....7 million spring, flowering bulbs spread out over 500 acres of gardens that come in full bloom during an 8-week period. And, if timed just right, you ...