Category: Destinations

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 ...

The Beauty of Naples, Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast – Driving & Sea Cruising the Amalfi Coast

When one visits Naples, Italy, there are so many choices of sights to see and things to do. Naples itself is a busy, port city. There is a castle overlooking the harbor that is neat to see, but a claim to fame that Naples has (at least for us Americans) is that Naples is the ...

Back to Beautiful Barcelona – An Easy Tour of the Sagrada Familia & the Sites of the City

In our second time to Barcelona in less than five months, we decided to explore what Barcelona has to offer.  At Christmas, we were in Barcelona but our tour was to nearby Montserrat, with that blog post found here. Barcelona is such a beautiful city on the Mediterranean Sea. It is very modern, but also ...

Mallorca or Majorca: It’s a Matter of Perspective – How to Easily See the Best of Palma

Okay, it is really do you speak Spanish (Mallorca) or English (Majorca) in the way one spells it.  But, since this island belongs to Spain, we will call it Mallorca (by the way both spellings are  pronounced the same "My-or-ca"). Another port of call during our May Mediterranean cruise was to the island of Mallorca ...

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 ...

Spring in Tuscany and Florence – Seeing the Main Sites of Florence & Ending the Day with a Tuscan Wine Tasting

There are some places in Europe that are truly awe-inspiring with its history and beauty.  Okay, there are a lot of places in Europe like that 😉 In May, after leaving Rome, we traveled to Florence, Italy as part of an excursion with our cruise.  Our cruise ship docked in the port city of Livorno, ...

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