The five BIG BAVARIAN foods you need to eat

The five BIG BAVARIAN foods you need to eat

Bavarians don’t just eat beer.  They also eat food.  And it is some of the heartiest, earthiest, heaviest food in Europe.  Heavy in a good way, like an anchor that keeps you from floating away from the beer garden.  Here to make your mouth water, are 5...
Staying connected on the road

Staying connected on the road

If you want (or need) to stay connected with home or work while you’re traveling in Europe, or you want the ability to easily call ahead to hotels/restaurants, you may want to invest in a European SIM card.  Though it is possible to use your North American phone...
Why is travel in Europe so easy?

Why is travel in Europe so easy?

On a recent trip across the Canada/USA border to celebrate Independence Day with my American relatives, I found myself wishing I was in Europe.  Not because I don’t like the 4th of July, vast open spaces, and fireworks – I do.  It was the border that got...
Tower or Dungeon?

Tower or Dungeon?

Where would you rather be, in a tower or in a dungeon?  Well if you travel to Germany’s Rothenburg ob der Tauber, you can certainly try both.  Rothenburg o.d.T. (not to be confused with numerous other Rothenburgs in Europe) is a quintessentially Bavarian town,...
5 Things to Expect in Paris

5 Things to Expect in Paris

Paris is one the world’s great cities, but it can also be overwhelming for a first-time visitor. Here are five good tips on what to expect from travel blogger Christine Gilbert: How does one write about Paris? Do they talk about the beauty of the city or the...