Authentic Food of the Cinque Terre

Authentic Food of the Cinque Terre

Want to try some of the best cuisine in Italy?  The food of the Cinque terre is a delight that needs to be sought out and included on any trip to the “Italian Riviera”.  In fact, the food of the Cinque Terre —including pesto genovese,...
Is the Blood of Christ in Europe?

Is the Blood of Christ in Europe?

Relics have long been part of many religious traditions, and indeed Europe is brimming with churches and cathedrals built to venerate literally thousands of these precious remnants of martyrs and saints.  In Bruges, Belgium, there is a relic sacred above all others...
Rust Never Sleeps

Rust Never Sleeps

The Eiffel Tower, that accidental icon of Paris, is under constant threat, and the armed soldiers walking around the base are doing nothing to stop it.  Though their presence is accepted and appreciated by visitors and Parisians alike, the threat I’m talking...
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 Great Water Experiences in Europe

5 Great Water Experiences in Europe

Humans are drawn to water.  There is a universal appeal to the beauty of a waterfall, a small stream, a crystal clear lagoon.  Just look at house prices – the closer you are to a coastline or a lake, the more expensive the property.  When I share pictures from...