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Summer Road Trip Food Festivals

The United States is no longer an agricultural nation, but you wouldn’t know it from the way we like to celebrate produce. From sea to shining sea during the summer, we’re awash in festivals celebrating the harvest of the land. Garlic, watermelon, lentils, cherries, even the world’s biggest mushroom. If you can grow […]


Rüdesheim, Castles and Wine

Officially known as Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany, this town historically is known for its wine. With three castles, a bustling commercial corridor and beautiful views; your cruise is not complete without stopping here. The Drosselgasse is a lane in the heart of Rudesheim’s old town full of beautifully decorated restaurants. Live band entertainment, […]


Strasbourg, a City of the Ages

Our Rhine River Cruise today finds us in Strasbourg, France. Founded in 12 BC, and today is the official seat of the European Parliament. A city that has a vast mix of both French and German cultures. Home of the University of Strasbourg and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg (Strasbourg Cathedral). With […]


Chapel Bridge and other sights in Lucerne, Switzerland

We start our Rhine River Cruise with a post from our first stop, Lucerne, Switzerland. We are at the Kapellbrücke, also known as the Chapel Bridge. This bridge was built in 1333, and is the oldest bridge in Europe. Today, the Chapel Bridge runs from the Luzerner Theater on the southern bank of the Reuss […]


Tulip Time on the Romantic Rhine 2015

Over the next two weeks or so we will be live posting pictures and commentary from our Rhine River Cruise. We are starting our travels in Zurich, Switzerland and ending in Amsterdam, Netherlands. We will be stopping in Lucerne and Basel, Switzerland and Strasbourg, France. Followed by views and/or stops […]


Reasons We Love Italy: Rome’s Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona is a masterpiece of Baroque art. This wonderful public square approximately the size of three football fields, is located in a bustling area of Rome, Italy. Originally the site of the Stadium of Domitian (1st century AD), the area was transformed into a public space in the late […]