summer vacation


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 […]


Cochem Castle in Cochem, Germany

The Castle was purchased by a Berlin business- man, Mr. Louis Ravené, for 300 gold Deutsche marks (equivlant to 500 Euro) in 1868. The entire structure was rebuilt in the then popular Neo-Gothic architectural style. This style corresponded to the romantic ideals in vogue in Germany in the 19th century. […]


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, […]