Since we’ve been in Germany, the weather has been uniformly dreary. But ...
The Danube River cruise is brought into focus through various personal encounters ...
Budapest might be the most beautiful river town in the world, and ...
The windows of the remarkable Gothic cathedral at Regensburg, Germany are a ...
The history of the wooden churches which dot the villages of north ...
Since we’ve been in Germany, the weather has been uniformly dreary. But at least this morning, instead of just dull overcast, we had fog in Heidelberg. So, I grabbed the camera and rushed out to the river. I walked pretty much as fast as I could for three kilometers up the opposite side of the […]
The Danube River cruise is brought into focus through various personal encounters on tours and home visits in five countries, and on board with the crew.
Budapest might be the most beautiful river town in the world, and is a great place to start a Danube River Cruise.
The windows of the remarkable Gothic cathedral at Regensburg, Germany are a wonderful mix of 13th and 14th Century work, combined with some from the 19th Century and even some from the second half of the 20th. The later windows fit beautifully into the original Gothic precedent. I’ve included pictures of windows from all three […]
The short visit to Belgrade, Serbia, as part of our Viking River Cruise, was a bit unsatisfying. To get to the bottom of Belgrade, one would need a lot more time. For on the surface, it’s gray. Even on a sunny day, the city doesn’t offer itself up easily. We ate in a recommended restaurant, […]
We get asked a lot about what we carry on the road. Most people are astonished by how little we carry–a roll on and a backpack each. But, we tell our questioners, we could get away with less if Tom weren’t carrying 13 kilograms (28 pounds) of camera gear and if Kris weren’t carrying about […]
I have driven is many countries. And there are many I would never drive in. And then there’s Romania. It’s so wacky, it’s even a little funny.
The history of the wooden churches which dot the villages of north western Romania is an interesting one. Maramures, as the region is called, is primarily an Orthodox, or Greek, Christian enclave. But while the region was under the domination of the Roman Catholic Austria-Hungarian Empire from the 17th to 19th Centuries, the Orthodox were […]
The trade show for this travel conference was noisy. Really noisy, and placed in the center of the main floor lobby of our hosting hotel, Evenia Olympic Palace, in Lloret del Mar, Spain. When Jaume Marin stepped away from the mayhem to talk with us, he had to first reassure his little daughter, who stopped […]
Instead of visiting the popular Croatian coast area as we’d planned (or, more precisely, casually envisioned), we spent a day on the opposite side of the country. The east of Croatia reaches the Danube River and features broad flat plains of agricultural land. We arrived in this part of the world via Viking River Cruise’s […]