Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Earlier in the week we spent two nights in Rothenberg ob der Tauber, best known as one of the towns on the Romantic Road. The Romantic Road is about 220 miles of highway linking picturesque towns and castles between Würzburg and Füssen in southern Germany. It is loosely based on an old Roman trade route that…

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Who Doesn’t Love A Porsche?

We woke up to rain today and decided to find something fun to do in Stuttgart. We decided on a car museum. Even if you don’t love cars, the museums are a great place to see some amazing architecture and learn about technology and history from a new perspective. During our last trip to Germany we…

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Basel

On Tuesday morning Matt and I said goodbye to Chris In Geneva. The time together passed quickly and suddenly he was flying back to Los Angeles. It was a teary goodbye after three weeks of a lot of fun, with stories to tell and great memories of Switzerland, Italy and France. We’re already talking about…

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Weekend In The French Alps

This past weekend we stayed at a beautiful mountain chalet, Les Campanules, in Les Houches near Chamonix in the French Alps. We were close enough to Chamonix for all of the activities, but had a quiet place to relax. On the outside Les Campanules looks quaint and traditional, but the inside was a surprise of…

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Last Day In Italy

I can’t believe it’s our last day in Italy. The past two weeks have gone by so quickly,I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface in writing about everything we’ve been doing. Partly because we’ve been so busy, but also because the internet service is a bit irregular, and uploading photos and charging my iPad takes…

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Galleria dell’ Accademia

This afternoon we took the train into Florence to visit the Galleria dell’ Accademia, an art museum that is home to Michelangelo’s sculpture the David. Even though we had reserved tickets for 1:00 p.m. we had to wait in line for about half an hour. This was minor though compared to the ticket line that stretched…

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Montefioralle

We’ve been visiting several of the beautiful hill towns in Chianti, but the one that is the most memorable is Montefioralle. We arrived there after driving up a long winding hill and parked in a beautiful shaded area at the base of the wall that surrounds the tiny village. Montefioralle is nestled in the heart…