Drinking Port in Porto, Portugal

From Stuttgart, there are cheap direct flights, with one caveat, the only return option leaves at 7 a.m. I arranged a car to and from the airport from Shuttle Direct it was about 60 dollars total for the two of us roundtrip. Worth it since our flight was so early, even though the driver was 10... Continue Reading →

5 days in Wiesbaden rockin Rheingau

I had the opportunity to attend a last minute training class in Wiesbaden, 2-3 hours from Stuttgart. I knew nothing about the area, but ended up having a great time with things left over to do that we did not have time to see. Taking class time into consideration during the bulk of the day, five... Continue Reading →

Firenze in February

Meeting my old roommate from Florence back again in the city we lived is the best time ever. A weekend is never long enough. The weather in February is surprisingly nice and sunny, especially coming from grey and cold Germany. We flew with a connection in Munich this time and Air Dolomiti was a new... Continue Reading →

Bruges Belgian Beer Fest

Bruges is our favorite village in Belgium. Here's our experience over the past two years going to the beer festival. Our flights to Brussels, the hour and a half train ride from the airport direct to Bruges, and 4-star accommodations, the Hotel Oud Huis de Peellaert, in the city center came in under $500 total... Continue Reading →

Roma for New Years

Buon Anno da Roma! After a long haul back from the U.S. with one day of work in between, we had planned Rome a while back knowing our friends from Cali would also be in Europe again this New Year's Eve. We had met them for the first time at New Year's in Barcelona and it was... Continue Reading →

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