A Weekend in Colmar, France

Let me start by saying I love France. As soon as you cross the border driving in over the Rhine river toward the Alsace wine country from Germany to France, the air feels different.  The scenery changes to rolling hills, fields, vineyards and cypress trees.  There are visible castles or ruins along the way at... Continue Reading →

Mountain Trip: Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a ski town in Germany about 2-3 hours drive from Stuttgart. Public transit to Garmisch is not good from Stuttgart, but there is a train and bus station there to take trips into Austria or other nearby towns. The center of town is quaint, surrounded by mountains with a main shopping street, all within walking... Continue Reading →

Italy: Gorizia and Venice Carnival

For under 80 euros per person you can get the sleeper car in the overnight train to Udine via Munich. In the morning when you arrive, take a quick 30 minute regional train from Udine to Gorizia. Get the ticket at the machine when you get there. There are private, double and 6 person sleeper cars.... Continue Reading →

You Know You Want To Visit Us

Slowly but surely we are getting there organizing the apartment. We know the first round of guests are coming soon! Fingers crossed, there might be a bed for you when you arrive. No furniture bought yet, just what we had from the US, and it was an unsuccessful chandelier seeking trip in Italy this time around.... Continue Reading →

German Christmas Markets: Ulm & Baden Baden

Ulm is just 40 minutes outside of Stuttgart via train using the Baden-Württemberg ticket.  The main Christmas market is in walking distance from the banhof surrounding the main church, Ulmer Münster. This huge Gothic church stood through the WWII bombings that destroyed most of Ulm, and today has the tallest spire in the world at over... Continue Reading →

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