Paris for New Year’s

From Stuttgart, there is a TGV fast train that runs a few times per day and takes about three hours to get to the east train station. From there, the metro lines run to all the main points in the city. The metro in Paris is cheap and much faster in terms of frequency of trains... Continue Reading →

Nuremberg Christmas Market

By train from Stuttgart, Nuremberg is just over two hours. Central station is a short walk from the walled city center. We stayed at a hotel in walking distance from the train station, just across from the entrance to the city entrance. It was a really easy walk with underground passages to cross to the... Continue Reading →

To be in Italy in an hour

Our view at Villa Jessica, found on airbnb in Sala Comacina. Breakfast each morning da me, Cornetti con marmellata from the local grocery store bakery, italian peaches are the best you will ever eat, blood orange juice, doppio espresso lungo and eggs with Prosciutto di San Daniele. Per-fect. Since I have absolutely no time off... Continue Reading →

Germany in One Year

This past week was one year since we first arrived in Germany. It feels like only a few months ago, but time flies. Weather wise last year, it was 40 degrees when we landed in the morning, our sponsor picked us up from the airport wearing a winter coat, we knew immediately that was a bad sign.... Continue Reading →

London Town Weekend, Queen’s Birthday

London is a short trip from Stuttgart direct on Easyjet and several other airlines. Book your train tickets into the city online in advance from the airport to your destination. It saves a lot of time waiting in lines on arrival as well as when heading out to catch the train back to the airport.  Our... Continue Reading →

Roadtrip: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

In under 4 hours drive from Stuttgart is Luxembourg. Luxembourg brings the count up for our one country per month travel right on track to 8 not including the US trips, or the previously planned trip through Greece before the job move to Germany. An update, I began working full time now as well, and... Continue Reading →

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 →

A Weekend Trip to Vaduz Lichtenstein

Getting There:  Lichtenstein is under 3 hours from Stuttgart. Driving is the best way to get there. Public transit is possible but very time-consuming with multiple train or bus changes and it limits what you can reach when you arrive, especially in unfavorable hiking weather as it was for us this trip. You do need... Continue Reading →

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