Yearly Archive: 2014

GermanyArchive

Stone History

The first Roman settlement in the area was founded in 38 BC. For some 500 years, the Romans maintained a stronghold in Köln (Cologne), an outpost for empire building throughout Europe. Today, we can...

Total Immersion Learning

There are many ways to learn. Most of our learning is vicarious through reading or seeing a graphic/pictorial reproduction of an object or event. But the best way to learn is from direct involvement....

ItalyArchive

Celebration of Life

We use flags and banners for celebrations, to announce grand openings, sporting events, holidays. As the wind blows and the flags flutter, attention is drawn to the happening. Flags make an event feel festive....

Traveling With A Toddler

Traveling With A Toddler When I mentioned I’d taken my three-year-old grandson to Switzerland, I garnered strange looks and comments of astonishment. “Why would you ever think of doing that?” If you’ve considered traveling...

ScotlandArchive

Weather Wonder

Scotland comes with a full range of dramatic weather. And, one sees several examples of it every day. The changes can be so extreme in the space of just a few hours, Scottish people...

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Mountain Magnificence

Switzerland is one of my preferred destinations for the obvious reason – its beauty. If you’ve been there, I need say nothing more. If you haven’t, Switzerland should be your next trip. There is...

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Untours

Untours is a travel planning partner. They take care of the basic framework (travel and housing arrangements) for your trip. You, then, have complete independence to plan what you see, do, and experience. Untours...

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Guidebook

SWISS Bernese Oberland Travel Guide covers the alluring Alpine region surrounding Interlaken and offers hikers and visitors detailed plans for 12 magnificent mountain and lake experiences, all highly recommended. Revised in 2013 by life-long travelers Philip...

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Rick Steves

Rick has great videos to share with your travel companions. You’ll see snippets of places to visit and learn travel tips to make your trip more enjoyable. A complete listing of DVD’s can be...

The Chicken or the Egg?

People who know me, know I’m passionate about travel. I’m often asked why. The answer is a conundrum not unlike the age-old chicken and egg debate. I love to learn. I love to travel....