Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a city that looks straight out of a fairytale. It’s a medieval wonderland of half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets, waiting for you to explore. Is it touristy? Well, yes, but there are lots of reasons to love visiting Germany’s best preserved town. Rothenburg History Rothenburg is a small town by … More Rothenburg ob der Tauber: 10 Reasons to Visit Germany’s Marvelous Medieval Town
Munich (München in German) is the capital of Bavaria and a perfect point to start exploring Germany. You can stop by its famous breweries, visit world-class museums, and enjoy a bit of green space in this pedestrian-friendly city. To me, Munich has two sides to its visitor experience. There’s a formal, reserved museum side and … More Munich City Guide: Museums, Beer Gardens, and More Things to Do!
After more than two years of staying in America, I finally made a return trip to Europe! My wife and I decided to spend our vacation in southern Germany. Why Germany? It was mostly personal interest, but I have to say Germany deserves more credit as a travel destination. It has everything you’d want in … More Germany: My Re-Introduction to Travel in Europe
May, 2019 It’s 8:00 am, and I’m wandering a mostly empty airport terminal looking for the bus stop. Or maybe this is a bus station, I’m not sure which. There are lots of barely staffed counters with illuminated signs. My wife and I exchange weary looks and keep walking. After wandering for a few minutes, … More Toledo, Spain: Traveling into the Past
As we reach the one-year mark on the pandemic, I find myself thinking about places that have left the biggest impression on me. Near the top of that list is Seville, Spain. It’s not just the sights or the scenery that made it truly memorable to visit, but some elusive mix of everything that combined … More Seville: Memories of a Magical City
Before all this pandemic nonsense, I went on a group tour in Italy where I had exactly one full day in Florence. First of all, don’t do this. A city like Florence, with its famous history, art, and food, that kind of city deserves at least a few days of your life. It’s the capital … More 7 Travel Tips: How I Made the Most of One Day in Florence, Italy
When I visited Venice in 2019, the city was hit with some of the worst flooding it’s ever seen. A lot of the things I expected as a first-time visitor were, well…different. Places closed, plans changed, and my feet ended up getting pretty soggy. But I ended up having a good time anyway in Italy’s … More How to Visit a Flooded Venice During Acqua Alta
They call it the Eternal City; a city of mythic proportions and endless history. Long ago it was the center of a vast empire, and it has been welcoming travelers for centuries since. Today it’s the capital of Italy, a country whose amazing culture, food, music, and art need no introduction. What could I, a … More Rome: Reflections from a First-Time Visitor