Prague Charles Bridge

Visiting the Charles Bridge in Prague

posted by Sharon April 15, 2018 43 Comments

The Charles Bridge carries a history involving flood after flood, battles, beheadings, and statues of saints. It is the oldest bridge across the Vltava River in Prague and was once…

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5 Reasons to Visit Cinque Terre

posted by Sharon April 8, 2018 53 Comments

Have you considered a visit to Italy’s Cinque Terre? These five fishing villages hug the cliffs above the Mediterranean and were somewhat a mystery to me when I first heard…

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Echoes of the Old West in Truckee

posted by Sharon April 1, 2018 32 Comments

The mountain town of Truckee lies just north of Lake Tahoe in California, on a line between Sacramento and Reno. Take a stroll through the old downtown and you will…

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Rhine Germany

Castles on the Rhine

posted by Sharon March 25, 2018 40 Comments

The “Castles on the Rhine” are so well known, but until I visited the Middle Rhine, I didn’t understand the abundance of the castles that line the bluffs. The first…

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Orangerie Paris Monet

Orangerie Museum in Paris

posted by Sharon March 11, 2018 50 Comments

The Orangerie (or l’Orangerie) in Paris is the home of a large circle of paintings by Claude Monet. In the words of the museum, “It was designed as a real…

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Innsbruck Olympic Ski Run

Innsbruck’s Olympic Ski Jump

posted by Sharon February 25, 2018 35 Comments

Innsbruck, Austria hosted the 1976 Winter Olympics and still maintains the Bergisel Olympic ski jump. This lovely town at the foot of the Austrian Alps provides a picturesque place for…

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