Visit Heidelberg Germany

Reasons to Visit Heidelberg, Germany

January 31, 2020 26 Comments

You will you want to visit Heidelberg when your travels take you anywhere nearby. I planned a two-week European trip last year and decided not to include Heidelberg, though I…

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San Francisco Hidden Gems

San Francisco Hidden Gems to Explore

January 19, 2020 49 Comments

A trip to San Francisco calls for visiting the highlights—the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, and Golden Gate Park. You can enrich any visit to the city by…

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Castle of the Counts Ghent Belgium

Ghent’s Castle of the Counts

January 11, 2020 21 Comments

The Castle of the Counts is in the city center of Ghent, Belgium. This medieval fortress hasn’t been lived in for centuries, but the charm of its layers of walls…

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Belgian City of Ghent

Surprised by Vibrant Ghent

January 3, 2020 26 Comments

From my arrival in this historic place until I reluctantly left, I loved exploring the Belgian city of Ghent. More people talk about neighboring Bruges, but I discovered that Ghent…

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New York City Central Park

Christmastime in New York City

December 21, 2019 10 Comments

Christmas in New York far surpassed even my high expectations. This vibrant city knows how to celebrate, adding lights and colorful displays to heighten the charm and give tourists and…

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San Francisco Fairmont Hotel

Iconic Hotels of San Francisco

December 1, 2019 35 Comments

Touring the lobbies of iconic hotels in San Francisco may not be on a visitor’s itinerary, but I accidentally discovered this is fun and free and makes for a memorable…

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Alcatraz San Francisco

Touring Alcatraz

November 23, 2019 39 Comments

Touring Alcatraz should be top of your list of what to do in San Francisco, even though it may seem strange to plan a visit to a former maximum security…

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Strasbourg France

A Visit to Charming Strasbourg

October 26, 2019 40 Comments

Strasbourg, a fairy tale French city in Alsace, offers the beauty that comes from combining Latin and Germanic cultures. You will find quaint architecture, winding cobbled lanes dating back to…

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