A hot Spring day in Trier, Germany

The sun was blazing when I arrived at the station in Trier.  It was late May, and I had taken the regional train from Cochem, where I was staying for a couple of nights at [...]

Cologne’s Gothic Beauty

For lovers of art, history and architecture a visit to Koelner Dom is reason enough to put Cologne, Germany on your bucket list.  The largest Gothic church in Northern [...]

Tasty budget eats in Europe

Traveling can be expensive, and for Americans visiting Europe our dollar doesn’t go as far as it used to, with the current exchange rates being what they are.  But [...]

Wine week in Cologne

It was late afternoon, and I had just spent the day walking in Cologne’s Altstadt, taking photos and doing a little window shopping.  But now my feet were tired [...]

Taking it slow in Cochem

There’s a German word, Gemütlichkeit, which describes a feeling of relaxation, coziness and being at ease.  Gemütlichkeit, along with the word  langsam – [...]

Ride the Rails in Europe

A great trip requires good planning, especially if you are only going to have a couple of weeks to enjoy your trip to Europe.  Luckily, the rail system for much of the [...]

High above the Rhine in Koblenz

In Koblenz, Germany, the mighty Rhine meets the gentle Moselle at a busy corner called the Deutches Ecke.  Here a tree-lined promenade opens up to a large plaza, [...]