During the Fall of 2020, my family and I explored the villages of the Romantic Road. Each village has beauty and charm, but eventually they began to blend together. So, when putting together this list, I included the ones that made a lasting impression due to uniqueness or its stunning, traditional beauty. Below are my favorite villages along the Romantic Road.
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What’s so Great about Living in Germany? – Alcohol (part 2)
While there are still some challenges associated with living here, alcohol is an aspect that makes living in Germany so great.
What is so Great about Living in Germany – Location (part 1)
This is a series of posts about my favorite aspects of life in Germany. Adjusting to life in Germany was difficult at first. I was excited, but honestly felt a bit overwhelmed by the rules and the differences in culture. However, the longer I live here the more I enjoy the nuances of the cultureContinue reading “What is so Great about Living in Germany – Location (part 1)”
Exploring the Islands of the Venetian Lagoon – Murano, Burano, and Torcello
If you are planning a trip to Venice, Italy, you need to schedule some time to visit the three most famous islands of the Venetian Lagoon – Murano, Burano and Torcello. It’s like taking a trip back in time and is a beautiful way to spend an afternoon. You will marvel at the unique personalityContinue reading “Exploring the Islands of the Venetian Lagoon – Murano, Burano, and Torcello”
A Weekend Near Dieppe, France
My family and I recently spent a long weekend at an Airbnb located on the top of a cliff with a view of the French coast near Dieppe. It was by far the most relaxing vacation we’ve taken since moving to Europe. It was a simple weekend of simple pleasures.
The Five Villages of Cinque Terre, Italy
The five villages of Cinque Terre date back to the Middle Ages and are Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. Here’s what you need to know about the villages of Cinque Terre.
The Aperol Spritz
One late afternoon as my family and I dined on seafood pasta watching the sunset in Monterosso in Cinque Terre with salt and sunblock still coating our skin, a waiter brought the four people at the table behind us each this strange looking bright, orange-colored drink served over ice in a wine glass.
What to do in Cinque Terre, Italy
Cinque Terre, Italy is a charming collection of five villages along the Mediterranean Sea. Its kaleidoscope of colorful architecture from the Middle Ages, access to beautiful beaches, delicious dining and hiking trails make it a popular Italian vacation destination.
Best Beaches in Cinque Terre, Italy
In honor of National Beach Day, I wanted to take this opportunity to give you a brief description of the beaches of Cinque Terre, Italy.
Why Visit Burg Eltz in Gemany?
The idyllic river flows gently around the castle mound. It’s cool, shallow waters and smooth stones are perfect for a barefoot walk. As my daughter and I stacked pebbles and stones into precarious pillars in the middle of the river the hem of her cotton dress skimming the water’s surface, small children splashed and giggledContinue reading “Why Visit Burg Eltz in Gemany?”