Burg Eltz, Germany

Visiting Eltz Castle in Germany’s Rhine River Valley

Eltz Castle, or Burg Eltz in German, is a stunningly beautiful, impeccably-preserved, 850 year-old fairytale-like castle that, upon seeing it for the first time, will make your jaw hit the floor. It’s a masterpiece, and touring it was an absolute highlight for me on our recent trip to Germany. Its also the way you come to…

Exploring the Rhine River Valley from Koblenz, Germany

Located South of Cologne, the Rhine River Valley is a tourist hotspot in Germany. People from all over the world flock to see the beautifully preserved castles that dot the winding rivers, and to drink the crisp, delicious rieslings among the vines where the grapes grow. The upper section of this breathtaking river valley is designated…

Exploring Berlin, Germany

Scott and I had been talking about visiting Germany together since we started dating. It was a place we both dreamed of seeing and experiencing for many reasons, and when we finally stepped foot in Berlin, our first of many stops in Germany, all our feelings of anticipation and excitement clicked together, and the beer…

Eating and Drinking Your Way through Paris, France

  It’s pretty obvious that Paris is foodie-heaven. From French delights to falafels, Paris has it all! Understanding that everything that follows here is based on personal experience and preference from the taste buds of a tourist, here are my recommendations for where to eat, drink and indulge in Paris, France. Where to Eat Our…

A day trip from Paris to the Palace of Versailles

One of the most popular day trips from Paris for visitors is a trip to the Palace of Versailles. It is a World Heritage Site and one of the greatest achievements in French 17th century art and architecture. The Palace, and surrounding estates, were commissioned by the King of France, Louis XIV. Louis XIV expanded this father’s hunting lodge…