Heidelberg seems to have it all, a riverside location, lovely old buildings, schnitzel, and even a ruined castle looming over the city and five little Christmas Markets at the end of the year. What's not to like?
How could I write about food in Europe without mentioning the delights on offer at the Christmas Markets? Sure it’s not a year round option but from late November through to the New Year a whole new world of amazing options open up to the hungry, and thirsty, traveler.
Twenty five years before Pauline and I shared an incredible anniversary trip to South America we started married life with the proverbial honeymoon from hell. It was almost enough to make us wonder if international travel was really for us! You can read about our 25th anniversary trip elsewhere but for now, sit back and join us as we relive our honeymoon. You might wonder how we headed overseas again as well.
It was just a place between landing in Paris and driving to Heidelberg in Germany. A convenient place to stop for the nights before starting the real road trip adventure. What we didn't know was that Reims would be such a fantastic place to kick things off.
From the moment I saw a photo of Carcassonne, while doing some research on a road trip through France, it jumped to the top of the list. A UNESCO World Heritage site in Southwest France which blends the old and the new in a picture perfect manner. On the hill overlooking the new town stands the awe inspiring walled city of old Carcassonne.
It's probably not on your radar if you are planning a trip to Germany but I think you should reconsider. Regensburg is a beautiful little town and the surrounding countryside has some pretty impressive highlights as well.
It started out like any other tourist trip to Thailand. A few days in the laid back Northern town of Chiang Mai, a week with the Russians and Germans in a Phuket resort, and was to finish with a couple of days in Bangkok to see some attractions and do a little shopping. What could go wrong?
Traveling kids have a big advantage over their "stay at home" peers, in my opinion. The world is an amazing place but especially so for young children as everything they see is fresh and exciting, filled with wonder. Traveling with them adds a whole new level of joy and energy to any trip as you feed off their enthusiasm. As I have just discovered, it comes at a long term cost to parents, but more on that later.
I had never heard of this place until I spotted a photo on Instagram of some incredible little town that appeared to have been built based on a Disney movie or fairytale. This mystical place was called Cesky Krumlov.