Frolicking in Florence

Frolicking in Florence

A few years ago, we went to Florence, Italy to attend a conference in February.  This, my friends, chronicles that adventure. We know that Florence is famous for the statue of David, but little beyond that.  So, let the adventure begin. We are staying in...
Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Venice has long fascinated travelers, both active and armchair. The canals, alleyways, and unusual architecture are unique and enchanting, and the idea of a romantic ride on a gondola is iconic to the city. We have booked a room for three nights at...
Drinking-in Porto, Portugal

Drinking-in Porto, Portugal

We are attending a conference in Porto, Portugal for a few days. Even though we will be spending time in meetings and other functions, we are determined to see as much of this lovely city as we can. Arrival We had been in Madrid, so the flight was a short one, and we...
An Afternoon in Plzeň, Czech

An Afternoon in Plzeň, Czech

An Afternoon in Plzeň, Czech While driving from Munich to Prague, we see the exit for Plzeň, look at each other, and say, “Why not?”  We’ve been in car a while and this is the perfect opportunity to stretch our legs and to visit a place far...
Caorle, Italy

Caorle, Italy

We are traveling in Europe in early autumn, and are driving from Munich, Germany to Venice, Italy.  We are not due in Venice until tomorrow, so we decide to spend the day in Caorle, Italy, a small town on the Adriatic Sea about 50 miles north of Venice. It is no...
Eccentric Fashion Weekend

Eccentric Fashion Weekend

We are traveling through Europe via car, and our final destination is Kandersteg, a small town in the Swiss Alps noted mostly for the Belle Époque, a week in winter when the culture, science, and society that flourished in Europe in the year 1900 are remembered and...