Category Archives: Europe

Piedmont – Wine, truffles and scenery to die for!

At least that’s what we’ve been told. Later this year, we’ll be able to see for ourselves. While we were thinking about visiting some wine regions in France, the “Gilet Jaune” or “Yellow Vest” protesters have changed our minds. The … Continue reading

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Swiss Rail System – Wow!

As we move into the cold of January, it’s less than five months until we go to Switzerland.  It seems like we were just talking about going and we’re already moving into train ticket buying time. Switzerland has an awesome … Continue reading

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Another step forward

So it happened – Swiss Air dropped the price of the flights we were looking at by $1,300.  Seeing that, in my mind, it was a no brainer to book our flights.   While some may say that it is … Continue reading

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Time to start planning for 2019

So September has rolled around and it’s time to start planning our next adventure.  A quick spin of the travel wheel and our next destination is going to be Switzerland. We’ve been watching lots of You Tube videos, searching websites … Continue reading

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From Amsterdam to Buffalo

“They say all good things must come to an end.  Whoever ‘they’ are should mind their own business.” – Tom Herkey Woke up early to get ready and finish packing.  Our ride to the airport is arriving at 7:00 am, … Continue reading

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Last day in Amsterdam

So yesterday’s postscript became today’s reality.  I did something that caused my back to go out and it hurts like all heck. I gingerly got out of bed and cleaned up before we went down for breakfast.  Instead of “see … Continue reading

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Sunday – Sunshine and good wine

Woke up, ate our breakfast and then set off to the train station.  Our destination today is the town of Zaanse Schans.  It’s a historical town with windmills, cobblers, bakery exhibits, cheese and much, much more. We arrive at the … Continue reading

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Canal cruising on a sunny day.

Woke up to another beautiful day.  After cleaning up, we went down for breakfast and my daily Dutch lesson.  We have basically been eating a good breakfast each day and then dinner.  No lunch, just an occasional snack and adult … Continue reading

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Which way did that Van Gogh?

Another hotel with a great breakfast.  Many choices from the buffet, plus they will make you eggs or pancakes.  Fresh squeezed orange juice is also available, which is the way I like to start the day. Really enjoyed our first … Continue reading

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From Bruges to Amsterdam

Up early to clean up, pack up, eat breakfast and head to the train station.  It’s hard to believe that we’re heading to our last stop on what has been a fabulous trip.  Bruges was a delight.  It is such … Continue reading

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Last day in Bruges

Our last full day in Bruges and we have some items that still need to be checked off our list.  We eat a light breakfast and then head out. When we were walking out of our street, we could hear … Continue reading

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Enjoying the day in Bruge

If I told you I woke up before the alarm at 6:50 am, would you even believe me ?!? It’s true!  We were showered and ready for breakfast early today.  Enjoyed a hearty breakfast and then headed out for a … Continue reading

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Visiting Beautiful Bruges

We both woke up early after a good night’s sleep.  After the little bit of walking around last evening, we were excited to explore the town.  The hotel’s breakfast provided many choices and we found out that everything is homemade. … Continue reading

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From Paris to Bruges

Still can’t believe it’s time to move on from Paris.  The time seemed to go so fast.  We had a wonderful time and can’t wait to return. We’re taking the Thalys train to Belgium, so we’ll be leaving from Gare … Continue reading

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Our last day in Paris

Woke up to a beautiful sunny day.  Cleaned up and went down to breakfast.  It’s hard to believe that this is our last day in Paris. Since we still had time left on our tickets, we walked back to Notre … Continue reading

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