The silhouette of Cologne Cathedral at dusk

The Perfect Weekend in Cologne

The city of Cologne (Köln in German) brings to mind two things immediately – the magnificent cathedral, and its legendary Christmas markets. But a whole trove of other treasures to see and experience awaits at any time of the year – more than you can fit into just a weekend … Read More

Wasserturm Hotel in Cologne – a dog-friendly review!

From a 19th century water tower to a new trendy hotspot, the Wasserturm (water tower) Hotel in Cologne welcomes guests to live a bit of history. Today, it’s not only a gorgeous and unique Hilton hotel, it’s also one that welcomes dogs! That’s all we needed to know to book … Read More

A view of the entrance to the Nuremberg art bunker and castle in the background

Digging Up the Secrets of the Nuremberg Art Bunker

As a die-hard art nerd and history lover, the anticipation of taking a tour of the Nuremberg Art Bunker almost killed me! On my first trip to Nuremberg I didn’t buy tickets in advance. Huge mistake. I stood watching while everyone in front of me got in, and I was … Read More

When Ancestry Travel Guides You

Here’s why, if you have a little extra time in Europe, and if you have ancestry there, you might want to make an off-the-beaten-trail pit stop. My ancestry travel has taken me to a couple tiny towns, and not-so-tiny towns where the experience of walking in the footsteps of those … Read More

Aachen Cathedral Rich With Treasures

Here’s why just one day in Aachen, Germany, is enough to blow your mind! Charlemagne’s shrine, golden reliquaries, a chapel of glass, an ancient throne and treasures beyond imagination! We had one afternoon in Aachen and decided to do the thing one must do if there is only one afternoon … Read More