The Way – An Emotional Must See Travel Movie

The way - PilgrimRecently Gene and I finally had a chance to watch the movie The Way. I had heard it was very good, and we were not disappointed. Then again, I shouldn’t have been surprised. It was written and directed by Emilio Estevez, and starred his father Martin Sheen. Emilio also starred as Daniel, the recently deceased son of Martin Sheen’s character named Tom.

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Italy Tours with Grand European Travel – AARP Senior Discounts

Italy 9As I am sitting here in cold Colorado I am staying warm by planning our next trips, lol. It has been TOO long since we were able to head to Europe thanks to the stupid China virus hidden by the selfish Chinese leader Xi. Anyway, that’s not what this is about, this is about hopefully being able to travel again now that the surges are becoming lower and some places are lifting restrictions.  I really want to go and explore more of Italy. We only saw a few things in Turino, like the Muse de Egizio, but I really want to explore several regions in Italy. Thus I was looking for tours in Italy and found the site Grand European Travel.

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The Prater in Vienna: Austria’s Playground for Everyone

Prater - SignIn May of 2018, we were extremely lucky to spend two weeks exploring a few cities in Europe. One of the cities we visited was Vienna in Austria.  We really enjoyed checking out the Wien Rathaus and the Danube. While there were made a point of checking out Prater Amusement Park. It is an incredible park and home of the iconic Giant Ferris Wheel. It is almost 65 meters tall and offers a breathtaking view of the city on the Danube. Sadly, we didn’t get to take the ride, more on that later, but it was fun watching it in motion and imagining the wonderful views. Continue reading “The Prater in Vienna: Austria’s Playground for Everyone”

Paris – Trials And Tribulations While Visiting Beautiful France

Paris - TowerRecently I have been thinking about our future travels, as well as some of the amazing places we have been since we have been married. It also made me start thinking back to the first international trip we took across the pond to Paris, France in May 1999. It was a dream of mine that I had since I was a little kid, and I can still remember having excited butterflies in my stomach the night before we left. I could hardly wait, lol. Continue reading “Paris – Trials And Tribulations While Visiting Beautiful France”

The Dachau Concentration Camp – Munich, Germany

Dachau - SignAs you may have seen over the last few weeks, we spent part of the month of May in Europe. One of the areas we stayed in the most was Munich, Germany. While there, we felt like we had to go and visit Dachau Concentration Camp. We had heard so much about it in history class, and in the media, but had to see what it was all about. Of course, we also planned a visit to Hofbrauhuas knowing we would probably need a happier evening, and something to clear the palette so to speak. We were definitely right on that assessment. Continue reading “The Dachau Concentration Camp – Munich, Germany”

Vienna, Austria – My Top 7 Free Things on Our to-do List

ViennaIn May of 2018, we were spending a couple of weeks in Europe for our 20th anniversary.  While we were looking forward to spending a few days in Munich Germany, Prague in the Czech Republic, and Vienna in Austria. I am so excited to see this amazing and interesting place. As with the other cities, we have a few things planned but also wanted to mix in a few free things while in the area. Therefore I eagerly did some research and found quite a few free things. Thus I decided to share with all of you in case you are planning your own trip to Vienna. Here is the list of my top 7 free things we hope to do on our trip (in no particular order). I will also let you know which places we visited and share a little about our experience while visiting. One thing to note, the transportation is wonderful in Vienna.

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The Opéra Garnier, Paris – Discover it’s History and it’s Treasures

Opera Garnier - OutsideAs one of the most famous opera houses in the world, and a symbol of Paris, we definitely had to see the Opéra Garnier on our trips to Paris in October 2006 For a bit of history, the Opera house opened on January 5, 1875, it was originally called the Salle des Capucines, because of its location on the Boulevard des Capucines in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. However, it soon became known as the Palais Garnier or just the Opéra. Continue reading “The Opéra Garnier, Paris – Discover it’s History and it’s Treasures”

Munich, Germany – My Top 7 Free Things on Our to-do List

Munich - MarienplatzIn May of 2018 we were spending a couple of weeks in Europe for our 20th anniversary.  While we were looking forward to spending a few days in Vienna in Austria and Prague in the Czech Republic, we were going to be in Munich Germany for a little more than a week. I can’t tell you how excited I was to finally get to Germany.  This city looks so amazing and interesting. I have German ancestors and couldn’t wait to wait to visit some of biergartens, try some local fare, and see some of the amazing landscape. As with the other cities, we have a few things planned but also wanted to mix in a few free things while in the area. Therefore I eagerly did some research and found quite a few free things. Thus I decided to share with all of you in case you are planning your own trip to Munich. Here is the list of my top 7 free things we hope to do on our trip (in no particular order). I will also let you know which places we visited and share a little about our experience while visiting.

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Prague, Czech Republic – My Top 7 Free Things on Our to-do List

Prague - City1In May of 2018, we were spending a couple of weeks in Europe for our 20th anniversary.  While we were looking forward to spending a week in Germany, and part of a week in Vienna, one of the places I was really looking forward to spending a few days in was Prague. This city looks so amazing and interesting. I couldn’t wait to explore it. As with the other cities, we have a few things planned but also wanted to mix in a few free things while in the area. Thus I eagerly did some research and found quite a few free things. Thus I decided to share with all of you in case you are planning your own trip to Prague. Here is the list of my top 7 free things we hope to do on our trip (in no particular order). I will also let you know which places we visited and share a little about our experience while visiting. Continue reading “Prague, Czech Republic – My Top 7 Free Things on Our to-do List”

Pilsner Urquell Brewery – Our Unique Brewery Tour

Pilsner Urquell - BuildingWe had an amazing time in the Czech Republic while in Europe in May of 2018.  For two weeks we ran around Austria, Germany as well as the Czech Republic. However, we really enjoyed our time in Prague (Praha) and I loved seeing the Charles Bridge and the Czechoslovak Hussite Church of Our Lady in Old Town. Sadly we were only there a couple of days and headed south to Germany. However, on our way south we made a detour and visited the city of Pilsner (Pilsen) to tour the Pilsner Urquell Brewery. We have been to quite a few brewery tours, but this one was quite unique. Continue reading “Pilsner Urquell Brewery – Our Unique Brewery Tour”