Today in Brugge

First order of business after checking into our hotel in the center of lovely Brugge was a trek to the Dumon Chocolaterie, which is definitely the best chocolate in this chocoholic country and city. Haley and her grandpa Dick are wrapping up their purchases of chocolate, including some gifts and of course, some self-gifting was […]

Today in Zanse Schaans

We spent part of today in the outdoor museum park of Zanse Schaans near Amsterdam. The park features a handful of windmills, most of them built originally in the 1600s and then moved to this area in the 1970s and 1980s to form a picturesque panorama of what this part of the Netherlands looked like […]

Haley with King Neptune

Our guest Haley Muth on her first adventure in Europe poses with “King Neptune” in the Dam Square of Amsterdam.

Today in Amsterdam

A gorgeous spring day topped off by a canal cruise where the everyday life of the denizens of the boats which line the canals (more than 2,000 boats of various states of condition, some hulks and some quite luxurious) are home to many of the city’s citizens, who shell out as much as $500,000 for […]

Keukenhof Gardens Gorgeous in April

Our first adventure of the 2011 season kicked off with the arrival of Dick, Darlene and Haley Muth on the morning of the 15th at Schiphol Airport. By 10 a.m. on the day of their arrival we were casually wandering through the extensive gardens at Keukenhof, near Lisse, Holland. This massive operation provides millions of […]

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What a Year Lies Ahead!

The year 2011 is turning out, so far, to be our most exciting and varied season of travel ever. Starting on April 11 with Jim’s departure for Europe, our travels with our private tour clients will include tulip season in the Netherlands, a visit to the watery city of Brugge, genealogy exploration in Rheinland-Pfalz (Germany), […]

European Focus Home Away from Home

Our home base in Europe is the medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Have a live look here: http://www.rothenburg.de/index.php?get=121 at the web cam view of the ancient marketplace.