New Way to Share Photos and Trip Memories

September 18 We just created some photo blogs for our recent guests so that they can easily, with the click of a mouse, share photos and memories of their trip with friends and relatives around the world. John and Janis in England Dolores Petit’s First Trip to Ancestral Germany Steve and Debbie’s First Trip to […]

Jet Lag Tips That Make Sense

September 16 By Amy Capeta Today Fatigue, impaired memory, inability to concentrate, change in mood, digestive issues … all symptoms of jet lag, all no fun. While it’s impossible to prevent jet lag, there are ways to minimize its effects. “The fundamental definition of jet lag is that there’s a misalignment between the internal clock […]

How Do You End the Trip of a Lifetime in Germany?

August 23 Dolores Petit always wanted to visit her ancestral country of Germany but her husband would not allow it. A member of the French Resistance as a young teen, he harbored hard feelings against not just some Germans but the entire country. When they traveled, they went to see his relatives in France. So, […]

Lifelong dream comes true with trip to ancestral country of Germany

August 16 This morning a long-awaited journey finally started for Dolores (Braun) Petit, who has deep roots in Germany but who never had the chance to come due to hard feelings resulting from World War II. Her husband was a fighter in the French Resistance as a young teenager and his father was kept in […]

Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg Getting Dangerously Close to Becoming A Victim of its Own Success

August 14 A visit yesterday to Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg turned out to be a learning experience, and not a positive one. After purchasing tickets in June and reserving an entry time of between 1030 and 1130, I brought my excited guests to the front door and dropped them off, leaving them to get started […]

Already Dreaming of 2016 Adventures

August 11 Steve and Debbie plan ahead. Their April, 2014 trip came as a result of their meeting us in Chicago at the January, 2013 Travel and Adventure Show. Now they have just locked in their April-May, 2016 trip to Germany and Austria. We will be visiting Berlin, Dresden, Rothenburg, Nürnberg, Berchtesgaden and Salzburg and […]

Visiting Cousins in Grafshaft Veldenz, Germany

August 11 Give us 11 months to prepare for a family history trip and you just never know what you are going to experience. How about stepping foot into the house where your great-grandmother lived as a little girl? What about wine tasting with cousins, who by the way, also make that wine? What about […]

Toast to Ancestors in Wine Country of the Mosel Valley, Germany

August 7 Thanks to exhaustive research carried out by our partner Roland Geiger (far left) our guests from Missouri were able to toast ancestors in a vineyard above Veldenz that was owned by them before they emigrated to America. Making it extra special was the fact that current-day cousins are also wine makers. Barbara is […]