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Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

November 26, 2013 We put out an occasional newsletter to inform you of our upcoming tour openings and a bit about the highlights of the season prior. This newsletter comes out once or twice per year at maximum. To register just fill in your e-mail address on the home page of this web site.

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Germans Represent A Huge Slice of the American Population

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

October 9 It’s time to break out the bratwurst as the United States celebrates German-American Day on Oct. 6. Commemorating the founding of Germantown, Pa. in 1683, the holiday celebrates America’s largest ancestry group, with 49 million people claiming part or full German heritage. As President Barack Obama proclaimed a few years ago on this […]

St. Pankratius in Hoinkhausen, Germany

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

September 15, 2012 The Catholic Church of Saint Pankratius is the ancestral church of Suzanne Pellegrino and Elizabeth Renney’s Mollerus ancestors, who settled in this village in the last years of the 18th century. The church was built as early as the 12th century. A stone triptych on the north entrance of the church dates […]

Abbey San Salvatore in Tuscany, Italy

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

May 12 On our way from Orvieto to Montepulciano we took a diversion and drove high up into the mountains to the ancient Abbey San Salvatore in the town of the same name high in the mountains of the Val di Orcia, Tuscany. The abbey is small and not particularly impressive from the exterior unless […]

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The Dome of the Reichstag in Berlin

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

April 23 A visit to the glass and steel dome of the Reichstag in Berlin used to be something I would never contemplate. The lines were always huge, no matter what time of the day. However now, due to tightened security and the requirement that all visitors register in advance for security clearance, a visit […]

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Lucca, Tuscany

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

With the lame Swiss breakfast under my belt I drive through a steady drizzle through Lucerne and on to the Gottard tunnel. It’s a 17 kilometer long hole in the mountain that is tightly controlled following a crash involving many vehicles some years ago which resulted in a number of deaths and quite a few […]

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The Old Port of Marseille

Saturday, June 16th, 2007

We visited the Vieux Port of Marseille on Thursday the 14th. We were on our way to the port of Cassis, which with its sleepy feel and million dollar bungalows seems a world away from the bustling, crowded port of Marseille. Marseille is the second largest city in France with more than 800,000 (registered) inhabitants. […]

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