Fall Colors on the Rhein and Mosel Rivers of Germany

October 25 We enjoyed spectacular weather and brilliant colors recently while touring the Rhein and Mosel River Valley areas of Germany. Here are some memories.

A Toast to Each Other Above Bacharach on the Rhein

October 22 Jim and Denise toast each other with a chilled glass of wine above the medieval village of Bacharach on the Rhein at the end of their 19-day adventure in Germany, Austria, Alsace and the Czech Republic.

Four Stars Plus Relaxation Factor At Berchtesgaden Zechmeisterlehen Hotel

October 17 from a visit spanning October 12-15 We have brought many of our guests to this beautiful spa hotel nestled in a pasture surrounded by mountains outside of Berchtesgaden. Our current guests Jim and Denise, who are celebrating three decades of marriage with a Grand Trip in Europe took full advantage of the spa […]

A Snowy Surprise in Tyrol, Austria

October 11 We woke this morning at our lodge in the hamlet of Lans to about ten inches of new snow covering every surface and filling the surrounding pines with a heavy layer of white. It was the perfect morning for a drawn out, lazy breakfast followed by some organizing in the room before we […]

Watching the Barges Pass Through the Locks in Hirschhorn

October 6 One of the 27 locks on the Neckar River, which flows into the Rhein near Mannheim, is located just below the castle hotel of Hirschhorn. We stayed two nights there and from our rooms could watch barges pass through the locks below. Before we left the area, we took time to watch a […]

Welcome New Arrivals

October 4 Jim and Denise started planning their 30th-anniversary celebration trip to Europe back in February. Jim found us by doing a search on Google and now, eight months later, they are in Germany enjoying the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of Germany on Day 1 of their 19-day trip through the southern half of […]

Finding the Beauty in a Rainy Day in Tyrol, Austria

September 27 Rain, rain, go away, but tomorrow they promise a sunny day. Something like that. We took a short excursion from our home base in Lans, Austria to the Ötztal Valley to the west of Innsbruck for photography and a short hike along the longest and highest waterfall in Tyrol. Even though it rained, […]

Welcome New Arrivals from Texas

September 22 Brothers Philip and Lin and their wives Diane and Jennifer just arrived in Germany to begin their two week adventure in Germany and Austria. This is the first time in the heart of Europe for the two couples. We started with Germany’s best-preserved medieval town, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, where by coincidence their […]