Rothenburg Nightwatchman Now Live on Your Computer or TV

December 20 Do you love the medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber as much as we do? After all, it’s been our homebase in Europe since 1999. Now you can enjoy the splendid “Walk of the Nightwatchman” LIVE and unedited (OK, maybe a little bit edited) as he makes his rounds, telling stories, jokes […]

The War over Religion in Europe 1618-48

October 18 The disastrous 30-years war from 1618-48 in Europe devastated large areas of the landscape, emptied towns, killed millions and resulted in entire populations of people moving from one area to another to either escape the fighting or to fill in the gaps left behind by famine and disease which nearly always follows large-scale […]

England Remembers those lost in the Great War with Poppies Around Tower of London

August 27 A brilliant installation containing 888,246 ceramic poppies surrounds the Tower of London through November 11, 1914 which is the 96th anniversary of the end of the ‘Great War,’ also the ‘War to End All Wars.’ Artist Paul Cummins did the work in remembrance of those soldiers listed officially as dead from the United […]

Heartfelt Thank You For Care Package 67 Years Later

August 21 Dolores Petit is on the Trip of a Lifetime back to her roots in northern Germany. On the second day of her visit with relatives in the hamlet of Steinfeld, she suddenly came face to face with a woman whom she has never met. However, she gave that woman something so special, so […]

Visiting Stalag Luft 3 in Zagan, Poland

This blog post is by our guest Lindsey Soliday, who traveled to this area with three members of her family on a private tour from July 16 to 28, 2014. http://bilbosadventures.blogspot.de/2014/07/poland.html

Normandy Invasion D-Day Remembrance 68 Years Later

June 6 We visited the Normandy battlefields, the American Cemetery above Omaha Beach and the German fortified spur of land known as Pointe-du-Hoc a few days ago. The experience resonates today, the 68th anniversary of the D-Day landings which set in motion the final defeat of Adolf Hitler’s Evil Empire. The landscape at Pointe-du-Hoc is […]

Somber Visit to the Western Front at Ieper, Belgium

May 30 We took our guest Dennis Duffy to Ieper and to the portion of the Western Front near Ieper on May 29. Every day is Memorial Day in Ieper, site of intense battles and barbaric destruction of life and property during the “Great War” of 1914-1918. Ieper was totally destroyed by many months of […]