Modern Building in Dusseldorf

Düsseldorf at a Glance

Düsseldorf is one of the larger cities in Germany. Located in the western portion of the country, it's the capital of the German Republic...
Main Street Cochem

Cochem – The German Vacation Spot Along the Moselle River

There's a little town called Cochem along the Moselle River, about 20 miles upstream from where the Moselle empties into the Rhine. It's a...
Stumberger's Hotel

Stumberger’s Hotel in Cochem, Germany

Not long ago, we happened through Cochem, Germany on our summer's trip through what we consider to be the heart of Europe. Our purpose...
Gallery of Ancestors and Knights Hall

Schloss Burg – Fortress, Castle, Museum

Today we made our way from our hotel in Düsseldorf to the small town of Solingen, where we spent some time at the Schloss...
Castle Eltz

The Eltz Castle – One Family’s Home For 850 Years

Eltz Castle is one of the few castles in Europe that's never been destroyed, by fire, by war, by anything. We spent some time...
Entrance to Hotel Jagdschloss Kranichstein

Staying at the Hotel Jagdschloss Kranichstein

Yeah, that's a mouthful for a hotel name. We stayed at the Hotel Jagschloss Kranichstein for just a night on our way to Cochem...
Buckingham Palace

Visiting London

We've spent the last few days wandering around London, playing American Tourist. For us that means seeking out the Starbucks stores—of which there are...
Queen Mary 2

Crossing the Atlantic Aboard the Queen Mary 2

The Queen Mary 2 isn't small by any stretch of the imagination, but it isn't one of the largest ships by today's standard in...