Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg is a medieval town that is one of the best preserved in Germany.  Escaping the destruction of war, it almost feels like you are visiting an amusement park look alike. One of the great features of the city is the ramparts.  We hiked up to the top of the wall and made our way…

Bacharach, Germany

The half-timbered buildings welcome all visitors.  In the distant background there are faint sounds of cheers as the German soccer team scores.  Sipping on the Riesling grown just yards away reminds you that you’re on the Rhine. The streets lack the crowd of so many places, but the small clacking noise of the few walking…

Visiting Dachau

Sometimes the sites we see while traveling do not have a positive memory.  Although it can be challenging to enter these places, it is important to go.  Visiting a place like a concentration camp brings knowledge that is crucial to pass down.  Dachau was my first concentration camp.  It may sound odd to say this,…