Venice of the North: Bruges

Bruges (Brugge) is a quiet town in Northern Belgium. It is easily accessed from Brussels, which makes it possible to visit if you are staying in Paris. Bruges is physically possible in a day trip, but it is well worth an overnight stay or longer. Join me as we explore this gem in Belgium.

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…

Arnhem Open Air Museum

If the name Arnhem sounds familiar to you, it may not be for the Open Air Museum, but the historical reference.  The Battle of Arnhem was fought in the second world war.  Today’s focus will be on the museum. The museum provides a glimpse of pre-industrial Dutch life.  You walk through history as you see…