1. Go West, Old Man

The Old Man is me, and I’m going West. It’s still 26 days away, and the anticipation is killing me. Usually, when I’ve announced trips in the past, I have a pretty well-designed itinerary to detail. This trip is quite...

2. Europe 2013- Germany- Day 12- A Ret...

15 years later, I return for an nostalgic afternoon in Munich.

3. Photo Essay- Rhine River Cruise

My cruise on the Rhine from St. Goar to Koblenz, alongside Castles and vineyards.

4. Photo Essay- Cologne at Night

I arrived in Cologne, Germany late in the evening. After dropping my bags at my hotel, I took a brief walk in the are around the massive Cologne Cathedral and Train Station since I had planned on leaving early in the morning for my Rhine...

5. Europe 2013- Germany- Days 10 &...

And, it was off to Germany, at 237 kilometers per hour. An advantage to traveling on a mid-afternoon, off-peak train is that I had the entire first class car to myself. I arrived in Cologne last in the evening, and, after dropping my bags...
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Photo Essay- The Hopmuseum

Photo Essay- The Hopmuseum
Belgium’s Hopmuseum, located in the town of Poperinge, is a real treat for any beer lover who ventures to the region on a pilgrimage. It thoroughly covers the history of hop  farming in...

Europe 2013- Belgium- Day 10- Bucket List Belgium

Europe 2013- Belgium- Day 10- Bucket List Belgium
I sprang to life early on the morning of my 10th day, despite having drank Belgian beers long into the night. This was a day I had planned much of the trip around. It was time to cross an item off my...

Photo Essay- The Frites Museum, Bruges

Photo Essay- The Frites Museum, Bruges
I went into my visit to the Frites Museum in Bruges expecting a small, cute, kitschy museum, but found it to be excellent- both fun and informative. Europe 2013 Posts- Europe by the Numbers Eurail...

Europe 2013- Belgium- Day 9- Bruges and Beyond

Europe 2013- Belgium- Day 9- Bruges and Beyond
Bruges, Belgium has one of the best reputations in all of Europe. Despite having visited Belgium a number of times in the past, I’d never visited Bruges. A visit there was one of this...
Europe 2013- Belgium- Day 8- Around Brussels

Europe 2013- Belgium- Day 8- Around Brus...

Bonding with Brussels through its iconic structures, waffles, and, of course, its beer.

Upper Peninsula 2014 by the Numbers

Upper Peninsula 2014 by the Numbers

This is the next in a series of the “By the Numbers” posts. The others are New Zealand 2012 by the Numbers, Europe 2013 by the Numbers, and East 2014 by the Numbers. Driving Stats: Total Miles...
Europe 2013- Belgium- Day 7- A Perfect Evening in Brussels

Europe 2013- Belgium- Day 7- A Perfect E...

After spending half the day sightseeing in the Netherlands’ National Gardens, The Keukenhof, it was time to head south to Belgium. I I’d been to Brussels four other times. I’d liked Brussels,...
Photo Essay- Flowers of the Keukenhof

Photo Essay- Flowers of the Keukenhof

As I stated in my Day Seven post- We weren’t able to see very many tulips outside on our visit to the Keukenhof. The long winter in Northern Europe meant they were not yet in bloom. Fortunately, we were...
Europe 2013- The Netherlands- Day 7- Searching for Tulips at the Keukenhof

Europe 2013- The Netherlands- Day 7- Sea...

I had saved a very special excursion for my last day in The Netherlands. After dropping my bags at Amsterdam’s Schipol airport, Toni and I boarded a bus for the half hour ride to the Keukenhof, The...
East 2014 By the Numbers

East 2014 By the Numbers

The third installment of my popular “By the Numbers” series.

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Photo Essay- The Hopmuseum