Versailles: Hobnobbing with (Past) Royalty

David and I explore the palace and grounds of the famous Chateau.


Paris: The Louvre and the Arc

Paris is full of must-visit spots, and right up there is the Louvre, with its imposing glass pyramid and of course, the Mona Lisa. Then there’s the Arc de Triomphe, a bright, solid landmark in the center of a famous area and illuminated by the Champs–Élysées.

Visiting Berlin’s Museums

Because Berlin is such a historically pivotal place, I had so much to learn about how it became the city that it is now, and about the Germany that used to be. There are so many museums, but here’s what we thought we couldn’t miss.

Berlin: Thoughts on History

It was the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall two days ago, and I thought it would be appropriate to share with you today my own exploration of that city.  David and I spent a few days there in May as part of a trip that also included Zurich, Luzern and Prague. As a…