A Day in Pisa, Tuscany, Italy
A lovely day in Pisa, Tuscany, Italy. Climb the Leaning Tower, see the sights, and have lunch and wine at a streetside bistro. The good life!
50 Shades of Tuscan Cooking Class
My trip to Tuscany and a cooking class at Tenuta Casanova: great wine, vinegar, homemade pasta and breathtaking views!
Johannisfeuer Midsummer Celebration, Bischberg, Germany
Johannisfeuer, the Bavarian celebration of the summer solstice in Bischberg, Germany. I’ve included a video of the lighting of the fire by the local fire department and some pix of the food, beer and band. Happy summer!
Crana Historica Fest in Kronach, Bavaria, Germany
The annual Crana Historica in Kronach, Bavaria, Germany: re-enactments of Medieval battles and life in general at the Rosenburg Fortress.
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge near Denver
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is a former chemical-weapons plant that the EPA cleaned up. It’s now home to over 300 animal species, amazing views, and a visitor center with interactive, educational exhibits and artifacts. This family-friendly excursion is free!
Edvard Munch Exhibit at the Shirn Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
A train trip to Frankfurt’s Shirn Museum to see the Edvard Munch exhibit. He’s a Norwegian artist probably most famous for his painting The Scream.
Bergkirchweihfest, Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany
Huge beer fest in Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany! Huge pretzels, huge crowds, huge Ferris wheel, and, of course, huge beers!
German “Labor Day” — May 1st
May Day, or Europe’s Labor Day, is on 1 May every year. In Bamberg, samba bands and entertainment accompanies local beer and good food along with the spring sunshine.
Veterans Memorial in Northglenn, a Denver Suburb
Veterans Memorial in Northglenn, a suburb of Denver, Colorado. Giant bronze flag with soldiers from each conflict sprouting from it.
Medieval Rosenburg Fortress in Kronach, Germany, Bavaria
Visit a medieval castle, Rosenburg, in Kronach, Germany in Bavaria on a sunny, frosty morn.