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Taiwan, the long way

Taiwan, the long way

For our final 2014 trip we booked a near-round-the-world ticket to Taipei, Taiwan, with stops in Europe in both directions. As with most of our longer trips we used miles, in this case US Air miles,...

Thanksgiving in Europe 2013: Vienna sights II

Thanksgiving in Europe 2013: Vienna sights II

Wednesday The morning was fairly cold so we decided to start at the Leopold Museum. We were pleasantly surprised by the collection, especially the impressive Schiele floor, as well as some other...

Thanksgiving in Europe 2013: Vienna sights I

Thanksgiving in Europe 2013: Vienna sights I

Monday On arrival at the airport we purchased a week-long metro pass (Mon-Mon), then took the train and metro to our hotel. After settling in we decided to start with a visit to St. Stefans...

where we stayed in Salzburg

In Salzburg we stayed at the Weisse Taube, a small boutique hotel, in Old Town just three blocks from the Dom square and Christkindlmarkt. main Christmas market in Old Town Salzburg baubles at the...

Festung Hohensalzburg

While in Salzburg, you can view the Festung Hohensalzburg towering over you from more or less everywhere in the city. the fortress from below The weather had been cold and clear when we took our...

exploring old town Salzburg

After spending the morning hiking around Kapuzinerberg, we explored the rest of Salzburg with the intention of having a beer at the famous Augustinerbrau in the Mulln district. Our first stop was...

hiking Kapuzinerberg to Franziskischlossl

I'm guessing unless you've actually been to Salzburg, the title of this post sounds a bit like nonsense to you. Kapuzinerberg is a hill on the eastern bank of Salzach river with lovely views over...

where we stayed in Vienna and Bratislava

As some of you probably know, finding reasonably-priced accommodations in Europe can be quite a challenge. Luckily, between Eric's Starwood points and a good deal spotted months in advance, we kept...

a little bit of culture in Vienna

Sunday was our last day in Vienna, and we spent most of it on a "day of culture."  We started the morning by attending mass at Hofmusikkapelle, home of the Vienna Boys Choir. Thanks to the helpful...

heurigers in Stammersdorf

heurigers in Stammersdorf

We didn't have much planned for Saturday, so we took advantage of that luxury and slept in.  After walking around town a bit we took a tram up to Stammersdorf to experience some authentic heurigers...

Our Itinerary

2024 Trips

San Diego, CA (Jan)
Sarasota, FL (Feb)
Valencia, Spain (Mar)
Mallorca (Apr)
Croatia (May)
Faroe Islands (Aug)
London, UK (Sept)
Bari, Italy (Sept)</br />Rome, Italy (Oct)
Frankfurt, Germany (Oct)

2022 Trips

Florida (Feb)
NC Mountains (Apr)
Washington DC (Apr)
Valencia, Spain (May)
Hilton Head, SC (May)
Pacific NW (Jun)
Long Island (Jul)
Florida (Sept)
Chicago (Sept)
Poland (Sept)
NC Mountains (Nov)
Euro Xmas Markets (Dec)