Travel

The words ‘summer vacation’ brings memories of packing into the family station wagon and driving cross-country to Wally World, with a pit stop in Kansas to visit cousin Eddie. Okay, that is the plot to “National Lampoon’s Vacation,” but you likely had something similar growing up.
There’s never a better time than right now to go to Cassis, France. Located on the French Riviera, Cassis perches on the Mediterranean Sea and is famous for its limestone cliffs, glistening waters, pebble beaches and astounding cuisine.
While you could certainly spend your entire time in Europe viewing castles and wandering through museums, where is the fun in that? Mix things up a bit and get ready to tackle some of the most thrilling activities Europe has to offer.
Before the outbreak of COVID–19, my husband and I spent five days traveling across the island of Sicily. While we typically like to plan each day of any trip, the small geographic size, low costs and many sights allowed us to drive across the whole island without a concrete plan in mind.
As summer comes into full swing and the days get longer, sunnier and warmer, the Mediterranean becomes a popular playground for sunseekers.
Heidelberg has charm, Cologne a cathedral, Frankfurt its skyscrapers and Stuttgart is the home of some fancy automobiles. So what’s the often-overlooked city of Bonn got to offer? Fans of art, architecture and culture are in for a pleasant surprise here!
By now it’s no secret that all hopes for any large-scale social events in the summer of 2020 have been quashed, with the new potential date for fests in Germany pushed back to at least Oct. 31.
With summer travel plans still up in the air for many of us in the U.K., it’s a safe bet to stay close to home. If you’ve been here a while, you’ve likely heard of the English Heritage and National Trust organizations.
There is nothing like a stroll or a brisk hike in the woods to clear the mind and recharge the soul. The word ‘hiking’ might bring up visions of overly stuffed backpacks, walking for hours on end and fighting every bug imaginable.
With COVID-19 restrictions easing and the possibility of visiting new countries on the horizon, there’s no better time to plan your road trip across Europe. Whether you’re going by train, car or bus, here are a few amazing destinations to explore.
Rugged coastlines with pristine sandy alcoves and crystalline turquoise water lapping at the shore. A description worthy of almost any city lining the Mediterranean. However, these scenic spots are actually located in the English Channel, just off the coast of Normandy, France.
So you’d fantasized your time spent stationed in Germany would be a wonderful springboard to exploring all of Europe. That was prior to 2020, when the world revealed it had other plans for you.
If modern TV shows and movies like “Vikings,” “The Last Kingdom” and “How to Train Your Dragon” have you daydreaming about what life was like in the Viking Age, Denmark is the place for you.
Built around the 11th century, these villages were, at one time, accessible only by boat or footpath. Hiking between them is still the best way to discover the lemon trees, olive groves and clusters of multicolored houses in this region.
A day trip that offers something for everyone?  An impossible task, you might say. To which we reply, have you never explored the Odenwald?
How lucky we are to live in a day and age in which taking a gorgeous photo is as simple and easy as whipping out a smartphone and snapping away! Despite the ease with which we can create such beautiful images, some photos are just meant to be treasured forever.