How the Anne Frank House Made Me Feel

The Diary of a Young Girl was the first coming-of-age story I’d ever read. 

And it hit me hard for a number of reasons.

So, Anne Frank House was at the very top of my list of places to visit when we arrived in Amsterdam.

The house is the actual building where the Anne and her family — and four others — hid before they were betrayed and captured by the Nazis… CONTINUE READING >>

The Diary of a Young Girl was the first coming-of-age story I’d ever read. 

And it hit me hard for a number of reasons.

So, Anne Frank House was at the very top of my list of places to visit when we arrived in Amsterdam.

The house is the actual building where the Anne and her family — and four others — hid before they were betrayed and captured by the Nazis… CONTINUE READING >>

Medieval Mayhem and Martyrs in Minerve

When we venture off the beaten path we often find that the most interesting places are tiny tucked away surprises that we, and almost everybody else it seems, have never heard of. Minerve is just such a place…
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When we venture off the beaten path we often find that the most interesting places are tiny tucked away surprises that we, and almost everybody else it seems, have never heard of. Minerve is just such a place…
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Narbonne, C’est Si Bon

In France we have found people to be somewhat understated. For example, pas mal, meaning not bad, is a common French saying. But when we made it to Narbonne we could no longer say it. We had to adopt c’est si bon instead…

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In France we have found people to be somewhat understated. For example, pas mal, meaning not bad, is a common French saying. But when we made it to Narbonne we could no longer say it. We had to adopt c’est si bon instead…

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Dreaming about Sailing the Dalmatian Coast

Imagine watching the sunset while anchored in an idyllic cove with crystal clear water overlooked by an ancient land. That, and many other equally sublime settings are what make Croatia’s Dalmatian coast a sailor’s dream…
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Imagine watching the sunset while anchored in an idyllic cove with crystal clear water overlooked by an ancient land. That, and many other equally sublime settings are what make Croatia’s Dalmatian coast a sailor’s dream…
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Carcassonne Rings a Bell

With all of the traveling we’ve done over the past decade or so, sometimes we worry a bit about becoming jaded. Like we might have seen it all and there is nothing new under the sun.
Then we stumble upon someplace like Carcassonne and it’s like a bell rings in our heads… CONTINUE READING >> 

With all of the traveling we’ve done over the past decade or so, sometimes we worry a bit about becoming jaded. Like we might have seen it all and there is nothing new under the sun.
Then we stumble upon someplace like Carcassonne and it’s like a bell rings in our heads… CONTINUE READING >>