Travel Style: Germany

I hate, hate, hate packing for winter vacations! I just can't seem to fit in all my sweaters, scarves, leggings, and accessories in my suitcase(s). I am a huge over-packer in general and the cold weather just makes that so much worse. Although I did a pretty good job in packing for my family's Christmas [...]

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Student Series! Life in Pompeii

Pompeii was a lost city for many years. The remains of the city were discovered by an architect, Domenico Fontana, in the 16th century. Later on in 1997, it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The remains of this city are located nearby Naples, Italy. Note: It's an EASY day trip from Naples! I've been [...]

Amsterdam Day 2

Our second day in Amsterdam was pretty relaxing, we didn't have too much on the radar at the start of the day. But here's what we ended up accomplishing: Free diamond tour at Gassan Diamond factory Wandered Vondelpark Popped into a secluded begijnhof Joined a river cruise Downed some jenever (Dutch gin) Walked around the gorgeous [...]

Amsterdam vs Venice

Two famous cities of canals! Although they are initially similar in their city planning, in truth, these cities could not be more different. Each one is beautiful in its own way, it just depends on what you like. Here is my opinion on these two curious canal cities! Getting Around  In the simplest sense, Amsterdam [...]

Student Series! Rummaging through the Pile

While teaching in northern Italy a few years ago I researched the UNESCO Sites around me and Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps was one I did not get to go to. Funny enough one of my Humanities students this past year researched it for their blog project this past year so I can travel vicariously! JMF [...]