Central Europe

Finding Beauty on a Weekend Road Trip Through Switzerland

Obenhofer Castle in Switzerland

I had a last-minute change of plans this spring when I decided to go to Italy instead of straight to the Netherlands. Thus, it was a pleasant surprise for me to get offered an extreme last-minute road trip through Switzerland with a friend. Starting from Milan Airport with a Rental Car My trip began at Malpensa Airport, the international airport …

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How Three Years of Traveling Changed My Opinion of Ghent

My Opinions of Ghent

Ghent was one of the first cities I visited in my travels. Dozens of countries and hundreds of cities later, I went back to see if it was as magical as I remembered. Here’s how my opinion of Ghent changed over the years. I arrived in Ghent with Dee shortly before sunset on a bus from Rotterdam. We were headed …

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What is Ayurvedic Massage and How Does it Compare to Other Massages?

Selfie Getting Ayurvedic Massage

What is Ayurvedic Massage? That’s the question I had when I went to the Svata Katerina Resort in the Czech Republic to try their Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Program. In a nutshell, it’s a great treatment but it might not be for everyone. Disclaimer: I am not a practitioner of Ayurvedic Massage, nor have I officially studied it. I write this from an …

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Excursions from Ostrava: Unleashing the Inner Child at Heipark

Selfie on the Mechanical Bull at Heipark

Would you build an artificial, giant hill with a fun park just for your two kids? I certainly would! That’s just what a guy did near Ostrava, Czech Republic and now Heipark is open to the public. What is Heipark I’m still trying to wrap my head around the idea that a father built a giant hill (think a small …

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