Romantic Road

For this pre-Valentine’s Day travel post, a trip down the Romantic Road seemed fitting.  This is the Germany of lore.  Quaint, walled towns and fairy tale castles greet you at almost every stop along this 290 kilometer (180 miles) drive that begins a few minutes outside of Frankfurt and goes along the center of the…

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The Beautiful Bodensee

When someone mentions “lake country” — it’s Italy that usually comes to mind, but there’s a smaller, cheaper, less crowded version — the Bodensee (Lake Constance in English).  It covers, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, but the German part is most accessible, least expensive and the focus of this month’s travel post. The water is clear,…