Ancient Olympics – the Bare Details

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Have you been watching the Rio 2016 Olympics? Wow, some exciting moments, nose-to-nose wins and surprise defeats! A few years ago we visited Olympia, Greece, the ancient birthplace of the Olympics. The drive from Patras to Olympia was interesting and … Continue reading

Quartzsite Day Trip 2016

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We took a day trip to one of my favorite places in Arizona on Wednesday, the small town of Quartzsite. If you are a rockhound you must have heard or maybe even visited this small town. It is located in the Arizona desert … Continue reading

The Road to Prague

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Our East Central Europe trip is drawing to a close; 4 days in Prague, then back to the USA. Prague is such a pretty and charming city. I love Prague for its walkable size, great affordable food, architecture, and the amazing views from the hilly … Continue reading


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Budapest, Hungary is rated as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The best place to view Budapest is high up on the Citadella fortress walls of Gellért Hill, on the west side of Budapest. At 770 feet (235 meters) high, … Continue reading

Auschwitz/Birkenau & Salt Mine Tour

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Today’s post is one the last legs of our Eastern Europe trip. I gathered my Krakow photos for a post and then started remembering this part of the trip that I think was, for me, the main reason I wanted to travel … Continue reading

Krakow, Poland

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Kraków was such a surprise! Having just grand-toured Germany, I was not thinking another country could equal its people, sites and beauty. Our bus journey from Berlin to Kraków, still using our German Rail Pass, was a 7-hour ride. After Berlin, we had … Continue reading