Fête Nationale: What’s on in Paris on Bastille Day 2015

Happy Bastille Day

Bastille Day Concert, Fireworks and the Firefighters' Balls – Paris:As the French prepare to celebrate Bastille Day on July 14th, the grand celebrations is a summer event not to be missed if you are in Paris.Here is a taste of what's in store for the grand Fête Nationale … [Read more...]

Aperol Spritz – The Perfect Aperitif to have in Venice

Aperol Spritz

APEROL SPRITZ IS THE MOST COMMONLY DRUNK APERITIF IN ITALY:When strolling around St. Marks Square or around the restaurant districts of Venice, a common drink that we see people enjoying is Aperol Spritz. This almost glowing bright orange drink is the most commonly drunk apéritif in Italy, but … [Read more...]

Buying a Mercedes-Benz on your vacation is not so crazy!


TAKE DELIVERY AND DRIVE YOUR NEW MERCEDES-BENZ ON YOUR EUROPEAN VACATION:For most of us, a holiday in Europe is a chance to indulge in some shopping for things like fashion wear, bags, shoes, belts or other little souvenir items. For the car enthusiast however, the shopping basket can be a bit … [Read more...]

Passau Music Festival 2015

Saint Stephens Cathedral

Festspiele Europäische Wochen Passau - the annual Passau Music Festival:On Friday, June 19th, the 63rd Festspiele Europäische Wochen Passau (Passau European Weeks Festival ) opens under the theme "Uberbrucken".  This year's opening performance at the Bräuhausplatz Hacklberg features the … [Read more...]

Hotel Zum Ritter St Georg – A Knighted Hotel

Hotel Zum Ritter St Georg

ZUM RITTER ST GEORG IS ONE OF THE FEW PATRICIAN MANSIONS TO SURVIVE THE THIRTY YEARS WAR:One of the more interesting and historic hotel buildings in Heidelberg Old Town is the Hotel Zum Ritter St Georg at Hauptstrasse 178. Built by the Huguenot cloth merchant Charles Bélier in 1592, this … [Read more...]

Heidelberg Tun – The World’s Largest Wine Barrel

Heidelberg Tun

THE HEIDELBERG TUN WAS BUILT TO STORE WINE THAT WAS COLLECTED AS TAXES:Out of sheer curiosity as to what the world's largest wine barrel looks like, we check out the Heidelberg Tun, during our visit to Heidelberg Castle. Built from the trunks of 130 oak trees, the Heidelberg Tun is an enormous … [Read more...]

The Beer and Castle Route – A Beer-lover’s driving holiday


THE BEER AND CASTLE ROUTE IS 500 KMS of THIRST-QUENCHING ENJOYMENT:For beer-lovers and those who enjoy driving holidays, The Beer and Castle Route in Germany is a journey that's enticing and exciting. This 500 km route promises plenty of amber fluid in cozy and sociable drinking towns, and it … [Read more...]

Oktoberfest 2015 – Traditional Oktoberfest Beer Tents

Oktoberfest Beer Tents

SOME TRADITIONAL BEER TENTS AT MUNICH OKTOBERFEST:There are fourteen large beer tents at Oktoberfest, each one offering visitors to the world's most famous beer festival a particular experience, taste sensation, and of course beer.During our last Oktoberfest visit, we called into a few of … [Read more...]