10 things to do in historic Koblenz, Germany

Koblenz Christmas Market

Historic Koblenz, Germany is a treasure for the historian, the wine connoisseur and the nature lover. Koblenz lies where the west flowing Mosel River meets the Rhine River, which flows north. It’s surrounded by three low mountain ranges: the Hunsrück, the Eifel and the Westerwald. The name Koblenz comes from the Roman Confluentes, which is Latin for confluence, or “where […]

Quebec’s L’Anse-Saint-Jean and Chicoutimi

Hotel Chicoutimi view

On the Saguenay Fjord in Quebec is a magical pristine body of water surrounded by enchanting villages and tall mountains. The fjord was cut out of the mountains by a glacier millions of years ago. The journey from the Parc National du Fjord-d-Saguenay (here’s part one and part two) continues aboard the marine shuttle. After the Bateau […]

Flight Reading: Two New Travel Books

Europe on a Dime

Travel styles are as different as the people who travel.  With this in mind, I recently read two books that don’t pretend to be for everyone and are better for it. Let me be clear, as clear as author Josh Dinar is in his introduction – “Dining Out, a No-Nonsense Guide to America’s Favorite Chain […]