How to Spend Two Days in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is one of the most photogenic towns in Germany. The medieval architecture and brightly-coloured facades give the town a romantic and charming ambiance. The town is small and compact enough that you can see the main attractions in two days. But I wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to stay longer … Read more How to Spend Two Days in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Two Days in Trier, Germany for History Lovers

Basilica of Constantine

If you love history and wine, Trier, Germany is the destination for you. With two days in Trier, you can hit all the major highlights. You can spend the days immersing yourself in ancient Roman ruins, and imbibe in some incredible-tasting wines in the evenings. (Click here to read more about Trier’s wine scene and … Read more Two Days in Trier, Germany for History Lovers

Our Top 5 Favourite Places to Drink in Amsterdam

snacks at Het Hok

My husband and I have lost count of how many times we’ve been to Amsterdam. Since it’s a major hub connecting Canada and Europe, we often fly through Amsterdam to get to our final destination. KLM offers free stopovers in Amsterdam, so we’ve often taken advantage of this: sometimes it’s only for an overnighter; other … Read more Our Top 5 Favourite Places to Drink in Amsterdam

Trying Schneebällen for the First Time in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

schneeballen display, Rothenburg Germany

On our excursion to Germany, we spent two leisurely days in a picturesque little town called Rothenburg ob der Tauber. While strolling up and down the narrow streets, we noticed a particular pastry peering back at us from behind the glass at several bakeries: schneebällen, or snowballs. The recipe for schneebällen has been around for … Read more Trying Schneebällen for the First Time in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Finding the Green Fairy at La Fee Verte, Paris (Absinthe)

absinthe with water added

My first exposure to absinthe was watching it being prepared in a scene from the 1992 version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. I don’t even recall whether they referred to the liqueur by name. But I do remember being fascinated by the almost-ceremonial process of preparing the drink prior to consumption. It was many years before I actually … Read more Finding the Green Fairy at La Fee Verte, Paris (Absinthe)