“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” Miriam Beard
Posts from February 2016
Liquids in your Carry-on Bag
After my post last week, I started thinking about the rules for carry-on luggage. If you follow my advice to pack light, you may be concerned about the amount of liquids you are allowed to bring on the plane. The allowance may seem small, but there are ways to make it work. Shortly after the terrorist attacks […]
Quote of the Week- 19 February 2016
“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live.” Hans Christian Andersen
Bringing your Hobbies on Vacation
It is always difficult to decide what type of entertainment to bring along on a trip. Should you bring books? Movies? Crafts, hobbies, or needlework? What apps or games should you load onto your smart phone or tablet? On the other hand, maybe you should leave all of this entertainment behind. After all, you are […]
Quote of the Week – 12 February 2016
“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” Mary Ritter Beard Read more about the Cologne Cathedral here.
Buying Train Tickets for Travel in Germany
Last week, I wrote about the benefits of buying a Eurail Pass rather than buying point-to point tickets. I promised to follow up this week with some information about buying individual train tickets in Germany. Why Germany? Because the German rail system, Deutsche Bahn, and their website is fantastic – if you know how to use […]
Quote of the Week – 5 February 2016
“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson
Should I Buy a Eurail Pass?
I’ve been asked about buying train tickets – Eurail Passes in particular – and I promised to talk about it here. I’ll explain the pass and other options available. Then I’ll follow up in the next few weeks with more details and recommendations. The Eurail Pass is an open-ended ticket that lets Americans travel in their choice of […]