Europe’s Christmas Markets

Our first exposure to how serious some European countries celebrate Christmas was a discovery we made many years ago as we travelled through Rothenburg, on Germany’s ‘Romantic Road’. It was still September, so we hadn’t expected to see much about Christmas. It was the first time we discovered a Käthe Wolfahrt store, a store dedicated totally to all things Christmas. Read More

The Alsace Wine Road

When I asked around, I was told to check in the tasting room to find the man in charge of the Gites. Upon entering this gloomy inner sanctum, the damp, over-powering fragrance of the wine industry surrounded me, challenging my sense of smell and even taste, the aroma was so thick. On one side of the room was a small bar, with shelves of bottles and empty glasses lined up along the wall. Read More