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

Our Five Country Day

When we were doing a lot of traveling Europe by car, on a “normal” travel day we would try to arise for breakfast at a decent time, roughly between seven o’clock and eight, have time to enjoy one of those great European breakfasts, then be on the road at about nine. “On the road” could mean anything from literally being in the car on the road, or perhaps just heading out to spend the day walking around and seeing the local sights. Read More