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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
The top site to see if you only have one day in Frankfurt, Germany. These half-timbered wooden houses are located in the main square of the city, known as Romerberg

I admit it. My travel stamina is not what it used to be. As I’ve aged, long-haul flights have become more difficult. I can tolerate eight or nine hours but anything...

Old wooden guild houses in Bryggen, location of the original Hanseatic Wharf in Bergen, Norway

A salty sea-scent hung in the air as I strolled around the historic Hanseatic Wharf in Bergen. In earlier centuries, the fragrance would have been a bit more, well…ripe, to be...

Flam Railway enters one of 20 tunnels along the 12-mile route

I’m in love with train travel. I never miss an opportunity to ride the rails. During my many years as a travel writer and photographer, I’ve been blessed to take some...

One of five mysterious carved wooden animal heads found in the Oseberg Grave Ship

If I had to choose one word to describe Viking civilization, it would be mystery. The popular TV series by the History Channel paints Vikings as bloodthirsty warriors. While it is...

View of the Vasa Warship from the highest balcony in the Vasa Museum

In the 1620’s, intent on making Sweden a mighty military power, King Gustavus Adolphus began constructing a fleet of warships. The Vasa warship, first of the massive vessels to be completed,...

Glass works of art produced by the Glassblowers at Kosta Boda Glassworks in Sweden

From an early age, I was fascinated by the art of glassblowing. In those days, my exposure was limited to visiting tourist shops during family vacations, where glassblowers created a menagerie...