Spotlight Thursday – St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from my first trip to Europe.  As part of my People to People trip, we spent one day exploring St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.  We started off with a tour of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel.  We spent the afternoon learning history from one of the Vatican priests. Continue Reading . . .

4 Things to do in the Small Town of Sirnitz, Austria

Hidden in a the Carinthian Nockberge Mountains is the small town of Sirnitz, Austria.  This small town is little more than a church, a store, a couple of small hotels and guesthouses, and a hand full of residents.  I spent two days  in this Austria town while traveling through Austria on my 2006 People to People trip. Continue Reading . . .

Nine things to know about the stairs up the Eiffel Tower (and other helpful tips)

Paris, France, the City of Lights and the City of Love. It is the home of many famous landmarks.  The Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral, and last but not least the Eiffel Tower.  Instantly recognizable by most of the world population.  This landmark was built to the 1889 Exposition Universelle (World’s Fair).   No trip to Paris is complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower.  The Eiffel Tower is located in the 7th of Paris Arrondissements. Continue Reading . . .

Photo Thursday – Visitng the Kapellbrücke

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Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels.  Today’s Photo Thursday is from Lucerne, Switzerland.  This photo was taken during my 2006 summer People to People trip to Europe. The main tourist attraction in Lucerne is the Kapellbrücke or Chapel Bridge. The bridge is Europe’s oldest wooden bridge and the world’s oldest truss bridge.  The bridge was built in 1333.  In 1993, the bridge was damaged in a fire and many of the interior paintings were destroyed.  The bridge was restored and it is still possible to visit and walk across the bridge. Continue Reading . . .