Museums

From Switzerland’s slightly macabre “dead frog” museum to Germany’s U-Boat 995 memorial

Things to Do in Cuxhaven, Germany

Travis and I have explored a fair amount of Germany in the last five years, yet we hadn't been to the North Sea coast until this summer. When my birthday rolled around, we debated going to Malta or Cyprus, but despite the newly opened borders, we decided to f...

Imhoff Schokoladenmusuem: Chocolate, Git In Mah Belly!

For chocolate lovers the world over, a visit to the Imhoff Schokoladenmusuem in Cologne just might be in order. The museum is the brainchild of Hans Imhoff, a German chocolate producer who envisioned not only a factory to make chocolate, but a place to showcas...

Laboe Naval Memorial and U-Boat 995

Sunday brought glorious sunshine to the beautiful stretch of white sandy beach on the Baltic Sea of Germany where we were camping.  Instead of motivating us to get out and explore nearby sites, it was all we could do to tear ourselves away from the sand, ...

Stalking Victor Hugo: An American In Paris

Victor Hugo is one of the greatest French authors of all time. Born in 1802, the poet and novelist is best known for having penned The Hunchback of Notre-Dame and Les Misérables. Fans of the legendary author will be excited to know that the home where he live...

The Louvre, The World’s Largest Museum

One of the most visited attractions in Paris is the Louvre Museum, and for good reason. As the largest art museum in the world and an important historic monument, you don't have to be an art aficionado to enjoy a day browsing through its many rooms.  If you've...
The Tower of London across the Thames River

Tower of London

They bear down upon Westminster, the ghost-consecrated Abbey, and the history-crammed Hall, through the arches of the bridge with a rush as the tide swelters round them; the city is buried in a dusky gloom save where the lights begin to gleam and trail with ...