The Charms of Strasbourg


Strasbourg France was the terminus of one trip and the beginning of another. We entered Strasbourg by ship, after a lovely three-day cruise of the Mosel and Rhine rivers. After one all-too-short day in the beautiful, fun city, we rented a car and headed south, along the Alsace Wine trail through countless numbers of pretty [Read more …]

Exploring the Alsace Wine Road

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The wine road, south from Strasbourg, is filled with lovely towns, squeezed between vineyards. Among the prettiest are Obernai, Mittelbergheim, Andlau, Itterswiller, Rorchwihr, Ribeauville, Hunawirh, Riquewihr and Kayserville. While we drove straight through, or only stopped to take brief walks though most of them, some of our longer stops included: [Read more …]

Mosel and Rhine River Cruise


We do not normally do cruises. We generally do them only when necessary to see something we really want to see, such as the Galapagos, the Three Rivers Gorge (before the dam) and the temples and tombs of the Nile Valley. We similarly wanted to see the Mosel and Rhine River Valleys. The [Read more …]