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Austria/Switzerland

Courtesy of the American Spouses of Brunssum Travel Information Guide Place:    Salzburg and Innsbruck, Austria; Appenzell and Lucerne, Switzerland Time of year you went and weather:     April 13-23, 2003 (Easter break) Directions (Driving):  Leaving from Stuttgart, we took the A8/E52 toward Ulm/Munich (Munchen), around Munich change to A99/E52 toward Salzburg–this changes into […]

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Happy Mosel: Bicycling the Mosel River

This year the festival will be held on 30 May. For details and maps see the website below. It’s in German, but with a bit of hit and miss, you can find everything you need. Courtesy of the American Spouses of Brunssum Travel Information Guide Courtesy of “Each year, the enjoys a late spring festival […]

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Netherlands – A three day bike/car trip

Courtesy of the American Spouses of Brunssum Travel Information Guide For a wonderful three-day trip–bring your bikes: Day 1 to take the 30-minute ferry to Texel Island is another popular tourist destination, but doesn’t feel all that touristy. It has beautiful, shell-packed beaches; nature reserves; sand dunes; loads of sheep and sheep-related products (woollens, soaps/creams, […]

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Lisbon (Lisboa), Portugal

Courtesy of the American Spouses of Brunssum Travel Information Guide Basics – Transportation and Lodging We went to Lisbon via Virgin Express. From Brussels, it was about a 2 ½ hour flight. Virgin Express is a no frills airline so expect to pay for any food and drink on board and the seats didn’t have […]

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Barcelona, Spain

Courtesy of the American Spouses of Brunssum Travel Information Guide Upon Arrival at Barcelona AirportOne person needs to get the luggage and the other person needs to stand in line for the Ryan Air Shuttle Service Tickets. Purchase round trip tickets. For two people total cost is 32 euros. Shuttle takes about 1 hour 10 […]

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Ruhpolding, Germany & Salzburg, Austria

Courtesy of the American Spouses of Brunssum Travel Information Guide Destinations: Ruhpolding Germany to include Bertchesgaden and Salzburg Austria area. Time of year: We went during October break. We had one day of not so great (rainy, grey weather) and the rest of the week it was nice and sunny. Route: You can use mapquest.com […]

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Tutti A Tavola Cooking Holiday, Tuscany

Courtesy of the American Spouses of Brunssum Travel Information Guide Time of year: Spring Lodging:La Casa53013 Gaiole, Chianti, SienaTel: 0039-0577-738-707 Cooking Holiday: The class included a welcome reception, three evening cooking classes, a day time wine tasting/vineyard tour, and a daytime trip to the market. The evening meals were included after you cook it. The […]

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Switzerland and Italy Trip

Information below courtesy of the American Spouses of Brunssum Travel Information Guide – used with permission Place: Strasbourg,France1 night;Lake Lugano,Switzerlandfor 1 week;Verona,Italy3 nights. Time: Early July, weather was wonderful; mostly sunny, temperatures normally in mid-80s. One day of heavy rain in Lugano. Directions: Stayed one night inStrasbourg,Franceon way down. Estimate about 8 hour drive otherwise. […]

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Poland, Slovakia and Czech Republic Trip

Courtesy of the American Spouses of Brunssum Travel Information Guide Time of year: April 3-10, 2004 — Only had one day of rain, otherwise we hit beautiful weather. (It was nice also going during Easter break as there wasn’t a shortage of Easter decorations and traditions around each area.) Itinerary: Stayed the first night in […]

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6 countries in 1 week

Information below courtesy of the American Spouses of Brunssum Travel Information Guide – used with permission Hungary, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, Austria in One Trip First off, what were we thinking? This many countries in one week? YIKES! And, if we are visiting this many countries, what do we visit in each one to make […]

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