Visiting the Queen’s ‘Little Weekend Retreat’ Known as Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle in England

Okay, I admit it: I LOVE exploring castles. This includes walking around ancient ruins, seeing majestic old buildings from afar, and especially being able to peek inside over-the-top glamorous rooms used long ago by generations of royals, such as the beautiful Schönbrunn and Hofburg Palaces in Vienna, Austria that I wrote about previously. But during […]

Guest Post: Discover the Bartlett Arboretum – a Hidden Gem with a Famous Benefactor

Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine, Kansas

[NOTE from Deborah: Guest blogger Sandy Conner wrote back in September about Monet's gorgeous gardens in Giverny, France. This new post is also about a beautiful garden area, albeit a bit hidden, here in the States. Enjoy!] Over three decades ago, the Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine, Kansas touched my heart and soul and left […]

Dining in a Viennese Cellar Dating Back to the 1100s

Twelve Apostles' Cellar in Vienna, Austria

The quirky and unusual Zwölf Apostelkeller restaurant in Vienna is quite literally a buried treasure. In fact, its name translates into the “12 Apostles’ Cellar.” And this keller/cellar is one popular (although kind of hard-to-find) gem. Located in Sonnengelsgasss, behind St. Stephan’s Cathedral and down some winding streets, this subterranean tavern is worth hunting down. […]

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