Even after spending three days in Paris with all of its beautiful panoramas, our initial impression of Prague was one of visual overload. Everywhere we turned during our three days there, our eyes were taken in not just by the astounding vistas, but also by the incredible detail on the buildings. Never badly bombed during … Continue reading Pre-Cruise: 3 Days in Prague
When we booked a pre-Danube River cruise extension through Viking River Cruises in Prague along with our cruise, we then thought, “Hey, since we’re going to Europe anyway, why not add a stop in Paris on the way?” That thought won out and we booked a pre-pre-cruise stay for three nights in Paris. With so … Continue reading Pre-Pre-Cruise 3 Day Stay in Paris
After having so many friends and fellow travelers rave about the beauty of Sainte-Chapelle Cathédrale, on this trip we finally made our way to this destination on the Île de la Cité in Paris, not all that far away from Notre Dame. The stained glass windows live up to their reputation for beauty. Each of … Continue reading Spectacular Sainte-Chapelle
It is our tradition to begin a trip with dinner and drinks at Legal Seafoods at Logan Airport. Continue reading If it’s Legal, we’re on our way.
Strasbourg has a very special Christmas market A year ago Tracey and I were a Viking River Cruises Rhine Getaway cruise during the Christmas market season, when holiday markets pop up in the plazas and around cathedrals in towns and cities across Europe with a varying selection of (usually) handmade Christmas decorations, local food specialties, and … Continue reading #TBT – Strasbourg Christmas Market
Thanksgiving really is not a thing in Amsterdam. About the only sign of the holiday we could find were the turkey and cranberry sandwiches in Starbucks. We were able to spend three days in Amsterdam before starting our Viking River cruise on the Rhine to Basel, Switzerland. In this set of #ThrowBackThursdayTripPictures, I’ll spare you … Continue reading #TBTTP – Thanksgiving 2016 in Amsterdam
For this week’s installment of Throw Back Thursday Trip Pictures (#TBTTP), I’ve selected Bamberg, Germany. Bamberg is the first stop on Viking River Cruise’s “Christmas in Germany” cruise after leaving Nuremberg. It is where the Main River connects to the Main-Danube canal, which allows cruise ships to go all the way from Amsterdam on the North … Continue reading #TBTTP – Bamberg
My husband and I created this travel blog together. Funny thing, the first trip posted on Halfway There Travelers is missing half the team. Dick opted out of this trip because he feared there would be too much knitting! My mother, JoAnn Jensen, and I joined a tour hosted by my cousin, Tammy Eigeman Thompson … Continue reading Shetland Sheep – Baaa!