It’s the hop on/hop off elevator that never stops, and Prague is one few cities that still has a handful of them. Let’s go for a ride!

Visiting Prague is like falling onto a soft pillow. This is my second trip in two years, and I feel so at home and relaxed in this beautiful place. It’s like one long, deep, contented sigh.

Germany’s capital city is a big gulp of things to see and do. Turns out, it’s also a great place to do laundry!

Seeing the wall in person was incredible. Learning more about its fascinating history was even better.

While Berlin offers world-class museums, restaurants and shopping, it’s the history I was really eager to explore.

The steeper the climb, the bigger the reward, which was certainly true when I visited the (very elevated!) medieval city in Carcassonne, France.

Gaudí! Picasso! Tapas! Why didn’t I budget more time here? Plus, a chance meeting with fellow RTW travelers.

Because there was so much to see, I didn’t always have the time to share much more than photos. So, here’s a final mish-mash of experiences and observations.

A spontaneous train stopover led me to the French Riviera and Nice – which was nicer than I’d ever imagined.

Even if you just stay for short while — or pop over on a day trip — Venice is worth the extra time and expense. You’ll never see another place quite like it.