No question, the last year-and-change has been unique. And understandably, some feel trapped, or at least limited regarding things to do. While we certainly are limited, there are still a great number of activities to help fight these feelings, entertain ourselves, and try to retain some sense of normalcy. Being […]
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Schönau almost seems like Shangri-la. Every twisting road that leads to the little village deep in the Pfalz forest leads you further and further into what feels like a forgotten valley. When you reach Schönau, nestled against the French border, you also discover that it is very much an outdoor […]
A trip to Niederhausen is good for your body and your soul. This small wine village on the banks of the Nahe River is off the beaten path, and yet is filled with brilliant paths. And, during an era in which travel to quiet, rural places has never been more […]
During an era in which access to great outdoor settings has become a critical travel criterion, Landau is almost the perfect destination. The large town in the heart of the Pfalz wine region has parks, vineyards, hills, forests, a lovely pedestrian zone and easy access to exotic animals. If you’re […]
In many ways, Jossgrund is similar to most any little village in Germany. It’s small, tidy, tranquil and prosperous. You’ll find red roofs, a church steeple, a gasthaus. You can drive a small winding road through it and be gone in two minutes. But Jossgrund — and the surrounding area […]
If you are looking for a terrific day or weekend of activities with the family, head to the Black Forest in southwest Germany and start exploring. A better idea: do it on a bicycle. Black Forest on a Bike: Getting Started Begin your adventure with an old iron railway line […]
In its way, Elmstein is as quintessentially German as Neuschwanstein Castle or the Brandenburg Gate. But you won’t find it on any Top 10 lists. Which is good, because Elmstein can be your little secret. And though this little village in the heart of the Palatinate Forest isn’t necessarily an […]
If you’re searching for something good, you’ll find it by traveling to Bad Dürkheim. “Bad,” however, might not mean what you think it means. For English speakers, it translates literally as “bath.” In truth, though, “Bad” is closer to “spa” — which means water, healing and tranquility. You’ll find those […]
We learn many things as children that become a habit once we are adults. Only some of these things make you feel as alive and free as riding your bike. Once we are grown-up, our cars often become a symbol of personal independence and freedom. It is easy to forget how powerful riding a bike can feel. Peddling your way through nature, the speed of life is achieved through a gratifying combination of endurance, terrain and mechanics.