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Nice, Pisa & Florence

Today started as usual – bread, croissant, juice and coffee. However, Jenn, Spencer, Liz, Kate, and Gail (a teacher from the Pennsylvania group) and I decided to catch the sunrise over the Mediterranean Sea. After breakfast we took a quick walk to the shoreline in Nice. It was amazing! The rain had stopped, and even […]

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Adios Spain, Bonjour France!

Today began with a 6:30am wakeup call. Everyone looked tired as we ate the same breakfast as yesterday. At 8am, we boarded the bus and left Barcelona, headed for France! Though the majority of the day was spent travelling on the bus, we did have the opportunity for some sightseeing. Our first stop was the […]

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Barcelona – Day 4

We started our morning with a breakfast of fresh croissants, butter, strawberry jam, orange juice and the equivalent of honey smacks cereal. Kendra, Jenn and I also had café con leches to help get our gears moving. Our first activity of the day was a bus tour of Barcelona, led by a local guide, Ellie. […]

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Holy Toledo!

Today was another phenomenal day.  We woke up early and after a tasty European breakfast of fresh croissants, crusty rolls, juice, and coffee, we headed out for a bus tour of Madrid. The architecture continues to impress us all! Our first stop was a park dedicated to the work of de Cervantes’ Don Quixote. Until […]

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Hola Madrid!

After landing on time this morning, Madrid welcomed us with beautiful, sunny weather. It was a nice change from the colder temperature of home! Our tour guide, Jesus, met up with us as we left baggage claim and led us to a small café in the airport. The original plan was to wait a bit […]

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Luzern and Mt. Pilatus

Today was AMAZING!  We decided to go into Luzern early because the sky was overcast and we figured it wouldn’t be a good view on top of Mt Pilatus.  That was the best decision of the trip! (Thank you Donna!)  We started our time in Luzern with a tour led by Bonnie, but that quickly […]

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Neuschwanstein Castle, Innsbruck, Lichtenstein and Luzern

We’ve had two more adventurous days!  We awoke yesterday to several inches of snow on the ground, and even more falling from the sky.  Though it made the driving slow, we easily made it to our first destination of the day – Neuschwanstein Castle.  Commissioned by King Ludwig II, the castle is perched high in […]

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Salzburg and Munich

The last two days have been quite a whirlwind.  We awoke very early on Sunday morning and set out for the Mauthausen concentration camp.  Three years ago, Kendra and I visited Auschwitz-Birkenau, yet even having been to another concentration camp, I was still not prepared for the emotions I felt in Mauthausen.  It was almost […]

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Valentine’s Day in Vienna

Happy Valentine’s Day! We had an easy morning that started with a breakfast of cornflakes, bologna, cheese, bread, juice, coffee and tea.  The kids were a bit surprised by the warm milk, but it didn’t stop them from clearing through the food.  While the kids were eating, I read them emails and messages from home, […]

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Willkommen to Vienna!

We had an easy flight into Vienna, and got to catch a glimpse of the snowcapped mountains that surround the city.  I was very excited when the first thing I saw upon departing the plane was a Starbucks!  Kendra and the kids moved along to baggage claim while I grabbed a quick mocha.  After picking […]

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