Europe

Friday Photo: Rainbows in Innsbruck

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I have gotten caught in more rainstorms than I can count. When it started to pour high up in the Alps of Innsbruck, Austria, I ducked into a shopping center that had a top floor bar with an observation deck.…

The Baths in Bath

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The key to a successful long-term road trip is in planning your overnight stops. The not-so-secret secret? Choose towns that you’d like to spend the most time in instead of ones that are convenient for your route. (If that sounds…

An Afternoon at the Beach in Bournemouth

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If you didn’t already believe that England was experiencing a rare heat wave, these photos of Bournemouth will convince you. It seemed like half of the country took the day off of work to go to the beach. Bournemouth has…

The Great England Road Trip

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Chances are, England isn’t the first country you think of when you plan a road trip. It doesn’t seem to be the first country English people think of, either. You see, the US is the home of the road trip.…

Friday Photo: Foxgloves in England

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  It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Friday Photo. In the past few weeks I’ve gone from Africa to Albuquerque, but here’s a little hint at what’s coming up on Life With Luggage. Prepare for lots of scenic countryside…

Friday Photo: Lebkuchen at the German Christmas Markets

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The Bavarian Christmas markets are full of Nürnburg Lebkuchen, a type of gingerbread made with honey. These breads and cookies originated in Franconia. Monks in Nuremberg were making Lebkuchen as far back as 1395. Since Germany’s largest Christmas market is in Nuremberg,…

Friday Photo: Wisteria in San Remo, Italy

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I was in Provence just a few weeks shy of lavender season. (In case you’re counting, this is the second time I’ve been in Provence in the spring and the second time I’ve missed the lavender season. First world problems,…

Friday Photo: Cezanne’s Studio

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Bonjour from the French Riviera! This Friday Photo is coming to you straight from my phone in Aix-en-Provence. This is the front door of Paul Cezanne’s studio. The inside is exactly like he left it, complete with his coats and…

Friday Photo: Saint Patrick

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I wanted to use a picture from Saint Patrick’s Day in Ireland for this week’s Friday Photo, but I couldn’t. The weather was awful (surprise!) and I couldn’t afford a fancy DSLR back then. By the time March rolled around,…