Das Kranzbach, A Secluded Spa Resort

Das Kranzbach Hotel

Das Kranzbach Hotel, sits peacefully in a high mountain valley surrounded by thick forests in one of the most beautiful parts of the Bavarian Alps. Just a few minutes drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen and a little more than an hour south of Munich, it is wonderful for guests wanting to enjoy nature’s tranquil beauty. The historic […]

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Breathtaking Views At Hotel Post Lermoos

view from hotel post Lermoos, Austria

The majestic Zugspitze and surrounding mountains provide a breathtaking backdrop for guests staying at the Hotel Post, a traditional family run hotel, in Lermoos, Austria. The hotel is a popular destination for those seeking refined cuisine and relaxing, rejuvenating days in its alpine wellness spa. I love a room with a view and Hotel Post […]

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Der Öschberghof, A Golf Resort At The Edge Of The Black Forest

Der Öschberghof Golf Resort

Der Öschberghof is a modern conference and golf resort with a two star Michelin restaurant for gourmets. At the southern edge of the Black Forest in Donaueschingen, the hotel is located near the source of the Danube River, and makes a convenient base for exploring the region. On the outskirts of the town of Donaueschingen, […]

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Bareiss, Our Favorite Black Forest Hotel

View From Balcony At Bareiss

Whether you are looking forward to adventurous days of hiking or biking along the trails through the Black Forest, thinking of a spa weekend for total relaxation, or wanting to indulge in a 3 star Michelin meal, you can do it all during a stay at the Hotel Bareiss. If you are starting to plan […]

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Fine Dining At BollAnts

Carrot Amuse Bouche

Great food and a good bottle of wine were made for each other. Both can be found at the one star Michelin rated Jungborn restaurant at BollAnts Spa im Park, on the banks of the Nahe river in the village of Bad Sobernheim, Germany, just an hour’s drive from the Frankfurt Airport Whether a casual traveler or an avid […]

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Happiness Is Being On The Road Again

Hotel Bareiss In The Black Forest Of Germany

Happiness is being on the road again. Roads that weave through beautiful countryside where cows with huge bells graze in the fields. Picturesque mountains covered in thick forests and storybook villages where you see men in lederhosen and women in traditional dresses. Yes, we are on the road again. The strong desire to travel had […]

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Zellenberg Hilltop Vineyards, Alsace, France

along the route du vin Alsace France

After eleven years of blogging, one photograph on Back Road Journal has been commented on more than all others combined. It was taken above Zellenberg, France, a tiny village perched on a hill whose slopes are covered with vineyards, some being the renowned Grand Cru d’Alsace Froehn vineyards. Years back, on a misty day in […]

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Nicole’s Coconut Custard Tarts

coconut custard tarts

For coconut lovers everywhere, these individual moist and delicious coconut custard tarts are a super easy dessert that combines a crisp, sweet buttery pastry crust with a coconut custard filling that is prepared in a matter of minutes and then baked to a beautiful golden brown. On a recent Caribbean cruise, one of our ports […]

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Nicole’s Table, A Taste Of Antigua And The Caribbean

View From Nicole's Table, Antigua

Wanting to experience the Caribbean cuisine of Antigua during a cruise port of call, my husband and I joined a small, hands on cooking class called Nichole’s Table. Over four hours, we created a delicious lunch that we later enjoyed on the veranda of the chef’s home overlooking St. John’s Harbor. When traveling, I love […]

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Welcome Aboard The Seven Seas Splendor

Regent Seven Seas Explorer Dock In Willemstad

Follow me aboard the beautiful Regent Seven Seas Splendor for one of its inaugural season voyages. My husband and I booked this 14 day Caribbean cruise over a year ago, and after Covid restrictions eased, we finally sailed on this small luxury ship. The fabulous crew, food and weather couldn’t have been better. What made this […]

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