I may have been surprised about the pineapple, but I definitely knew that coffee grew on trees!  Here are the beans on a coffee tree at Powell Gardens. On Today’s Date in the Past: One Thing, Three Ways:  Battlin’ Bears in the NAIA Tournament A Glimpse of Downtown Did Someone Drop Some Seed?

According to the Vereniging Officiele Coffeeshops Maastricht (VOCM), there were 31 coffee shops in Maastricht in 1993, a population that dropped to 16 in 2006.  A law that went into effect this past spring in three southern border provinces — including Limburg where Maastricht is located — has essentially closed all of the coffee houses […]

On our last night in Tours, before returning to Paris and our flight back home to Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA, my Beloved and I enjoyed one final meal at an outdoor cafe in downtown Tours not too far from the Town Hall. You Might Also Enjoy: One Thing, Three Ways:  Town Hall in Tours, France Paris Posts

I am an American who was lucky enough to spend about half of my formative childhood years living in Europe and traveling extensively throughout the gorgeous continent. I’ve been able to return to Europe regularly since then, both for work and for pleasure. If you’re one of the 12 million Americans who is headed to […]

As a teenager living in Europe, I had an opportunity to learn about World War II firsthand, from a tour of Anne Frank’s house in Amsterdam to standing among thousands of white crosses overlooking the beaches of Normandy.  But the most human experience of all was visiting the Dachau Concentration Camp near Munich, Germany where […]