Welcome to my Travel Adventures!

Hi! My name is Tom, and I live in close proximity to the popular tourist destination of Destin in the Florida Panhandle with my wife Diane. We have recently graduated to empty-nesters and decided to start traveling to Europe. We’ve had a lot of fun, but despite the research we’ve still learned a few lessons. I’m hoping that by sharing the knowledge and experience gained from these adventures that I can save you some of the suffering so that you can go straight to the enjoying.

Learn from My Travel Mistakes So You Don’t Have To

This information is shared from the perspective of an over 50, English-speaking couple whose primary focus for travel is sight-seeing and experiencing the local culture. We’re in good health and, now that the kids are out of college, we have a little bit of money to be somewhat selective on where we spend the night (no youth hostels). I’ve always liked planning vacations, and tackling a two week adventure to a location in Europe can be one of the most rewarding efforts of a lifetime.

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Two Weeks of German Christmas Markets! Ja! Bitte! Wurzburg, Nuremberg, Rothenburg, Heidelberg & Frankfurt

Christmas Markets in Germany – A Sampler What comes to mind when you think of Christmas? Christmas Trees? Nutcrackers? Mulled wine? Many traditions of the Christmas season that we hold dear in the USA have a very German origin. As I mentioned during the discussion of the Austria adventure, I had spent some time in […]

Enjoy the Beach - Even During a Destin Summer - Henderson Beach State Park

Henderson Beach State Park: Great Beaching without the Stress An Awesome Destin Summer Beach Experience - Totally Worth $6 a Carload

Destin was a sleepy fishing village with amazing beaches and very little development. The beach area has filled in significantly with beautiful homes, good restaurants and so-so shopping over the last 30 years with a single major roadway, US HWY 98, to get everyone, everywhere. In the summer Destin gets crowded. On the roads, on […]


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