• Travel to Southwest England - Episode 416
    Travel to Southwest England - Episode 416
  • Travel to Riga, Latvia - Episode 415
    Travel to Riga, Latvia - Episode 415
  • Travel to Düsseldorf, Germany - Episode 413
    Travel to Düsseldorf, Germany - Episode 413
  • Travel to Flanders in Belgium - Episode 399
    Travel to Flanders in Belgium - Episode 399
  • Travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland - Episode 396
    Travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland - Episode 396
 
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Travel to Europe

The “Old World” streches from the sun-drenched Mediteranean in the South to the Fjords of Norway and Lapland in the North. It reaches from the Emerald Island in the West to the Ural Mountains in the East. Europe is 6.8% of the Earth’s land area and contains 11% of its population. Tourists come to Europe to enjoy its food and its culture, its history and its people. It is the home of western civilization and the focus for 2 world wars.

Much of Europe is united and travelers can pass across many of its borders without passport control and can use the euro in many of its nations. It is connected in many places by high speed train and by budget airlines. Eastern Europe is less expensive than Western Europe. Southern Europe is more lively and chaotic while Northern Europe is more orderly and punctual.

Travel to Southwest England – Episode 416

Travel to Southwest England – Episode 416

Hear about travel to Southwest England as the Amateur Traveler talks to Edith about her adopted home. This episode will look at the area southwest of Bristol, two hours west of London. …
High Cathedral of Saint Peter – Trier, Germany – Daily Photo

High Cathedral of Saint Peter – Trier, Germany – Daily Photo

The High Cathedral of Saint Peter in Trier, Germany is the oldest cathedral in Germany. The stones of it’s oldest section were laid under the supervision of Saint Helena, the mother of …
Alzette River Valley – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – Daily Photo

Alzette River Valley – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – Daily Photo

Luxembourg City lies in a bend in the Alzette River, high on a bluff above the river. The river helped in defense of the city in previous days. Now it just gives …
Remembering 100 Years Since WWI in Flanders Field

Remembering 100 Years Since WWI in Flanders Field

Seeing my last name, Christensen, on one of the smooth white marble headstones gave me pause. Walking through the American Cemetery at Flanders Field, I was not expecting to discover some long …
Artists on Montmartre – Paris, France – Daily Photo

Artists on Montmartre – Paris, France – Daily Photo

Montmartre is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Paris and it is street scenes like this that make it so.
Travel to Riga, Latvia – Episode 415

Travel to Riga, Latvia – Episode 415

Hear about travel to Riga, Latvia as the Amateur Traveler talks again to Spud Hilton, the travel editor for the San Francisco Chronicle, about his recent trip there. Latvia is one of …
Keep of Fort Thüngen – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – Daily Photo

Keep of Fort Thüngen – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – Daily Photo

The Keep of Fort Thüngen in Luxembourg City is a restored portion of the fortifications that used to surround this city. Now days it holds the Musée Dräi Eechelen which presents some …
Travel to Düsseldorf, Germany – Episode 413

Travel to Düsseldorf, Germany – Episode 413

Hear about travel to Düsseldorf, Germany as the Amateur Traveler talks to Erik and Anne Hess about this city on the Rhine. I was just in Düsseldorf for the huge Carnival celebration …
The Smiles of Carnival in Düsseldorf, Germany

The Smiles of Carnival in Düsseldorf, Germany

I had a very unusual vantage point for viewing the big Carnival parade in Dusseldorf, Germany earlier this month. In stead of joining the 1-2 million people lining the parade route I watched …
City Walls – Echternach, Luxembourg – Daily Photo

City Walls – Echternach, Luxembourg – Daily Photo

Echternach is the oldest city in Luxembourg. It grew around the Abbey of Echternach which was founded in 698. The city retains a portion of its medieval walls.