European Wanderlust

Hi. Welcome to my travel blog European Wanderlust. As the word wanderlust implies, I have a strong desire to travel and explore...Europe. By writing this blog it is my desire to highlight the many beautiful cities and towns that fill the countries of Europe. I want to share travel stories and tips, recommend great restaurants to enjoy a meal or a market to shop for a special souvenir to take home.

My hope is to give you an overall desire to want to discover your own European Wanderlust. I would love for this blog to become a community; a place where you can share your own travel experiences and tips so that we can all enjoy the beauty of traveling.

Have a wonderful day!
Diane

The Marche Region of Italy

Last summer my niece, Olivia, spent five weeks studying in Ascoli Piceno in the Marche region of Italy. Like many other people, I have traveled to all the "popular" places in Italy - Rome, Florence, Venice, and the Amalfi Coast, so I wasn't very familiar with this area. After seeing her photos and listening to her talk about Ascoli Piceno, I am ... read more

Passport Information

To me my passport is one of my most valued possessions. It allows me the opportunity to travel freely around the world. I get to experience adventures, meet new people, learn about different cultures and taste new foods. All of this brings joy to my life! A passport is an official document issued by the government certifying the holder's ... read more

Do You Want To Step Back In Time?

Once October ends Christmas decorations fill the aisles of all of the stores. The malls have Christmas music playing and their Christmas tree all lit before Thanksgiving and the holiday season frenzy begins! What do you think about stepping back in time and visiting the European Christmas Markets on a river cruise? The cruises begin in the ... read more

Afternoon Tea in London

Afternoon tea in London is a tradition that started at the beginning of the 19th century. During this time breakfast was served very early in the morning and dinner later in the evening and by late afternoon, Anna the Duchess of Bedford, was hungry. She would order tea, bread and cakes to have in her room and this tradition quickly caught ... read more

Spending Time in Paris

I love Paris. I’ve always loved Paris, even before I ever got a chance to visit. The language, the casual elegance, the fashion, the wrought iron balconies, the lamp posts all add to the romanticism of this city. It took me a long time to visit and when I did, I only spent a few days. Knowing that I missed seeing so much, I returned, and again, I ... read more

A Day in Provence

I just returned from a wonderful week in France with my daughter. We spent a few days in Paris, then traveled to Avignon and our last few days were in Nice. One of the most enjoyable days we had was when we took a tour from Avignon to the villages of Provence. The weather was perfect, in the low 80’s with the most amazing blue sky that served as ... read more

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, is a quaint, picturesque walled town that is part of the Romantic Road in Germany. The Romantic Road, used as a trade route during the middle ages, winds through the beautiful countryside in Bavaria connecting walled towns and villages. To enter Rothenburg ob der Tauber you have to pass through one of the five medieval ... read more