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Music, culture and nature.

Austria may be known for it’s rich cultural history and influence in classical music, but it has it’s natural side as well. From pristine Alpine lakes to the snow-capped Alps themselves, a drive through the Austrian countryside will take your breath away.

 

 

Art and Luxury at Hotel Das Tyrol, Vienna

Art and Luxury at Hotel Das Tyrol, Vienna

Arriving in Vienna we lugged our suitcases down Mariahilfer Straße, one of the city’s most crowded shopping streets. Tucked away around a corner we had finally found Das Tyrol and were relieved to step inside. The first thing I noticed was the art decorating the hotel. Whether eating in the dining room or simply walking up the staircase to the rooms, guests ... Read More »

Foto Friday: Hofburg Palace, Vienna

Foto Friday: Hofburg Palace, Vienna

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of the Hofburg Palace in Vienna. Even though I didn’t care for the city of Vienna, there’s no denying that the city’s architecture is gorgeous, and in the center of it all sits Hofburg Palace. One the former residence of the royals, this 13th century palace ... Read More »

The Sights and Sounds of Salzburg

The Sights and Sounds of Salzburg

Growing up a five-minute drive from my grandma, she often became my babysitter whenever my parents had to go out. When it was hot enough this meant being able to swim in the community pool, but this is Chicago after all, so more often than not I was stuck inside her apartment. It wasn’t all that bad though, without cable TV ... Read More »