After an afternoon spent wandering the shops of Positano, a quaint little cliffside village on the Amalfi Coast, I’m sitting at a cafe table, sipping red wine, the day’s ambient heat radiating up from the cobblestones. The sun is just beginning to set, tingeing the turquoise Mediterranean candy floss pink. Ya, right. My mom always …
Whenever I travel, I’m always delighted to find out that there’s a market scheduled for wherever I’m staying. Small town markets are the best, like the one I ran across last Wednesday in Banff. Unlike so many of the highly commercialized and cookie cutter businesses along Banff Avenue, the Banff market captures its grassroots culture. …
“Keep your faith. Travel hopefully. The universe will surprise you. Constantly.” (Dr. Who, 2018 season finale) Thanks for following Wise Woman Travel. I hope 2019 holds many good things for you and yours.
1816 had been a year of great suffering for many Austrians. In the wake of the Napoleonic wars and a major crop failure that brought famine and epidemics in its wake, comfort and joy for most people seemed a long way off. As a writer and musician, 24-year-old Joseph Mohr responded to these hardships with …
Innsbruck boasts one of the quickest transitions in Europe between urban and alpine
When it comes to getting their Christmas trees home, Salzburgers are ingenious.
These red and green lights will stay illuminated all year.
Low-key Linz offers a break from Vienna’s bustle
Yes, yes, I know. It’s Paris that officially claims this moniker. But a stroll around Vienna’s downtown in December convinced me that the Imperial City could share Paris’ nickname, if only for the Christmas season. Enjoy.
If it hadn’t been pouring rain, if the wind hadn’t been lashing in my face as I left the hotel, if I hadn’t been on day two of a headcold, I would have walked the 20 minutes to meet my husband at the downtown schnitzel house. As it was, I rode two stops on Vienna’s …