I used to travel for business. It seemed almost weekly. At first, I thought it was kind of cool. But it dragged on until it it just became work. It exacted a toll, a price, that some are willing to pay. And, I willingly paid it. But I often ask myself if what I received in return was worth the investment.
"Let's go down that road," my companion suggested, peering down at a deserted artery that snaked through the arid Chihuahuan Desert. We'd been traveling for most of the day, having left San Antonio, Texas earlier in the morning. We were on our way to Amarillo, but somehow, I had allowed myself to be talked into a bunch of detours here and there, and now found myself standing on a small cliff, overlooking an New Mexico two lane highway that looked as though it had no purpose.
There is this mountain called The Wendelstein. It's in German Bavaria. To get to it, you just go some kilometers south of Munich, to the Roseheim District, and park your car in a little small parking area near the quaint village of St. Maragarethen.
You will see the Wendelstein from miles away as you near it. And what makes it so unique, so wonderful, is that from its summit, it offers breath taking vistas and views of the Alps and of the valley below. It is very exposed and because of this, its unobscured views are the reason it has been a favorite of Germans and tourists for hundreds of years. And I walked up that mountain.
Girona is a city in northeastern Spain of nearly 100,000 inhabitants and is steeped in a rich history that dates back to 79 BC. It is the capital of the province that shares it name (Province of Girona) and is located just an hour northeast of Spain’s second largest city, Barcelona. The diversity, historical significance, and beautiful panorama makes this area of Spain an ideal destination for a vacation.
When we think of Europe, we are typically focused on the larger, more notable locations like London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Austria, Rome, Venice, Lisbon and Madrid, to name a few. However, along with these destinations comes the stress of getting around and seeing the sights in overcrowded conditions and extremely heavy traffic. Logistics can be a nightmare, and if not planned flawlessly, your trip can quickly turn into a nightmare.