Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in the Rockies at Vail, Colorado

A stroll through the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens botanical garden in Vail, Colorado, in the Rocky Mountains. Alpine plants from around the world in a natural setting are lovingly maintained in this beautiful location. You can visit this family-friendly and handicap accessible garden free of charge.

Schuhbeck’s Spice Emporium near Hofbräuhaus in Munich

Like an exotic spice market, Schuhbeck's spice shop in Munich, Germany, transports you the moment you step through the door. Schuhbeck is the most well-known Bavarian chef, and this spice shop, along with his restaurant and cooking school, reside near the famous Hofbrauhaus beer hall.

The Pony Express Lives! Annual Re-Ride, Part 2

I witnessed the annual re-ride of the original Pony Express in Scotts Bluff, Nebraska. Each year volunteer riders carry mail over the original route. You can even order a letter to be carried by them!

Gäubodenvolksfest – Germany’s 2nd Largest Beer Fest

A special invitation to the Gäubodenvolksfest in Straubing, Bavaria, Germany. It's the second largest beer festival after Oktoberfest, the locals' best-kept secret: beer, music, food, rides and more authentically Bavarian because there are far fewer tourists!

Moxie Bread Company: Bakery in Louisville, Colorado

Moxie Bread Company in Louisville, Colorado, near Denver - award-winning bakery and coffee shop. Homey, comfy and with tasty baked goods and breakfast/lunch fare.