Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and the Historic Midwest Theater

A brief foray into Scottsbluff, Nebraska, to discover the Midwest Theater, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. All neon, stainless steel and aluminum, it opened in 1946 to much fanfare. Check out my photos of this wonderful architectural find!

Discovering the Munich That Isn’t In the Guidebooks

Things to see and do in Munich, Germany, that aren't in most guidebooks; my husband and I have a project to see all the sights listed in '111 Things in Munich You Shouldn't Miss'. This week: Allianz Arena and Sunken Village.

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!

“Mad” King Ludwig II’s Neuschwanstein Castle in the Bavarian Alps, Germany

"Mad" King Ludwig II of Bavaria had the castle Neuschwanstein built for his reign. He died before taking up residence there, but it is a marvel of architecture and decor. The swan motif abounds and each room is themed after a Wagner opera.