Hiwan Homestead Museum in Evergreen, Colorado, near Denver

In Evergreen, Colorado, the Hiwan Homestead Museum is part of the Hiwan Heritage Park. This 3-story homestead is of beautiful wooden construction and includes a 1930s kitchen, grand dining room and octagonal top-floor chapel. Tours are free.

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.

Hiwan Heritage Park, Evergreen, Colorado

Nestled in the Rocky Mountains just 30 miles west of Denver, Hiwan Heritage Park has history and nature in pleasant surroundings. Part of the Lariat Loop Scenic Byway (highway 74), Hiwan is a must-see for history and natural surroundings.

Evergreen, Small Mountain Town West of Denver, Colorado

Small Evergreen, about 30 miles west of Denver in the Rocky Mountains, has some interesting history and present-day shops and eateries. Part of the Lariat Loop Scenic Byway, it's a nice stop on the route.

Hops! Prolific Hops Fields in Pfaffenhofen, Germany

A serendipitous visit to Bavaria's hops fields near Pfaffenhofen. Much of the world's hops is grown in this area and an Autobahn traffic jam forced me through the hops bines in Bavaria.