3 Tips for Planning a Quick Visit to the Würzburg Residence in Würzburg, Germany


The town of Würzburg is the first stop on the Romantic Road (if you’re starting from the north side). The Romantic Road is 350km of highway stretching from Würzburg to Füssen that connects about 27 medieval towns (castles included) in the southern German states of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. If you’re looking for cute, picturesque German towns and castles, this is the place to...

5 Tips for a Quick Visit to Wartburg Castle in Eisenach, Germany


I spend a lot of time in Germany. It’s one of the places I call home. Since moving to Frankfurt, I really wanted to make a point of seeing more of Germany, especially the former East. The former East is home to some notable cities like Dresden and Leipzig & some spectacular natural sites like ancient Beech forests and the gypsum cave of Barbarossa. It’s also is where my sister-in...

The Do’s, Don’ts, and Maybes of Mont Saint Michel


Mont Saint-Michel is a visually striking island located off the lower Normandy coast at the mouth of the Couesnon River in France. For many, it’s a must-see site in France. It was on my list too; however, during our two-month stay in France time quickly passed and suddenly, we only had two weeks left. We quickly booked a train and hotel and made our way to Mont Saint Michel at the end of...

Smiti Nathan

I’m an archaeologist that travels around the world for both work and pleasure. I have a penchant for exploring ancient and modern places and the people, plants, and foods entangled in them. I write about archaeology, travel, and productivity.



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