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Month: December 2017

Axalp Air Show – A How-To

Axalp Air Show – A How-To

European Delivery, or how to drive your own car on the Autobahn Striking the chocolate mother lode in Zurich, and the M2 sound Axalp Air Show in Switzerland – The highlights Time to Relax – Munich’s Beautiful Lake Country Axalp Air Show – A How-To Guide There are limited resources out there on how to plan a trip to the Axalp air show, so for anyone who’s interested, here’s a rundown on what to keep in mind during planning, and…

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Time to Relax – Munich’s Beautiful Lake Country

Time to Relax – Munich’s Beautiful Lake Country

European Delivery, or how to drive your own car on the Autobahn Striking the chocolate mother lode in Zurich, and the M2 sound Axalp Air Show in Switzerland – The highlights Time to Relax – Munich’s Beautiful Lake Country Axalp Air Show – A How-To With our knees in tatters and our waists a little slimmer – grilled cheese sandwiches notwithstanding – we had one more day left on our trip, and were determined not to climb another mountain. However…

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Axalp Air Show in Switzerland – The Highlights

Axalp Air Show in Switzerland – The Highlights

European Delivery, or how to drive your own car on the Autobahn Striking the chocolate mother lode in Zurich, and the M2 sound Axalp Air Show in Switzerland – The highlights Time to Relax – Munich’s Beautiful Lake Country Axalp Air Show – A How-To And now we come to the true highlight of our trip to Europe, which we planned everything else around – the Swiss Air Force’s annual air power demonstration, known as the “Axalp Fliegerschiessen”. This being…

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Striking the chocolate mother lode in Zurich, and the M2 sound

Striking the chocolate mother lode in Zurich, and the M2 sound

European Delivery, or how to drive your own car on the Autobahn Striking the chocolate mother lode in Zurich, and the M2 sound Axalp Air Show in Switzerland – The highlights Time to Relax – Munich’s Beautiful Lake Country Axalp Air Show – A How-To In possession of our new M2, we sped off (with much engine roaring) to Zurich, which is a scenic three-and-a-half hour drive from Munich. The best route runs along Lake Constance, which is worth at…

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Top Christmas Markets in Europe

Top Christmas Markets in Europe

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Neighborhoods are all lit up, and there’s a chill and a holiday spirit in the air.  In Europe, that convivial feeling gets kicked up a notch with the advent of Christmas markets. They’re a great place to do a little shopping, grab a bite to eat and a mulled wine, and do some people-watching. Each city puts its own twist on the tradition, and it’s impossible to go wrong, but here are…

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The ultimate European hiking/driving/aviation vacation

The ultimate European hiking/driving/aviation vacation

Back in October this year, Stu and I went on what has to qualify as one of our best vacations ever: We picked up our new BMW M2 in Munich, drove it to Switzerland, hiked up some pretty serious mountains to see the ultimate air show, and relaxed a little by the shores of Lake Tegernsee. It. Was. Epic. I’m going to break this trip report out into five separate posts: European Delivery, or how to drive your own car…

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