25 Picturesque Photos of German Castles on the Rhine River

Germany has so many beautiful fortresses, ruins and castles on the Rhine River. Here are photos of the best castles in Germany from my Viking River Cruise!


Luci's MorselsMay 24, 2017 - 4:55 pm

How stunning! Looks like a beautiful trip!

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CarinaMay 25, 2017 - 4:25 pm

Oh my, these look incredible, simply breathtaking!

Review: What It’s REALLY Like Aboard Viking River Cruises

I sailed on the Rhine River Getaway from Basel to Amsterdam. Read my Viking River Cruise review for the itinerary, best sights, on-board experience & more!


DabinMay 24, 2017 - 9:59 am

Those photos are just perfect! They made me want to travel Europe more. Thanks for sharing such an informative post! :)

Lynzy & CoMay 24, 2017 - 7:58 pm

This looks so amazing. Your pictures are absolutely stunning. Such a great informative post.

SherMay 24, 2017 - 8:03 pm

Thanks Lynzy!

MelanieMay 24, 2017 - 9:17 pm

I have never been on a river cruise abroad. I am not sure that the tour that we did on the Ohio river would count as a cruise lol! I would like to visit here. All of your photos make me really want to plan a trip.

LisaMay 24, 2017 - 9:37 pm

Wow, amazing indeed! I have to add this to my bucket list of places to visit! Your pictures are Stunning!!

TamiMay 24, 2017 - 11:32 pm

The itinerary for this trip is near perfect. I think I’d enjoy every single thing planned. I especially like what’s scheduled on the third day.

Melissa DixonMay 25, 2017 - 9:25 am

These photos make me want to head out on a cruise right now. I love the exotic feel of the settings in these photos and the breathtaking views. Someday I will get it together enough to visit.

SherMay 25, 2017 - 10:44 am

Strasbourg is definitely a highlight! Supposedly the university is fantastic and has affordable tuition, i might just apply!

SherMay 25, 2017 - 10:45 am

Hey Melissa, glad you like the itinerary/photos! Hope you get to experience it soon :)

Amy Stenehjem-KelschMay 25, 2017 - 1:46 pm

I was sooooooo excited to read your article! I have wanted to go on a Viking River Cruise for awhile now. Thanks so much for the helpful information.

SherMay 25, 2017 - 6:45 pm

It was my first Viking River Cruise and I totally loved it (as you can tell from the post) Let me know if you have any questions and I hope you sail with them soon!

‘Shave’ Time With These Shaving Do’s and Dont’s

A spring beauty guide for shaving tips & tricks.


JoyceMay 22, 2017 - 3:01 pm

Love the tip about shaving in the direction of hair growth, totally unexpected but definitely gonna try that next time! Love the overlay photo as well!

MelanieMay 22, 2017 - 3:26 pm

I used to purchased Pure Silk all the time. I can’t remember why I stopped using it. I always had a good experience with it, and I will have to use it again soon.

NikkiMay 22, 2017 - 4:41 pm

I never knew that you should shave in the direction of growth. I’ve been doing the opposite my entire life, and I do get bumps and knicks. I’m going to have to try it the other way! We have a can of Pure Silk in our shower right now. :)

TiffanyMay 22, 2017 - 5:16 pm

I’ve been shaving for years but I had no idea against the growth was the way to go!!! I am so glad I stopped by because that was definitely Need To Know!

lisaMay 22, 2017 - 6:18 pm

Me and my oldest daughter love Pure Silk products. I love how well they work and how smooth my skin is after my shave. These are some great tips!

AllisonMay 22, 2017 - 6:35 pm

Great tips. I too dread the shaving process and have considered laser hair removal a number of times. But then I talk myself out of it and hit the ol’ razor again and again haha. I completely agree with having a good shaving cream. It makes a WORLD of difference. I live in the dry desert so I need all the added moisture I can get. Thanks for sharing and have a great time on all your travels!

Felicita MoncadaMay 22, 2017 - 7:49 pm

I love the Pure Silk shaving creams – definitely more bang for your buck! I like using disposable razors when I travel – it is easy to just toss out when I’m done.

Jamie HMay 22, 2017 - 8:53 pm

I remember when my close friend’s son began shaving. Being a single mom, she tried to teach him to shave and he ended up with such bad razor burn on his face, since she was teaching him to shave against the grain. Seems like that’s how all of us ladies do it– I had no idea we shouldn’t!

Ali RostMay 22, 2017 - 9:55 pm

Great tips for shaving. Who knew to shave in the direction of hair growth. I’ll definitely have to give this one a try. My daughter swears by Pure Silk products. She says they leave her skin super smooth x

Farrah Less G.May 23, 2017 - 9:48 am

I read an article before about the proper way of shaving your legs. And it is exactly what you’ve said here. Woman needs a soft and smooth skin esp. this summer. Having a great product to use to keep our skin healthy and soft is so important.

TamiMay 23, 2017 - 10:11 pm

These are all worthy shaving tips. I have to admit that I often borrow my hubby’s razor because mine is dull or rusted. I also then to use it long past it’s life. It only results in cuts. Ouch!

Essential Home Cooking Tools

Thank you Calphalon for sponsoring this post. Calphalon products are the perfect addition to your wedding registry and home kitchen. Ever since we moved uptown, we’ve had a bit of a lifestyle change. Uptown NYC is much more family friendly and residential – we have schools every block, the park as our neighbor and lots […]


It’s All About the Hustle

A recap of the Harlem Eat Up! with Chef Marcus Samuelsson


Luci's MorselsApril 25, 2017 - 7:09 pm

Love the cut and pattern of this dress! Gorgeous!

Vicki WintersApril 28, 2017 - 9:48 am

Stunning photos!! I don’t know which is prettier, you or the location! Uptown Eat Up sounds great. I love Red Rooster and Chef Marcus! Yes, Chef indeed!

SherApril 28, 2017 - 11:04 am

Youre making me blush vicki ???

[…] you’re interested in a Macy’s food event like the one I attended with Marcus Samuelsson last month, there’s a really exciting partnership with Kristen Kish in honor of Asian Pacific Heritage […]

Israel’s Exploding Culinary Scene: 10+ Foods You Need To Try

I ate my way through the best restaurants of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Northern Isreal (Haifa, Galilee, Nazareth, Caesaria). Here’s my Isareli Food Guide for everything you need to eat!


Lora WileyApril 19, 2017 - 6:12 pm

What a fantastic and comprehensive post. From street and fast food to fancy restaurants, Israel is definitely worth a visit for the food alone.

Ajay SoodApril 20, 2017 - 10:04 am

Oooooh! What a multi-course yummy post! All tastes have come storming back! Fantastic!

Mike'sRoadTripApril 20, 2017 - 10:14 am

Awesome photos! Everything sounds delicious! We had very little food provided on our FAM and what was provided was not photo worthy or worth writing about. ?

Laura LynchApril 20, 2017 - 10:31 am

What a great overview of the food you ate in Israel! Your photos bring it all to life and showcase exactly how delicious everything is. I would go back for the food alone, in a heartbeat.

SherApril 20, 2017 - 10:37 am

Thanks Lora! I totally agree – they spoiled us with choices!

SherApril 20, 2017 - 10:38 am

Thanks Ajay! It was great to meet you and see the master photographer in action :)

SherApril 20, 2017 - 10:39 am

Ugh, that’s so disappointing.. I wish everyone had had a great experience. The country has so much to offer.

SherApril 20, 2017 - 10:40 am

Hi Laura! It was so nice to have met you during the trip. Loved your write up of Haifa as well!

Vicki WintersApril 20, 2017 - 1:12 pm

Yes, we did. We stuffed our little faces. This is such a wonderful post with sooooo much information. Thanks for sharing….your foodie friend, Vicki

SherApril 20, 2017 - 8:43 pm

So great to meet you Vicki! Looking forward to seeing you around NYC :)

JoyceApril 20, 2017 - 10:05 pm

All of the food sounds and looks sooo amazing! I can’t wait to go on food tours if I ever get to go to Israel! Thanks for such a comprehensive guide!!

Characters & Carry-ons

[…] the trip mostly centered around food and I can’t believe it took me this long to experience Israeli cuisine. It was mind-blowingly good and I didn’t want to miss out on anything so it felt like we ate […]

Svetoslav DimitrovApril 25, 2017 - 5:03 pm


How on Earth did I miss that? I’d have taken all of my clothes out of the suitcase and filled it with this delicacy!

It goes without saying that this is a brilliant post! But it was not brilliant that I saved it for before going to sleep as my saliva started to fill my hungry palate.

I pinned it to come back and salivate again.

P.S: My home-made hummus with special ingredients may rival some of the finest Israeli creations :)

Thanks for this article, Sher!

Megan IndoeApril 25, 2017 - 5:20 pm

Wow, what an impressive food guide! This is making me want to go back to Israel right now just for all these places we missed! Delicious Israel tour was awesome! I want to try that crepe cake in your photo!

Grace SillaApril 28, 2017 - 11:47 pm

I recognize so many of those foods – in Syria we use tahini in everything and we eat za’tar and of course falafel. Kanafeh is super popular and SO delicious. Also, we call boureka barek b’jibna which just means with cheese – my dad makes them with cheese and parsley!

SherApril 28, 2017 - 11:53 pm

Oh very cool! The food was soooo good and my first introduction to middle eastern / arab cuisine! I definitely hope to explore more of the region :)

DianaApril 29, 2017 - 11:37 am

wow, what a comprehensive guide! I love Israeli food and dying to visit soon! My Israeli friend always tells me to go visit but I may for real this time.

ChristieMay 10, 2017 - 11:10 am

Wow, these photos are absolutely beautiful!! What camera do you use, out of curiosity? Now I totally want to visit Tel Aviv! Pinning this for later.

SherMay 10, 2017 - 12:36 pm

Hey Christie, thanks for the kind words! I use a mix of iphone / canon mk iii for my blog photos :)