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Highlights Along the Way
Welcome to my new blog. This is where I’m going to share our daily adventures and highlights of our trips along with favorite photos. I hope to post daily while travelling, but there are some days I may be too busy, so please be patient with me. Enjoy the stories and I hope to see you on one of our trips!
Ominous Timmelsjoch Mountain Pass

Ominous Timmelsjoch Mountain Pass

Sunday, October 8th, 2023: Today we are heading across the ominous Timmelsjoch Mountain Pass separating Austria from Italy, and we returned via the Jaufen and Brenner Passes. We drove down from our mountain perch to the Austrian…

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Autobahn & A Bavarian Chalet High Up in the Alps

Autobahn & A Bavarian Chalet High Up in the Alps

Saturday, October 7th, 2023: Driving from Stuttgart onto the no speed limit Autobahn, lunch in a Bavarian Chalet high up in the Alps, and the renowned Interalpen Hotel. Miro, our luggage logistics manager, was in the lobby collecting and registering all our…

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PORSCHE Factory and Museum Visit

PORSCHE Factory and Museum Visit

Friday, October 6th, 2023: We are off on another fabulous Fast Lane tour, this time with friends from the Pittsburgh area – the Millers and Fergusons. (Post contributed by PORSCHE 8-Trip Alumnae Tom and Ellyn Mueller.)

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Cannstatter Volksfest (Beer Festival)

Cannstatter Volksfest (Beer Festival)

Thursday, October 4th, 2023: This morning I had to get up at an ungodly hour of 5:00 am to catch my flight to Stuttgart. I arrived at the Graf Zeppelin Hotel to be greeted by some of the folks who arrived already. We started the trip with a delicious lunch…

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Castle Outside of Vienna

Castle Outside of Vienna

Wednesday, October 4th, 2023: A perfect sunny day to take them to a privately owned castle outside of Vienna on the North Shore of the Danube. Castle Kreuzenstein is a majestic medieval castle, with a moat, 2 draw bridges, a very pointed fall gate and an amazing collection…

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Exploring Vienna Today

Exploring Vienna Today

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023: We are exploring Vienna today and are visiting venues normal tourists don’t get to see. We started out at the Naschmarkt, which is a permanent outdoor market with an amazing variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, seafood…

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CUSTOM Tour to Vienna, Austria

CUSTOM Tour to Vienna, Austria

Saturday, September 30th, 2023: I was promptly picked up at 12:30 pm at the Graf Zeppelin Hotel in Stuttgart and transferred to STR – Stuttgart’s Degerloch International Airport. Austrian Airlines Flight OS 184 departed promptly at 15:15…

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Cannstatter Volksfest

Cannstatter Volksfest

Thursday, September 28th, 2023: Today we headed back to Stuttgart. We made a brief stop in the Art Deco Illertal Rest Area. From there to Serways Denkendorf, filling up the gas tanks of our PORSCHES and from then straight, at a pretty good clip, to Stuttgart to return our cars…

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A Free Day & Rally Dinner

A Free Day & Rally Dinner

Wednesday, September 27th, 2023: Woohoo, everyone could sleep-in today on our FREE morning. The hotel is located on the magnificent shore of Lago Maggiore. When you walk to the lake front and make a right you walk along one of the most beautiful lake front promenades in Europe.

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Another Perfect Day in Switzerland

Another Perfect Day in Switzerland

Tuesday, September 26th, 2023: Another perfect day in Switzerland . . . today’s destination: Bellagio, the beautiful peninsular between the two legs of Lake Como. It was also the first day of our legendary “James Bond” Photo Rally. We arrived, as planned…

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Stunning Lake Front Rooms

Stunning Lake Front Rooms

Monday, September 25th , 2023: Miro must have everyone’s luggage in the lobby, ideally by no later than 9:15 am and witness their luggage being loaded to make sure nothing is left behind. The cars are lined up and we’re ready. We headed from Lindau…

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Planned FREE Day

Planned FREE Day

Sunday, September 24th, 2023: Today was a planned FREE day for our guests. The island of Lindau on Lake Constance is truly one of the best places to relax for a day. It has a beautiful lakeside promenade; delightful souvenir shops, restaurants and Biergartens by the lake…

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