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Guide to Experiencing a German Christmas Market

European summers are well known for wine festivals and partaking in local parties is one of the joys of travel. Winter (at least up until Christmas) is the time for Christmas Markets. This is especially true in Germany, though they are extending across Europe. For those that have not had the chance, here is a…

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German is an exacting Language

Ragging on the German language is hip. Though it has been hip for several hundred years (looking at you Mark Twain). It is not lyrical or even friendly in its tone and can come off very harsh almost rude. Many of the linguistic constructs seem to make little to no sense, especially to English speakers.…

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Off to Berlin

If you are on our Beyond Vacation newsletter, you already know this, but for the rest of you… we are headed to Berlin for the fall. Freiburg is a wonderful place, but it can be a bit small and isolated sometimes. Part of this is the particular lack of companies. I was beginning to worry…

Ali and Andy in QUeenstown

Trips are our kids

Some people don’t seem to understand my desire for travel, especially the extended trips and slowly moving around a place. They see it as a vacation or a short break from “normal life” and don’t quite get when I say that I want the travel to be the “normal life”. I offer the following metaphor…