Travel Tips: Germany

An Ode to Munich

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, I was taught to hate Los Angeles for no good reason. The traffic! The smog! The shallow blondes! The ocean water that’s actually warm enough to swim in (unlike the ice bucket Pacific we had in precious, precious NorCal)! Of course, my hatred of SoCal and L.A. was rather ridiculous considering I’d…

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Travel Tips: Germany

The Wonder Of Wörlitz

When I moved to Berlin at 25, I thought the best life was one lived out of a suitcase. I lived cheaply and travelled as often as I could. But in my early 30s, I settled down. I got married and had two daughters, only 18 months apart. Although I admire those adventurers who travel full-time with kids and the…

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Travel Tips: Germany

Vacation on a Bavarian Farm

This winter, as usual, my family and I spent a lovely week on a working farm in Bavaria. While my husband and my two daughters hit the slopes in nearby Lenggries, I relaxed in the comfy farm house apartment and took long walks through the snowy woods. The milk cows mooed in the barn under the house and the rooster struted…

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