Wowwwwie! I can’t believe it’s been 5 years to the day since I stepped onto that plane, holding a one way ticket. Little did I know then that that moment would change my life quite as drastically as it has.  

Germans. They’re a quirky bunch! But you gotta love ’em! When you think of them, you probably have the stereotypical images in your head of a people who produce some damn good cars, love sausages, beer festivals and are always punctual and efficient. After living in another country for a certain period of time, you […]

  Germany is one of the easiest countries in Europe to navigate either by public transportation or by car. The smaller the town, the longer is generally takes to get there via public transportation. Therefore, if you’re headed to Germany for a long vacation, I highly recommend renting a car. This will allow you to […]

Road trip through Germany? Why not! There’s so much to see and do, but you can only drive so much before you just can’t drive any further. Sometimes you need a good pick me up, with a yummy coffee or sometimes your Kinder in the back seat need to be set free to let off […]

Just a thirty minute drive away from Frankfurt, the financial capital of Germany, where the hustle and bustle of live can sometimes be overwhelming, you can escape to a fairy-tale town deep in the heart of the Taunus Valley lined with colorful half-timbered houses, winding cobbled-stoned streets and leaning buildings. As per usual, I was […]

If there is one thing I love about living in Germany, it’s learning about the many historical traditions that are hundreds of years old that are still celebrated with enthusiasm. If there’s a public holiday in Germany, you can bet your knickers there’s a public celebration somewhere. And if you’re in Bavaria, there are even […]

Since moving to Germany 4 years ago, I continuously seem to have one main conversation whenever I meet someone new. It goes something like this: Friend/Student/Stranger: “Where are you from?” Me: “I’m from California” Friend/Student/Stranger: “WHY did you move to Germany?”

  I’m just gonna say this right now, and if you’re a regular reader, you already know what I’m about to say! … I’ve done it again! I’ve found more adorable, picturesque, quaint and charming half-timbered towns. And no, not just one, but 3!!! And if you’re a regular reader or at least follow me […]

Germany certainly has no shortage of castles perched upon hills overlooking many scenic rivers and valleys.Castle spotting is definitely a favorite past time while driving through the country on a road trip. Some castles are as romantic as any homeless romantic could possibly imagine and even inspired Walt Disney, some are unique and no less […]

While recently reading a favorite blogger of mine, Travelsewhere, it dawned on me, I was just a few posts away from writing my 200th post on California Globetrotter!! I definitely can’t believe I’ve written so many posts and shared so much of my life with strangers who have become loyal readers and cyber-friends! What started […]

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