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 […]

Situated at the confluence of the Lech and Wertach rivers and is Northern Swabia’s principal city, Augsburg is the third largest town in Bavaria, as well as one of the oldest. As early as 15 BC, this was the site of a Roman camp. It grew to be one of the richest towns until the […]

Whether you live in or around Munich, or are visiting somewhere near Munich, there are PLENTY of places to go if you’re looking to take advantage of a beautiful day! If you don’t mind getting up and leaving your house around 6am, driving no more than 3-3 1/2 hours (one way), you CAN manage a […]

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