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The Journey System -The Best Travel Backpack to Carry On

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Recently, I was sent the Journey Travel System. A backpack carefully designed to carry everything you need for travel using an intelligent system that makes packing easy, and FINDING things in your bag even easier.  As a life long suitcase user, I was skeptical, I’ve tried new systems before, and they don’t always work out. […]

Cuckoo Clock Shop Swiss Chalet Cuckoo Clock Giveaway!

Cuckoo Clock Shop Swiss Chalet Cuckoo Clock Giveaway!

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    I’m Excited to Announce!! The Cuckoo Clock Shop is Giving Away ANOTHER Fabulous CUCKOO CLOCK! Enter to win an Authentic Swiss Chalet Style Cuckoo Clock from the Cuckoo Clock Shop!   Bring a little Black Forest Magic into your World! The Cuckoo Clock Shop has an amazing selection of Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks […]

The Journey System -The Best Travel Backpack to Carry On

Who Was Baron von Steuben? A German-born American Patriot

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In 1783, in his final letter as Commander of the American forces, George Washington thanked General von Steuben for his “faithful and meritorious Services“. Who was Baron von Steuben? And how did a Prussian Baron end up crossing the ocean, and essentially turn around the American forces to help them win the Revolutionary war? Von […]

The Journey System -The Best Travel Backpack to Carry On

German Shop 24 Product Reviews- German Shopping Online

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  Recently Germanshop24 approached me, and asked if I would like to do monthly reviews of some of their products. Since I do much of my German Shopping online… and already order many of my favorite items from them… I am MORE than happy to share German Shop 24 Product Reviews. GermanShop24 carries HUNDREDS of […]

What is Brotzeit? It’s a Delicious Bavarian SNACK!

German Towns in America- Where to Get Your Deutsch on in the US!

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One in five Americans identifies as having German heritage, for a while, it was one in FOUR, so it’s no wonder there are so many German Towns in America. And since travel to Germany can be expensive (and is currently almost impossible because of the Covid-19 lockdown), I thought I’d try to list a few […]

The Journey System -The Best Travel Backpack to Carry On

Silesian Poppy Seed Roll with Streusel (Other Fillings Too!!)

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In my mom’s German Friend Group, she is famous for her Silesian Poppy Seed Roll with Streusel. (Although, to her it’s just called “Mohnkuchen”.) Made with enriched yeast dough, a filling of Poppy Seed and raisins, and topped with a crunchy flavorful Streusel… it’s usually the first to disappear from the table! The thing is, […]

What is Brotzeit? It’s a Delicious Bavarian SNACK!

German False Friends List- German words that SOUND like English

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Sometimes you hear a word in German, and you are certain that you know the meaning, even if you’ve never heard the word before. It makes perfect sense that the word Banane means Banana. And then sometimes, you hear a German word, and it sort of sounds English, but the meaning couldn’t be more different. […]

The Journey System -The Best Travel Backpack to Carry On

What is the Vogelhochzeit? It’s a song to Welcome Spring!

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Germans do love to sing, and they especially love their Folk songs. One of my favorite German Folk Songs is the Vogelhochzeit. In German School I loved singing the fi-de-ralala part over and over. And with so many verses, the song can go on longer than the Twelve days of Christmas! (I have a feeling […]

What is Ruebezahl? The legendary Silesian “Lord of the Mountains”!