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Smashing a few German Stereotypes

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I’ve come out from behind my computer keyboard a few times lately to do promotion for various projects, and as a result, I’m being asked some strange questions. Now, I realize that stereotypes come from somewhere… but you would think that a few of these German people stereotypes would just vanish because of their ridiculousness. […]

What is a Volksmarsch? Walking for Fun, Friendship and Fitness

The Journey System -The Best Travel Backpack to Carry On

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[no_toc] 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 […]

What is a Volksmarsch? Walking for Fun, Friendship and Fitness

Cuckoo Clock Shop Swiss Chalet Cuckoo Clock Giveaway!

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[no_toc]     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 […]

What is a Volksmarsch? Walking for Fun, Friendship and Fitness

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 […]

What is a Volksmarsch? Walking for Fun, Friendship and Fitness

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

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[no_toc] 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 […]

What is a Volksmarsch? Walking for Fun, Friendship and Fitness

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

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[no_toc] 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 […]

What is a Volksmarsch? Walking for Fun, Friendship and Fitness

German False Friends List- German words that SOUND like English

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[no_toc] 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 […]

What is a Volksmarsch? Walking for Fun, Friendship and Fitness