Tips for Flying with Baby! Air Travel with Babies

Air Travel, especially international travel, may seem daunting for anyone travelling with babies and young children, but with some advance preparation and planning, it can go very well. Read my Flying Baby Tips to see how! I’ve traveled with my kids since they were babies… often alone… even on overseas travel. Along the way I learned how to fly with…

Places To Visit and Things to Do in Cologne, Germany

When people plan a trip to Germany, they all seem to head to Munich or Berlin. But I’d like to add a third destination to your vacation. One of my favorite places to visit, Cologne! This beautiful city along the Rhine River should not be overlooked. The old town of Cologne has a taste of everything that a tourist expects to…

Foods They Eat in Germany- Don’t Fear the Wurst! Eat it!

If you are planning a trip to Germany, I ask you only one thing…. don’t be afraid of the food. I’ve come up with a great list of foods to eat in Germany that will not only fill you up, they will make you wonder what you ever saw in that Fast Food Hamburger. I know it’s difficult when you…

Germany Land of Legend and Real Fairy Tale Locations

Germany is a land of legends and real Fairy Tale locations, and the most amazing thing is that you actually can visit these places! Ancient forests, Castles with high towers, wide open fields, and Statues. Imagine, visiting an enchanted castle where Sleeping Beauty waited for her prince, or wandering the forest where Little Red Riding Hood met the Wolf. You can…

Some of My Favorite Things to do; Germany… What are YOURS?

)Lately people planning vacations ask me, “What are your favorite things to do? Germany is such a big place.” My smarty-pants answer is “go into a bakery, and take a big sniff, then go into a butcher shop and do the same.” But… I don’t think many people want to spend the cost of a plane ticket to smell bread…

What Makes Germany Special to Me- And Why I Keep Going Back!

People sometimes ask, “what makes Germany special” or “why do I love so much about Germany”, the obvious answer is family. But it’s more than that. It’s those little things that people in Germany take for granted that we just don’t have here in the US. Some of what I miss is intangible, and difficult to describe. Smells are important…like…

What to Bring Back from Germany or How I Overfill My Suitcase Every Time

There is a rule in my family; when you travel to Germany, you must take along a list of what to bring back from Germany for yourself, and for everyone else. Each of us has special items that we can’t live without. My mother loves her instant Schweizer Krautertee (so we always pack along 3 extra cans), and my daughter…

River Cruises in Germany- A Stress-Free Way to Experience Germany

  River Cruises in Germany are a fabulous way to see the country. Imagine yourself on the deck of a cruise ship…. slowly passing by some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Whether you choose a Rhine River Cruise , a Danube River Cruise, the Moselle, or the Elba, you will travel in luxury and comfort. All of the…

Will Your Kids Enjoy a Trip To Germany? Of Course they WILL!

Before packing suitcases, booking hotels and flights… even before applying for a passport… some parents stop and wonder, “will your kids enjoy a trip to Germany?” Germany is a wonderful place for Adults to vacation, but is it worth the cost to take kids? I agree, it is expensive. BUT! I don’t regret spending the money for a moment. The…

Once there was a Wall- A Visit to the Berlin Wall in 1988

I visited Berlin in 1988…. when there was still a Wall. It was a rainy July, and the whole city seemed to be in black and white. Who knew that a year later there would be color. The next time I saw Berlin was in 2018. The Wall had been down for for close to 30 years, longer than it…

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