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My 2013 Travels

The end of the year is one of my favorite times. While some people find it sad and nostalgic, for me it is full of excitement. It is a time to reflect on the past year, celebrate the goals reached, consider the lessons learned and plan new goals for the coming year. Since many of my goals involve travel, Read more

Money-Saving Tips for Traveling Europe

Recently back from a two week trip to Europe, I can relate firsthand to how expensive the continent can be. Elite museums and historical sites, bustling cities and cutting edge restaurants all contribute to the allure and charm of Europe…while often conspiring to empty your wallet. Read more

Berlin Eats

In a city with a plethora of diverse and international food, Berlin is a foodie’s paradise. While many visitors tend to focus on Berlin’s historical value, it is important to remember that Berlin Eats! Read more

Historical Highlights of Berlin

As a history enthusiast, Berlin has been on the top of my list for quite some time. Both of my grandfathers were in World War II and I had grown up listening to their stories.With only two full days in Berlin and a lifetime of history to recount, I had to prioritize what I wanted to see. Read more

Biking Berlin

After arriving in Berlin via overnight train, a shower and breakfast were required and then it was time to bike. I knew that Berlin was a vast city and would require a strategy for covering a lot of ground in only two days. I made the decision to bike Berlin with Fat Tire Bike Tour after some research and it was a fantastic find. Our guide, Sophie, was knowledgeable, Read more

Overnight Train Success

“You are taking the overnight train?!” Faces contorted, eyes widened and a few fellow travelers warned against it. I found myself wavering a few times, but I finally decided to take the plunge. After many European train journeys (and mishaps), I had never taken the overnight train and it seemed like a logical way to make the most out of Read more

Munich from Above

After exploring Munich on foot and viewing the beauty from the top of St. Peter’s Church, there was only one way left to explore Munich – from above. With an array of orange roofs, a green landscape and its proximity to the Alps and Lake Region, Munich is an ideal city to see from the air.

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Sunday Snapshot: Nymphenburg Gardens

The sprawling gardens behind Nymphenburg Palace in Munich are popular for jogging, strolling and sightseeing, but on this late afternoon walk I caught a moment of quiet in the busy gardens.

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A True Taste of Bavaria

The average Munich resident consumes an average of 350 litres of beer a year, making it clear that the city takes its beer drinking seriously. As the “beer capital of the world,” Munich is credited with many of the modern brewing inventions and has been a place where beer enthusiasts come to pay homage.

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Maximilian’s Munich

Munich is a city of Maximilians. The most well known were Maximilian I who became the first King of Bavaria in the late 1700s and his grandson King Maximillian II of Bavaria, who ruled through 1864. Due to their influence, Maximilians have been an important part of Munich’s history with many squares, statues and buildings named after them.

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