Germany in One Year

This past week was one year since we first arrived in Germany. It feels like only a few months ago, but time flies. Weather wise last year, it was 40 degrees when we landed in the morning, our sponsor picked us up from the airport wearing a winter coat, we knew immediately that was a bad sign.... Continue Reading →

An Anniversary & Birthday in France

July marks not only the most important holiday of the year other than Christmas -my birthday- but also our four going on 15 year anniversary. Since we never celebrate anything alone, it was only fitting that the parents and grandma (87!) headed over to Germany to visit most of the entire month separately. Thanks to everyone... Continue Reading →

Castle Ruins in Austria

In under an hour driving from Garmisch Germany towards Innsbruck, Austria is the highline 179 & Ehrenberg castle ruins in Reutte, Austria. Highline 179 is the longest Tibet-style pedestrian suspension bridge in the Guinness Book of World Records as of 2014 running 406 meters long between the Ehrenberg Ruins and Fort Claudia and over 100 meters high. There is nothing... Continue Reading →

Roadtrip: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

In under 4 hours drive from Stuttgart is Luxembourg. Luxembourg brings the count up for our one country per month travel right on track to 8 not including the US trips, or the previously planned trip through Greece before the job move to Germany. An update, I began working full time now as well, and... Continue Reading →

Mountain Trip: Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a ski town in Germany about 2-3 hours drive from Stuttgart. Public transit to Garmisch is not good from Stuttgart, but there is a train and bus station there to take trips into Austria or other nearby towns. The center of town is quaint, surrounded by mountains with a main shopping street, all within walking... Continue Reading →

Italy: Gorizia and Venice Carnival

For under 80 euros per person you can get the sleeper car in the overnight train to Udine via Munich. In the morning when you arrive, take a quick 30 minute regional train from Udine to Gorizia. Get the ticket at the machine when you get there. There are private, double and 6 person sleeper cars.... Continue Reading →

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