germany

April 12, 2017

THURINGIA – Germany

WHY THURINGIA? Thuringia is firmly off the tourist trek as a North American traveler in the heart of Germany. You won’t recognize any of the city names […]
December 30, 2016

Top 10 Travel Experiences of 2016

I’m sure nobody wants to hear this, but 2016 wasn’t all bad for me. At times it would be easy to sink into the growing collective […]
December 22, 2016

Dresden: Christmas Markets, Refugees and a Slaughterhouse

The following is about a trip to Dresden, more or less. It begins like this: The chants were growing louder in Dresden. It ends like this: “We […]
December 1, 2016

Hiking Siebengebirge and Taking in the Drachenburg Christmas Market

Schloss Drachenburg. In English, Dragon Castle — basically the name any five-year-old boy would rightly name their own castle. Germany is littered with impressive castles, so a […]
November 10, 2016

4 Thoughts on Being an Immigrant in the Age of President Trump

Given the shocking results of Tuesday’s U.S. Presidential election, I wanted to chime in to share my brief experience of being an immigrant in Germany. It […]
October 6, 2016

A Nazi Military Base Becomes Germany’s Eifel National Park

Eifel National Park. It’s a park that only relatively recently came into existence. The Belgian military and NATO used it as a training ground up until […]