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Are you ready for 50 By 30?

Are you ready for 50 By 30?

| June 17, 2015 | 2 Replies

Okay, so I’m kinda freaking out here, because I’ve done it: I’ve placed my book, for Kindle, on amazon for pre-order. This means that 1) you should click and order, and 2) I am seriously freaking out.  I fluctuate between “HOLY CRAP, I’M ON AMAZON!” and “Oh, dear God, I’m on Amazon.” That’s all I have […]

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Zero-Tolerance Policies: Are We Sure They’re a Great Idea?

Zero-Tolerance Policies: Are We Sure They’re a Great Idea?

| August 23, 2015 | Reply

I was recently pondering the correlation between letting children work things out themselves, even to an extent physically, versus always telling them how to get along; and violent crime. Specifically, I was interested in whether there was a significant difference in violent crime rates between Germany, where they are much more lenient when it comes […]

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Hashtags I Use

Hashtags I Use

| August 16, 2015 | Reply

After learning the hard way that you should do your research when creating hashtags, I’ve been trying to research hashtags before using new ones.  Common related hashtags aside (e.g. #travel, #beautiful, #germany and other specific countries, etc.), there are some personal hashtags that I use/will be using when tagging my adventures on Twitter and Instagram. #becausegermany This […]

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Interview Excerpt

Interview Excerpt

| August 16, 2015 | Reply

Excerpt from an interview with Engchik, which you should read in its entirety! “Q: What is a travel tip for someone who’s never had their passport inked? A: You mean, more than just, “GO!”? I find it essential to keep a sense of humor about your travels. Whether you’ve walked several miles in the heat […]

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Great Parking Option for Frankfurt Airport

Great Parking Option for Frankfurt Airport

| August 15, 2015 | Reply

Last year while researching the options we had for parking our car at Frankfurt Main for a trip that required more luggage than we were willing to attempt to lug on the train or a shuttle, I came across Parkvia and their meet and greet services. Parkvia features services from self-park and shuttle, to valet. […]

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Hotel review: Engel Gutach, in the Black Forest–it’s a NO!

Hotel review: Engel Gutach, in the Black Forest–it’s a NO!

| August 11, 2015 | 8 Replies

I cannot even explain in words, how angry I am at this hotel.  It was honestly the worst customer service I have experienced in recent memory. Five months ago, I reserved two rooms: a room for a family of 5 that included two children and one baby, and a room for a family of 3: 2 […]

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8 are in a van!

8 are in a van!

| July 31, 2015 | Reply

As I recently posted, there are many ways to follow our current travel with #8inavan. We’ve all been doing admirably despite the smells coming from the van after my attempt to drive it (I’ve given new meaning to dropping the clutch) and the smells coming from the van if someone removes their shoes. The kids […]

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