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Ten Beautiful Pictures of Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Ten Beautiful Pictures of Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

| October 24, 2014 | Reply

After spending the past 4 days in Plitvice Lakes, I can honestly say that it is beautiful even in rain and snow.  Here are ten of my favorite photos from the two days we walked and hiked through the park.                          

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Plitvice Lakes: Still Beautiful on a Crappy Day

Plitvice Lakes: Still Beautiful on a Crappy Day

| October 23, 2014 | Reply

In the wee hours of the morning, thunder shook our cabin.  A rainstorm pelted the windows until right about when we headed to the next building for breakfast.  We walked through light sleet, marveling at the 40-degree drop in temperature that we were experiencing in our trip.  Not a few minutes after we entered the restaurant, our […]

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Road Trip!

Road Trip!

| October 17, 2014 | Reply

It’s never fun packing, but packing for multiple countries, changing temperatures, and various activities–well, it’s a challenge.  The car is full of normal clothes, hiking gear, an average of 3 coats per person, a case of water, road food, movies and activities for the kid, and more chargers than a person should own.  Seriously: WHY ARE […]

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Martinstag is Coming – and So is Martinsmarkt!

Martinstag is Coming – and So is Martinsmarkt!

| October 14, 2014 | Reply

I’ll admit it: I arrived in Germany two years ago with no idea who St. Martin of Tours–in Germany, Sankt Martin–was. So when 11 November, or Martinstag, approached in our town, my daughter’s Kindergarten began preparations and I had no idea what was happening: Sequoia was making a lantern for a procession through town, we were […]

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Exciting Christmas Market Lineup!

Exciting Christmas Market Lineup!

| October 13, 2014 | Reply

Okay, people…as I write about Christmas Markets for everyone else to enjoy, I can’t help but be excited about those we are going to visit this Christmas season. Here is the lineup of markets you’ll be seeing me write about in December! 1.We’re going to kick off the season in ESSLINGEN, where they host a […]

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Kassel’s Fairy-Tale Themed Christmas Market

Kassel’s Fairy-Tale Themed Christmas Market

| October 13, 2014 | Reply

After reading about the size of the Kassel Weihnachtsmarkt and its fairy tale theme, I was looking forward to this Christmas market more than any other during our Märchenstraβe road trip.  I was especially interested in the fairy tale theme and hoping to pick up something special to bring home from our trip.  I left with […]

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