Author Archive: karimartindale

Kari Martindale is a writer and ESL instructor. She’s visited all 50 states and 37 countries, including many of the big cities of Europe and a ton of Christmas Markets. She spends her days straddling the fence between a sense of adventure and a sense of paranoia. She is married to what is clearly a patient man and has a daughter who, frustratingly, is just like her. Her academic and professional backgrounds are in linguistics and foreign languages. When she's not teaching ESL, she's writing. When she's not writing, she's thinking. When she's not thinking, she's watching the news. When she's ambiguous, it's intentional.

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Epic Der Wanderbus Road Trip Plans for July

Epic Der Wanderbus Road Trip Plans for July

| June 22, 2017 | 1 Reply

It’s a while since I’ve planned an epic road trip.  Next month, I’ll be hitting the road for almost a month. In the beginning, it will be just me, along with Sequoia and the two puppies, who aren’t quite a year old yet—all in the RV.  This will be a hotter mess than usual, as […]

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Flash, Forever My Bud

Flash, Forever My Bud

| June 15, 2017 | 2 Replies

I’m sad to post that Flash has passed away.  It’s been about two weeks since he was put to sleep due to rapidly-deteriorating health, but it’s not really something I’m having an easy time with, so I haven’t written about it.  That dog will be missed so, so much. I’m working hard on a project for […]

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Old Navy Photos for D-Day

Old Navy Photos for D-Day

| June 6, 2017 | Reply

While I’m not a fan of glorifying war, I do think we should honor those who served–many, without a choice. That includes my grandfather, whom I interviewed for V-E Day a couple of years ago. Poppop is still alive and well, in Florida.  He is one of the few remaining, from an ever-shrinking group of men who stormed the […]

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The Scrap Bowl

The Scrap Bowl

| May 10, 2017 | Reply

Early last year, we visited Cesky Krumlov.  While perusing the menu at Krcma v Satlavske Ulici (which I totally recommend), I noticed an item whose translation was scrap bowl.  I thought, hells yeah, I’ll eat a bowl of scrap meat any day!  So I ordered it.       When the appetizer arrived, it was basically […]

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Everglades–Neverglades–Worst.Place.Ever-glades

Everglades–Neverglades–Worst.Place.Ever-glades

| April 26, 2017 | 4 Replies

It should be noted that this was happening during the maiden voyage of our new RV–but more on that another time. This post is specifically about our visit to the Everglades. When I was four or five years old, my mother took me to the Philadelphia Zoo. That night, I had a very vivid nightmare that […]

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Link to fun article

Link to fun article

| February 21, 2017 | Reply

Yesterday, someone forwarded me an article, “7 Surefire Signs Your Kids are Definitely German.”  Why was this forwarded to me?  Because it featured two of my tweets! https://www.thelocal.de/20170217/7-surefire-signs-your-kids-are-definitely-german-list

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