We’re Famous!

Last October, my husband, Martin, our dog, Shakespeare, and I spent the fall vacations in Tuscany. It was our second time there. We just love the atmosphere and all the things you can do with a dog. Italians love dogs. They’ve allowed Shakespeare in some museums, restaurants, and even some stores. What’s great about going [...]

My Bad! Language Barrier

For those who don’t know, I’m an American living in Germany; an expat who still hasn’t mastered the language…or in my case, still is juggling the articles, das, der, and die. Since living here, I’ve had a bad habit of saying, Ja (Yes) to everything people say. Occasionally I’ll let them know my German isn’t [...]

Ten Signs You’re Getting Old

1) You do a short low-impact cardio workout, and you’re unable to move for several days. Yes, this recent phenomenon happened to me. I thought about upping my game when it came to workouts because the weather has been so horrible. A 20-minute at-home workout sounded great to me. The next morning, it felt like [...]

Much To Learn About Our Ancestors

"In 1806, the Roman Empire was dissolved. The territories of southern and western Germany, most of them greatly enlarged by Napoleon, joined the CONFEDERATION OF THE RHINE in 1806." I’ve really been getting into genealogy and history. While looking into my own ancestors, I’ve also been watching a few shows regarding genealogy, history, and travel. [...]

European Travel Suggestions and Warnings

So far, my husband and I have had wonderful European travels with some unexpected moments. We witnessed a parade of bagpipers in Edinburgh, and a few days later, rebooked our flight due to weather and drove 440 miles (708 km) from Edinburgh to Gatwick Airport in a snowstorm through the dark Scottish Highlands. https://youtu.be/uMDLy3PaFSY Scottish [...]