Stories from my life and travels as an American expat in Germany!

Cycling Along the Rhine River in Germany, Part 2

Rhine Cycling Trip

My husband and I recently completed a 5-day cycling trip along the Rhine River in Germany. This post covers the last three days of our vacation. If you’d like to read about the first half, which is full of castles and deadly toboggan rides, click here! Day 3 On our third day, we stopped to explore Stolzenfels Castle. Many important…Continue Reading

Cycling Along the Rhine River in Germany

cycling Rhine

Cycling along the Rhine River is a popular Summer vacation here in Germany. So much so, that there are tourism companies dedicated to planning your entire cycling trip. They book all your hotels and transport your items, so you don’t have lug them around on your bike like some kind of peasant. Not sure where you’re going? No idea how…Continue Reading

No Kangaroos in Austria: A Vienna Travel Guide

Mozart statue Vienna

I’ve recently returned from an amazing two-week stay in Vienna, Austria. I was there for the Goethe Institute’s 2-week language and culture course. We spent about 4 hours learning German every morning, and the rest of the day was centered around leisure activities. Of course, you’re under no obligation to do any of these activities. If you want, you can explore…Continue Reading

Getting Wasted on Father’s Day: A German Tradition

vatertag himmelfahrt drunk

Vatertag (father’s day) is a big deal in Germany. In America? Eh, not so much. Your average American dad gets a card his wife forced the kids to sign and maybe a tie. In Germany, things are a bit…different. I can’t say for sure if men get gifts here, but I do know one thing they get, and that’s shit-faced. In Germany, Vatertag and Himmelfahrt…Continue Reading

Homesick in Germany: An American Expat Whines

American Homesick Germany

Feeling homesick: it’s like the flu, but worse. After a month-long hiatus, I’m ready to continue sharing stories and anecdotes about my life here in Germany. I’ve had plenty to write about over the past month but, if I’m being honest, it was hard to find the motivation. As the saying goes, “if you don’t have anything nice to say,…Continue Reading