• About Travel
  • Long Overdue Update


    Normally I don’t worry too much about the blog posting schedule. Jess and I think it’s more important to write when we have something to write and wait for inspiration when we don’t. But lately, our lack of posting isn’t due to lack of inspiration. We’ve had no time to write because we’re too busy doing […]

  • International
  • Munich – in an email

    Reflection in the facade of the train station

    My friend Ashlee is headed to Munich this summer and asked for some info. I was more than happy to email her with some info I thought she’d appreciate. Here’s what I  told her: We found a lot of the places we visited through SpottedByLocals. The quality of the posts varies a lot based on […]

  • International
  • A rainy night in Frankfurt

    Wet streets of Frankfurt

    We arrived just before noon on a Monday. As with so many European trips, we went directly from the plane, to baggage claim, to a subway train and didn’t experience the Frankfurt weather until we stepped out of the Konstablerwache stop near our hotel. We were greeted with light rain and a gloomy sky – a […]

  • International
  • The Soccer Fan


    We are on our way back to Köln, after the Borussia Mönchengladbach soccer game. The bus that took us from the stadium to the train station was a happy party. Packed full of fans that just watched their team win, the bus literally swayed side to side as it made its way back to the […]

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  • Lufthansa 402

    Eiffel Tower from Tour Mount Parnasse

    As we board the flight from Frankfurt to Newark, he greets us with a robust “Guten Tag” and a wide smile. I smile back but say nothing as I turn into the rows and make my way to the Economy cabin. We find our seats and settle in, arranging iPads and socks and chap stick. […]