An Adventure A Day

Because "life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all" – Helen Keller

Travel Theme: Cities

May 31, 2014

In keeping with the travel theme of cities this week at Where’s my backpack?, I decided to take you on a tour of some of my favorite cities in Italy:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

Advertisements

    I was quite surprised and pleased to receive a nomination for the Liebster award from fellow blogger Alexa Lardieri. Thanks so much Alexa! You should definitely stop over and check out her blog. Alexa’s blog, Alexa Lardieri, A Journalism major’s early work, is a great mix of her published work as well as …

Continue reading

Friday Photos: Twists in Germany

May 30, 2014

This week’s WordPress weekly photo challenge is Twist. I decided to go with a German spin on the theme:

 

A basket weaver demonstrates her craft at an open air museum in Germany

A basket weaver demonstrates her craft at an open air museum in Germany

Twisting reeds to form a Korb (basket) in Baden Württemberg.

A favorite Bavarian Brotzeit - a giant radish and a pretzel!

A favorite Bavarian Brotzeit – a giant radish and a pretzel!

The spiraling twists of a giant radish, accompanied by one of Germany’s most identifiable twists – the Bretzel!

Moving to a new area is full of challenges and surprises. Even within the US, moving from state to state often requires a period of some adjustment. Years of experiencing these changes gave me something of a false sense of preparedness when we moved overseas. I was accustomed to setting up a new routine, seeking …

Continue reading

With the sun shining through the trees on the edges of the meticulously groomed park, it is hard to imagine the events that transpired on these fields in the not so distant past. But if you look closely amid the landscaped grounds, you’ll find overgrown fighting positions reminding you it wasn’t always such an idyllic setting. …

Continue reading

Sunday’s overcast morning may have transitioned to a rainy afternoon, but we managed to fit in an early visit to the Regensburger Dult before the weather turned. According to the website, the Dult, has occurred in Regensburg since the 10th century as a combination of a market and a fest. It is a much beloved tradition, …

Continue reading

There are a lot of attractions in Germany that you won’t find anywhere in the States. I’m not talking about the castles, medieval walled cities, or towering cathedrals. While those are all uniquely European, I am talking about places like Affenberg – Monkey Mountain. Paying it a visit when you are newly arrived in the …

Continue reading

Friday Photo: A Walk Around a Bavarian Castle

May 16, 2014

There is nothing quite like being able to take your  morning walk over the grounds of a castle built in the year 1119.

One of the best things about living in Bavaria - castles and ruins everywhere!

One of the best things about living in Bavaria – castles and ruins everywhere!

 

You'll meet several of these giant snails whenever your out walking in the morning.

You’ll meet several of these giant snails whenever your out walking in the morning.

 

How else would you keep your moat so well groomed?

How else would you keep your moat so well-groomed?