An Adventure A Day

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

I’ve been neglecting this space for the past couple of weeks, I’m terribly sorry about that. You see, I’ve been getting in a bit of family travel. My children are on the German holiday schedule, and here in Bavaria we’re just finishing up a two-week Pfingsten (Pentecost) holiday. It was a very busy two weeks. First we spent a …

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There is nothing quite like a Greifvogel (raptor) in flight over the mountains, a dark silhouette smoothly gliding through the cloudless blue sky. Made instantaneously recognizable by both its size and its pattern of movements. Imagine this: You ready your camera, waiting for the perfect shot. Shielding your eyes from the midafternoon sun, you lose …

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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 …

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Italy, it’s the birthplace of Julius Caesar, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Carlo Lorenzini. I’m sure even if you aren’t familiar with the name of Carlo Lorenzini or his nom de plume, Carlo Collodi, chances are you know his creation. Collodi wrote the children’s story “The Adventures of Pinocchio.” Pinocchio is a favorite at our …

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