9 04, 2014

Travel Cheap Tips—#1 Use Airbnb Vacation Rentals

2018-08-30T05:26:48+00:00April 9th, 2014|Categories: Tips + Culture|1 Comment

Travel Cheap Tips #1: Use VRBO, Homestay or Airbnb Vacation Rentals It was in the midst of a midlife transition—from conservative married at-home suburban mom to divorced bleeding heart working urban mom—that I discovered my preference for showering outside with livestock. Since my divorce, I have figured out many ways to spend less money on my wanders and stay in [...]

29 02, 2012

One Butt, Two Butts…Old Butts, New Butts

2018-08-31T06:10:46+00:00February 29th, 2012|Categories: Favorites, Tips + Culture|Tags: |10 Comments

European Coed Spas "One Butt, Two Butts...Old Butts, New Butts" "I just drop it???," I whispered as I clutched my towel around my naked self. (Smile) "Yeessss," he whispered back as he nonchalantly spread his across the cedar bench. The last time I voluntarily bared an intimate part of my body in front of strange men was [...]

27 01, 2012

The Top Five German Stereotypes

2018-08-25T19:31:36+00:00January 27th, 2012|Categories: Favorites, Tips + Culture|Tags: |4 Comments

The Top Five German Stereotypes I'm not proud to admit that for my first 42 years, I bought in to most of the negative German stereotypes. It's the unconscious reason that Germany never ranked very high on my Wanderlist. In my defense, we Americans still get bombarded with a hefty dose of negative German stereotypes and history—starting with [...]

26 12, 2011

Christmas in Germany

2018-08-31T06:14:05+00:00December 26th, 2011|Categories: Destinations, Tips + Culture|Tags: |3 Comments

Christmas in Germany (Weihnachten in Deutschland) As my quiet American Christmas came to a close, I decided to give myself a present—time to do something I'd been wanting to do without a thought to anyone else's needs or the perceived importance of my desire. I wanted to know more about Christmas in Germany just because. I have been [...]

21 12, 2011

The Wandering Housewife’s Jet Lag Tips

2022-04-19T05:30:21+00:00December 21st, 2011|Categories: Favorites, Tips + Culture|2 Comments

My Tried & True Jet Lag Tips I snuggled deep into the down comforter. I was soaring. (Little did I know I would soon be researching for some jet lag tips to preserve my sanity.) I arrived in Germany today—six weeks after returning home from my last trip to see my boyfriend. This evening we sipped on [...]

12 10, 2011

What Advice Would You Give Your Teenage Self?

2019-11-05T03:54:01+00:00October 12th, 2011|Categories: Favorites, Tips + Culture|0 Comments

What Advice Would You Give Your Teenage Self?  What advice would you give your teenage self? My 12, soon-to-be 13, girl and I embarked on a 45 day mother daughter road trip across the U.S. last summer to collect answers to this important question—and have an adventure along the way.   To learn more about [...]

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