Journeys way off the beaten path, and the power of everyday people.

Frankfurt action hero

This is has got to be one of the coolest subway entrances in the world: Bockenheim Warte in downtown Frankfurt, Germany. I found it searching for "weird things" in the city and introdcued it to Ralph, my friend and host here. He'd neve…

I hate packing.

After 30 countries in my life and living in the Amazon, you'd think I would be faster and better at packing. This is what I have discovered: I will fill the bag. So I should buy smaller. Even if I only have 2 bags of stuff in my world, I will spr…

Die Schönste Zeit!

I heart Bosse. Olaf introduced me to him about 6 years ago, while visiting him. The guy was singing about how people sit in the waiting room of life, waiting for luck or the guts to get out there, and the next song? About being far away and running…

Nostalgia at the Weihnachts Markt

It's damp, breezy and always grey, but Christmas time is still my favorite in Germany. The Christmas Markets are so lovely ... artisans, tasty wurst and potato and steak vendors, toys and stuff to stuff stockings, with ornate wooden stalls and ent…