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

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…

They're alive!

Martin the German is a six-foot-five elementary teacher... who was my roomie in the hostel for most of my extra five days. We watched World Cup and yelled at the sleeping German team that one game... and it wasn't until the last day when fate fina…