Day trips

Feel like a duckling in Lindenthal


The best thing about the semi-bucolic quarter for non-residents is probably its public pond.


Trip to mysterious Czech rocks and more

The Adršpach-Teplice Rocks were the grand finale (and my favorite part) of a fascinating, diverse excursion.


City breaks to shoo the breakup blues

Unhealthy cycle? Likely yes. Fun? For much of the time.


The revival of a rural east German village


A tourism gem waiting to be discovered.


Karl’s what??

Karlsruhe used to be one of the most beautiful cities in Germany before the war. Its name is connected to its history. It actually means “Karl’s repose,” and according to legend, the name was given to the new city after a hunting trip when Margrave Charles III William of Baden-Durlach woke from a dream in which he


Not-so-totally-touristy guide to Spain, Part I – Barcelona and Zaragoza

" I was happy to be hanging out alone and simply absorbing things, at my own pace, the key to my friend's apartment in my purse, being able to come and go as I pleased. During the day I took one very long walk that led me through the gorgeous Parc de la Ciutadella and