Road Trip: Driving the Scenic Flint Hills Byway

flint hills scenic beauty

The Flint Hills Scenic Byway offers incredible views of the native grasses and flowers. It’s one of the last remaining tallgrass prairie landscapes left in America. Much of the land along the Flint Hills Byway hasn’t changed in thousands of years ago when the Kaw, Osage and other native tribes lived here. In addition, the Flint […]

How to Enjoy Wine Walks and the German Weinstrasse

wine walks in Germany

Germans love wine and walking. The German Weinstrasse is redefining both– open vineyards, generous pours, wine walk with friends, & tons of delicious food at the festivals and fairs. The German Wine Road is for anyone who enjoys a good time.

What You Need to Know: Canal Barging in Europe

Barging in Europe

You don’t need to get on a multi-story cruise ship where you have to dress for dinner each night. Imagine sailing one of Europe’s lovely canals, lagoons and inland waterways with your traveling companion at the wheel. Barging in Europe allows you to get closer to the people and the landscape. Canals and River Barging […]

Expat Problems: Why I Never Get to Practice My French

learning French

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always wanted to speak more than one language. Je parle un peau francais et, hablo un poco Espanol, und ich spreche ein bisschen Deutch. And I know a few easy phrases in Hangul. But the only language I speak fluently, smh, is English. I think I speak it well, […]

Couple’s Guide to Sicily: Five Magical Places You Cannot Miss

Sucily travel

The island of Sicily offers couples a journey through 27 centuries of history. Since the 5th century BC, Sicily has been a crossroads of civilizations. Visit Catania, Taormina, and Palermo for ruins, beaches, and delicious cuisine. The landscape, shaped by invaders and Mount Etna’s eruptions, boasts exceptional architecture and great wine. Here are the top […]

Christmas Markets– German-Style Fun in America

Christmas market

Have you been to a German-styled Christmas Market in America? You should, it’s one of the things I miss most about living in Germany. The joyful spirit, brightly colored stalls, one-of-a-kind goods gifts and treats, has immigrated to the New World. Christmas Markets in are springing up all over America.

Take a Hike Day Using the Alltrails.com Mobile App

Hiking thailand temple

Tomorrow is National Take a Hike Day.  But I don’t need an excuse to go hiking. It’s become a passion ever since I lived in South Korea. ever since then, I am always looking for resources to help me map out the best trails. And one website, Alltrails.com has been consistent no matter where we live.

How to Get Your VAT Refund in Turkey

Vat tax

Every year, Turkey’s tourists leave behind millions of dollars of VAT refunds. On the surface, the process seems simple. Bring your passport along on your shopping trip. Complete the necessary documents at the retailer. Track down the right folks at the airport when you leave. Go home with some extra cash, a few treasures and […]