Day Trip: A Jaunt to Breisach, Germany

Breisach, Germany In our quest to see a lot of what makes southwestern Germany tick, we’re off on a lot of short trips to some very small towns in this corner of the country. We’re fortunate to have wonderful hosts here, who are eager to show us the area, and to see things they also might have never seen themselves. In this case, though, our host, dust, knows all about Breisach, and was...

T-minus 5 Days: Next Stop, Staufen im Breisgau, Germany

Creative Commons by anna_t on Flickr. Who? What? As you may know, we announced our next long-term stop as the country of Montenegro. While that still holds true, we're taking a side trip when we leave Berlin in only five days. Time flies! We're headed down to the region of Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald - better known as part of the larger Baden-Württemburg region of Germany, home to the city of...

Tips and Tricks: Finding accommodation before you hit the ground

Our patio and garden in Buenos Aires, Argentina I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m not a master at this. Not in the way that I’m a master at selling all of our possessions, or annoying our dog, or drinking six people’s coffee intake on a daily basis, or being angry if the sun gets up before I do. But, I have traveled a lot and lived many places, and have been forced to find living...

Traveling Europe: Schengen, the EU, and the 90-day Rule…

Copenhagen, Denmark I should make it very clear from the start that, while everyone is free to read this, I am only writing this for Americans. Not because I don’t like anyone else – I love you all – but because we’re American travelers and expats, and every country’s situation is different. EU citizens are blessed with a ridiculous freedom of movement, as are New Zealanders,...