Lodging

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Camping at Ferdinands Homestay

Camping in Germany can feel a bit like a peculiar affair to a foreigner.  When we lived in the US, it involved no more planning than throwing our camping gear, kayaks, and dog into the truck and heading up into...

Baltic Sea Camping at Ostsee-Camp Kliff

"What's it like camping in Germany," you ask? After an inordinate amount of effort on our part, we can now answer that.  We finally camped in Germany in a bona fide, straight-up legit campground - unlike our experience Kayaking the Spreewald Biosphere Res...

A 5-Day Road Trip To Paris Costs How Much?

When I see articles about how much a trip to Paris costs, it's frequently mentioned as a notoriously expensive city. €5 for a tiny cup of coffee? Seriously?! Before our first trip there, Travis and I di...
Guesthouse Waldhauser in Goettingen, Germany

Another Day, Another Guesthouse

Goodbye, Guesthouse Waldhauser.  Hello, guesthouse number five!  After twice extending our stay at the Waldhauser downtown, we really finally had to check out on December 8th.  Presumably other guests had already booked it before our arrival.  So for the third...

Guesthouse Waldhauser

We finally really made it to Göttingen, Germany.  For folks wondering where we ended up on the 22nd, we successfully checked into the Guesthouse Waldhauser, the first place we've stayed that's actually within t...

Guesthouse Gut Reibstein

For the last three days, the Guesthouse Gut Reibstein has been our home in Germany.  Arriving on the evening of the 19th, the lights of the massive mansion glowed weakly through an icy November downpour.  As th...

Another Day, Another Airbnb

Since we checked out of our little Airbnb "sleep barrel" in Körle on November 4th, we've been enjoying our digs at another Airbnb rental, this time an entire fully furnished flat in Bühren, Germany. Somehow we again ended up on a horse farm, perhaps because h...
London waterfront along the Thames River

‘Ello, London!

There are two things scarce matched in the Universe – the Sun in Heaven and the Thames on Earth. Sir Walter Raleigh, 1552 - 1618 From the moment we touched down at Gatwick Airport on the outskirts of ...