Galloping Through Patagonia

Galloping Through Patagonia

What’s better than a day on the ranch?  “Many things,” I originally thought. Sure, the idea of riding horses sounded like fun, but I doubted…

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Overlooked Lima: Peru's Enchanting Capital

Overlooked Lima: Peru’s Enchanting Capital

Like most Americans with no personal connection to Peru, thinking about the country brought to mind Machu Picchu, Cusco, the Nazca Lines, ceviche, and the…

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Greenport: The Northfork's Perfect Weekend Destination

Greenport: The Northfork’s Perfect Weekend Destination

Not quite the Hamptons, but still just as far away from New York city, Long Island’s Northfork is growing in popularity. My favorite town in the…

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Dogsledding in Canada

Dogsledding in Canada

One of the best times I have had on an excursion activity has been dogsledding during the cold winter in Quebec, Canada. Friends and I…

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Recipe for a Balanced College Spring Break

Recipe for a Balanced College Spring Break

So, it’s your senior/junior year of college, and you realize you have had enough of sitting on your parent’s couch each spring break…it’s time to…

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Finding the Heart of Austria

Finding the Heart of Austria

I am part Austrian. From the American perspective, that means that somewhere along the line someone from my family stepped out of Austria’s borders and…

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Ski the Alps? Why Not?

Ski the Alps? Why Not?

Yesterday, we decided we had had enough of visiting museums, eating lunch, drinking coffee, walking and eating again. It was time for a little more…

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Surviving in the Land of Wienerschnitzel

Surviving in the Land of Wienerschnitzel

As I have mentioned in previous blog posts, I try and avoid red meat and eat vegetarian as best I can, adding in the occasional…

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Touring Around Munich

Touring Around Munich

Munich, while distinctively known as the city of all things beer, is also full of history and has several great stories to tell. Originally the…

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Making the Most of Your Language Learning

Making the Most of Your Language Learning

“I came here to learn Spanish,” I said to myself, “and therefore I will stop at nothing to learn it.” True, this is a common…

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