Take the stress out of travel with this convenient packing checklist of must have travel items to make your next getaway easy, comfortable, and fun!

Must Have Travel Items for Your Packing Checklist

When we travel, “traveling” is always the easy part. It is exhilarating to visit museums, eat delicious meals, and experience cultural differences while having a break from the humdrum of everyday life. But the preparation is not quite as fun. Packing is not very glamorous or exciting. To make things easier, I have pulled together […]

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A Münchner Weißwurst sausage, a pretzel, and sweet mustard.

Breakfast of Champions: Münchner Weisswurst (Munich White Sausages)

I will admit it: I was intimidated by the Munich Weisswurst. Despite regular trips to the southern German state of Bavaria, I had never eaten the traditional sausage. It just seemed like there were a lot of rules that one had to follow. There are certain ways to eat the sausage and certain times to

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Learn German with films starring actor Wotan Wilke Möhring.

Learn German with Films of Wotan Wilke Möhring

If you have already seen big Hollywood films like 2009’s Pandorum with Dennis Quaid or 2008’s Valkyrie with Tom Cruise, you may already be familiar with German actor Wotan Wilke Möhring. German television watchers might also recognize him from episodes of Tatort or his appearances in numerous made-for-television movies. Möhring is a versatile actor who

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The Bavarian palace Schloss Schleissheim, or Schleissheim Palace, just outside of Munich is comprised of two palaces, a hunting lodge, and gardens.

Munich’s Oft-Overlooked Schleissheim Palace Wows

Roughly halfway between the Munich airport and the city’s Altstadt, or “old town,” lies Schloss Schleissheim. Centuries ago, the site was merely some average farmland. Today, there are two palaces, a hunting lodge, and formal gardens that are absolutely ideal for strolling. Although not hidden or unknown, Schleissheim Palace is often overshadowed by its nearby

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