Marketing Strategy for Home Based Businesses

If your home-based business is serious about hitting sales targets and achieving other successes, then your marketing strategy is probably one of the most valuable—and least utilized—tools in your marketing toolkit. What do I mean by “marketing strategy”? One of Webster’s definitions of ‘strategy’ is “a plan, method, or series of … Continue reading

Augustiner am Platzl

Friends together at Augustiner Brau

In a city that’s famous for its beer, there are a few breweries that stand out above the rest. Augustiner Bräu in Munich is one of them. Augustiner beer originated in the Augustinen Brotherhood monastery in the 1300s, and the Augustiner brand has adapted with each new era: During WWII, … Continue reading

The Most-Traveled Week of 2014?

Outside the Dom in Bamberg

The past several days has been one of the most fun… one of the very busiest… and most travel-some weeks of 2014. I’m looking forward to sharing stories and pictures with you of… München biergartens and brahäuser: beer, brats, bretzleln! How not to enrage a German beer maid Surviving Neuschwanstein (a.k.a. The … Continue reading

The Nachtmann Crystal Warehouse

The Nachtmann Crystal Warehouse

I heard about the Nachtmann Crystal Warehouse before we even arrived in Germany. Shopping for crystal at Nachtmann is right up there with going shopping for Polish pottery on the “must-do” list of most military spouses stationed in Germany. My husband and I aren’t much for crystal. In general, our … Continue reading

Kuhstall Cafe

Ten minutes east of Parsberg is a dairy farm with a twist: the loft of its barn has been converted into a dairy cafe. The Kuhstall Cafe (“the cowshed cafe”) has become one of my favorite local businesses to take friends to. The cafe’s loft looks out over the cows in the barn , and … Continue reading