Because When You’re Where the Polar Bears Are, You Need Pictures to Remember It

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“Hey Nick?” “Yeah?” “There’s a polar bear.” Looks down at camera and bats eyes back at Nick. Nick sighs. “Would you like me to take your picture with the polar bear?” “Would you, please?” Nick takes a picture of me in front of a polar bear. Later the same day, another … Continue reading

The Pension Kometer Frühstückpension

The Pension Kometer Frühstückpension

We spent Christmas week at the Pension Kometer Frühstückpension —  a guesthouse with the personalization of a bed & breakfast with the professionalism of a hotel — in Kitzbuehel, Austria. Pension Kometer’s personal touches are the manifestation of Frau Kometer’s passion for her business. From what I gathered, she’s run the pension for more than twenty years, … Continue reading

Christmas Markets in Heidelberg, Germany

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It’s been more than a year since I’ve visited the Christmas markets in Heidelberg, Germany, and despite the fact that I was almost seven months pregnant and despite the fact the weather was outright nasty, Heidelberg still ranks as one of my favorite Christmas market destinations. The city of Heidelberg has … Continue reading

Hot Beer at the Parsberg Castle Christmas Market

This winter we visited some of the small, one-weekend-only Christmas markets in our little corner of Germany. One of our favorites was at the Parsberg Castle in Parsberg, Germany Christmas markets can get really crowded sometimes, and my husband and I get drained fast by the throngs of people. The Parsberg … Continue reading