Surviving Neuschwanstein (a.k.a. The “Disney Castle”)

Visiting Neuschwanstein Castle in the Rain

For weeks before our friends Miss A. and the Herr Dr. M. arrived in Germany, I’d imagined our visit to Neuschwanstein, the romantic 19th Century castle in the Alps that I’d seen pictures of in books and online. When the day finally came for our visit to the famous castle though, it … Continue reading

Bamberg’s Famous Smoked Beer

Bamberg Rachbier

The town of Bamberg, Germany is adorably and historically German, with twisting cobblestone streets, a historic town hall built on an island in the middle of the city, and nine local beer breweries. Hitting all nine breweries in one day was a little ambitious, but we made it one-third of … Continue reading

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