“Um, where is Slovenia?” I received this question often from Americans while planning a trip to Slovenia, a country which was once part of the former Yugoslavia. The few Americans […]
Oh, summer at the beach! Palm trees, sunny days, and endless sand. It would be so perfect if not for people… As someone who lives at a California beach year-round, […]
In the summer of 1989, hundreds of East Germans made a dash for freedom at the border crossing between Austria and Hungary.
A recent conversation between my husband and me: Maureen: “Wouldn’t it be fun to take a Sound of Music bicycle tour when we are in Salzburg?” Husband: “No.” Maureen: “You […]