Germany Travel Guide

The origins of my nomadic and adventurous life

More than wienerschnitzel and bratwurst

As a Rotary Youth Exchange student, Germany was my first home outside of the United States. It was here that I began to develop a global view, make lifelong friends from other cultures, and started to drink coffee. My time in Germany is the most significant of any of my travels because it was the first. Germany has always been dear to me, and after 16 years, I moved back to Germany to make it my home.

COVID-19 Life in Berlin
COVID-19 Life in Berlin

This is what my life at home looks like in Berlin during the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a lot to...

Tips for how to successfully find work abroad as an American
Tips for how to successfully find work abroad as an American

Since working in Germany for more than four years, I have identified a few universal truths that I believe will...

My most traveled year. A photo review of 2017.
My most traveled year. A photo review of 2017.

Happy New Year! 2017 was my most traveled year to-date, full of all sorts of experiences and life changes. Here...

German Wine Country - A Taste of Landau and the Pfirmann Weingut
German Wine Country - A Taste of Landau and the Pfirmann Weingut

The wide array of wineries, beautiful scenery, and friendly wine masters make German Wine Country a must-taste destination.

Photo Tour of the Niederaltaich Abbey
Photo Tour of the Niederaltaich Abbey

First Impressions of the Niederaltaich Abbey Church

A Walk Through Brühl's Countryside and Palaces
A Walk Through Brühl's Countryside and Palaces

Brühl Germany is a quaint and peaceful town surrounded by palaces, historic estates and wonderful walking paths. Join me on...

Reunion, Kölsch and Architecture of Köln (Cologne)
Reunion, Kölsch and Architecture of Köln (Cologne)

After spending 5-months in India building out a new facility for Mutual Mobile, I get to take a few weeks...

Book Review - Tin Drum
Book Review - Tin Drum

The main character and narrator is Oskar Matzerath. Oskar is a man who never grew up, literally. He stunted his...

Otto von Bismarck and His Path to Unification
Otto von Bismarck and His Path to Unification

During the 19th Century, Europe underwent many dynamic changes such as many wars, governmental upheavals and cultural refinements; therefore, no...

Book Review - The Unification of Germany
Book Review - The Unification of Germany

The Unification of Germany, by Michael Gorman, is a short yet precise and detailed book which outlines the events surrounding...