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Hungry Like the Wolf: My Search for the Best Black Forest Cake in the Black Forest!
Exploring the Black Forest requires stamina, y’all! You have to park the car, get out of the car, walk through insanely picturesque villages and towns, sometimes strolling beside — gasp! — spectacular riverbeds, get back in the car and then drive to the next dazzling destination. Nightmarish indeed!
How’s a girl supposed to find the staying power to manage such Herculean feats? By eating Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte of course! That’s right, y’all. While driving the famed Fairy Tale Route, I began a crusade to find the best Black Forest Cake in the Black Forest!
At this point, you might be asking yourself, Sandy, why do they call it Black Forest Cake? Excellent question! So, before I reveal the results of my…
Germany is celebrated for many things. From fairy tales and fast cars to castles and classical music, you’re spoiled for choice on where to begin your German adventure and what to include. So spoiled, in fact, that designing an itinerary that covers everything you want to see, taste and experience can be a serious dilemma.
The solution? A kick-ass road trip!
Late summer and early fall are my favorite times of the year to visit Europe. The crowds are leaving, the temperatures are cooler and, historically, the rates are a bit more favorable. Unsurprisingly, I want to cram as much as humanly possible into the two months I’ve allotted for my latest German adventure, chronicling my antics all along the…
The Art of the Stroll: Coyoacan Edition!
Mexico City is having a moment. Sure, the sunny Central American country has been luring tourists for ages with its sandy beaches and all-inclusive resorts. But for travelers seeking mind-blowing food, amazing art and architecture, history and religion, adventure-packed excursions and exciting nightlife, you are spoiled for choice in this colorful capital! Street life is buzzy and fun and there is something new and different happening around every corner. When deciding where to base myself this past February, a few neighborhoods sounded like a good fit. But Coyoacan caught my attention.
Exploring a new city can seem intimidating, especially for new globetrotters — Is it safe? What if I get lost? I don’t speak the language! — but it…
Red Hot, Right Now: Iceland!
Topping bucket lists everywhere, Iceland is, quite possibly, the most fascinating country on the planet. A vast volcanic laboratory, Iceland is literally a country in the making. Every day, geysers gush, mud pots boil, volcanos rumble and glaciers cut great pathways through entire mountains. These mighty forces seemingly all come together to remind us of our utter insignificance in the larger scheme of things. The energy on this enchanted island is palpable.
Like most everyone before me, I was awestruck during my first visit to Iceland. Sure, I had a list of must-see places, but I had no idea how many wonderful, incredible, amazing surprises were waiting for me. Before I had even completed my first trip, I was already…