Vagabonding in France and the City of Light

Vagabonding in France and the City of Light

The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for. – Oscar Wilde I’ll be honest: I was a little nervous about vagabonding in France and visiting Paris, the “City of Light.” Why? I have no...

Tips for Surviving Oktoberfest

I accidentally stumbled upon Oktoberfest during my first trip to Europe. Yes, it was an accident. And, yes, I was such a clueless American that I didn’t realize Oktoberfest begins around September 20. Inadvertently ending up in the world’s largest funfair is one of...

Oktoberfest Is in September!

If I had a dime for every time a friend at home was surprised that Oktoberfest is actually in September. I did not care if it was in bloody July. I was not going to be in Germany and miss one of the largest parties in the world. Inter-city buses are pretty much...

Vasamuseet

I can only imagine the ship-builders faces. Today, I did my one tourist thing in Sweden and went to the Vasa Museum. I made it about half way to the museum via the subways, but then had to declare my tourist ignorance by asking several people how to get there. I have...