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Oktoberfest: Ja oder Nein?

Should you go to Oktoberfest in Munich? Yes. (And done. Shortest post ever. HTH.) Seriously, though… This is sort of a random time of year to post this since, if you’re still planning to go, your options might be somewhat limited. But don’t let that stop you. Where there’s a will (to drink), the Germans…

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Asian Pear Cocktail: Drinking Global at Heart

In this post, I’ll give you a drink recipe and the story behind it. Because all good drinks come with – or are the direct cause of – stories. The asian pear cocktail my friend Sam and I stirred up last weekend is a perfect example of both scenarios. THE ADDICTION BEGINS In grad school (round…

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Kitsch and Ketchup Dispensers: A Global at Heart Moment

Ok, here it is – the first official Global at Heart Moments post — my attempt at semi-real-time dispatches “from the field” while I’m traveling. I’m off to a slow start, but here goes… What’s a Global at Heart Moment? In case you need a refresher, my working definition of a “Global at Heart Moment” is “an…

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Hiking in Norway: Three Dizzying Day Trips

In June / July 2014, my travel buddies, Mo and Lynn, and I took an 8-day road trip around southern Norway. We made a loop from Oslo to Stavanger and back, spending a couple days in each city. We also stopped (often) along the way to check out stave churches, take some day hikes, and sample…

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Norway Roadtrip: A Stop in Undredal

The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see. – G.K. Chesterton This is Undredal, Norway. According to the ever-reliable Wikipedia, it has “a population of approximately 100 people and 500 goats.” In June-July 2014, my travel buddies, Mo and Lynn, and I took a road trip through Norway (one of…

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