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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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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Four Reasons (and More) to Love Singapore

In July 2016, I spent 4 days in Singapore, the island city-state located just off the southern tip of Malaysia. Does it sound crazy to travel that far from Chicago for a “long weekend”? I chose Singapore because I wanted an easy solo trip and I needed an Asia fix. Though I’ve lived and traveled in Asia, I hadn’t…

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My Top 5 Trips (So Far)

“Of the places you’ve been, what’s your favorite?” I hate hate HATE this question. Trips are like snowflakes – unique, beautiful, fleeting; there are no favorites. Each of my trips has been an irreplicable combination of place, time, and companionship. Why not just ask me to pick my favorite child? (Except, don’t ask because I…

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