Red Rock State Park

Red Rock State Park

Red Rock State Park in Arizona (not to be confused with Red Rocks Park in Colorado) was actually a Google Maps find. We knew that we were going to be driving from Flagstaff, AZ, to Phoenix, AZ, and I wanted to know where we could stop at along the way. We were planning a road trip, so we needed to do things on the road! The website boasted pictures of beautiful landscapes and advertised a “family-oriented 5-mile trail system”. Given…

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The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon

This summer, my husband and I were able to spend three weeks in the United States. We visited Chicago for a few days, spent time with my family for a week, and the flew out west to embark on a rather ambitious road trip. Our first big sightseeing stop was the Grand Canyon. It’s a complete cliche, but you really cannot imagine the vastness of the Grand Canyon until you see it yourself. It’s impossible to capture the sheer size…

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Dos and Don’ts on Your Next Flight

Dos and Don’ts on Your Next Flight

Mr. Faultier has already started planning flights for Christmas, which has got me thinking about air travel. Over the past several years, I’ve been flying a lot more, and I think I’ve been able to put together a tidy list of Dos and Don’ts (without apostrophes, don’t use apostrophes for pluralization) for making your trip go a bit smoother. Do stay hydrated I’ve given this tip before, it’s that important. Headaches and nosebleeds are not fun when you’re stuck in…

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Commuting on the Autobahn

Commuting on the Autobahn

I have already written a post about driving in Germany, and in it, I mentioned that I could probably dedicate a whole post to the Autobahn. Well, here is that post! Though, I’m not debunking myths as much as telling you how to drive without getting run over by an angry driver in a BMW (it’s always the BMWs).  Now I commute on the Autobahn daily, so I feel like I actually have some of the experience necessary to talk…

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Book Review: German Men Sit Down To Pee

Book Review: German Men Sit Down To Pee

Disclaimer: I was sent a free review copy by one of the authors, however, I was not compensated in any other way for this review. Opinions are completely my own. What’s it about? German Men Sit Down To Pee & Other Insights Into German Culture is a humorous take on German culture by a German (Niklas Frank) and an Irishman living in Germany (James Cave).  I feel that Cave must have had many experiences like mine, because I felt this…

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