Passports or Pass With Devon And Marcus

Passports or Pass video with Devon and Marcus

Devon and Marcus in the Hot Seat! Can they convince us that they are fantastic travel companions? Welcome to our second show in the series Passports or Pass where we grill unsuspecting travelers to see if they really should be traveling together. Travel is fun. Travel is stressful. Will traveling together make Devon and Marcus’ bond stronger or will it break them? [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMoEfP2U4Lc[/embedyt]

Searching For The Best Tarte Flambee in Alsace

Tarte Flambée or Flammkuechen, A Popular Dish Like An Alsatian Flatbread Pizza  What is Tarte Flambée? In English, we could call it “flaming cake” and in Germany it is known as Flammkuechen. Is it French? Is it German? Non. Nein. It is Alsatian. The small border area that currently resides in France has always had a bit of an identity crisis since it has been swapped over from country to country for hundreds of years. All political boundaries notwithstanding, Alsace is one of my favorite places on Earth. In fact I have said I am addicted to it, and one of the main reasons is because of the amazing food. Legend has it that bakers always used wood ovens, in medieval …

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For The Love Of Beer – A Day Trip From Munich

Beer, that refreshing drink we all love, has some very humble beginnings. Some say the ancient Egyptians brewed the first barrels of suds, others pin our fraternity binge-ing brew on the Babylonians. But beer didn’t get serious until the early middle ages when hops were added to balance the sweetness from the malt with a little bitterness, reduce spoilage, and improve the aromatic quality of the popular fermented drink. If this interests you as much as us, you would love visiting the Hops Museum, and it’s very close to Munich itself. Full of great information and hands-on activities, we loved it. What Makes The Best Beer? Germany has always been a leader when it comes to hops, first in the …

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Passports or Pass With Mary And Alicia

Alicia and Mary – Will You Pass the Travel Companion Test? In this episode of Passports or Pass we mix it up a little. Instead of having a couple, we are interviewing Mary and Alicia, two moms that travel together with their families.  Both Mary and Alicia are married to Army men, and they met before they started having children, beginning their travels with weekend ski trips in Colorado. As luck would have it, both ended up here living in Germany, and they began traveling around Europe together. They are dedicated travelers who firmly believe that traveling doesn’t stop when you have kids.

The Amazing Food of the Azores

This post is written by fellow blogger, Nathan Aguilera. He is the creator at Foodie Flashpacker and when he offered to write a post on the food of the Azores, I was so excited. I’ve had the Azores on my list for a long time, and of course when I finally get there, I’m going to want all the amazing food that I can find.  What kind of food is there in the Azores? I had been wanting to visit the Azores of Portugal since a friend had first told me about the collection of nine volcanic islands halfway between Europe and the U.S. She had described the stunning landscapes, dramatic views of the ocean crashing into the cliffs, and even …

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Visiting The Kuchlbauer Tower and Brewery in Bavaria

Art and beer, beer and art. These two things don’t necessarily go together, but in Abensberg, a small town not far from Regensberg, in Bavaria there is a brewery and beer garden where it’s all about the art. It boasts a magical tower that will have the kids of all ages gaping and smiling. Jim and I heard about this unusual combination, and couldn’t wait to go. Honestly, it doesn’t take much to convince us to visit a brewery anyway, but with a little whimsy, you just can’t keep us away, and one thing that the Kuchlbauer Tower promises is whimsy! Am I Dreaming? The Kuchlbauer Brewery and Hundertwasserturm Experience The Kuchlbauer Brewery, brewing wheat beer or weizenbier, a wheat …

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Passports Or Pass With Tom And Jasmin

Tom and Jasmin On this episode of Passports or Pass, we spotlight a traveling couple who live in Munich. Tom came to Europe to study, and soon after his arrival he met Jasmin. It must have been fate. When young Germans go off to university, there are no dormitories so they look for other students to share an apartment with, and Jasmin just happened to be one of Tom’s new flatmates.

Passports or Pass with Kaylie and Taran

Passports or Pass with Kaylie and Taran

Welcome back to our travel game show, Passports or Pass, where we interview travel bloggers and travel experts from around the globe! This episode we delve into the intrepid minds of Kaylie and Taran, a family from New Zealand that has loved traveling all over Europe for the last four years while they have been living in Dresden, Germany. Kaylie runs the family travel blog, Happiness Travels Here, and highlights how to keep traveling with children of all ages

Durian – Stinky Fruit or a Must-have Delicacy?

Durian the Stinky Fruit

As you know, we love trying new foods everywhere we go.  It is surprising how differently taste develops around the world. Whenever I travel I make a list of foods that are popular in that place, and to be honest I find that sometimes I am not a fan. However, and sometimes even more surprisingly, I find something I like that I would have never tried otherwise.  In many parts of Asia, especially Singapore and Malaysia, one must-try fruit is the stinky durian. It was so high on my list that I didn’t even sleep once I landed, I headed straight for the Chinatown market.

Rendezvous With Rovers – Tamason From Travelling Book Junkie

Welcome back to our inspiring interview series, Rendezvous with Rovers, where we continually get inspired by these intrepid travelers and travel bloggers. This week we’re introducing you to Tamason of Travelling Book Junkie. Tell us a little about yourself.  Originally from the UK we always knew that travel would be a major part of our lives. When we first met 20 years ago Paul was in the Armed Forces and I was studying to become a Secondary School Teacher but realistically I think even then, we both felt that we wanted to do something different. Society has always dictated that we should gain a good education, develop a strong career and then purchase a house, have children and grow old …

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Passports Or Pass With Emily and DT from DTV

Passports or Pass Travel Game Show With DTV

Will Emily and DT Keep The Passports or Should It Be a Pass? Welcome back to another fascinating look into the lives of some of our fellow travelers. For our weekly dose of Weekend Travel Inspiration, we have a new episode of Passports or Pass  where we meet up with Emily and DT, two Americans living in Bavaria. DT runs DTV Daniel Television which has been taking off on Facebook with some incredible travel videos. He was a top competitor for the recent WOW Air Travel Guide video contest with around 100,000 views on Facebook and YouTube. If you haven’t watched This is Weiden yet, check it out. He did an excellent job showing off the place Corinne and I …

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The Ultimate Great Wall of China Planning Guide

Traveling around China, especially to those special world heritage sites like the Forbidden Palace and the Terra Cotta Warriors, makes you feel like you are really traveling. Between the language barrier and the cultural differences, sometimes it’s a little intimidating, and we know that if you go to China one of the things you want to do is see, climb, walk, and experience the Great Wall, so we’ve compiled, with the help of some great travel bloggers, this planning guide for you. You can download the Great Wall China Planning Guide Checklist, read our insights and tips, and feel comfortable heading out to one of the Seven Wonders of World. Quick History of the Great Wall of China – When …

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