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DasTravelBlog is on the move!

DasTravelBlog is on the move!

Changes have been afoot at DasTravelBlog for a while now. I’ve decided to embrace my passion for travel and become a travel advisor. After some pretty intense training, I’ve been officially selling travel since last December! It’s been a pretty steep learning curve, and every minute has been fantastic. I’m beginning to learn that the greatest occupational hazard in being a travel advisor is wanting to go on every single trip I plan. My Destination: Uncharted website is now live…

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Axalp Air Show – A How-To

Axalp Air Show – A How-To

European Delivery, or how to drive your own car on the Autobahn Striking the chocolate mother lode in Zurich, and the M2 sound Axalp Air Show in Switzerland – The highlights Time to Relax – Munich’s Beautiful Lake Country Axalp Air Show – A How-To Guide There are limited resources out there on how to plan a trip to the Axalp air show, so for anyone who’s interested, here’s a rundown on what to keep in mind during planning, and…

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Time to Relax – Munich’s Beautiful Lake Country

Time to Relax – Munich’s Beautiful Lake Country

European Delivery, or how to drive your own car on the Autobahn Striking the chocolate mother lode in Zurich, and the M2 sound Axalp Air Show in Switzerland – The highlights Time to Relax – Munich’s Beautiful Lake Country Axalp Air Show – A How-To With our knees in tatters and our waists a little slimmer – grilled cheese sandwiches notwithstanding – we had one more day left on our trip, and were determined not to climb another mountain. However…

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Axalp Air Show in Switzerland – The Highlights

Axalp Air Show in Switzerland – The Highlights

European Delivery, or how to drive your own car on the Autobahn Striking the chocolate mother lode in Zurich, and the M2 sound Axalp Air Show in Switzerland – The highlights Time to Relax – Munich’s Beautiful Lake Country Axalp Air Show – A How-To And now we come to the true highlight of our trip to Europe, which we planned everything else around – the Swiss Air Force’s annual air power demonstration, known as the “Axalp Fliegerschiessen”. This being…

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Striking the chocolate mother lode in Zurich, and the M2 sound

Striking the chocolate mother lode in Zurich, and the M2 sound

European Delivery, or how to drive your own car on the Autobahn Striking the chocolate mother lode in Zurich, and the M2 sound Axalp Air Show in Switzerland – The highlights Time to Relax – Munich’s Beautiful Lake Country Axalp Air Show – A How-To In possession of our new M2, we sped off (with much engine roaring) to Zurich, which is a scenic three-and-a-half hour drive from Munich. The best route runs along Lake Constance, which is worth at…

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The ultimate European hiking/driving/aviation vacation

The ultimate European hiking/driving/aviation vacation

Back in October this year, Stu and I went on what has to qualify as one of our best vacations ever: We picked up our new BMW M2 in Munich, drove it to Switzerland, hiked up some pretty serious mountains to see the ultimate air show, and relaxed a little by the shores of Lake Tegernsee. It. Was. Epic. I’m going to break this trip report out into five separate posts: European Delivery, or how to drive your own car…

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Let’s get real about The REAL ID Act

Let’s get real about The REAL ID Act

One of the simplest ways to ensure a great vacation is having all the proper documentation. Everybody knows you need a passport to travel internationally, but several countries also require U.S. citizens to have visas to enter. For residents of certain states, it’s domestic travel that might get a lot more complicated in the coming year, thanks to varying degrees of compliance with the REAL ID Act. The last thing you want to do is show up at the airport…

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A trip to Québec City, and you’ll get a kick out of the French word for “selfie”

A trip to Québec City, and you’ll get a kick out of the French word for “selfie”

My mother comes over from Germany once a year to visit me, and I try to take her somewhere neither of us has been before. Usually, that involves my dragging her to whichever place is next on my bucket list :-). This year, that meant heading to Québec City.  I’ve had so many people recently tell me how wonderful it is there, I just had to go and see for myself. A word on logistics: There are few direct flights…

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Great Events For The End Of 2017

Great Events For The End Of 2017

I’m very excited to introduce my first guest writer today: Wendy Dessler is a superconnector with Outreachmama, who works to connect bloggers and businesses online. She is currently working with Uni Baggage. Note that I don’t benefit from any of the links below, other than in having the pleasure of working with Wendy, and providing my readers with some great ideas on what to do if you’re still looking to make vacation plans this year. So with that said, over…

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Toronto’s Kensington Market: A Foodie Paradise

Toronto’s Kensington Market: A Foodie Paradise

As some of my readers may already have figured out, one of my favorite ways to explore a new place is to take a food tour. Toronto’s food scene is incredible, both in its quality and diversity. Having indulged in all kinds of ethnic cuisines when I’ve been there, I decided it was time to find out what traditional Canadian food was all about. It was time to go beyond the poutine! I selected the Culinary Adventure Company’s ‘Made in Canada…

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