Saturday Scenes: Wurzburg, Germany

I visited Wurzburg, Germany in October 2007 as part of a whirlwind tour through the country that also included Frankfurt, Trier, Cologne, Heidelberg and Stuttgart. While the weather in late October wasn’t always ideal, I […]

30 Days of Indie Travel Project: Drink

The theme for Day 20 of the 30 Days of Indie Travel Project* is Drink. Just as the cuisine of a place reveals clues about its culture and history, so does its signature local drink. […]

Thirty-Somethings See the World: Ali Garland

Welcome to the next in a series of traveler spotlights on Katie Going Global, profiling some of my fellow thirty-something travelers who are getting ready to take a break from their everyday lives to travel […]

How to Save Money on European Train Travel

Vladivostok, Russia

If you have ever been to Europe, chances are you have probably taken a train at some point. They are generally a quick and easy way to move between cities (or countries!). But when you are planning your train travel, how do you know you’re getting the best deal? It seems a lot of first-time travelers to Europe automatically assume that getting a rail pass or otherwise booking your train tickets through Rail Europe is the way to go. Sure, it’s easy – the web site is in English, the currency is in dollars and you can feel secure that you are all set ahead of time.

Five Favorite Things in Trier, Germany

Constantine's Basilica, Trier

Never heard of Trier? You probably are not alone. I have to admit, I wasn’t too familiar with it myself (if at all) before I started researching a trip to Germany. Despite that, it ended […]

Lessons I’ve Learned From My Passport

I sent my beloved passport off last week, stuffing it into a nice bubble envelope together with my passport renewal application and a check for $110.  Not only was it set to expire this June […]

Europe in the Winter? Sign Me Up!

As a teenager growing up in Minnesota, we got hit with a 3-day blizzard, known to this day as the Halloween Blizzard of ’91.  Rather than hole up inside, a friend and I bundled up […]