Her life was filled with constant movement from city to city and town to town.
Extraordinary Vagabonds: Harry Franck, Pioneer of the Vagabonds
Harry Franck’s willingness to travel with no money, his keen eye for the details of his journey and the societies he recorded (some of which soon disappeared) make him a welcome addition to our list of Extraordinary Vagabonds.
Fritz, Glitz, and Spritz in Potsdam, Germany
Story and Photos by Katherine Rodeghier Prussia’s King Frederick the Great was one conflicted character, and the Germans honor him, especially in Potsdam where his summer palace ranks as the top tourist site. “Old Fritz” despised women, talked philosophy with Voltaire for hours on end, loved playing his flute and adored his pet dogs so…
Bremen and Bremerhaven: Germany’s historic gateway to the New World
By Katherine Rodeghier Bremen’s Rathaus, or city hall, dates back more than 500 years and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo by Katherine Rodeghier, c 2012 Hopping off the tram leading from the railway station to central Bremen leaves me disoriented, and the moonless night doesn’t help. The heart of this old German city,…
4 Great Musical Acts Who Found Inspiration Through Travel
The best musicians take inspiration from their surroundings: so if you’re starting to find that you have songwriters block, it might just be time to strap on that backpack and get your groove back.
Meeting Marzipan Men and Hanseatic Sailors in Lübeck, Germany
Designated a free imperial city in 1226, it became the capital of the Hanseatic League, a powerful confederation of 200 city-states banded together against pirates and warring nations to protect their trade in the Baltic.
Jobs for Vagabonds – Get Paid to Travel the World
Who says freelancing isn’t for you? If you want to start looking for another way to travel and work for the man, there are options available for you. And many of them involve working for a man (or woman) that might just be very cool and good to you. With so many people out of…
World’s Strangest Hotels
Exploring the world’s strangest hotels is certainly a fun thing to do, given the extremes hotels have gone to, just in the name of being “strange”.
How Not To Enjoy World Travel – Part 2
Don’t read anything about the country of place you are going to. That way you won’t understand the culture, the traditions, the history, the climate, or anything else. You will be able to have a completely one dimensional experience.
Top Three European Christmas Destinations
Christmas in Europe is delightful, no matter where you go. The marriage of old world charm with unique traditions makes for a lovely holiday.