Places in California, and things with R So, I’m finally continuing the series “My A to Z of California”. My goal is to post 25 (leaving out X) posts about all my favorite things and places in California. Rain is always a topic to discuss. Usually there’s not enough. First and foremost, California has been […]
A camping weekend in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park was the last adventure of our summer break. It took us about 3 hours too long to get there, because you know, Bay Area traffic sucks. It sucks in general and even more on a Friday afternoon. Nevertheless it was worth it as Camping in California […]
Places in California, and things This is a new post in my series “My A to Z of California”. It seems now I finished this post, that everything important in California starts with an S. San Jose The first one of the list of places in California with a S has to be the city […]
The Hollywood Sign is a must see. Last Wednesday I fulfilled myself a long-sighted dream: My girls and I hiked up to the Hollywood Sign. To be precise, behind the Hollywood Sign. We stayed in LA for four days and after visiting Universal Studios on Tuesday, it was time for some nature and quietness. And the […]
Do you like to make a plan? I am a planner. I love making plans. Especially planning our next trip. A good friend recently said that I was not happy, if I wouldn’t have the next adventure lined up. I cannot contradict. Having a plan is in my nature. Writing a to-do, grocery or packing […]
I am not a cat person. I’m a dog lover. Always wanted a dog, still don’t have one. Our rental doesn’t allow pets other than fish, hamster and chickens, which we all have. Anyway, last week we spent four nights in a rustic cabin outside of Boulder, Colorado. This trip was kind of spontaneous and […]
Bay Area Summer Activities 2017 We’ve been living in the Bay Area for the last nine years and it’s only our second summer in which we are not going home to Germany. That’s why I made lots of plans what to do and already posted the list about 55 summer activities. Most of these things […]
Aloha to the Valley Island Our second visit in Maui last week was kind of a coincidence. I booked flights to Kaua’i for my husband and me in February (It was his birthday surprise and I’m a pretty awesome wife!?) and with a layover in Maui the flights were just much cheaper! Just back in March I […]
A fun activity in Santa Cruz If you’re going to Santa Cruz this summer, you should consider booking a sailing charter with Chardonnay Sailing charter, Santa Cruz. It’s a great experience that will make your time in Santa Cruz even better. This sailing charter is one of our favorite things to do with our visitors. […]
This is another one of the many magical places in California. Añu Nuevo State Park, about 20 miles north of Santa Cruz, on Highway 1. The park draws visitors from around the world, especially between mid-December and end of March, when every year up to 10,000 elephant seals return to breed, give birth, and molt their […]
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Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risk, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.
—Mary Lou Cook
I’m Kathrin, a German who’s been living the last 9 years in the crazy world of Silicon Valley. Even though I love our life in California, I’m still missing Köln (Cologne) and the German lifestyle a lot. On this blog I share some of my stories and ruminate about what home really means. I’m a mother of two girls and the wife of an iSlave, a teacher, a social introvert and very passionate about the things I do.
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