My favorite bridge

I could take hundreds of pictures of this bridge. The red gate to this beloved city. The golden portal to the state I'm so blessed to live in. It's beautiful even when it's foggy. And I love how the edge of the café's roof meets the bridge, trying to match...

My weekly ramble

My weekly ramble
Glass Beach, Fort Bragg The second last stop on our road trip in June was this famous beach in Northern California. According to Wikipedia, Glass Beach is part of the Mac Kerricher State Park, but apparently it is also part of the Noyo Headlands Park . Anyway, it is a great...

My weekly ramble

My weekly ramble
Fern Canyon, Humboldt County My family and I visited this magical place in June while doing a road trip through Northern California and Oregon. We camped in Patricks Point State Park, about 25 miles south of the canyon and I rode my bike all the way up. It is not easy...

My weekly ramble

My weekly ramble
Garfield Peak Trail, Crater Lake I can't believe that the summer is almost over. Nine weeks full of fun adventures have flown by way too fast. I've been busy visiting family and friends and have been too lazy with the blogging! Now it's time to catch up on sharing my adventures...

Three Word Thursday

Three Word Thursday
Time with friends [gallery ids="3850,3851,3853" type="rectangular"] I'm visiting my home country of Germany right now and it's always lovely to be here. Despite the fact that it's often quite challenging to deal appropriately with all the expectations of family and friends, I mostly enjoy being home, visiting familiar places and seeing loved...

London Heathrow Terminal 5

London Heathrow Terminal 5
Last Sunday I flew from San Jose, California to Düsseldorf, Germany and had a layover in Heathrow. Usually I don't really pay much attention to airport terminal design, but despite all bad predictions, we managed to get our connection to Düsseldorf in time. First, because my girls and I ran...

My weekly ramble

My weekly ramble
Kalalau trail, Napali Coast State Park, Kauai After 2011, this is the second time we hiked the first part of this beautiful trail along the Napali coast. The drive from Hanalei to the trailhead next to Ke'e Beach takes about 20 minutes and you get wonderful views of Hanalei Bay,...

8 favorite things in Costa Rica

8 favorite things in Costa Rica
Have you ever been to Costa Rica? If not, you should definitely add it to your list of travel destinations. You don't have a list? Then you should most definitely start one. Our family made a list of dream destinations at the beginning of 2014. Hey, you have to keep...