Biking through Wine Country

The Freiburg/Marbach area of Germany is famous for its wines made from Riesling (white), Topplinger (red) and Lemberger (rose) grapes. The hills in this region are covered with terraced vineyards between small towns nestled at the water’s edge of the Neckar. One of our favorite stops was at Besigheim. It oozes charms of the old …

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Navigating the Neckar River

Today I celebrated my birthday in Eberbach on the Neckar River in southern Germany. We are five days into our bike tour and feeling stronger than ever. Two days ago I couldn’t honestly say that, but tonight I think I turned a corner. Or maybe I'm just in denial about being another year older. Either …

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Wander, Linger, Savor Germany

Biking the Neckar (Baden-Wurttemberg region) And we’re off - again!  The wanderlust kicked in and so did the itch to return to our home away from home - the island of Crete. Living abroad for five years in a place of such unpredictable joys and challenges comes with its addictions. We keep going back again …

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ROME BY RAIN

  It was our first trip to Rome. We had just moved overseas for a few years and were determined to see as much of Europe as we could. If we weren’t already on a trip, I was home planning the next one. Pondering over a map and endless internet searches for the best deals …

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Wander, Linger, Savor

This blog is dedicated to the idea of slow living specifically as it relates to travel in all forms. When I moved to the island of Crete, it didn’t take me long to appreciate the art of slowing down. And after five years of living in the Mediterranean, I fully embraced the practices of wandering, …

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THE RELUCTANT EXPAT (Coming to terms with coming home)

  I lost my journal for almost two months - misplaced, actually. It’s like an old friend I can confide in. I can sort out my thoughts in written words and somehow things become clearer. When you write, you have to slow your thoughts down in order to wait for the words to catch up …

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Small Bites – Appetizers for life

Last week I challenged myself and you to intentionally practice good heart and soul nutrition.  When I shared my plan with my daughter, she looked at me incredulously and said, "Well, that may work for you, but I seriously don't have time for anything.  I'm barely keeping my head above water."  She is a full …

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Stuck between almost and not enough

The Six Word Memoir - summing up your life as it is in six small words. (http://www.sixwordmemoirs.com) I came across a link to this website in my insatiable search for more information and advice on how to hone my writing skills. Putting my stories into words about living abroad on the island of Crete will …

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From Crete to Colorado

“The only place we have to see before we die is the place of seeing God.  And His presence is everywhere for those who slow to see.” Ann Voskamp   Welcome to my new blog!  After I retired my five year blog, Cretan Chronicles (www.cretanchronicles.wordpress.com), it wasn’t much later that I began to get the …

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