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Have No Fear

The pool at The Westin Grand Munich is designed more for the leisure rather than the competitive swimmer—it’s irregularly shaped with a waterfall and...

The Importance of Family

On my final morning in Amberg I was alone in Ella's old apartment for a while. It was a nice day--the birds were chirping...

A Google Hangout with Christina and Oma Ella!

Christina and a couple of surprise guests (hint: one of them is the oldest person to use a Google Hangout in history!) joined Passion...

On The Banks Of The Danube

"I was born in 1910 in Kelheim on the banks of the Danube, but I cannot swim," Ella said as we drove into the...

Ella, A Friend To Both Young And Old

Ella loves playing Jenga. When I arrived at her relatives' house on Wednesday morning she was carefully stacking the game pieces one-by-one. I jumped...

Always Be Curious

Tuesday began with a hearty breakfast at the home of Ella's relatives. There were meats and cheeses and donuts and bread and coffee. Jo...

Almost Famous in Bavaria

Germany is home to 146 castles and I toured three of them on Monday. First, though, there was the exquisite breakfast spread at the...

Live in the Moment

Sundays in Berlin are meant to be spent with family. This was clear as I went for a run along the lakeside nature path...

Prost!

Traveling from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA to Berlin, Germany takes about ten hours in total--there is the two hour bus ride from downtown Milwaukee to...