How do Europeans celebrate Christmas? In a variety of ways! Each country has its own fascinating traditions which have come down through the ages, bringing holiday cheer to young and old. Germans celebrate Christmas in a big way, and German Christmas Markets are an integral part of the German holiday traditions. Follow us through the … More Christmas in Aachen, Germany
We want to inspire you to leave the smart phone at home, turn off the GPS navigation system, stop checking for new Facebook posts and get out and enjoy the wonders of this world and experience your life by getting lost and then finding a new way home. Get outside your comfort zone by jumping … More Get Lost!
I am pleased to announce that my debut novel, The Deceit of Riches, has been awarded the status of Finalist in the category of General Fiction/Novels (over 80,000 words) by the Next Generation Indie Book Awards! Five finalists were named, along with one winner in each category for this national award in the USA. The … More New National Acclaim for The Deceit of Riches
Come explore the old Dutch city of Delft with us to learn how the city and its children have changed the course of history, and with it, the world! … More 5 Ways Delft Has Changed the World.
Read the exciting finale (3 of 3) in our quest to find the seventeenth century Karren family farm on the Isle of Man. … More The Three Sons of Man: Part 3 – The Search for Ballacarran
The Netherlands is home to some seventeen million people, and is one of the most densely populated countries in Europe. To add to that, Dutch people are statistically the tallest in the world, so the result is a lot of big people living very closely together. Not a square meter of this scarce, valuable land is ever wasted. … More For Cultural Understanding: A Different Concept of Space
Part 2 of 3 of a three generation family history research trip to find the first known Karren family farm on the Isle of Man. … More The Three Sons of Man: Part 2- Clues from Cregneash
In 1901 my great-grandparents immigrated to the United States from Denmark. One hundred years later I immigrated from the USA to Europe and found again what they left behind. … More Finding Myself Again in Denmark
Until you know where you come from, you will never know where you need to go. Do you know where your family comes from? Or do you just think you know? Follow our story as we dig deep to uncover our roots. … More The Three Sons of Man
The new official trailer of The Tales of a Fly-By-Night by V M Karren is now available on YouTube for viewing! Here you can catch a glimpse of the beauty, humor, and grandeur behind this collection of travel stories from across Europe. Click HERE to read a sample of the book, or order your … More Book Trailer: The Tales of a Fly-By-Night
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but are they right words? … More Finding the Right Words
Caution! This collection of hilarious and heart-warming travel stories is proven to cause restlessness, perspective-shift, and travel itch in usually very reasonable people. … More Tales of a Fly by Night: A book filled with vivid five minute vacations.