The Dutch Cycle of Life

I didn’t steal my first Dutch bicycle, I salvaged it from a local train station. It had been abandoned since February and stood rusting in the rain and frost, there in the bushes, until I finally decided to take it home in April. With some elbow grease and a new back tire I would have … More The Dutch Cycle of Life

Swedish: The Nordic Language of Love

To this day I regret not learning to speak Swedish when I had the chance. My first visit to Sweden was also my first visit to any country where English is not the first language. During a journey when anything that could wrong, did go wrong, speaking a little bit of Swedish could have helped … More Swedish: The Nordic Language of Love

Disneyland On Strike?

Matthew’s third birthday was to be spent at Disneyland, frolicking with Mickey and Pinocchio. We didn’t have a big budget available, so we traveled on a small one. We rode in the second class train to Paris and stayed in a youth hostel. We ate picnics under the Eiffel Tower and walked between the museums to … More Disneyland On Strike?

Road Trip through Romania as it Celebrates 100 years of Nationhood

Val has just written an article for a major travel blog called Cheeseweb!  It details the best of our epic summer trip through Romania.  Click HERE to read it. You can also watch our videos below for a taste of what’s happening in each of Romania’s three regions:  Wallachia (Bucharest), Transylvania, and Moldova (Iași).   … More Road Trip through Romania as it Celebrates 100 years of Nationhood

Christmas in Aachen, Germany

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

American Pilgrims in Holland

Before their historic Mayflower voyage, the Pilgrims lived in Holland! Find out more about why they went there, how their life was, and why they left for the New World, where they thrived and began the American Thanksgiving tradition. Fly-By-Night Press is dedicated to encouraging educational and mind-broadening experiences through books and travel.

Road-mania! The ONE thing you should know before driving in Romania.

    “What is that up ahead, there, on the shoulder? A tractor?”

    “No, it’s a horse cart!”

    “What’s it carrying?” I asked trying not to look.

    “I don’t…really…know….” Christine’s eyes followed the wagon as we passed the one horse rickshaw. Grungy, toothless gypsies urged their mangy bowed-back steed to move faster.

   “…strange…” I whispered squinting into the rear view mirror.

  “Watch out!” … More Road-mania! The ONE thing you should know before driving in Romania.

More Road-mania! The ONE thing you should know before driving in Romania.

What Happens in Barcelona…

Nobody is really sure how things got so out of control that night. Who is to blame is a moot question. Assigning guilt would imply that there was premeditation or gross negligence involved. It was more an accident than anything else. ‘Who was liable?’ is probably the right question to ask as I reflect back … More What Happens in Barcelona…

Get Lost!

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!

A Walk Across Spain

Halfway down the mountain, some of us rested. Some called it a day and took off their packs and boots for the evening. Others simply waved as they continued to the valley floor to find their beds, too weary to stop, too weary to sit. The descent of the west side of the mountain was … More A Walk Across Spain