By Val Karren Every year in the midsummer week, I take my wife away on a romantic getaway to commemorate our wedding anniversary. While Europe has a long list of exciting destinations with fascinating history and inspiring works of art and architecture, they are also filled with lots and lots of people. Our modern, hyperconnected … More 5 Most Romantic Getaway Ideas in Europe
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
Caution! This collection of short stories about vagabonding around Europe is known to cause restlessness, perspective-shift, and travel itch in reasonable people. Pre-order is now open for delivery on 7 March. Read how. … More Get Carried Away!
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
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
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.
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…
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
By Val Karren As I prepared to start writing my second novel, I travelled to Sicily to listen to Italians speak Italian, with everything but their voices. I don’t speak Italian, (well at least not that fast), and so I listened and observed carefully while in those locations that I had selected for settings in … More Learning to Eat Like an Italian
By Val Karren “Don’t throw the bread!” On most days I would support the argument that throwing bread is a bad thing. It could get dropped, land in the mud, and be wasted. On this day though, I wasn’t the one throwing the bread…I was the one catching it. It had been three days since … More Modern Memories in Kyiv, Ukraine